It can sometimes be a hard sell persuading children to go on a walking vacation. However, throw in a donkey to carry your bags, a mountain yurt or a swim at the end of each day and they start to warm to the idea. Plus they are hassle free, with all the vacation company’s expert notes, itineraries and maps, accommodation and food organised. Which leaves you with little else to worry about except walking. And enjoying pure family time. Something that is pretty rare these days.