Our trail specialists Patrick and Lukas have been the masters behind the three flow trail in St. Moritz and pimped some of the other trails around our hometown of Pontresina.
graubündenBIKE has been the most comprehensive development project we have ever worked on, from the concept phase all the way to the execution of single action items. And we‘re proud of the results it has produced.
Graubünden raised 2.4 Million Swiss Francs to invest in the development of the mountain biking offer during five years. Regional and local partners doubled this amount, by investing cash and personal resources. In addition, all destinations made siginificant investments outside of the graubündenBIKE project. This huge effort from all partners was the foundation for the dynamic development of mountain biking tourism in all destinations.
1. The bad image of mountain biking is home made
Amongst most mountain biking stakeholders, the image of mountain bike riders is not a positive one. This is due to the way our sport is presented in the general and special interest media as well as in advertising campaigns for banks, cars or soft drinks. If you look at those images, mountain bikers are almost exclusively seen riding over cliffs, through genuine pastures and very seldom on an actual trail.
The main reason why the project graubündenBIKE had a postive impact was the active participation of local people. 157 different partners contributed actively to one or more measures in the project plan. Here are three examples of different contributors and their merits.More