Tips for cycling vacations with dog

Fun for peaple and animals

You share your home with a dog and are planning a cycling vacation? Then you don't necessarily have to part with your four-legged darling for the trip. Take him with you. On some cycling tours this is possible without any problems. In addition, the Tailwind team will be happy to support you so that your cycling vacation with dog becomes a great time together. The following six tips will also help to make the trip a pleasure for man and beast.

1) Do not overtax your dog!

You know your dog best: Is he an enthusiastic and enduring runner or does he prefer a leisurely pace? Choose routes with a length and inclines that both your dog and you can handle well. And ride the respective routes at a pace that your four-legged friend can master just as well as you. 

2) Rides based in one hotel are a good option.

Not all bike trips are equally well suited for a vacation with a dog. Star tours (youre overnight stay is in one hotel) are sometimes particularly good. You get to know the respective vacation region on day trips by bike and always return to the same accommodation in the evening. These tours can be more individualized than trips from A to B. Of course, this does not mean that other cycling vacations with a dog are impossible. 

to our centre based tours...

 

Info: We will be happy to inform you in the respective hotel about the conditions and possibilities to bring a dog.

3) Take something to drink with you

Our tours often pass rivers, streams and lakes. This gives your dog the opportunity to drink something and cool down. Nevertheless, you should always have a bottle of water and a bowl with you. Then you can give your animal drink at any time, even if once no body of water in the vicinity. 

4) Avoid too much heat

In summer temperatures of, say, 25 degrees Celsius, the pavement can heat up to over 50 degrees. No dog's paw can withstand that. So choose routes wisely on hot days, and be a little wary of sections that are in the blazing sun. 

5) Does your dog follow you (in all cases)?

When you are out and about with your dog, you will always encounter people and animals: cows in the pasture, perhaps deer at the edge of the forest, walkers with dogs or joggers. It is important that your dog listens to you in all these situations. 

6) Please do not leave anything where it does not belong.

This also applies to your dog's droppings. If he does his business off the path in the forest, you don't have to do anything else. But if he chooses the forest path or sidewalk, you should clean up after him. Leave the paths and sidewalks as you would like to find them, so that everyone can enjoy a nice vacation. 

Thank you very much for the picture material. We are always happy to receive snapshots of our guests, with or without dog!

Note: We recommend you bring your own bike and trailer. And also practice with your dog beforehand to see if he feels comfortable in the trailer.

Gepäck

Wir transportieren Ihr Gepäck von Hotel zu Hotel, so haben Sie genügend Platz für Ihr Tagesgepäck und denen Ihres Hundes. Ferner sind Sie mit Anhänger schon gut bepackt, so dass unser Gepäckservice ein zusätzlichens Plus bietet um einen erholsamen Urlaub zu genießen.

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Some travel ideas that our guests with dog have already made.

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East Frisian Impressions

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Ems cycle path

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Müritz-based in one hotel

6 Days | Self-guided tour
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Germany

Elbe bike path | Dresden-Dessau

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Germany

3-river cycle paths | based in one hotel

5 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Germany

Weser bike path

8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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