Day 7 - Underground Biking and the White Valley Ride
Today you will ride right through a mountain a full 6km across. This won’t be on a road or through a big tunnel but on a journey through the vast mine network that sits beneath Podpetza, the mountain we rode over on day 2.
This incredible ride takes almost two hours and is led by a former miner, now trained up as an underground biking guide. You’ll be issued with a caving light to fit to your helmet and then, in small groups, we’ll head into the dark. Along the way there are places where we stop to explore the caverns and old mine workings. Its night riding but not as you’ve ever experienced it, and even though it is not technical mountain biking this unique ride is truly memorable.
Once we pop out of the mountain its time to climb up to our first singletrack of the day, the Mejitza Mine Trail. This snaking trail winds down into the ski area of the town far below, where we finally arrive at our lunchtime café stop.
This is a lot of riding already but there is more great stuff to come. While you eat lunch our staff load the bikes onto the trailer for the final ride transfer of the trip, a short drive up to the top of the White Valley. This final descent is truly breathtaking – pictures of this trail are on the cover of our brochure and have featured in the mountain bike press too, it’s that good and that scenic.
|Meals Included: || ||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner || || || |
|Cycling: || || 27 miles || ||44Km || |