A RAINY DAY
AARHUS, DENMARK – VERY KID FRIENDLY – APPROX. 5KM
This trail in our hometown of Aarhus had the worst premise for a good review, when we rode it a few
days ago. The “getting out of the house” preparations were horrible. Two girls who really did not want to
make things easy for their parents.
“I do not want to wear that shirt – I want that shirt!”
“But Sofie is wearing that one – you have this very cool one here..?”
“I WANT THAT SHIRT!”
“Sofie, could you make take on another shirt? It is pretty cold anyway, so you are probably going to wear a jacket…”
“But I would really like to wear this one…”
“Lærke is just not in the mood for discussing these things right now, and you are going to wear a jacket over the shirt…”
“Why are we always helping Lærke? I always have to give her, what she wants!”
“You are completely right, but she is a little devil, and you are the very forgiving, caring and loving bigger”
Both parents have tried the trail before, but it is actually nothing special – or so we remembered it.
Throw in two girls who are just starting to get the hang of it and cannot do any major climbs or descents
– well, then this is almost just the perfect trail!
We started out we the big climb towards the top of a huge artificial hill. It is a big climb, and both girls
needed a push sometimes, but they did really well and were really proud, when they reached the top. Up
here there is a really nice view overlooking the second largest city of Denmark.
Weather was a little dodgy, so we took off again pretty fast.
Both girls took the descent (maybe a little sketchy), and it is actually not that difficult.
We then started with the actual trail (you could save the climb till the end of the ride).
A little bit up and down – nothing too serious but still with some actual climbs and some descents with
small berms. Small drops, small jumps, going over some rocks in a small stream etc. So it fells like a “real”
trail – maybe just in a smaller scale.
The girls could ride everything but they got tired, when doing the climbs, so these were just perfect for their level. They got up, but it took an effort.
The length of the trail is also really good for children of this age. Approximately 5km in length and with various places to take a break. There was a small roofed lunch pack area and a playground, which we also spent some time at.
Parking is really close to the trail, but there is nothing for the campervan people, and I would not recommend camping here.
All in all: This is really a nice trail to go with children! They need to be able to ride a bike, but they can really learn a lot here… So we were pleasantly surprised that we have such a nice trail so close to our home!
Based on **difficulty