In life there are good MT Bikers and bad MT bikers. A few pointers to be a good MT Biker...
Respect the landowners
- Respect others.
- Adapt your speed to the amount of people on the track and the visibility of the terrain.
- The biker in front or downhill from you always has priority.
- Don’t stop on the track, leave the track to stop and used the authorized stop zones.Choose a secure area to take photos or videos and remain back from the track. Remain vigilant at all times.
We are grateful to the agricultural landowners who allow us to develop the MTB activity. In order to maintain our good relationship, please respect the following:
Swift thinking in the case of accidents
- The signposting and markings: carefully follow the indicated routes
- Never take a path prohibited for bikers. Don’t ride outside the tracks and don’t cut the corners.
- The Environment: respect nature, please pick up all rubbish. Don’t create new tracks, ramps or jumps without prior permission. Please close cattle gates behind you.
- Security: for Downhill and Enduro biking, a full helmet, gloves and adapted protective clothing is highly recommended. Save the emergency number into your phone.
- Secure the area
- Tend to the injured party
- Identify the exact place of the accident (name of the track and the marked number)
- Contact the ground staff or call 112.
10 top tips before heading into the mountains
Here are 10 tips to make your ride as relaxed and safe as possible.
- The mountain carries its own risks, it depends as much on your capacity to analyse situations and adapt your behavior accordingly as your choice of circuit and its difficulty. The natural environment is unpredictable and you alone are responsible for all the decisions you make here.
- Carefully prepare for your MTB or hiking expedition, make sure you always have a back-up plan.
- Check the weather forecast: at the tourist office or on www.meteofrance.com.
- Prepare and double check your equipment: drinks, food, warm clothing, first aid kit, orienteering equipment, map, compass and GPS.
- Let someone know where you are going, who you are with and the planned timing. You can ask for further information from the Tourist Office.
- As you leave for your outing and during your activity, depending on any changes in conditions, don’t hesitate to turn back or change your objective.
- Never go into the mountains alone.
- Ask trained professionals (guides, instructors, mountain leaders) if you need to be accompanied.
- Always have a mobile phone with you in case of accident, the emergency number is 112. NB. mobile phone coverage is unreliable in the mountains.
- Respect the mountain and don’t over-estimate your ability. The more serious accidents often involve the most experienced practitioners.