When we understood how at an investment in cycling could benefit Lofsdalen, we started to look at unique places with low altitude difference where we could invest in an area with cycling trails inspired by Trysil. We identified our current cycling areas and saw that we lacked an area for active families with children.
With Lofsdalen's strengths in mind, we wanted to find an area where we could offer our visitors Lofsdalen's fantastic views and nature. That's why we chose an area above Lofsdalen Panorama. Here we have a level area in fantastic mountain terrain with outstanding views. We would also get two access points, both from the parking lot at Panorama and from the ski lift Lången.
Thereby, this area is linked to Lofsdalen Bike Park and can offer our visitors a full day experience with both trail cycling and lovely flow trails down to restaurants in Lofsdalen village.
The new area will have a central part surrounding a hub with fun activities for the whole family. Here there will be pretty windshields, a barbecue area, a natural playground and green bike trails perfect for all types of bikes - even balance bikes. Between the parking lot at Panorama and the descent on the Lången lift, we will create a broad trail where everyone can hike and cycle and where it is easy to bring both strollers and wheelchairs. This trail (marked with orange on the map of the area) will also pass a hotel site where there is the opportunity to invest in Lofsdalen's future high mountain hotel.
Our wish is to create an area with sustainable trails that can be used both in summer and winter time. Therefore, the trails will also be used for snowshoeing and skiing - hence the name multi-trail.
In this area we will create approx. twenty km of bike trails. The focus will be on blue trails that everyone can ride on, but we will also have several very simple trails and also some more difficult ones. The trails are designed to be sustainable, with the emphasis on blending in with nature and meandering through the area organically.
To achieve really good results, we will hire some of the world's best team designers who will shape the area and work with a team on site. We will work on first drying the soil and then reintroducing peat to maintain the beautiful environment.
The project will also invest in creating bike paths between the cabin areas in order to be able to offer bike in / bike out. By providing bike paths down to Lofsdalen village, we can increase the turnover of our local business owners as an average bicycle tourist spends four times more money per day than a skier.