Glossary

What does coexistence actually mean? Where does the trail start and the bike park end? What is the difference between a skill center, a trail center and a VELOPARK? And what exactly is this slow traffic that everyone is talking about? We'll explain. 

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ALLEGRA Academy

An online learning platform for further training in bike tourism. 

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Bike Park

The bike park can be designed as a downhill park (with or without lift support) or as a facility on flat terrain for advanced bikers and young people. The bike park can also include dirt jumps or a pump track.

Bike Trails

From single trails to flow trails, more technical or with lots of airtime: our international team of experts plans, builds and renovates all types of trails – close to nature, authentic and sustainable.

Benchmark studies

Our benchmark studies provide a comprehensive comparison of your region with leading trail destinations, revealing strengths and development potential, and identifying best practices in trail tourism.

Market Demand
Assessment

Market demand assessment for trail destinations identify specific requirements and wishes of the target groups in trail tourism in order to develop targeted, customer-specific offers that ensure high levels of satisfaction and long-term loyalty.

Inventory and
Needs analysis

Inventory and needs analyses provide insight into the existing offerings and future requirements for trail offerings in the region in order to ensure sound planning and development.

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Approvals and submission reports

Submittal reports and obtaining permits are essential steps in the trail planning process to ensure that all trail projects comply with local regulations and environmental standards and enable smooth implementation.

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Submission reports and approvals

Submittal reports and obtaining permits are essential steps in the trail planning process to ensure that all trail projects comply with local regulations and environmental standards and enable smooth implementation.

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Fairtrail campaign

The Fairtrail campaign promotes awareness and respectful behavior on trails in order to reduce conflicts between different user groups and support positive coexistence.

Frequency maps

Frequency maps visualize the usage intensity of trails by different user groups, enable the identification of hotspots and support the targeted allocation of resources for coexistence, maintenance and management.

Flow trail

Flow trails can be very different. The trails are usually a little wider and are on the one hand beginner-friendly, suitable for first attempts at riding and families. However, flow trails can also be very jumpy for experienced riders. What counts is the flow, the smoothest possible riding behavior.

Frequency measurement

Using monitoring tools, we measure frequencies and visualize the intensity of use of trails by different user groups. This enables the identification of hotspots and supports targeted resource allocation for co-existence, maintenance and management.

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Business models

Trail destination business models develop sustainable strategies to capitalize on the region's unique characteristics, creating value for visitors and stimulating the local economy.

GRAVEL BIKE ROUTES

Gravel biking concepts develop off-road routes that utilize regional landscape features to offer a challenging riding experience and meet current cycling trends.

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User Co-existence

Coexistence concepts develop guidelines and measures that ensure harmonious coexistence of different user groups on trails and minimize conflicts.

Corridor planning

Corridor planning focuses on the rough design of individual trails, taking into account spatial planning aspects, land ownership and stakeholder interests to provide the basis for detailed trail designs and environmentally sound integration into the landscape.

Conflict analysis

Conflict analyses in trail tourism examine the interactions between different user groups or between users and the environment in order to identify potential conflict points and address them proactively. Hybrid frequency monitoring, which provides reliable user data, can be used to make decisions based on user intensity, speed and numbers.

Conflict Management

Conflict management in trail tourism includes strategic interventions and management practices aimed at resolving or minimizing identified conflicts to promote harmonious coexistence and sustainable trail use.

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Trail User Concepts

Concepts for slow traffic in the region promote sustainable forms of mobility, integrate bicycle and trail use into traffic planning and improve accessibility and safety for all users.

 

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Modular Pump Track

The movement-promoting solution for any open space, permanent or mobile: The modular pump track made of marine plywood, concrete or fiberglass is individually configured and brings flow to your area: For all roller sports equipment, all age groups, all skill levels and budgets.

Action plans

Action plans in the area outline detailed procedures for correcting deficiencies identified in trail condition analyses to ensure the longevity and quality of the trail infrastructure and to optimize the user experience.

Feasibility/
Variant studies

Feasibility and variant studies for trail destinations evaluate the feasibility of trail tourism projects, identify optimal development paths and help minimize risks and maximize chances of success.

Master planning

Master planning in trail tourism creates a comprehensive network concept for a region or destination that integrates spatial planning aspects, land ownership and stakeholder interests to create a harmonious and future-oriented trail infrastructure.

Monitoring

Using monitoring tools, we measure frequencies and visualize the intensity of use of trails by different user groups. This enables the identification of hotspots and supports targeted resource allocation for co-existence, maintenance and management.

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Potential analyses

Potential analyses for trail destinations provide detailed insights into a region’s current and future opportunities in the field of trail tourism in order to enable informed strategic decisions.

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Route planning

Trail tourism route planning develops detailed connections and trail networks based on a careful analysis of geographical conditions and user needs in order to establish a coherent, ecologically sustainable and attractive route network.

ROI

ROI analyses for trail tourism projects provide detailed insights into the return on investment by evaluating the benefits achieved relative to the costs incurred to support informed decisions.

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Stakeholders Workshop

Stakeholder workshops serve as a forum for exchange and coordination between all relevant actors in order to define common goals, resolve conflicts and strategically plan trail development.

Skill Center

A skill center is a widely used term and can have different meanings depending on the context. In general, it refers to a facility or place that aims to develop, improve or learn specific skills or competencies through obstacles such as bridges, balance elements, jumps or steps. 

Signalization concepts

Trail destination signage concepts define uniform and intuitive signage systems that improve orientation, increase safety and ensure a consistent user experience on the trails.

Restructuring plans

Rehabilitation plans in the area outline detailed procedures for correcting deficiencies identified in trail condition assessments to ensure the longevity and quality of the trail infrastructure and to optimize the user experience.

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Trail Center

A “trail center” is a large area or a forest in the center of which are the trails and offers mountain bikers a variety of marked routes of different difficulty levels to enrich the riding experience.

Trail detail planning

Trail Detail Planning transforms concepts into precise, executable plans and trail alignments that take into account specific terrain characteristics and define technical aspects of trails to design high-quality and sustainable trails.

Technical reports and plans

Technical reports and plans in the area of trail planning provide documentation that serves as the basis for the approval and implementation of trail infrastructure.

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Maintenance training
Trail Building Schools

Maintenance training and trail building schools provide necessary knowledge and practical skills for building and maintaining trails to ensure their longevity and safety and to minimize environmental impact.

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VELO PARK

The VELOPARK modules can be generated into park concepts with different focuses. Even small areas are enough to get the maximum exercise for all age groups and skill levels on the bike. 

Variant feasibility studies

Feasibility and variant studies for trail destinations evaluate the feasibility of trail tourism projects, identify optimal development paths and help minimize risks and maximize chances of success.

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Path state analysis

Trail condition analyses systematically evaluate the current condition of trails, identify levels of wear and safety risks, and determine priorities for maintenance or improvement measures.

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Hiking Trails

We also build, renovate and adapt hiking trails to meet sustainability criteria and user group's needs. From maintenance to water management and solving user conflicts through technical solutions.

Water management

An important issue when building and maintaining trails and hiking paths is whether the water can drain away. This can be easily influenced by side slopes, transverse grooves and the necessary know-how, both on steeper climbs and on wider and flatter trails. 

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