MTB Model 2.0
The Tyrolean MTB Model, first established in 1997, brings advantages for everyone: there is legal security and insurance protection for road/path keepers and a remarkable consistently signposted network of trails for bikers classified by grades of difficulty. With 6000 km of MTB routes and 300 km of single trails Tyrol is a top area for bikers.
The components of the Tyrolean MTB Model
The road/path keeper has agreed by contract to make his road/trail available to bikers. The liability risk with regard to biking accidents is borne by a partner to the contract (tourist board or community). The contract also stipulates that compensation for restriction of property rights can be agreed which can be supported by the Province of Tyrol at a rate of € 0.12 per running metre per year. This applies for mtb routes and singletrails.
So that the landowner and the road/path keepers are not disadvantaged by opening up their paths, there is an insurance agreement covering the risks that can arise from biking accidents.
Guidance system - Signposting:
All MTB trails and single trails are consistently signposted throughout Tyrol. Together with the tourist boards we make every effort to ensure that the digital information which we share with our partners via Open Government Data (OGD) is consistent with the signposting on the ground.