Research and Projects

Scientific Research on Mountain Biking

28. October 2020
The MTF conducts intensive research on current issues in mountain bike tourism, e.g. on demand trends, value creation, visitor monitoring and visitor guidance, social benefits from the reduction of sedentary lifestyles, education for sustainable development and much more. We collect studies, gather data, take part in expert discussions and transform the insights gained into Expert Knowledge on the subject of mountain bike tourism. Our current cooperation projects focus on informing cyclists about socially and environmentally responsible biking.

Our current cooperation projects focus on informing cyclists about socially and environmentally compatible biking.

Leitlinie Besuchermonitoring

For years active outdoor recreation has experienced a substantial boom. The Guidelines for Visitor Monitoring in Natural Spaces and Active Tourism orient readers within the current state of scientific research and established approaches. They serve as a decision-making aid and review of sound research designs. The publication is currently in the final phase of review and will be available here in early February 2021. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the publication.

Click here to go to the consultation page of the Visitor Monitoring Guidelines »

MTF (2021) MTB-Beschilderungssystem 2

Official mountain bike trails with clearly recognisable guidance systems are an important prerequisite for a successful and safe mountain biking experience.

The creation of a guidance system suitable for mountain biker use is a central task and opportunity in the development of MTB regions. In order to achieve this goal while reducing regional disparities, the Mountain Bike Tourism Forum Germany has developed a standardised MTB guidance system that can be adapted to the individual requirements of different regions.
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MTF (2018) Abbildung Kongressbeitrag AMK 2018_Karte

Which visitor guidance measures demonstrably support nature-compatible cycling and mountain biking in protected areas and how do I identify the appropriate measures for my region? The research project "NAT:KIT" will act as a guide to help you answer these questions.

The project will be funded as part of the associations funding framework of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.

All information on the NAT:KIT Bike/MTB Visitor  Management and Guidance Project »


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