(Read this in Italy) Livigno (ITA), June 8th, 2011 – Only a few more days until the Swatch bikepark Mottolino in Livigno is finally opening its tracks and trails to mountain bikers from all over Europe again on the long awaited opening weekend (June 11th & 12th). Be sure to make your way to Italy’s little Tibet this weekend, as many specials and the perfect riding experience are waiting for you! If you buy your ticket on Saturday, the Swatch Bikepark Livigno is inviting you to test the trails on Sunday, June 12th for free. Join us for a great party at the opening weekend experience in one of the eleven GraVity card bikeparks!

The trails are being constantly overhauled, as Livigno is proud to have one of the most extensive and well maintained net of trails in Europe. One trail that will see a lot of improvements this season is the north shore section. Not only will fans of the wooden structures be happy to find new elements along the trail on the opening weekend, but the ongoing trail overhaul will continue throughout the season. Of course, the trail will remain rideable throughout with only selected elements getting redesigned at one time. So there is lots of north shore action to look forward to!

Be it freeride, enduro, dirt jump, singletrail, north shore or the swatch air cushion for practising the newest trick – every rider finds what their mountain biker’s heart desires on the slopes of Livigno while enjoying an absolutely breathtaking view of the mountains and the lakes. But the trails aren’t the only special treats waiting for visitors during the opening weekend. Anyone who buys a lift pass or an all inclusive ticket is invited to a number of party locations. The Apres Bike party at the Birrificio Livigno welcomes you with a free beer (after showing off the lift pass) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. After that, the best place to go for a party is Miky’s pub where your free drink waits for you after 11pm.

Biking during the day, party at night – if that sounds like the perfect holiday to you, enjoy an extra bit of the true Mottolino lifestyle. Subscribers of the Mottolino Newsletter (see Link below) receive vouchers they can use at the following locations:
· Miky’s pub: 1 free shot
· Disco Kokodi’: free entry (until 1.30am) + 1 free drink
· Restaurant my Oblo’: 10% discount
· Alegra après bike: 1 free sprizt + 10% discount on food
· Bivio Hotel: 10% discount on food and drinks
· Larix Park: 10% discount on the entrance of the adventure park
· Kuhstall pub: 1 free mojito
· Birrificio Livigno: 1 free beer (from 5.30 to 7.30pm) + 10% discount in the restaurant
· M’Eating point: lunch discount 10%

Of course, Livigno is not only famous for its exceptional variety of trails. As a tax free zone, the small mountain town is well known for being a real shopping paradise. Along with many opportunities to relax and enjoy the delicious local cuisine and typical hospitality, every biking trip turns into a well-rounded experience of fun and relaxation.

General Information about the bike destination Livigno:
Livigno is famous for a great range of winter sport activities and its breathtaking nature earning it the nickname “Little Tibet”. Its unique mountain scenery is also perfect for a variety of biking sports in summer. The spectrum of trails around Livigno features something for everyone: cross-country, all mountain and downhill riders can choose the perfect sportive challenges. Road cycling athletes also choose Livigno for altitude training (1816 m a.s.l.) and a total of 3,200 km of mapped trails and GPS-tracks can be discovered in the surrounding area. The Swatch Bikepark Livigno Mottolino is not only well-known among the gravity sport fans because of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2005, but also for a large range of different freeride tracks. Down in the valley, the town centre of Livigno offers 250 tax-free shops. Located right in the heart of Europe, Livigno can easily be reached by car or train and bike hotels provide individual services for all bike fans and vacationers.