Mountainbiking

Closures and detours for non-motorized traffic

Information regarding the data status

The SwitzerlandMobility Foundation communicates closures and detours of non-motorized traffic routes in collaboration and coordination with the Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) and the Swiss Hiking Trails Association.

The completeness of the data cannot be guaranteed.

Cycling, mountain biking and skating in Switzerland routes

The SwitzerlandMobility Foundation coordinates the communication of closures and detours of cycling, mountain biking and skating in Switzerland routes as reported by the responsible agencies of each canton (e.g. bicycle departments).

Closures and detours are published at switzerlandmobility.ch, geo.admin.ch or other platforms.

Hiking in Switzerland routes and hiking trail network

The Swiss Hiking Trails Association coordinates the communication of closures and detours of hiking in Switzerland routes and hiking trails as reported by the responsible hiking trail organizations of each canton.

Closures and detours are published at switzerlandmobility.ch, wandern.ch, geo.admin.ch or other platforms.

Further information:
disclaimer of the Swiss Hiking Trails Association (in German)

Winter hiking trails, snowshoe trails, sledding runs and cross-country ski trails

The SwitzerlandMobility Foundation coordinates the communication of closures and detours of winter hiking trails, snowshoe trails, sledding runs and cross-country ski trails (winter activities) as reported by the responsible agencies of each canton, the communities, regional tourism organizations or tourism providers.

Closures and detours are published at switzerlandmobility.ch, but not at geo.admin.ch or other platforms.

Information regarding the timeliness and validation of data

  • Closures and detours due to current and/or important events will be published no later than on the working day following the report. The reports are validated for plausibility, completeness and consistency and translated into four languages (d/f/i/e) no later than 3 working days after the report.
  • Closures and detours regarding planned events will be published no earlier than 7 days prior to the beginning of the event.
  • Closures and detours are published primarily if they last a minimum of one week.

Allgemeine Hinweise

  • Barriers, danger signs, regulations, information and detour signs on site must be followed. Information and signalization on site always take priority over the digital information regarding closures and detours.
  • Hiking trails, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and skating in Switzerland routes are intended to be used during the snow- and ice-free time of the year. Outside of this time, the trails and routes are passable under appropriate conditions. Based on the time of year, the weather conditions and the topography/elevation, snow, ice and related dangers have to be expected at all times.
  • If no closure or detour is published for a winter hiking trail, a snowshoe trail, a sledding run or a cross-country ski trail, this does not necessarily mean that the trail or the route is «open» and therefore passable. Winter activities are intended only for the winter season. Depending on the weather, snow or other conditions the trails and routes may also be «closed» and therefore impassable during the winter season. switzerlandmobility.ch provides information on a daily basis on whether trails and routes are passable («open» or «closed»). Outside of the winter season these trails and routes are closed.
  • Tours must be carefully planned by the users. Also, the requirements, the trail conditions and the weather must be continuously evaluated along the way and the tour must be rerouted, if necessary. Other safety tips and information regarding the conditions on site are available from the tourism organizations and at switzerlandmobility.ch.