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Walking or biking with a 3 year old very active child

Camino(s) past & future
November, 2018
#1
Hello pilgrims,
We are planning our first family camino in November and looking for information on travelling with a young child. Our child is very active and can walk or bike long distances. He likes to hike, and we walk a lot on a daily basis. He will be close to 4 years old in November. We are thinking to either walk 100km from Baiona to Santiago or bike 200km from Porto (with 2 bikes and one chariot/trailer for the child). We have 5-6 days only for the camino (not including flights to Europe). We speak Spanish fluently. I am finding out that biking might be dangerous because of crazy drivers. Where can I find information on off road bike trails? Are there any? Any useful guides that you would suggest? We'd prefer to bike a coastal area from Porto to Vigo. And then take whatever safest biking route all the way to Santiago. Anyone has experience with biking with young kids? Would walking be a safer experience? Also, if we did both, biking and walking (150km bike and walk 50km) can we still get a certificate? Thank you! :)
 

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Montana Jayne

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Camino(s) past & future
September 2015 - Camino Frances
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#2
I like the idea of a "shorter" walk/bike camino with your child. It is a great was to give it a go. Biking on roads IS of concern, so you are aware of that. If anyone is concerned about a child being in the alberques, please, don't worry. A child will be bone tired like the rest of us!! They'll sleep - and not snore! What a wonderful family event. Buen camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
November, 2018
#5
I like the idea of a "shorter" walk/bike camino with your child. It is a great was to give it a go. Biking on roads IS of concern, so you are aware of that. If anyone is concerned about a child being in the alberques, please, don't worry. A child will be bone tired like the rest of us!! They'll sleep - and not snore! What a wonderful family event. Buen camino!
Hi, thanks for your response. Could we bike on the main camino roads, if the highways are dangerous? Do you think? Thanks!
 

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