a VirtualTourist member asked on May 7, 2010
My family will take a train from Paris to Vernon to visit Monet's gardens in Giverny in July. I understand that there are a few places to rent a bicycle to ride from the train station to Giverny. What I need to know, but can't find, is are there bike rentals for small children? I will have my 6 year old daughter who will either need a small bike or a child's seat, trailer, or trail-a-bike, or tandem to make this journey. Can anyone enlighten me or point me to the right location to find out?? Many thanks!
Yes, there are small bikes. We went with our children and grandchildren, 10 of us, and rented bicycles at the little bar/restaurant right across from the train station in Vernon. My youngest grandchild was 8 at the time and got a small bike. This is a wonderful way to get to Giverny, especially with kids. Be sure to pick up the map from the bike rental man as it guides you across the Seine and to the pedestrian/bicycle path which goes directly to the garden. Do not try to go on the same road as the autos. I hope you have as much fun with this as we did.
Yes - once you are across the river, there is a cycle track along the path of an old railway, I believe.
Have a great day!