Bike Park in St Luc at Val d’Anniviers
Here is what we found on the website of St Luc Bike Park:
Freeride and Downhill mountain bike
Over 500 vertical metres, 3 downhill courses for 3 different ability levels, fun, adrenaline and a funicular railway to take you back up to the top “almost” as quickly as you came down. Welcome to the St-Luc Bike Park, open from 9th June to 4th November 2012.
Blue – beginner; fun, wide and easy trail
Red – enthusiast; more exposed trail, jumps and wooden ramps
Black – expert; narrow fast trail in the forest, more technical
Each bike park trail is equipped with « north-shore » style wooden ramps, banked turns and jumps of different levels for maximum fun. The St-Luc Bike Park offers everyone, according to their ability, the possibility of mastering their technique, whilst enjoying one descent after another and maximizing their enjoyment whilst discovering an exceptionally beautiful wilderness area.
The trail description is pretty up to the point, not much more to say, just have a look at the pictures.
Here is what we think about the Bike Park at St-Luc:
Armin: Even tough I was not able to ride, I was stoked by the Saint Luc Bike Park. Funny to take pictures, amazing place to rest, drink and grill with a great view of the surrounding mountains (including Matterhorn).
Lukas: cozy, calm, diversified, beautiful landscape, friendly people (riders and employees), not crowded.
Bea: Trails ready for Girls who ride. It was good fun.
The other two didn’t answer so far, but I will add their statements soon.
Anyway, the conclusion is easy. IF you are somewhen in Switzerland or the Valais and you want to go for a gravity oriented ride, St. Luc might be the choice for you. Sure, there is Crans Montana just on the other side of the vally, which has two nice trails, but it gets crowded fast and due to the high frequency break bumps are not unusual. And St Luc is still kind of a secret spot… Or at least it seems like that.. why else there are that few people around?!