Famille à vélo sur Voie Bleue à Metz © Guillaume Robert Famy

My first cycling trip

Every details to prepare your bicycle trip !

Here, we offer advice – on the route, on what type of bike to choose, on equipment you might need – to ensure you are well prepared for your cycling trip along La Voie Bleue.

For long cycling trips:

  • Make sure you have comfortable clothes for cycling, and appropriate shoes
  • Always carry water and energy bars
  • Don’t forget to pack a first-aid kit
  • Opt for panniers rather than a rucksack, which can become tiring in the long run
  • handlebar bag also proves very useful, for maps, guidebooks and other practical items  
  • Carry a small repair kit including: a puncture repair kit, a spare inner tube, a cyclist’s multifunction tool, a bicycle pump and connection suitable for your valves
  • If travelling with young children, consider getting a bike trailer or three-wheel bike, or a trailer-cycle / trail-a-bike, much more comfortable than a baby seat.
  • Check the weather forecast before setting off
  • Remember to use a bicycle lock when leaving your bike unattended