A place which is amazing yet relatively under the radar is a world-class mountain biking town with over 400 miles of awesome trails. This is Sun Valley in Idaho that also has spectacular Alpine views, over thirty miles of paved paths as well as lift assisted downhill trails aside from the massive amount of single-track.
Trails around town especially a ten mile radius are fast and smooth riding while the trails further are more technical and rockier with lengthy descents .on Bald Mountain riders have the opportunity to cruise fast down a 3,400 vertical drop on the mountain side. Riders from toddlers to experienced riders have gorgeous trails like Ketchum and Hailey with Galena Lodge offering trails for new beginner riders tan spans ten miles.
The Osberg Ridgeline Trail is three years old, however was closed for close to two years and recently reopened with great adventure trails and vertical drops for even the most sophisticated riders.
A Bike magazine columnist and professional mountain biker living in Sun Valley offers his opinion on which trails are great, where to eat, sleep and drink after biking. Greg Randolph suggests the Forbidden Fruit trail as it offers killer views, flowy, fats and fun riding conditions and ideal for all levels.
Best dig when looking for luxury accommodations is the Knob Hill Inn wit amazing service, great restaurant and a killer mountain biker’s bar with easy access to trail, town and gorgeous views of the mountains. Another budget biker-friendly place is the Tamarack Lodge in town centre for easy access to restaurants and places to have a beverage after biking.
In Idaho you will find that the best Cuban sandwich is made at the budget Johnny G’s Sub shack while a gourmet dinner is best at the Italian eatery Enoteca. A great place for a drink and mountain biking talk is the Power House which is named according to locals the bets mountain bike and beer pub in the world.