Geißkopf bike park
This park makes mountain biking a lot of fun – uphill and downhill.
Those who imagine that a bike park only offers downhill routes will find the opposite is true in the Geißkopf bike park. The second oldest bike park in Germany does offer a challenging downhill section, where experienced mountain bikers can hurtle along at great speed. However, the bike park concept itself was completely redesigned by Diddie Schneider, a well-known route builder, and now attracts attention from all over Europe.
Together with the biking legend Hans Rey, he developed the “Flow Country Trails” and expanded them from the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest) into the world at large. Born in Swabia, he takes the philosophy “fun for all” to mean a route with little gradient, lots of bends, a firm base and a multitude of small jumps. The result is a route that works for everyone – from novice to pro – and that conveys an unparalleled sensation of lightness. Mountain bikers from all over Europe come to the Geißkopf bike park for this section alone.
Yet this well-maintained park also offers ten other routes – from the Dual Slalom and the Evil Eye Line to the Freeride Trail – and thus a wide variety of mountain biking adventure. Perfect conditions for all biking magazines, which find the perfect test conditions here. Famous mountain bikers like Markus Klausmann, Hans Rey and the Canadian Wade Simmons also enjoy coming to Bischofsmais.
At the weekend, the car park outside the bike park is regularly transformed into a giant campsite. The sound of guitars echoes around the site, bike enthusiasts discuss their experiences by the light of the campfire and the day often ends with a sociable barbecue. Some lucky visitors even get to meet the master of the route design himself. Over a glass of smoky Scotch whisky.