Many of you may be wondering when you should start planning your trip. Everyday life is usually packed full. This leaves little time to organise your holiday properly. But especially when travelling with your family, good planning is of utmost importance and crucial for a successful trip together. We therefore advise you to book 6-9 months in advance to ensure you get your desired date and start planning 2-3 months in advance so there’s not much left to do before you leave. Enjoy the anticipation. Most of our Eurobike tours are in spring, summer or autumn. Depending on when you want to start, winter, spring or summer is the right time to start planning!
#2 Pack your suitcase
What do you need to bring for a successful hiking holiday? What clothes to pack? What should you leave at home to avoid unnecessary luggage? Different things should be packed depending on the type of trip. You can get all the tips you need right here.
You can also make your own packing list when packing your suitcase. We also took a look at various family and mummy blogs and discovered the following helpful page (in German):
Top tip: Let the kids pack too
Because children love to travel. This is particularly exciting for them, and they want to be part of it all. That is why giving your child their own suitcase, for example from Vaude, is an excellent idea. The kids can carry their own luggage themselves, luggage is divided up and they always have something to do even on a long journey.
No one really wants to be unwell on holiday. For minor ailments, however, you can get by with a compact first-aid kit. These things should not be forgotten on an active family holiday:
- Cooling cream for sore legs
- Ointment for minor injuries
- (Waterproof) plasters
- Chewing gum or anti-nausea medication for driving or sailing
- After-sun cream for sunburn relief
Arrival and departure are not included in the travel price of a Eurobike holiday. You are completely free in your travel planning and can decide for yourself how you would like to get to your destination. Many of the destinations on offer can easily be reached by train or car. You can reach other destinations with flights. You can choose the most convenient means of transport.
We have compiled all of our travel conditions on the following page: TRAVEL CONDITIONS, with the request that you read them carefully before you leave. But even if you book with other providers, we recommend that you always read the conditions of travel carefully. Because it is very annoying to be confronted with any surprises!
There may be trips where it is not absolutely necessary to take out travel insurance. But we can only highly recommend this when taking a family holiday, because something could always come up, such as illness or injury. In this case, travel cancellation insurance is ideal. Travel insurance is not included in our travel prices, but we are happy to recommend Allianz Global Assistance, where you can get information and advice about insurance.
Writing lists is boring for many people. We can’t argue with that. But they are also very helpful, save you from forgetting important things and are one of the most essential tools when planning your tour. Depending on the type of travel and destination, there are different things to take with you. Here are a few ideas that are equally important for all tours that you can amend according to your own needs:
- Where necessary, get local currency
- Credit or debit card (is this valid in the destination country?)
- Passport/identity card valid?
- Apply for visa if necessary
- Get travel insurance
- Check vaccinations
- E-card or travel health insurance certificate
You must include:
- All travel documents
- Travel and phrasebook
- Travel insurance documents
- Mobile phone