For Families

Take your children to school, playground, or to the park. Go shopping. Life will be a lot simpler and much more fun with a Christiania tricycle!

SAFETY: The Christiania is the safest way to transport children on a bike:

  1. You are very visible
  2. Motor vehicles leave you more room
  3. It gives you the confidence to ride assertively
  4. The box has a very robust metal base
  5. You are on three wheels, so you don’t have to balance the bike

The most common comment of Christiania parents is: “I don’t know how I would have coped without it”. Indeed a quarter of Copenhagen families with two or more children own a cargo trike. Once you have one, all your trips to school, museums, sport clubs, shopping, etc. etc. become a lot easier, and much more fun.

Your children will love the sizable square box (much more than those cramped, rounded boxes of other cargo trikes, designed to appeal to parents rather than children). Although not scientifically proven, most children prefer Christiania Bikes.

Light Classic

The Christiania Light rolls so smoothly and swiftly, it is just a pleasure to ride. Fitted generally with seven speed and coaster brake (three and eight speed are also available), and with a tight turning circle, it is surprising manoeuvrable in most urban settings. There is a range of box colours and canopy shapes and colours; see details below. Two choices of seats: a wooden bench, with optional pillow, or a soft seat; both are for two chldren and come standard with a lap-belt. For children younger than two, an additional three-point harness can be fitted. Climbing on board is aided by an aluminium step.
If you have three or four children (or if you plan to transport your children’s friends regularly), choose the straight option, so that an extra bench can be fitted.
RRP: £2070.50, with seven speed, Bugatti hood, soft seat for two children and frame lock.

H/Box +30 Long Box

The Long Box, 30cm longer than the Classic model, is for families with three or four children who want to ensure they have ample storage space for school bags, sport kits, shopping, etc.
Built exclusively in steel, it is 7 kg heavier than the light, but still rides smoothly and easily.
This is also the preferred choice for kindergartens in Scandinavia, where they seat six children in each trike for school outings.
RRP: £2565 with seven speed, Prairie hood with six windows, seating for four children and frame lock.

Short Box

Christiania - Short Box, studio small
The Short Box has been developed primarily for grandparents, for shopping trips and taking their grandchildren on rides; but of course can be considered as an option by families as well. Extremely maneuverable and stable. Aluminium frame, 25cm shorter than the Classic, box size: 63 x 62 x 50/36 cm. It has its own Bugatti hood as an option.
RRP: £1958.00 with seven speed, Bugatti hood and frame lock. Soft seat for two children £112


The 2Wheeler is for families with one or two children whose typical journeys have few interruptions, generally in a non-urban setting or with well designed cycle paths. The low centre of gravity offers great stability and the box is deeper than that of most other two-wheelers.
Equipped with 8 speed and frame lock. It uses the Bugatti hood of the Classic and comes in three frame colours: Green, Cream or Black.
Dimension of box: Bottom: 63×40; Top 87×58/46. Overall length: 2.52. Weight: 28kg. Capacity 60kg + rider.
RRP: £1740.50 with bench for two children; Bugatti hood: £231

Electric Assist

Christiania Bikes offers two options of motors:

  • Cargo-motor, fitted in the rear hub
  • Pendix, a powerful central motor

They can be fitted on all models; the Pendix is particularly suited for retro-fits.

Cargo Motor

Comes with a 13.6 Panasonic Lithium-ion battery, fitted above the rear wheel and a throttle, to reduce power consumption.Christiania - motor

Technical data
Gear Shimano Alivio 8 gear
Motor 250w brushless DC hub motor with planetary gear
Controller PWM/microprocessor with self-diagnostic system
Low voltage (protection) 31.5 V
Mode PAS (Pedal Assist System) (EU standard EN 15194)
Battery 13,6AH 36V Panasonic Li-ION, 490 watt hours, detachable,
weight 3 kg
Charging / discharging up till 1.000 times
Charger Swift mode, sealed, charge time 5-7 hours
Range Up to 40 km

Price: £1450


Can be easily fitted on an existing non-electric model. Its central positioning allows for a lower torque for steeper hills. Weight 6.5 kg.


Technical data


Drive system: brushless bottom bracket motor
Performance: 250 W nominal
Speed cut-off: 25 km/h
Motor settings: 3 modes
Torque (max): 50 Nm


Type: lithium ion accumulator (removable)
Capacity: 300 Wh / 500 Wh
Voltage: 48 V
Charging time: 3 hrs
Range (max): 105 km

Price: £1450



Frame material

Aluminium. 35kg tootal weight. 80kg payload.

The box

Standard box: Length: 88cm. Width: 62cm. Height: 50cm at the rear, 35cm at the front. Carries two children (one bench) and a variety of cargo.
Straight box: 50cm high all around. Carries up to four children (two benches).

Climb every hill

3 speeds: easy for flat and fairly flat areas
7 speeds: will get you up most hills
8 speeds: easy on most hills thanks to wide gear range
Electric assist: climb every hill without sweat

Cover up

Bugatti – aerodynamic and bright inside (Christiania Classic Standard box only), avalable in cream, black, red, light blue.
Bugatti Panorama – even brighter thanks to an extra large front window (Christiania Classic Standard box only)

Prairie – spacious and flexible (fits all open boxes), avalable in cream, black, red, light blue.
Rain cover – quickly covers the box, easy on, easy off (fits all open boxes)
Full trike cover – covers your trike if it lives outdoors

Personalize your box

Choose box colour: Blue, Cream, Green, Red, Yellow.
Brand your box: use vinyl decals from a graphics specialist
Paint your wagon: see our guide here

Sit comfortably

Hard bench – sits two; doubles as a lockable storage box. Make it soft with a Christiania cushion. Fully removable for greater cargo capacity
Soft seat – sits two; folds for greater cargo capacity.
Side seat – sits one.
Baby seat – use your own like in a car. Secure it with an extra lap belt.



  1. Mark smith · · Reply

    Hi there, could you tell me the max height of the bike please?? I have a small shed I wonder if it will fit in ok.. I know the height of the box, but need the max height it will be.

    1. From ground to the top of the handlebars is 112cm

  2. ERIK VAN THIELEN · · Reply

    Hi there, planning to buy a christiania light / straight box with e-motor. between Pendix & Cargo Motor what is the recommended option? pros & cons for each? would appreciate some guidance…

    1. The two motors have similar power output. However the Pendix is a central motor whereas the Cargo motor is located on the rear wheel; as a consequence the Pendix can be set to a lower torque and will perform better on steep hills.
      The battery of the Cargo Motor is more capacious than the one on the Pendix, giving you almost twice the range.

      1. ERIK VAN THIELEN · ·

        thank you very much, Andrea, this is exactly the information I needed. It will then be the Cargo Motor!

  3. Amelia · · Reply

    I have a Christiania light electric bike from 2015 (I believe it was the last of the old models). It currently has a box bench one side and soft folding bench the other side. If I were to adapt it to have a baby seat and one other child in the box, is it possible to put a rear seat on it to fit another child (age 5/7) on the back? What is the weight limit there?

    1. Hi Amelia,
      If you place the maxi cosi perpendicular to the direction of travel, do you have enough legroom for two children on the bench. If the answer is no, Bobike does a child seat that can take up to 35kg.

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