5 great adventure holidays for families
Family holidays should be filled with fun and activities. We suggest five trips that are suitable for active parents and adventure loving children.
Nepal Family Adventure
The trip begins in Kathmandu with an immersive three-day trek (up to two hours walking each day) through the Annapurna Foothills. You’ll stay at luxury trekking lodges each night.
The eight-day adventure also includes elephant back safaris, the chance to meet an Everest summiteer, rafting on the Seti River, visits to local schools, ancient cities and Tibetan monks.
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Las Alpujarras Escape
The holiday is based in southern Spain in the beautiful area called Andalucia. You’ll stay in the lovely 800-year old Casa Rural Las Chimeneas, where switching off and relaxing is easy.
The location also offers lots of things to do for families including easy walking and cycling in shaded valleys, strolling through olive groves, exploring Moorish villages, visiting castle, olive pressing, cooking classes and cheese and soap making. An unspoilt coast is also nearby by for traditional family seaside days.
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Danube Family Cycling Adventure
The Danube Cycle Path is traffic free and flat so it’s ideal for cycling with young children. This eight-day trip heads from Linz to Vienna in Austria, with lots to see and do along the way.
Younger riders and adults will enjoy the easy cycling by day and accommodation in 3-star hotels and inns at night.
You’ll ride through picture-perfect Austrian villages and flower-filled meadows as you follow the beautiful Blue Danube to Vienna.
There are attractions en route, too, including the set of an Iron-Age village, a maritime museum, water parks and castles, as well as vineyards of the Wachau Wine Valley for the grown ups.
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Bruges to Amsterdam by Bike & Boat
This is a great holiday for families with slightly older children. The trip includes cycling and sailing through Belgium and Holland to the historical cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
Riders can enjoy flat paths in a traditional landscape of canals, winding rivers polders, dykes and windmills.
The trip includes seven nights aboard a “floating hotel” which is docked every night in interesting towns and cities.
During the day you have the freedom to cycle through charming Belgian and Dutch countryside, or you can simply relax and cruise on the boat.
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Fife Coastal Path Short break
Introduce the kids to walking holidays with a shorter break of five days and four nights on Scotland's stunning Fife Coastal trail.
There are plenty of stop-off points en route so you can decide before you go how many miles you would like to walk in a day. Why not combine walking days with beach days in between?
The coast in this eastern part of Scotland offers a wealth of things to do on the beach and in pretty fishing villages.
Fife Coastal Path Short break