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Especially for families

A get-away on bikes should always be a pleasure for the whole family, especially with young children.

Some advice to make sure your cycling get-away is a real pleasure

  • Take easy routes, if possible off-road on greenways, as set out in the Family Special section on the home page
  • Don’t over-estimate your own, or your children’s abilities
    Start with short stages and build gradually: 15 to 25kms a day is ideal for beginners
  • Prepare your route carefully
    Good preparation helps avoid unwelcome surprises; consider checking the weather forecasts too.
  • Make frequent stops
    Make the most of these to discover tourist spots and other attractions
  • Organise a picnic
    Stop in a pleasant place and have a family break
  • Think ahead about energy-packed provisions
    Don’t forget to take enough liquids with you
  • Tell your children about essential safety rules
    Respect the rules of the road: keep in to the right and always look ahead; stop before crossing a road
  • Consider taking a third wheel or bicycle trailer
    This is much greater fun - and more comfortable - than a child seat
  • Check the quality and good condition of the bicycle
    This is just as important for your child as it is for you.
  • Check the size of the bicycle is adjusted to the child
    Use the controls and adjustments on the bike to meet your child’s needs.