Trip to the Cycle Pump Track in Lo Barnechea

Last weekend we ventured out to the cycle pump track for kids in Lo Barnechea. It was so fun that I thought to share a few photos.

OK, so not everyone was immediately convinced that mountain biking is fun. Look closely and you’ll spot my child lying on the ground in protest. #parentingfail.

pump track los trapenses

It’s a lovely place, with fresh air, mountain views and plenty of space for mini BMXers to show off their skills.

There are three bike pump tracks here. One is reserved for absolute beginners, one for intermediates, and another for older kids and teenagers doing all sorts of stunts. This was the view from the beginner track:

pump track Lo Barnechea

We’d mislaid Sebastian’s cycle helmet that day, and while he wasn’t exactly breaking any speed limits, we’ll be sure to pack it next time. #parentingfailnumber2

cycle park for young children in Santiago

My boy on his bike at the Santiago pump track

Eventually Rafa came round and decided to show off some bike skills too…

family time at the pump track

preschool fun in Lo Barnechea

And then, when the morning was out we burnt off our last quota of energy on the little playground and zip wire.

Climbing frame at the pump track

zip line at the pump track

Need to know: 

There is another pump track just up the road which is more for hardcore adult mountain bikers. The child friendly pump track is on Camino del Oficio Int on the corner with Camino del Monje and here is the link to a Facebook group page.

The park features a little fix it station, with screw drivers to raise your kid’s seat, tinker with the handle bars and so forth.

All kids there, apart from Sebastian, were wearing cycle helmets. Be sure to pack yours.

The cycle track can get rather muddy, so be sure to dress your kids in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Judging by the map there were some bakeries not too far away, but I’d recommend packing a snack and then heading to a more child friendly restaurant in Lo Barnechea.

For more ideas of things to do with your kids in Santiago, click here.

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