- Anyone ridden in Zona Zero Spain?
Spent a great couple of days there with basque mtb. You will need to arrange an uplift as all the trails I rode started very high up. There seemed to be a local taxi firm with 4×4 mini buses and trailers to take people up the mountains. There was a hotel in the centre of ainsa up in the old town that specialised in outdoor pursuits. If you can track them down may be worth asking them for the local taxi company and possible routes. I remember in their basement there were route maps on the wall of their workshop.
The trails are pretty hard so as long as you’re up for some “enduro” you’ll love it. I would love to return one day.Posted 1 year ago
I’m thinking of stopping off for a couple of days in Ainsa to sample the Zona Zero trails in September.
Anyone ridden there and have any recommendations? There seem to be a lot of marked trails and with only 2 days (maybe 3 if I push my luck) then it would be good to have a heads up first.
CheersPosted 1 year agoP20Subscriber
We went there a couple of years ago. Good fun trails. The grading is deinfitely harder than uk.
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The guys at ZonaZero were really helpful. We stayed in an appointment in Ainsa rented from Jorge(????)Posted 1 year ago
Cheers guys. Already perused the bttpirineo website which made me stick up this post. There look to be a lot of possible ZZ routes to choose from, about 20 I think, so wondered if anyone had ridden one which was a stand out. Maybe they all are! Probably just get myself into a little hotel in Ainsa and play it by ear, no fixed plans, just seemed a waste to drive pretty much past the area when I have my bike in the van!Posted 1 year agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I´m sitting here right now! I´ve been riding here since before it was a trail center and it´s great. Definitely worth a visit but don´t expect a trail center like in the UK. It´s not that, it´s wild trails which have been marked. The best routes depend on the weather and I don´t think there´s many bad ones. Best bet is to ask a local when you get here, or if we´re here we would steer you in the right direction.
We contract a local taxi for uplifts that our van can´t do but it doesn´t really work if you´re by yourself as it works out expensive. They might be able to match you in with a group if you´re lucky and it´s the weekend.
We don´t ride them according to the trial maps, we use vans and shuttles to mix and match the best bits and join multiple routes together into a day. We ride here a day and a half on our Backcountry Pyrenees trips and using the vans and shuttles you see lots of it in that time. I´d say if you are fit it´s worth doing the EWS trails, they are marked and you can ride them in 2 days. It´s around 4000m of climbing in 2 days so a bit tough. Asking in the local bike shop is a good idea, I´m guessing that you speak a bit of Spanish!Posted 1 year ago
Cheers Doug, I don’t do trail centre (well if I’m honest I’ll take some if it’s there for a blast) so not expecting anything too groomed. Photos I’ve seen so far look quite similar to here, possibly a little less loose, but it’s hard to say from the photo’s and videos, they never tell the true tale.
It will be a couple of days to blow away the cobwebs of a 2 month break so a bit of climbing will be good for the soul, I’ll have 38 hours on the ferry to follow so can justify my onboard eating that way 😆Posted 1 year ago
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