Pal Arinsal Bike Park
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The Pal Arinsal ski resort doesn’t just operate in the winter – when the cold gives way to the heat, far from closing down, the resort transforms into Pal Arinsal Bike Park, one of southern Europe’s most impressive areas for mountain biking! In fact, it’s chosen by major international mountain bike competitions, who choose our circuit for the high quality of its facilities and equipment. It’s the ideal destination for mountain bike lovers, whether they’re experienced bikers looking to advance their skills or just getting started.
Pal Arinsal Bike Park offers a staggering 32 circuits designed for all difficulty levels. Whatever your level, you can sign up to biking classes at our dedicated downhill school. The team of experienced trainers will be responsible for sharing all technical knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, while observing our strict health and safety standards at all times. Our downhill school is available to all our visitors aged 3 years and above! You can learn to mountain bike from scratch, or you can practice your existing skills and up your mountain biking game, all in great company. The school offers specific programmes and plans designed for children, and both one-to-one and group classes are offered by our special team of experienced biking professionals. The downhill school is ideal for visitors who are just getting started, with practice areas for beginners and dedicated blue and green circuits, making learning and practicing easy for those with no previous mountain biking experience whatsoever.
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Pal Arinsal Bike Park includes 24 downhill trails that make the most of our ski runs’ slopes and hard ground. Some circuits have even been approved for the Mountain Bike World Cup (DH WorldCup), so you can rest assured – quality and safety are guaranteed! And for our most experienced guests looking for some extra adventure, we offer our stunning Wood Park, one Pal Arinsal Bike Park’s star circuits featuring boardwalks, jumps, holes and other obstacles.
If you particularly enjoy cross-country mountain biking, we’ve got you covered, too. Our resort is equipped with four circuits that traverse narrower paths, including enduro. We even have facilities for four-cross mountain biking, a relatively new style of mountain bike racing where four bikers race downhill on a prepared track, the aim being to simply reach the end of the track first. A pump track completes our set of circuits, with an infrastructure designed to help you perfect your existing skills before trying out some of the other circuits on offer.
Activities at Pal Arinsal Bike Park
As you might expect, Pal Arinsal Bike Park is fully on board with renewable energy! An e-bike circuit is available to visitors, on a route running from Pla de la Caubella to Coll de la Botella, and once again, varying levels of difficulty are available to cater to all types of bikers.
Don’t have your own bike yet or prefer to travel light? You’re in luck! We invite you to use our bike rental services at Pal Arinsal. Our store models are suitable for both cross-country and downhill biking. Rent by the hour, half-day (four hours) or full day. Discounted rental prices are available for children and pensioners – ask our staff members for further details.
There’s a full range of biking services available at Pal Arinsal Bike Park, including cleaning and mechanical repair points. These are strategically located through the park to meet the needs of the maximum number of users. The surrounding villages, apartments and hotels, as well the nearby parish of La Massana, are all adapted to the needs of our customers and all provide a number of complimentary services. Pal Arinsal Bike Park is ranked by Red Bull as the 4th best Bike Park in the world!
In the interest of the safety and security of all park visitors, please ensure you recognise and follow our position (10, 20, 30, 40, 46) and direction (ahead, left, right) signs located throughout the park. A Pal Arinsal Bike Park checklist is also available to visitors to ensure mountain biking best practices are followed at all times, to ensure a safe, fun, accident-free visit for children and adult visitors alike.
And for the little ones...
Pal Arinsal Bike Park features a dedicated Fun Zone for our younger bikers who want to try their hand at trial biking. The Fun Zone circuits were designed none other than Trial World Champion Xavi Casas and are suitable for children aged 6 to 11. The Bike Park’s Fun Zone is comprised of several different areas: the Practice Area, where you can get started in the world of mountain biking; the Kids Bike Park, which features a number of off-road routes and the Wood Park mini circuit; and the Pump Track, a modular asphalted circuit suitable for bikes and scooters alike, the perfect spot for showing off all the skills you’ve learned.
These circuits have been designed by the bicitrial world champion, Xavi Casas, and are recommended for children between 6 and 11 years old.
Bike Park downhill school
For those who want to learn from experts, they can join the courses organized at the Bike School. The classes taught here are of different types: both individual and group, from one hour to half a day, on the same day or spread over several dates in voucher format. In some cases, the bicycle and the material are included, but in other cases the student will have to provide it himself.
Classes are available for adults and children above the age of three who are interested in trying downhill MTB for the first time. The Bike Park has a special practice area just for beginners and a selection of green and blue trails that are perfect for those with little experience.
In addition, if you want to enjoy the Bike Park as a spectator, you can attend any of its many events and competitions, whether local or international category.
Opening hours and additional information Pal Arinsal Bike Park
Pal Arinsal Bike Park is located in the Pal sector of the Pal Arinsal ski resort. The park itself is accessed by cable car from La Massana, the nearest town to the park and one of the seven parishes of the Principality of Andorra, situated at 1,240 m (4,000 ft) above sea level and with a population of around 10,300. If you’re driving to the Bike Park, take the CG-4 or CS-420 roads. Alternatively, you can also reach us via the Serra and Cubil chair lifts. The Cubil chair lift takes guests all the way up to an altitude of 2,350 meters (7,700 ft), the Bike Park’s very highest point. Lastly, the Arinsal cable car can also be used to access the park, albeit only during the summer months.
Pal Arinsal Bike Park is open throughout the summer, from 10am to 5pm during the first weekends of June, from 10am to 6.30pm from mid-June to the end of July, and from 9.30am to 7.30pm from the end of July to mid-August. During the first weekends of autumn the park will open from 10am to 5pm.
Dining and other food and drink options are also available at Pal Arinsal – restaurants and catering establishments are divided into two categories, summer and winter. Please check the website at for full details.
As there is so much to see and do at Pal Arinsal Bike Park, we strongly recommend planning your trip in advance – check out our official site for details of all our activities and practical information.
Reservations and prices
Passes are available on our website at vallnordpalarinsal.com/en/forfet – they include the Summer Day Pass, Winter Day Pass and Season Pass. A wide range of packages is also available to visitors looking for a great value-for-money deal on several activities, or those wishing to add catering and/or accommodation to their visit. We strongly recommend booking accommodation together with your access passes to save time and money and for greater convenience. Passes and packages can be filtered by type and ordered alphabetically, by duration or by price. We also recommend visitors take some time to familiarise themselves with our range of circuits prior to travel, in order to better plan their visit.
Full details of our different varieties of circuits and tracks can be found here with useful descriptions of each one. Learn about all the circuits and tracks on offer and find the ones that are best for you.