Top family bike rides around the world
If you are a family that likes to cycle together, then a biking holiday is a great way to bond and have a really healthy holiday. So, where will you go? Here are some great suggestions for cycling holidays with the family.
Regarded as the most bike-friendly city in the world, Groningen offers the safest type of city cycling because cars are prohibited from entering the city centre.
You can combine your cycling with visits to museums, take in impressive architecture or, if you want a longer ride, you can tackle the Lauwersmeer cycling route that covers 43km and can be broken up with overnight stays.
Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
If you fancy a cycling holiday with breathtaking views of mountains then this should be perfect. You can camp in the park and hire bikes while you are there, making use of the former railway trail that is now used as a flat bike trail for those who like their bike rides to be superiorly picturesque.
There are loads of other exciting activities for the family at Algonquin Park, including watersports, scenic hiking routes and you can also go skiing in the mountains.
It is worth noting that to travel to Canada you will need to submit an eTA Canada application as you will require a tourist visa for Canada. You can find out more details about eTA Canada at https://www.e-eta.org/.
Along the River Danube from Passau to Vienna is an amazing bike ride that is also very flat. The scenery is stunning and the cycle pathway is well-maintained and winds through some of Europe’s most historical places.
The great thing about this route is that it can be as short or long as you want to make it and there are plenty of tourist points to enjoy along the way.
Italy is another great destination for cycling holidays with many routes that are ideal for families that enjoy the sights on a relaxed, safe and easy route. The route from Bolzano to Lake Garda covers 120km so it is better for stronger cyclists or why not spread out the distance with multiple days of cycling.
The first section sees you take the path along the River Adige, which winds through a mix of orchards and other beautiful scenery. The pathway will take you all the way to Trento, which is a lovely old town with lots of quaint buildings and great restaurants and cafes to stop off at to refuel!
The next stage takes you into Lake Garda South where you might want to take a boat trip across the lake. Garda can be quite hot at some points in the year, so you should check the average weather and select a suitably cool month to travel, so that your family does not suffer from the heat.