The “Tutti Frutti Epic” MTB Tour is a one day bucket-list ride that includes most of the new and existing trails at the Carosello 3000 Mountain Park in the resort town Livigno, Italy.
Words: Hans Rey Photos: Markus Greber
Tutti Frutti is a permanently marked tour that everybody can ride at their own pace. The 45km long tour includes only a few hundred metres of uphill pedalling, since all the trails can be accessed by gondolas and chairlifts.
Riders don’t have to be as qualified as my partner for this maiden tour, Brian Lopes. All of the trails are either red or blue (intermediate or beginner), suitable for most skill levels and perfect for Cross-Country, All-Mountain and Enduro bikes.
The local trail crew has so far built over 25 kilometres of purpose-built flow trails in the past years, according to a master-plan that I had provided with trail designer Diddie Schneider seven years ago. Add to this the already existing network of natural trails and you have over 3500 metres of vertical descent. Livigno’s slogan “Feel the Alps” is now unofficially “Feel the Flow”.
After working with Livigno for the past 10 years and building the first ever Flow Country test trail there with Diddie Schneider in 2010, we slowly developed the “Flow Trail Center” on the Carosello 3000 Mountain Park. This is not a hard core bike park as Livigno already offers that on the other side of the valley, but is more like a trail centre where everybody can ride.