Family Cycling

Get the family together for an easy going, healthy, fun-packed cycling adventure!

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Family holidays don’t have to be all about visiting the beach and playing in the hotel pool. More and more families are beginning to understand the appeal of family cycling holidays. They not only offer a great way for families to see places they’ve never visited before, broadening children’s horizons in the process, but they also provide families with an active trip that promotes exercise and exploration.

Why Should You Take Your Family on a Cycling Holiday?

Families benefit from the chance to spend active time together. When you’re looking to see a place and show your children more of the world and nature, cycling holidays offer the ideal way in which to do that. They get to see some incredible landscapes for the very first time.

Parents are also increasingly keen to find ways in which they can encourage their children to be more active. Cycling offers a way to break free of those screens and devices for a while and get out there in the world being active. It can engender a love of activity and the natural environment.

You can take things at your own pace and see lots of places along the way. When all’s said and done, it’s a big adventure and that’s what makes cycling holidays so much fun for kids and adults alike. It all represents great quality time together for families.

Some of the Best Destinations for Cycling Holidays

There are so many places for families to visit on cycling tours. If you’re looking for something picturesque and easygoing, The Netherlands and Belgium are both great for cycling tours. They’re both home to some stunning landscapes, but they’re also flat and easy for kids to cycle.

Italy is also a good place to consider if you’re looking for a summer spot that’s more likely to offer good weather and warm conditions. Lots of families head to Sardinia and places like that because they’re very pretty and there are good paths for cycling.

The UK also has a lot to offer in terms of family cycling holidays, so you don’t have to go far to experience a trip like this. The Lake District is particularly popular with British families and there are plenty of other options, such as in Derbyshire.

Tips for Families Looking to Organise a Cycling Holiday

We offer a wide range of cycling holidays for families, so you should be sure to check these out and see if any of them suit you. We’re proud to offer so many exciting opportunities to families and we know you’ll have a great time with whichever one you decide to choose. Find more details about them here on our website.

If you want to plan your own trip, be sure to research the destination in depth before making any concrete plans. It needs to be suitable and appealing to the whole family, and you should think ahead in terms of bike hire. It’s generally easier to use a reliable bike hire company than to take your own bikes with you.

Latest Family Cycling Tours

Family Cycling £355
UK - Derbyshire - Guided Family Bike Skills

<p>Based in the beautiful White Peak area of the southern Peak District, this fantastic family ride will introduce you to the countryside around the lovely former cheese-making and mining village of Hartington…


  • United Kingdom - England
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £1455
Northern Spain - Asturian Coastal Ride - Guided Family Cycling Holiday

<p>The Asturian coast of the ‘Costa Cantabrica’ is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets.&nbsp;While the rest of Spain is being baked in the sweltering summer heat this north Atlantic coastline known…


  • Spain - Northern Spain
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £1375
Italy - Sardinia - Family Flavours - Guided Family Cycling Holiday

<p>Our&nbsp;Guided Family Flavours&nbsp;holiday is designed for families who want to take their time and enjoy great scenery. You'll be riding on quiet backroads, allowing time for younger children to…


  • Italy - Sardinia
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £1170
The Azores - Island Discoverer - Guided Family Cycling Holiday

<p>This is an easy paced family cycling holiday in the Azores, located almost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.&nbsp;The volcanic origins of the islands are reflected in the mountains and valleys covered…


  • Portugal - Azores
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £315
UK - Lake District - Guided Family Bike Skills

<p>This <a href="https://www.skedaddle.com/uk/family/holidays/location/The-UK/29" target="_blank">UK family cycling holiday</a> allows you to take all of the hassle out of arranging a cycling adventure…


  • United Kingdom - England
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £430
Burgundy Highlights

Based in Burgundy's wine capital, Beaune, this short break combines cycling through the grand estates with time to soak up the charm of the town. The nearby vineyards offer a number of interesting cycle…


  • France - Burgundy
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Family Cycling £490
Cycle Linz to Vienna

Follow the winding route of the Danube and discover the lively history of one of Europe's most important rivers. This outstanding cycling opportunity will take you past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries…


  • Austria - Wachau Valley
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £795
Tuscany Cycle for Families

There are no steep Tuscan hills on this beautifully designed self guided cycle taking in some of Tuscany's most famous towns. Pedal effortlessly along the meandering Arno river cycle paths that take you…


  • Italy - Tuscany
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £650
Provence Alpilles by Bike

The sublime landscapes and pretty villages of Provence have been an inspiration for artists for centuries. To really appreciate the countryside the ideal means of travel through the region is by bike…


  • France - Provence
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £650
Lake Constance Circuit

Lake Constance, formed by the Rhine Glacier during the Ice Age, consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee (upper lake), the Untersee (lower lake), and a connecting stretch of the Rhine called the…


  • Switzerland - Swiss Alps
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £660
Catalonia by Bike for Families

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially designed for families. Ride across nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green countryside…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Intermediate
Family Cycling £1170
Croatia Family Cycling Adventure

Explore the stunning islands and coastline of southern Dalmatia on board a charming boat, with overnights in scenic ports and quiet bays. Each day brings a new island to discover either by bike or on foot…


  • Croatia - Dalmatian Coast
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £650
Sardinia Family Cycling Cycle Adventure

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is well known for its white sandy beaches, mystical ancient history and wild mountainous interior. It's an island full of adventure for both young and old with the…


  • Italy - Sardinia
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £740
Danube Cycle Adventure for Families

This flat stretch of the Danube which is free of traffic and packed full of attractions, is an ideal introduction to cycle touring for all of the Family Cycling. There is plenty of variety including a…


  • Austria - Wachau Valley
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Beginner
Family Cycling £930
Swiss Chocolate Cycle

If life is like a 'box of chocolates' then this is one for the bucket list. Cycling through the sublime landscapes of central Switzerland on well signposted bike paths, this imaginative route takes you…


  • Switzerland - Central Switzerland
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Easy
Family Cycling £1150
Denmark North Zealand CycleNEW

Historically, Zealand was the playground of Danish royalty and even the Vikings. It's easy to see why. Denmark's largest island offers an abundance of beautiful beaches, thick forests and magnificent coastal…


  • Denmark - Zealand
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Easy