Kids riding week, Gratwein/Austria

Children usually love riding bikes and want to ride as much as possible. It’s not long before they’ve developed the strength for longer rides, but it often happens that a lack of parental time and local knowledge gets in the way of fullday bike trips. In the Graz Highlands there are some fabulous routes that are ideal for children and young teenagers, as well as “bike playgrounds” for large and small. We select the most enjoyable destinations, bestsuited to the needs of the group, and plan days full of fun and excitement. The rides take place in groups of maximum six children, supervised by statequalified MTB instructors who have been subject to appropriate background checks. There are always at least two instructors present when children are out in public areas.

This week is mainly aimed at children aged 11 to 14.

What you’ll learn

Our destinations will include climbing relatively high summits to enjoy the views from the top, and visits to purposebuilt facilities like enhanced singletracks, pumptracks or dirtparks. Relevant technique will be taught and constantly reinforced, in a way that is fun and inspiring.

Our constant focus is on having fun in nature. During the week, the children also learn to develop a sensitive relationship with their environment – good habits start young.

The programme of rides is adjusted daily to suit the abilities of the participants, to ensure that everyone gets actionpacked days but noone gets overstretched.

What’s included

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Assistance of a certified and qualified bike guide

Not included

  • Meals (muesli bars etc.) during the day rides
  • Costs for transfers to the starting points, lifttickets or entrance cards

We will inform parents the day before if there are additional costs to expect for the next ride (e.e. liftticket at the local mountain Schöckl, etc.).


A wellserviced mountainbike in perfect working order that is the right size for its rider, together with a wellfitting helmet. He or she should also be ready for this level of physical activity. An appropriate rucksack is also required, that can be worn comfortably for several hours. We will be carrying tools and various replacement parts for bike repairs while we’re out and about.

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Bookings deadline

Unless otherwise stated, all our trips need to be booked at least two weeks before the day of departure. At that point it will be ascertained whether the minimum number of participants has been reached and the trip is able to take place.

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