One of the questions most frequently asked about trails and mountain bike destinations is: do locations still exist where trails are intact and unspoiled? Are there still trails to explore and ride outside the bike parks? Yes we believe so! One of the best examples? La Thuile, not by chance our new destination for round IV of the 2014 Series!

La Thuile Enduro 2014 Launch Teaser

It is clear, La Thuile is well known as a winter Mecca for freeride enthusiasts: waterfalls, glaciers, peaks above 4000m all around, and the spectacular Mont Blanc dominating the landscape.
But this stunning location will soon make summer riders fall in love with it as well. Well-equipped and fast uplifts, immense wooded slopes, wide dells and, most important, an endless network of trails to discover!

Sven Martin raising some dust. Mt. Blanc in the background
Sven Martin raising some dust. Mt. Blanc in the background

Bring out your spirit of adventure, the primal instinct that only enduro recognizes and bring back to life the trails… La Thuile is ready and waiting for you! Come and discover the incredible network of tracks, trails and roads left by the tough past this part of Italy endured, where the First World War, coal and silver mines scattered mountains, cols and vast open meadows with impressive singletracks and trails to ride. There is something for every taste: scenic enjoyment, adventure and the sheer rush of adrenaline!

Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda enjoy the downhill section in the woods
Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda enjoy the downhill section in the woods

For the first time ever, the race courses will be truly fresh and unknown, even to local riders: the competition will be exciting as never before.

We are sure that La Thuile will be one of the most intriguing venues for the 2014 EWS series, and soon one of the dream destination for riders.
When,personalities such as Anka and Sven Martin, Tracy Moseley, James Richards, Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci visited its trails between different rounds of the EWS, they couldn’t not love it more! Now La Thuile is ready to open the door to the wider public and it is just waiting for summer to show everybody its own extraordinary promise of natural trails!

More pictures!

The 'Rock in the Middle"-Crew filming the sunset of LaThuile
The ‘Rock in the Middle”-Crew filming the sunset of LaThuile
View on Ruitor Waterfalls
View on Ruitor Waterfalls
Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci tasting some delicious chocolate
Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci tasting some delicious chocolate
Helishot of Tracy Moseley and James Richard
Helishot of Tracy Moseley and James Richard
Tracy Moseley and James Richards on singletrack
Tracy Moseley and James Richards on singletrack
The amazing nature in LaThuile
The amazing nature in LaThuile
Downhill section for Tracy Moseley
Downhill section for Tracy Moseley
Tracy Moseley at the lift office
Tracy Moseley at the lift office
Anka Martin, Sven Martin and Jon Cancellier reaching the peak with the chairlift
Anka Martin, Sven Martin and Jon Cancellier reaching the peak with the chairlift
Anka & Sven Martin pedaling uphill
Anka & Sven Martin pedaling uphill
Anka and Sven Martin enjoing the view
Anka and Sven Martin enjoing the view
The background worth a stop for Sven to shoot Anka
The background worth a stop for Sven to shoot Anka
LaThuile village from above
LaThuile village from above
Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci get ready for a day of riding
Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci get ready for a day of riding
Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda looking for trails
Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda looking for trails
Some uphill Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda
Some uphill Manuel Ducci and Valentina Macheda
>Words & Photos: LaThuile Enduro Press Office