Rules of conduct for interaction without problems
In order to have a safe and beautiful bicycle holiday, it is important that you know the rules of conduct and signage. After storms, paths may be nearly impossible to navigate, rocks and trees may fall onto the paths. Paths often lead through steep terrain, where there is danger of falling. Usually, such danger points are not secured. Since our forests and mountain meadows are operated, you need to expect cars even on the approved MTB routes. It is possible that routes are temporarily locked because of wood work on the route. Therefore, the Tyrol MTB routes are subject to specific rules of conduct to protect cyclists and everyone working in the forest.
Rules of conduct
- Treat others considerately! Hikers and bikers are equally looking for relaxation in the mountains, and they share each other's love for nature. Be considerate and give hikers right of way. Overtake them at walking speed!
- Show understanding! Be respectful and understanding towards people whose daily work takes place in the forests and on mountain meadows. Close gates and pasture fences and respect locked forest areas. This is meant to prevent accidents.
- Protect what you enjoy: intact nature, animals, plants and your good reputation. Ride only on paved and marked tracks and paths. Cycling cross-country through the forests and meadows will harm the animals, plants and our reputation as cyclists.
- Check your speed and do not brake with blocked wheels. That would harm the track and your bike.
- Do not leave behind any waste. You will have plenty of opportunity to dispose of your waste correctly and protect the mountain world.
- Use good equipment. In addition to good bike equipment, also remember your safety equipment, rain/heat protection and first-aid kit. You will be ready to face the Tyrolean mountain world then!
- Be responsible and plan your tour. Learn about the expected weather and the requirements of the route you have chosen to avoid cooling out and over-exerting yourself. You will ride the different routes at your own risk at all times.
- Write down the numbers of the Alpine emergency service 140, rescue service 144 and Euro emergency service 112
- (Source: IMBA- International Mountainbike Association, www.imba.com)