Tangled Metal wrote:What's your recommendation for young family cycle tour in Europe mainland for first time?
North Sea Cycle Route in Denmark.
Reasonably flat, flat in the south.
Good campsites often with family rooms (albeit at a price) and good play areas. Occasionally with a swimming pool.
A network of free camping spots which mean if you don't make it to the next campsite you can usually find a good place with to stop for the night with water and a place to sleep (often with access to toilets and showers as well)
A lot of the route is on quiet roads/tracks and vehicle free tracks.
A few ferries which makes the trip more exciting. If you start in Germany you can take the train to Sylt and a ferry between Sylt and Romø)
Good train network with trains that take bikes (check for summer engineering works).
The Poul Egg campsite in Skagen has a car free field for tents which usually has space even in the high season. Skagen has a great playground just off the main pedestrianised shopping street.
We've been there in the last three years no further south than Esbjerg. So next summer with we will have to do our first tour with two kids somewhere else.
So long and thanks for all the fish...