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Trail safety rules
A correct self-assessment
: hiking requires considerable physical resistance to exertion. Before setting off on a hike, it is good to plan everything very carefully and take care not to overestimate your own strength.
: find out the degree of difficulty, length and altitude difference of the hike by consulting a hiking manual. Remember that in the mountains, the weather can change rapidly! Find out about weather conditions. We will be happy to help you during planning.
: a map of the trails, a windbreaker, sun cream and protection against the cold should not be missing from your rucksack. Don't make your rucksack too heavy and don't forget your mobile phone!
: the ideal boots are light, waterproof and have a non-slip sole. They must fit perfectly to ensure a secure stride.
Walk on marked trails
: it is easy to get lost in the mountains. If you lose track, it is better to turn back.
Prevention is better than cure
: accidents in the mountains are commonly caused by tiredness or walking too fast. Keep a constant speed and stop to take a few breaks. Not eating or drinking enough makes you tired and decreases concentration.
: take your rubbish with you, do not touch plants and avoid making unnecessary noise that annoys wild animals.
: enquire about the degree of difficulty and length of the tour, as well as weather conditions and temperatures. Do not set off in uncertain weather.
: the tour should be appropriate to one's own abilities. Those who overestimate themselves could end up in dangerous situations.
: harness, via ferrata set and helmet are indispensable for any tour. Pay attention to the correct use of equipment and check your partner's equipment.
: in the mountains, hooks and ropes are subject to wear and tear. Pull the ropes firmly to check their tightness and do not climb on closed via ferrata routes.
Keep your distance when ascending and descending
: only one person can be secured between two rope anchor points.
: to avoid misunderstandings, inform others if you wish to overtake or if there is oncoming traffic.
: it is important to prevent rockfalls by avoiding missteps on friable ground
: mountain biking requires considerable physical resistance to exertion. Respect your limits and avoid pressure. Start slowly: the length and effort on a tour must be gradual.
: find out the degree of difficulty, length and altitude difference of the tour by consulting a biking guide. Remember that in the mountains, the weather can change quickly! Find out about the weather conditions. We will be happy to help you with your planning.
: before each tour, it is a good idea to check the tyre pressure, adjust the brakes and gears and check that all screws and nuts are tight. Every year you should have a complete bike check carried out by an expert.
: The helmet protects the head from serious injury and should be worn at all times, both uphill and downhill. The back protector protects the spine. Indispensable on every tour are: warm clothing, protection against rain and wind, gloves, sunglasses, repair kit, first aid kit, torch and mobile phone.
The correct speed
: remember that unexpected obstacles may appear at any time. Your speed, therefore, must be appropriate for the different situations. Please also respect hikers, wildlife and grazing animals.
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