Photo gallery: Royal Hills, France
Europe isn't necessarily known for their epic freeriding, but things are changing thanks to the Royal Hills Experience in the South of France. Situated on 50 acres, and 80 kilometers from Toulouse, France, Royal Hills is a one-of-a-kind riding facility and a first for Europe. Designed to be a vacation destination, Royal Hills features three private luxury chalets that are available to rent, as well as a swimming pool and bar. On the riding side of things, Royal Hills features a motocross track, supercross track, enduro course, freeride terrain littered with jumps, FMX ramps, and BMX and mountain bike tracks.
Just recently, Italian photographer and frequent ESPN FMX contributor Ricky Monti tagged along to Royal Hills with Spain's Jose Miralles, Italy's Massimo Bianconcini, and a host of other MOD (Masters of Dirt) team riders, and what he came back with is pure gold.
Click here to check out Monti's Royal Hills photo gallery.