Val di Sole (Italy)

With a strong focus on off-road events, Val Di Sole has hosted several UCI World Championships and UCI World Cups in Mountain Bike, Trials and 4X, and will host the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships.

 

A multi-year strategy for cycling – aimed to increase bike usage by 15 to 20% - is endorsed by political leadership and includes numerous initiatives, including cycle path extensions, financing local bike associations, incentives for cycling to work, introductory cycling activities, and volunteer opportunities at UCI events. Approximately 10% of the total Val di Sole budget is dedicated to cycling, and existing infrastructures – of which a key focus is on off-road participation - include 35km of bike paths, the Val Di Sole Bike Park, several bike parks and pump tracks for kids, and 300km of mountain bike trails. Road safety campaigns and speed reduction measures have in particular been focused on iconic mountain passes, while several education courses and closed road events are catered to children.

 

Country                                     Italy

Region                                       Trentino              

Area                                           610 km2

Population                               15,000

Bicycle Modal Share/ Trips by bike             

Target                                 Increase of 15-20%  

Bicycle Network Length 35km cycle paths / over 300km MTB trails 

 

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