The BEST thing we’ve taken with us on our road trip around Australia

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We debated whether to bring them or not.

It meant extra luggage and weight, and a lot of hassle. Every time we need to get access to the car boot, Craig has to take them off – it’s a 10-minute job at least.

So we have to make sure all essential belongings we need in an instant are either packed in the front of the car, or in the Yakima cargo box on our roof racks.

I thought we’d use our bikes every now and then for special bike trails and explorations. I thought it would be better that we bring them instead of the hassle and expense of hiring a bike.

It turns out we are using them almost every day.

Biking around Lake Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains
Biking around Lake Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains
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Biking the Snowy Mountains
Biking the Wollongong foreshore
Biking the Wollongong foreshore

It’s opening up a wonderful avenue of exploration, especially with two small children. A lovely walk used to satisfy our exploratory curiosities, but now it’s too hard with the kids; we don’t get very far and it’s a slow walk.

The girls love the bikes.

Kalyra rides hers around town, around the campsite or property grounds every day. She loves her little moments of ME time freedom zipping around.

Biking in Narooma
Biking in Narooma
Kalyra in Wollongong harbour
Kalyra in Wollongong harbour

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Savannah walks around with her helmet on and adores being on the back of the bike with Daddy. She pats his back and shouts out “cracker Daddy” when she needs a little munch and crunch. And even falls to sleep.

Wollongong foreshore
Wollongong foreshore

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Because of our bikes we’ve experienced beautiful scenery and had enjoyable moments like these ones.

Biking in the Snowy Mountains
Biking in the Snowy Mountains
around Wollongong
around Wollongong
in Narooma
in Narooma
Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains
Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains
Thredbo, Snowy Mountains
Thredbo, Snowy Mountains
Wollongong foreshore
Wollongong foreshore

It’s been precious family bonding time for us.

The bikes have been the best decision we made about what to bring with us on our road trip. If you can, find room to include yours on your next adventure. We carry ours on our Yakima bike rack.

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Besides, biking is free and good for you!

Watch this short video for some live biking action:

 

14 thoughts on “The BEST thing we’ve taken with us on our road trip around Australia”

  1. Great choice! Seems like you’re getting a lot of use out of those bikes. I’ve had a really old bike stuck in my house for years but haven’t used in years.

  2. We started our kids off biking very young. I remember doing a 14 mile ride (not km) with my daughter when she was 4. What freedom! And she went on to cycle from Cairo to Capetown so who know how much your daughters will embrace cycling as they get older. I think it’s great, fun family time. And what great photos!

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