The chorus of an old Queen hit says, “Fat bottomed girls, you make the rocking world go round” and we could change it hands down into “Fat wheeled bikes, you make the rocking world go round”.
Pedaling, sliding and skidding on the snow is really not something new in Italy. Back in 2010, the Italian kids’ news forum, GTRagazzi had filmed a TV report on this odd winter sport with precisely one of the Holimites tour operator founders as its “leading star”:
Actually, some of our valley folk started two-wheel descents along snowy slopes to train and improve their riding skills for the summer mountainbike season even earlier – in 2000!
Back then only expert mountainbike riders could meet that kind of challenge but, thanks to the fairly recent arrival of “fatties” on the scene, many more of you can now join in on the fun: these “large frame ladies” simply float over deep snow and make pedaling a pure pleasure.
Our “Holimites boys” – true two-wheeled fanatics – recently took these “big bottomed babes” on a few rides and because they had so much fun – like kids at a playground (see the link at the end of the page to believe it) – they felt they just had to share the experience with others.
Starting this winter, you can sign up for a weekly Fat Bike Ride with Holimites, taking the lifts uphill and riding down beautiful snow-covered trails on a fatty. Outings are organized each Tuesday, but can be arranged on other days upon request.
Also take a look at the pictures and videos taken during our Fat Bike day at the playground … I mean, on the trails in Alta Badia!