Mountainboard Parks Where I Have Ridden

Wanyi Park mountainboard center, Belgium

I started traveling to mountainboard competitions or just visiting new mountainboard places without particular reason from 2005. Only a few years later I started taking detailed photos of all parks. At last I made a collection of remarkable mountainboard spots which could be useful for those who choose where to go for a ride. See them on the map.

List of parks:

  1. Arzano, Bretagne, France
  2. Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia
  3. Cabure [private], Porto Alegre, Brazil
  4. Compiegne, France
  5. Dirt Dessert, Kranj, Slovenia
  6. Dubki, Kiev, Ukraine
  7. El SoT Vilamajor, Barcelona, Spain
  8. Grosserlach, Germany
  9. Iguria [private], Basque Country, Spain
  10. Local Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  11. Orekhovo, Moscow, Russia
  12. Payolle, France
  13. Roseraie, Toulouse, France
  14. Shambhala, Sopot, Bulgaria
  15. Swell [private], Porto Alegre, Brazil
  16. Trilhas do Olimpo, Petropolis, Brazil
  17. Wanyi Park, Belgium
  18. Willingen, Germany
  19. Winterberg [partly closed], Germany
  20. Yukki [closed], Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Arzano, Bretagne, France

Arzano, Bretagne, France
Arzano, Bretagne, France (2013)

I visited Arzano during one of the Eurotours in 2013. The track is hidden in the woods, so it’s not wide, but comfortable for riding even at a high speed. It has funny obstacles all along and has a really scary s-turn called «Pif Paf» on the top. According to a video from the last event the spot hasn’t changed much.

Freestyle section: big air and a series of jumps, quarterpipe and rails for jibbing.

Contacts: facebook.com/naranoriders

Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia

Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia
Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia (2018)

After my first visit in 2011 I return here every time I can. In 2018 the Bukovac’s track celebrated its 10 year anniversary: it developed from a local spot to the host of four World Boardercross Championships in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2019.

The full length track operates only during annual competition, but the top part of it could be ridden all the season. The last part of the track is extremely fast and becomes faster and faster every year. The overall length of track is over 800 m. Watch out for thorns growing on the roadsides.

In 2018 the track got a bridge!

The bridge in Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia
The bridge in Bukovac, Novi Sad, Serbia (2018)

Freestyle section: one concrete big air (unfortunately with a little bit flat landing) almost not used. A part of the park is shared with bikers.

Contacts: facebook.com/atbparkbukovac or facebook.com/mountainboarding.serbia

Cabure [private], Porto Alegre, Brazil

Cabure, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Cabure, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013)

Unfortunately, the park was abandoned when I visited it in 2013. It was built in the private fazenda and hasn’t changed since the late 00’s. Maybe it is still rideable, because the last time the dirt was smooth and banked turns kept their shape. There is no info about any events in South Brazil.

Freestyle section: big air with wooden rollin.

Contacts: facebook.com/cabure.brasil

Compiegne, France

Compiegne, France
Compiegne, France (2017)

Actually, this park isn’t located in Compiegne, it’s near Venette (Compiegne’s suburb). I visited Compiegne during one of my first Eurotour in 2011, then on the way to Bretagne in 2013 and on the World Mountainboard Championships in 2017.

Every time the place was changed a little bit, but before the world championships the boardercross track was completely rebuilt and freestyle jumps became bigger. The track should have been rebuilt again for the World Championships 2020, but it was canceled due to COVID-19.

Freestyle section: series of big airs for all levels of riders, quarterpipe, rails for jibbing, foam pit and a skate ramp. Spot is shared with bikers.

Contacts: facebook.com/AssociationMountainboardCompiegne or facebook.com/groups/102040336534623

Dirt Dessert, Kranj, Slovenia

Dirt Dessert, Kranj, Slovenia
Dirt Dessert, Kranj, Slovenia (2018)

It’s one of the best tracks I’ve ever ridden at the World Championships. It doesn’t feel overspeed and you can also try different trajectories and practice various techniques of passing curves and rollers. You can’t see the full track, because it is laid in the coniferous forests, so you must do a few runs to get used to it.

Has freestyle section: series of two big airs.

Contacts: facebook.com/DirtDessert

Dubki, Kiev, Ukraine

Dubki, Kiev, Ukraine
Dubki, Kiev, Ukraine (2013)

This is a local freestyle spot with one jump of good shape for mountainboarding, although the spot is shared with bikers. It’s hard enough to find it without a guide. I’ve been there for two times, but I have no idea if it still exists.

El SoT Vilamajor, Barcelona, Spain

El SoT Vilamajor, Barcelona, Spain
El SoT Vilamajor, Barcelona, Spain (2015)

This spot is located in the countryside less than an hour drive from Barcelona and operates on demand. When I came there in the middle of the summer 2015 the track and jumps were overgrown with dry grass, but became ridable just after a few runs and looked the same as a long time ago.

Has freestyle section: jumps, rails for jibbing, dirt quarterpipe and big air.

Contacts: facebook.com/ElSoTMCV

Grosserlach, Germany

Grosserlach, Germany
Grosserlach, Germany (2013)

My photos of the place are outdated, because after the visit in 2013 the track was completely rebuilt the next year. This resort has a ski lift, wide grass slope, asphalt longboard track and a boardercross track which is shared with bikers. After World Championships 2015 local riders are planning to rebuild a few parts of the track to make it safer.

Contacts: facebook.com/SkiliftGrosserlach or atbagermany.de

Iguria [private], Basque Country, Spain

Iguria, Basque Country, Spain
Iguria, Basque Country, Spain (2013)

The exact coordinates of the park are classified and it’s not possible to ride there without locals. When I was there in 2013 out of season, the park was in perfect condition. It’s not a boardercross track or freestyle park, it’s all in one and one of the greatest things made for mountainboarding. Unfortunately, there is no news, photos or videos from there except one.

Local Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Local Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Local Trip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013)

A legendary place — the oldest mountainboard park in the world. There are two different parks in one place: a cozy home spot with jumps, rails and quarterpipe and the full length boardercross track on a wide slope with big air.

I was there during my brazilian trip in 2013 and really enjoyed the stay; first 1:50 min:

The park is still active as a mountainboard resort and hosts local events. It appears in the latest video for «4 Down project».

Contacts: facebook.com/localtriprjRJ

Orekhovo, Moscow, Russia

Orekhovo, Moscow, Russia
Orekhovo, Moscow, Russia (2013)

It’s a home spot of Russian mountainboarding. The bike track was built in the current shape in 2004 and became suitable for mountainboarding. Moscow mountainboarders ride there every season, but the golden years of sport are over and the last competition was held in 2013.

Up to date it consists of the bike track for one rider, big air on the course and a series of two dirt jumps.

Payolle, France

Payolle, France
Payolle, France (2013)

It’s a home spot of Diego Anderson — ex-president of International Mountainboard Association. The park is located just on the roadside in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s mostly a freestyle place: big air, quarterpipe and jibbing figures. I visited it in 2013 and it seems like it didn’t change at all since its construction. There has been no news about any activity in that park since that time.

Roseraie, Toulouse, France

Roseraie, Toulouse, France
Roseraie, Toulouse, France (2013)

I visited this park during a tour around the Pyrenees in spring 2013. Local mountainboard community has their own piece of a big bike park. This place is only for freestyle: small big air and jibbing figures. Some bike’s parts of the track are also available for mountainboarding.

Contacts: facebook.com/tmc31

Shambhala, Sopot, Bulgaria

Shambhala, Sopot, Bulgaria
Shambhala, Sopot, Bulgaria (2012)

I visited this track only for taking part in the boardercross competition, but it wasn’t a mountainboard park. It was an ordinary bikecross track: low rollers, easy turns, not much speed and gravel surface. There is no info about any events in Bulgaria since then.

Swell [private], Porto Alegre, Brazil

Swell, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Swell, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013)

The park is located on the backyard slope of Swell skatepark. It is the second Brazilian mountainboard park which was abandoned in 2013. It seems to be that I was the first rider who rode there on a mountainboard in a couple of years, but even so the track was very speedy. Everything else was the same as in the late 00's.

Freestyle section: big air with quarterpipe in a poor condition, concrete skateboard bowls.

Contacts: swell-skate-camp.negocio.site

Trilhas do Olimpo, Petrópolis, Brazil

Trilhas do Olimpo, Petrópolis, Brazil
Trilhas do Olimpo, Petrópolis, Brazil (2013)

I was there during the trip in 2013 and didn’t know about this park before going to Brazil. It’s totally a great place for relaxing and riding on a mountainboard. There are two tracks: the first for beginners and the second for experienced riders.

As far as I know the park didn’t change much and is used mostly by bikers.

Freestyle section: slopestyle course, big air and a pump track!

Contacts: facebook.com/TrilhasDoOlimpo

Wanyi Park, Belgium

Wanyi Park, Belgium
Wanyi Park, Belgium (2013)

This is the best and the oldest mountainboard resort in Europe (opened in 2005). I came there for many times and always had fun regardless of the weather. The park has a series of jumps with big air, jibbing obstacles which change from season to season, boardercross track (not for beginners), foam pit, wide slope (for beginners), babylift and camping site.

The last event: Belgium Open 2016. During the last seasons Wanyi operates as a «mountainboard center» with training courses for kids and beginners every weekend.

Contacts: facebook.com/wanyipark or mountainboard.be

Willingen, Germany

Willingen, Germany (2011)

I was there only on competition in 2011 and, as local riders say, they also rarely use it. This is a bike track which partially fits for mountainboarding. It’s not fast, but has a few interesting rollers and a nice gravel surface. There haven’t been any events since that time.

Winterberg [partly closed], Germany

Winterberg, Germany
Winterberg, Germany (2010)

The magnificent mountainboard park was built in 2009 on a slope of a ski resort in the attempt of attracting riders during summertime. Unfortunately, mountainboarding became unprofitable and the park was demolished in 2012. I was lucky enough to visit it two times: in 2010 and 2011. There was the best series of mountainboard jumps I’ve ever ridden.

Despite the loss of the freestyle section, a bike track «Black Hole» in the woods is still ridable.

Yukki [closed], Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Yukki, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Yukki, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2012)

It was the only mountainboard spot in Saint-Petersburg. It started in 2008 and grew bigger and bigger every season. In 2010 it got huge big airs and after that it constantly hold events of Russian Mountainboard Cup. The last competition in Yukki (aka Rainbow Park) was in 2013 and in the next season the mountainboard park with all big airs was demolished by the landlord.

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