Family cycling holidays in France
Nobody does more for Families than Breton Bikes. We've done it all with our own children from the age of 3 months until they left home so we know what you are up against! You get to use the same choice of equipment as we did and benifit from all our hard-won experience;-)
Why is Breton Bikes uniquely well equipped for families?
Simple - With Breton Bikes we actually want familes with children of all ages and do everything we can to encourage this because we believe a cycling holiday in France is as good as it gets.
How does this show? Well some companies may have baby trailers for example - but do they supply bikes with special gearing low enough for you to pull them? Some may have trailerbikes, but are they the most expensive and best (Burley Piccalos?)? Do they have special child-back tandems for 6-10 year olds so they can keep up with parents? Do they have specially custom-made 'adult' bikes that go down small enough for an 8 year-old or a top quality range of children's bikes for smaller children? Are the hotels chosen to be child friendly, and frequently set in countryside where children have space to explore away from roads? Do they offer cycle camping holidays in France where children have acres of grass to run around on? Do they offer routes specifically designed for under 10's on their own bikes? With Breton Bikes the answer is always 'yes', and if you are doing one of our fixed-centre routes, then even better - the children can swap from tandem, to their own bike and back again depending on the day-ride they are doing and all at no extra cost (and also borrow our canoes).
A day of family cyclecamping.
What follows is a short article based on just one day of one of our own cycle camping tours, just Kate and I and three under 5's... I hope it gives some idea of what family cycling is about and why we love it so much and want to share the experience. Please note - because we can't take our holidays at sane times this was done in April - so the freezing cold described won't apply to you...