Safety on the bike
Mountainbike Rules & Signs
Mountain Bike Rules
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
I take the route’s level of difficulty into consideration and judge my experience and ability as a biker accurately!
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
II do not leave rubbish!
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.
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)
- Functional clothing
- GPS device or detailed map
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Mountain Bike Signs
The Ötztal uses the same mountain bike signs as the gouverment of Tyrol. Here you get further informations:
Ötztal Radweg Signs
Ötztal Trail Road marking
MTB Tours Sign