Cycling vacations for families
A family cycling vacation is a double whammy of wondrousness. First of all, everything is organised for you, so you don’t need to spend hours taking bikes on and off bike carriers, or finding the safest route from A to B without heading into a load of trucks. Second, the joy that you get watching your children gain that sense of freedom is second to none. Remember the minute you took the stabilisers off and they confidently pedalled off, grinning ear to ear, the reins finally let go? Well, it’s a bit of that, every day, in amazing landscapes. Ideally with the sea or a pool to jump into together at the end of the day too.
Yes, biking and bonding as a family was fab, but the fact that the kids slept through for ten hours every night was bloody brilliant.
See our health and safety section for more details on how to cycle safely with your family.
Cycling vacation advice for families
Andy Ross is a cycling vacation specialist at our partners Exodus Travels. He says: "Cycling is a great family activity as long as the route is suitable. Avoid biting off more than you can chew; it is far more relaxing to keep distances manageable. It may also be sensible to choose a vacation that includes lots of other activities and places of interest, so it isn’t purely about the cycling itself."
Vivian Campbell, from our specialists Cycle Catalan, says: “Our cycle and relaxation tour is very popular with people who come with children in the vacations. You can do some nice cycling, some beach activities, a little bit of walking… It’s more informal.”
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