We love mountain biking! And we love nature. That's why RESPONSIBLE BIKING is a top priority in our Approved Bike Area. Because a responsible approach to nature is the be-all and end-all of good coexistence. We bikers are not the only ones who romp around on the mountain, in the forest and on the forest paths. We share the recreational areas with hikers and the plentiful native wildlife. Whether we are on a bike or lace up our hiking boots - we are all just guests in nature. To ensure that mountain biking and nature conservation don’t contradict each other, we must act with our hearts and our brains.
As a UNESCO world heritage we have a special obligation towards our fauna and flora. The respectful treatment of our unique natural landscape is a special concern for us, which we are happy to share with our guests. Years ago, we deliberately chose the path of ecotourism in the region around San Vigilio and San Martin. We are consistently continuing on this path with the tourism sustainability certification GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) as an ecotourism region.
As in any sport, there are also a few simple rules of conduct in mountain biking for a peaceful and safe coexistence of humans & animals and between bikers & hikers. It is precisely the latter who sometimes battle for Alpine space - they simply have a different approach to the experience of nature and are often not on good terms with each other. Although they are basically pursuing the same goal: having a good time in the mountains!
At times, emotions run high: Too fast! Too slow! These are the mutual accusations, especially on shared trails and forest paths. But good cooperation is possible. In San Vigilio we are convinced of this and we live by the motto: The mountains are there for all of us!