Safety on the bike

Bike Rules
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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.


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

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 Signage Signpost

Ötztal Trail Road marking

Ötztal Trail Ground Marking Signpost

MTB Tours Sign

MTB Trip Signage Sölden Signpost
MTB Trip Signage Sölden Signpost

Singletrail Marking

Single Trail Mark Sölden Signpost
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