Show respect

  • Greet and thank others
  • Give way to pedestrians
  • Before overtaking, make sure your presence has been noted
  • Close gates behind you
  • Behave in an exemplary manner

Protect yourself

  • Wear a helmet, glasses, gloves and other protective gear
  • Prepare for emergencies and breakdowns
  • Plan your route and wear weather-appropriate clothing
  • Bring plenty of food and water
  • Service your bike regularly

Stay on the trails

  • Respect trail closures and traffic restrictions
  • Be aware of restrictions regarding time or season
  • Do not take shortcuts

Respect the environment

  • Respect the flora and fauna
  • Find out about protected areas
  • Make sure there is enough daylight before you head out on the trails
  • Keep calm and ride slowly when animals are present
  • Do not ride over flowering plants, mushrooms or meadows
  • Respect designated wildlife areas and wildlife reserves
  • Close gates behind you

Leave no trace

  • Avoid skidding
  • Take your rubbish with you

Know your limits

  • Choose a tour that suits your abilities
  • Stay focused and anticipate what is coming
  • Use a local guide and try to improve your skills
  • Adapt your speed to the situation and to your ability


Here you can download application examples and open layout files.