Bike - Private Lessons

Would you like some insider tips from our local guides? Or do you prefer a guide to join you on the 
tour of your dreams? We will be happy to take your requirements into account when designing the 

  • If you want to rent the bike on site, please do it in time, so you will have a suitable bike for sure.

  • Insurance is a matter of the participants.

  • Lift and bus tickets are not included in the course price. But in combination with the course you can get discounted lift tickets at the LAAX School office.

  • We always recommend to take a snack and something to drink with you.

  • Wear proper clothing according to the weather.

Bike Equipment

  • all course participants have to bring / organize the mountain bike themselves
  • regular bike (without training wheels/not a running bike) with handbrakes and gear shift (of advantage)
  • helmet and gloves

Blue 1 / Blue 2
  • the following applies to beginners: the less suspension travel, the better you can improve your riding technique. Therefore a hardtail (front suspension only) is sufficient.
  • protectors

from Red 1
  • in this offer we recommend a full-suspension all-mountain or enduro bike
  • protectors

  • We recommend: Knee and elbow protectors, gloves, helmet, good bike shoes, backpack with spare tube and rain jacket.

Gerenal requirements for mountain bikes
  • Hand brakes (no coaster brake!)
  • Gear shift that works simply and without great effort
  • From Blue 1: Disc brakes highly recommended, from Blue 2 disc brakes compulsory
  • The size of the bike must be exactly matched to the body size. A bike that is too small or too big makes handling the bike very difficult
  • Good tires with enough profile for driving on trails - brittle tires must be changed
  • A bike service before the bike season is highly recommended

A suitable and well-functioning bike is much more fun!

Bike Kindergarten

for 3 years old children

  • no like a bike /
  • no support wheels
Course elements
  • get on/off
  • riding curves
  • stop
  • braking

for kids aged 4-5 years

  • feeling good on a mountain bike /
  • no training wheels (not a running bike) /
  • safe hand braking
Course elements
  • basic position (standing)
  • get on/off sideways
  • pedaling (straight/small incline)
  • shifting gears
  • braking
  • lane riding
  • cornering
Blue 1

for kids aged 6 years and older

  • no mountain biking experience /
  • safe riding on pavements or wide gravel paths /
  • keep balance /
  • use hand brakes
Course elements
  • basic position (standing)
  • get on/off sideways
  • pedal (straight/small incline)
  • sway pedal
  • shift
  • brake
  • lane riding
  • cornering
Blue 2
  • safe descent on easy blue single track and freeride trails or off-road /
  • safe braking and shifting gears off-road
Course elements
  • active position on root and stone fields
  • keeping balance/stopping
  • starting uphill
  • stopping downhill
  • riding down steps
  • steep climb up
  • slowly ride down a steep descent
  • lifting front wheel
  • ride over a simple obstacle in the flat
Red 1

descend at a safe speed

  • on all blue trails /
  • on easy red descents as well as over wooden bridges /
  • on northshores and small stone fields
Course elements
  • riding up steps
  • riding steep wall corners
  • rear wheel lift
  • loading/unloading with pumping (pump track/waves)
  • rolling hairpin turns (skill centre)
  • getting off the back (emergency exit)
  • stoppie
  • mini hop
Red 2
  • safe descent at medium speed on all blue/red/black trails as well as on technical single trails /
  • mastering the correct technique for a stopi (rear wheel lift) /
  • bunny hop /
  • a standstill (balance) /
  • small jumps and drops
Course elements
  • basic / active position adapted to the situation across the entire trail
  • lay down bike cornering technique
  • bunny hop over obstacle
  • drop technique
  • bounce in place
  • shifting hairpin turns with rear wheel (skill centre)
  • wheelie
  • emergency rear dismount (jumped)
  • jumping

safe descent at high speed

  • on all black trails /
  • both off-road /
  • in the bike park
Course elements
  • Wheelie drop
  • nose wheelie
  • jumps (tables/doubles)
  • doubling (waves/pumptrack)
  • emergenfy front dismount
  • rear wheel turn
  • hairpin turns on single trail (roll/offset)
  • manual/surfing
  • 180°/360° bouncing
  • Backwheelhop

E-Bike, safe riding

Course elements

Setup e-bike / info on batteries and other tools, basic positions, braking correctly, riding on gravel roads, balance, cornering technique, overcoming obstacles.

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