Safety on the bike

Ten selected mountain biking rules ensure your safety and minimum impact on our environment!

1. Mountainbike Rule I

I control my speed and I anticipate trail users and obstacles (e.g. stones, branches, cattle, gates, tractors and other vehicles/machines) around corners and blind spots!


Mountainbike Rule II

I respect all trails, roads and paths and do not leave marked MBT trails. I bike in an environmentally sound andresponsible way.


Mountainbike Rule III

I show consideration for hikers and walkers and slow down to a walking pace for overtaking!


Mountainbike Rule IV

I protect my head with a helmet and check my equipmentbefore starting a tour!


Mountainbike Rule V

II do not leave rubbish!


Mountainbike Rule VI

I respect barriers for wood-cutting works and accept that forestry trails are primarily for the use of the owners of the forest!


Mountainbike Rule VII

I take the route’s level of difficulty into consideration and judge my experience and ability as a biker accurately!


Mountainbike Rule VIII

I close pasture gates!


Mountainbike Rule IX

I watch out for obstacles especially on narrow single trails as they are not checked regularly. I control my speed and use the trails at my own risk.


Mountainbike Rule X

I pay attention to alpine hazards.


Mountain Biking in Ötztal
Mountain Biking in Ötztal

What must a biker's backpack contain?

  • Enough to eat and drink
  • Mobile phone, money and ID
  • First aid kit
  • Bicycle lock
  • Repair kit and multi-tool
  • Spare inner tube and bicycle pump
  • Raingear and spare clothes
  • Spare brake pads (for longer tours)
  • Possibly headlamp (on short autumn days)


Other equipment

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Functional clothing
  • Glasses
  • GPS device or detailed map

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