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Code of conduct for Cycling in Ausseerland

Through harmonious coexistence, bikers and hikers can fully enjoy the beauty of nature in Ausseerland. If anyone follows a few simple behaviour rules, everyone can pursue their passion for sport activities.

Bike etiquette for bike trails in Ausseerland

Tunings are prohibited!

Motor tuning leads to the loss of status bicycle for E- Mountainbikes. Even if the limit of 25 kilometers per hour is considered disturbing on some tracks: Tuning is illegal and harms the sport! Take it sporty and kick a little harder into the pedals.

Sharing is caring

Albert Schweitzer already said: Happiness is the only thing that doubles when it´s shared. And that's exactly why trails are shared with hikers, trail runners and classic bikers. This kind of sharing also includes keeping enough distance and adjusting the speed.

Don´t leave skid marks

Locking brakes are forbidden. They are nothing more than proof of a drivers incompetence. The braking distance becomes longer, the noise frightens hikers and wildlife and the paths get destroyed.

Pay attention to traffic

Especially in curves, you should pay attention to oncoming bikers and other commercial vehicles. In principle, the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) apply. For security reasons, remind yourself of passing forest users just at walking speed.

Remain on the marked path

Detours across alpine meadows or through the middle of scree are just as forbidden as shortcuts. Bikers may only ride on marked and approved routes.

Cycling away from marked routes and outside the approved time slots can lead to sustained disturbance of wildlife and damage to forest and plants.

Ride trails exclusively during daylight hours

Night biking sounds like fun at first. However, nature and animals suffer from the trend. As soon as dusk falls, the forest is to be left to the austrian legal requirement of hunting and to the animals in the dark.

 Biking is allowed from 01 May to 31 October at the following times:

  • May, June, July, August: from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • September: from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • October: from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Humans are guests in the forest

The forest offers visitors a varied terrain and serves as a place for adventure but also for relaxation. Respectful treatment of nature is a basic requirement to keep it that way. This also includes to prevent leaving any waste behind.

Restraint as a sign of respect

Many bikes look like motocross machines: garish colors, protectors and helmets cause an additional sensation. Quiet and friendly behavior compensates these irritating factors and does not further alarm the inhabitants of the forest.

Your decision on how to behave should be chosen wisely, so that no other forest visitors are disturbed.

If everyone follows these rules, the forests will remain unique recreational and living spaces in the future.

You will receive more information about cycling in the forest, from the Federal Ministry of agriculture, regions and tourism.

Bike-Tours in the Ausseerland region

From slow to challenging: Every biker will find the right bike tour between Dachstein and dead mountain.

Tip: A special treat is the Salzkammergut BergeSeen eTrail, in which you follow a leg through the beautiful Ausseerland.

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