Hiya! I am new to the forum and would love to hear any tips and recommendations anyone has for cycle touring with a baby who will be 10-11 months old when we go
We're new to parenting, but not touring :-)
We're thinking 2 weeks in Denmark (haven't confirmed route yet)
Any thoughts on -
Distance per day / total time
What to bring (would you bring a seat and a trailer for example)
Any recommendations on types of routes etc.
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I've run into a number of young families on the road. Almost every one had dad's bike with an extra seat or two covered by a surrey top to block the sun and mom had a one wheel trailer for all the extras. It seemed like an awful lot of work, but then again I'm getting older.
We started our kids when they were a week old. It was a challenge to find a solution that was both safe and legal at that age. A trailer with a rear-facing automobile infant child seat worked.
We hosted the Pasche family during the first summer of covid-19 who had been on the road for a decade and birthed two girls while on the road, so it is definitely possible:
They can be found:
There is no real reason not to travel with your kids - even if they are still a few months old. I love our trailers and our two kids love them too.
Denmark is a perfekt bike-travel country. But most other Central European countries are pretty good as well. Traveldistance … its more a question of travel times. Younger kids often sleep during ride. So it's the art of finding the right timeframes: Somehow like two hours before noon and two hours afternoon. So you can calc with 50-60km; However some days you can ride more. Sleeping in a tent is not a big issue - however: Don't expect to much sleep in the first night of your tour :P (everyone told me and I agree)
You can send me a pm for any special question ;)