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Old 11.03.2008, 15:29
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Off-Roading

Anyone know any information on 4x4 off-roading in Switzerland. My search terms in google are letting me down.

What are the laws on off-roading, are there green lanes etc.

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Re: Off-Roading

There's a bunch of it, friend of mine near Zurich is a fanatic. I'll see what I can find out. In the meantime...

http://www.mediatime.ch/stadt/event/ev23.htm
http://www.rcinfos.com/services/clubs.php
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Old 11.03.2008, 17:06
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Re: Off-Roading

http://www.trackscout.ch/

Is run by a friend of ours. My husband's an absolute fanatic (Defender 110 with all the works....) and has been on the road with him many a time. The owner is part English, so language is absolutely no problem. He should be able to give you all the hints and tips you need. Have fun!
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Is his name Nic ?

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Is run by a friend of ours. My husband's an absolute fanatic (Defender 110 with all the works....) and has been on the road with him many a time. The owner is part English, so language is absolutely no problem. He should be able to give you all the hints and tips you need. Have fun!
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Re: Off-Roading

Yes - eehhmmm - obviously you know him too. Great guy, very helpful and competent in any and all things 4x4, and is totally serious when he's having fun!
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Wow, I can't believe offroading is allowed in Switzerland. Are there cameras out in the woods also? Surely there needs to be regulation!!
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Anyone know any information on 4x4 off-roading in Switzerland. My search terms in google are letting me down.

What are the laws on off-roading, are there green lanes etc.

Cheers.

now why did this spring instantly to mind ?

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Old 12.03.2008, 09:51
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Wow, I can't believe offroading is allowed in Switzerland. Are there cameras out in the woods also? Surely there needs to be regulation!!
There are definately, as in most other places.... Most of the land is private, and you can't just go tearing up and down hills on somebody's private property without asking them first. It's got nothing to do with "Swissness" but with good manners.
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Most of the land is private, and you can't just go tearing up and down hills on somebody's private property without asking them first. It's got nothing to do with "Swissness" but with good manners.
Where I come from, this would be known as trespassing and could get you shot. I was referring to offroading on public property. Most of the places I've been (outside of Switzerland) have two things - the rules and the rules everyone follows. The two do not resemble each other.
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I was referring to offroading on public property.
That's just the problem. So-called "public property" belongs to the Gemeinde, and you'd have to get permission from them.
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Re: Off-Roading

Stewy, to drive a car in a normal forest zone requires an authorisation and a good reason. I've myself seen the police making a control at an event that I helped to organise and that involved a car in the forest (yes, we had the authorisation letter).

Not to speak of driving off-road in a forest, for this you won't even get a permit.

That's why I couldn't answer this question earlier but it's interesting to learn that some 4x4 clubs are active here. Even though the domestic activities seem to be to focused on meeting in restaurants and discussing trips abroad.
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Interesting....so it sounds like real "offroading" is very, very rare in Switzerland, absent being friends with someone who owns a large plot of land.
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Interesting....so it sounds like real "offroading" is very, very rare in Switzerland, absent being friends with someone who owns a large plot of land.
Yes, that sums it up quite nicely.
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Interesting....so it sounds like real "offroading" is very, very rare in Switzerland, absent being friends with someone who owns a large plot of land.
Also realize that intolerant treehuggers will hate your vehicle and vandalize it or set it on fire.
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Also realize that intolerant treehuggers will hate your vehicle and vandalize it or set it on fire.
Good thing my only vehicle in CH are my Nikes....
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