You may cycle across country and on private roads. However, be sure not to ride across the grounds of a house, on cultivated land or on ground that is easily damaged.
How close you may go to a house on your bike depends on the risk of disturbing the occupants. They should not be made to feel intruded on. The extent of what is considered the grounds of a house depends on local conditions.
You must not cycle across cultivated ground, including gardens, plant nurseries, park plantations, forestry plantations and similar areas. You must also keep away from other sensitive land such as growing crops.
Cycling is allowed on private roads. Landowners cannot put up signs prohibiting cycling.
When cycling off the road, make sure you choose a route and a cycling style that will avoid unnecessary damage to the ground. Tyres with coarse treads can easily damage paths and sensitive ground. You can avoid this by cycling and choosing your route with care.
A few tips:
There is no general ban on cycling along jogging or hiking trails, but remember that they are intended for people on foot. You must ride slowly and give way to any joggers or walkers you may meet.
The local municipality or the police may issue local traffic regulations or other regulations that restrict cycling on jogging and hiking trails. Bans on cycling are indicated by the ‘No Cycling’ road sign. It is up to you to find out what the rules are. The municipality and the police can give you the information you need.
National parks and nature reserves may have special rules on cycling. It may be banned altogether or confined to certain trails.
You will find the rules posted in English on noticeboards around the area. You can also make inquiries from the local municipality or county administrative board.