Last year, Östberget were hosting a competition in the Swedish Enduro Series for the second year in a row. The trails are many and of different character and difficulty. It is predominantly more technical and difficult trails and difficult for the beginner, but a blue, slightly simpler trail was built before the summer of 2020. Down towards the Hornsberg side of Frösön and Gustavsbergsbacken there are trails with larger drops, difficult rock sections and steep slopes that challenge.
The simplest is the downhill course that runs alongside Ladängsbacken. It can be used by those who have some cycling experience and can be ridden with a bike with only front suspension. It offers nice dosed curves, and small jumps and rock sections that are rollable. If you still want to ride a trail on the mountain, there are slightly nicer trails and hiking trails between the ski tracks that you can cycle. A tip is to always walk the imaginary path before so as not to be surprised once you are on the bike.
Some of the trails are marked with bicycle signs and color markings. Red and black mean that it is a more difficult path. A blue trail that is a little bit easier was built last summer.
Östberget has the opportunity for lift-borne cycling. For updated openinghours look into the homepage of Östersunds muncipality.
Other days, it is cycling uphill to go downhill that applies. From mid-August, the lift will run in the evenings again. For those who do not have their own bike, Lagg & Hoj rents out all equipment.
Link to prices, route map etc.
To reach the lift-borne cycling, follow the signs to Gustavsbergsbacken out on Frösön. You park at the lift facility. On days when the lift is not open, it is easiest to cycle up to the lookout tower on the mountain. When you cross the footbridge over to Frösön, you cycle up Trädgårdsvägen, turn left onto Byvägen and follow it towards Tanne. Then turn right onto Toppvägen which leads up to the lookout tower.