Mountain Bike Trail & Skill Park

Our trails offer moderate downhill biking with gradual climbs in a forested setting. The Links at Brunello is an ideal close to the city’s core to ride and appreciate nature.

Due to elevation gain and variety of terrain our bike trails are rated as Beginner/ Intermediate and Advanced. Currently the 1st phase is at completion and has many stunts and features with approximately 5km’s of trails. The 2nd phase will include up to 10 to 15 km of built trails. The Links at Brunello will be charging fees for use which will help cover maintenance and future trail work of the mountain bike park.

The area is perfect for:

Learn to ride lesson, Group Sessions, Private lessons, Private party rentals and Demo days

We are also just a few cranks away from the BLT Trailhead located at the access trail: Trinity Way is located by the Trinity Church in Timberlea

Trail Ratings

Beginner

Generally smooth trails with rolling terrain and varied surfaces such as dirt, exposed bedrock and gravel. Low roots, rocks and other avoidable obstacles may be present. Requires basic bike handling skills and fitness. Optional Intermediate features and lines may be present.

Intermediate

Challenging riding that may contain steeper slopes, and larger obstacles, possibly on narrow trails with constructed features. These may include jumps, ramps, large roots or rocks, rollable drop-off’s and other technical elements. Must be an experienced rider. Optional Advanced features and lines may be present.

Advanced

More challenging riding, potentially with very steep slopes and rough terrain. Mandatory obstacles and features such as non-rollable drop off’s, jumps, rock faces, ledges, and unpredictable terrain may be present. Optional Expert features and lines may be present.

Expert (Future builds)

Very difficult riding, only for very experienced and highly skilled riders. Terrain width, steepness and surfacing may be wildly variable and unpredictable. Large mandatory drop-off’s, chutes, rock faces, and gap jumps may be present. Use extreme caution, inspect features first and walk sections if needed.

Trailforks (coming soon)

For all the latest trail information at The Links at Brunello we use and recommend Trailforks. Not only does Trailforks have the most up-to-date trail info for The Links at Brunello, you can see your GPS location on the map to help with navigation, view local user-created routes, view trail statuses and reports plus much more.

There’s a free App available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android, and you can take the trail maps with you offline – there’s no need to have mobile coverage to be able to use Trailforks. Never get lost again!

Guidelines

  • Must register at The Golfshop prior to entering the Park
  • Must have proof of a valid Access Pass at all times while in the Park
  • Absolutely NO ACCESS to the Park when the Park is CLOSED
  • Check in with the Park Attendant prior to riding the jump lines
  • Helmets are mandatory at all times while riding the park. Other safety equipment is recommended
  • Your bike must be in good working order while in the Park
  • Park Attendants may close a jump line at their own discretion
  • Use designated walk ups to the top of the jump lines
  • No littering. Please use provided garbage/recycling
  • Be respectful to every rider and the surrounding golfers
  • In case of an emergency, follow directions from the Park Attendant
  • Have fun

Code of Conduct

  • Share the trails
  • Please be respectful of all trail users and resort guests
  • Keep dogs under control at all times & clean up after them
  • Alert other trail users as you approach from behind
  • When passing; slow down, be prepared to yield the trail, communicate — say hello and thank you
  • Pass safely — if there isn’t room, don’t do it
  • Stay on the right and pass on the left
  • Ride within your ability
  • Manage your speed
  • Use the trails at your own risk
  • Be considerate of the environment. Stay on designated trails and be respectful of plants and wildlife
  • Do not alter the trail
  • Ride don’t slide
  • Golf interaction — Please be respectful of golf patrons
  • Keep noise levels low when close to teeing-off golfers

Notice to all Mountain Bike Park Users

As with many sports, mountain biking involves the risk of injury, including serious injury, head injury, paralysis or death. The risk of injury increases with the degree of difficulty of the trail and the speed of the descent. Although the risk of injury can never be eliminated, the rider can manage the risk through controlling speed and choosing terrain appropriate for the rider’s skill and experience. Orientation sessions, lessons clinics and coaching offered through The Hub will also assist the rider in managing the risk of injury.

WARNING: Use of unauthorized trails which are not sanctioned, rated, monitored, maintained or patrolled by The Links at Brunello is not recommended. These trails do not form part of the Bear Mountain Resort network of trails. These unsanctioned trails contain unmarked hazards, obstacles, challenging terrain and features. The user of these trails will be exposed to many risks, dangers and hazards which could result in injury or death. Rescues or first aid performed by The Links at Brunello could be charged to the user by using this unsanctioned trail you freely accept and voluntary assume all risks of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to the risks, dangers and hazards of: accessing the trail; using an unmaintained and isolated trail in steep, rugged and challenging terrain; collision or impact with natural or man-made objects or persons; travel within or beyond the area boundaries; or negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the occupiers liability act. The trail user agrees that The Links at Brunello shall not be liable for any such personal injury, death or property loss and releases The Links at Brunello and waives all claims with respect thereto. Use of The Links at Brunello Mountain Bike Park At Own Risk.

Special Thanks!

Our bike community can thank the design and build team from TrailFlow, who are based out of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. TrailFlow serves Atlantic Canada with our services in sustainable trail design, construction, mountain bike events, and more.

Created to share our love of cycling and the outdoors with others; TrailFlow is the product of our combined experience, training and passion for outdoor recreation. ​

Founded in 2011 TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures is owned and operated by Michelle Marcinkiewicz and Ryan Lindh. Both are graduates of Capilano University’ Mountain Bike Operations Program, certified mountain bike instructors, trail guides, as well as International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) trained in sustainable trail building. Adding to their years of in the field experience, the MBO Program gives TrailFlow a deep and diverse skill set.

Walking, Running & Hiking

There’s miles of great trails for hiking, walking and running on our paved cart paths on the off season!

And a mile long trail to the Boat Launch at Nine Mile River for your year round walking! 

Feel free to bring your dogs too!
Dogs must be leashed.

Winter Activities

Tobogganing

Two excited siblings are shouting during winter downhill ride on plastic winter snow slider

Toboganning is as Canadian as ice skating. Have a fun time with the family sliding down the slopes by the 4th tee on the golf course!

Ice Skating

people, winter, friendship, sport and leisure concept - happy couple ice skating on rink outdoors

The quintessential Canadian winter activity, skating is available on the pond located on Hole 5. Access can be gained from the Display Center parking lot, down the cart path along Hole 9 to the pond. We also flood the tennis courts, which are located near the Display Centre parking lot. Seasonal, of course!

Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing

With access to miles of hiking trails and golf cart paths, cross country skiing at Brunello is available during the winter months.

Ski Rental Rates:
Brunello Resident up to 2 hours: $10
Brunello Resident up to 4 hours: $18

Non Resident up to 2 hours: $20
Non Resident up to 4 hours: $36

Snow Shoeing

With access to miles of hiking trails and golf cart paths, snow shoeing at Brunello is available during the winter months.

Snow Shoe Rental Rates:
Brunello Resident up to 2 hours: $5
Brunello Resident up to 4 hours: $9

Non Resident up to 2 hours: $10
Non Resident up to 4 hours: $18

Tennis

A Tradition of Excellence


With two complete tennis complexes located adjacent to the clubhouse and 10th tees of the golf course, you’ll always be close to a championship court within Brunello. Choose from two hard courts which operate daily from dawn to dusk. No matter where you play or practice, the result is the same: You’ll experience the ultimate Brunello standard in service, instruction, and above all, enjoyment.

A Learn From The Best To Be Your Best

Play for Fun – Play for Life! Brunello is proud to offer Junior Tennis Instruction through the summer months. Our teaching strategy is established by Tennis Nova Scotia, Tennis Canada and other international methods to create a fun and active way of learning. All of our instruction, including clinics and camps are designed with maximizing the enjoyment in the game while learning the FUNdamentals, rules and etiquette.

Court Bookings


Brunello Residents and the general public also have the option of booking a court for a game or practice! With nominal rates for single, hourly use, our tennis complexes are sure to be a hit at Brunello!

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120 Brunello Blvd.,
Timberlea, Nova Scotia,
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