The most beautiful family routes

© Kraft | Mountainbiken mit der Familie in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut am Hallstättersee

Cycling with children - How to make Ulraubt even more fun

Cycling and biking with children and young people in the Salzkammergut: a healthy outdoor excursion – on children's cycle routes and family-friendly sections. Exciting bike routes for outings with the youngsters: The family cycle routes through the Salzkammergut are easy and safe to ride. Children from the age of 6 or 12 like to saddle up their bikes! Child-friendly family routes are fun, thanks to games and action along the way, even young pedal knights won't get bored.

Easy routes to discover

They lead to colourful farms, exciting museums and even more action in lido. Whether it's a great tunnel tour or an MTB route: the themed trails for kids aged 6 or 12 are easy and safe. Of course, this also pleases the adult passengers. The family cycle routes with paved, wide paths are away from road traffic. Without strenuous climbs, you will walk along lakes and animal attractions. In the inns along the way, the power tanks are quickly replenished.

Bike tour with children: how to make it a success for young and old

Spring marks the beginning of the season for cycling trips with children. Whether you're of kindergarten or primary school age, these tips will make the tour fun for the whole family.

  • Check tires, brakes, lights and screws on the children's bike
  • Adapt the length and difficulty of the route to the child's age
  • Provide variety on the go
  • Family picnicking in a meadow during a bike ride
  • Picnic breaks during the bike trip will delight every child © imago images/viennaslide

The decisive factor in the selection of the route is the age of the children and their safety on the bike. Even four-year-olds can be quite fast; however, they should also be able to stay in lane and brake. Trails with little to no road traffic are best. The length of the route that a preschool child can be expected to cover cannot be decided across the board, but only individually. For example, one child may have had enough after just one kilometre, another only after four kilometres. Either way, don't overwhelm your offspring.

Children up to the age of ten who cycle regularly can sometimes cover up to 30 kilometres a day, older ones even longer distances. But regardless of whether you are a kindergarten or primary school child: Don't go to the limit, otherwise the first bike ride together may also be the last, because your child will go on strike next time.

It is best to start with primary school children with distances of a maximum of ten to 15 kilometres and then expand them a bit from bike tour to bike tour. For kindergarten and primary school children, it is strongly recommended to think of an alternative transport option (see below) in case they get tired. This is also advisable if the age of the participating children is far apart and the youngest often needs a break.

Cycling trip with the family - the most beautiful tours

Koppental Cycle Path - Between Obertraun and Bad Aussee

Cycling trip with the family - the most beautiful tours

Cycling Trail around Lake Hallstatt

Koppental Cycle Path - Between Obertraun and Bad Aussee

Family bike tour to Chorinsky-Klause

The most beautiful accommodations for you and your family

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.