Rules of conduct – biking in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
MTB riders will find plenty of space to challenge them in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region. If you like your riding relatively gentle, pick one of the many bike trails. For a more challenging ride, head to single trails of the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. To ensure it’s all smiles and no tears, there are a few rules of conduct to abide by. Let’s hit the trails! Together we can enjoy a great and above all safe alpine summer on two wheels!
Fair play! – Together heading into the right direction!
- We close all gates.
- We respect animals and plants on our bike tour.
- We do not leave any waste in nature. It’s an act of honour and respect.
- We finish our bike tour before dusk. Mountain rescuers have a day after work too.
- We always stay on the trail.
- We avoid unnecessary noise and skid marks.
- We always drive attentively and slowly when encountering hikers.
- We always treat hikers with respect and let them go first.
- We always wear a helmet and bike equipment in perfect condition.
- We wear a helmet and protective equipment.
- We only ride on single trails with bikes that are suitable for them. Make sure your bike is in perfect technical condition.
- We do not overestimate ourselves. We only ride on trails, that suit our cycling skills and physical condition. Stay safe.
- We only ride just as fast so that we can stop at any time.
- We watch out for slower bikers.
- We use the cable cars only with clean bikes.
- We do not drive with child seats (no matter in which form) or bicycle trailers!
Driving on the trails is at your own risk! We assume no liability for accidents or damage of property. The instructions of the cable cars’ staff must be followed. If a trail is closed (sign at the trail’s start), riding on the trail is absolutely prohibited. If the closure is ignored, your lift ticket can be withdrawn. Parts of the trails are on roads of public transport - here the road traffic regulations (StVO) apply.
What is to be done if something happens?
If you encounter somebody injured:
Secure accident site! Administer first aid! Make an emergency call specifying place of accident (name of trail, number on sign, if available) and kind of injury. You can also report an accident at all cable car stations.
Mountain rescue service: 140
Furthermore, we recommend downloading the “SOS EU Alp App”. This app automatically sends your position and makes an emergency call.
Difficulty levels of single trails
The level of difficulties of single trails describes the character of the trails in good weather conditions and during snow-free period. Following criteria play an important role: trail condition and terrain, obstacles (steps, stairs), gradient in %, berms (radius, length, gradient, obstacles), trail width, jumps, fall protection systems depending on gravel bed. Following difficulty levels exist:
- Very easy single trails are marked green (S0). Green single trails are ideal for beginners and mountain bikers with a little or no trail experience. Basic knowledge of riding techniques, such as right position on the bike, balancing and correct use of brakes, is necessary.
- Easy single trails are marked blue (S1-S2). They are perfect for beginners and advanced riders. However, advanced riding techniques and trail experience are required. Blue single trails demand a good sense of balance with weight displacement to overcome obstacles and secure braking and turning technique.
- Single trails with moderate difficulty are marked red (S2-S3). Red single trails are for experienced riders with a lot of trail experience. Special riding technique, a good/excellent sense of balance, turning, braking and jumping technique and weight displacement to overcome obstacles. Riding over steps and mastering hairpin bend shouldn’t be a problem for you.
- Difficult single trails are marked black (S3 and more difficult). For trail experts with a lot of experience. Excellent riding technique is needed to deal with very challenging sections. Furthermore, you need an excellent sense of balance, perfect a riding technique to ride hairpin bends, excellent braking and jumping techniques as well as various trial techniques.