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Active family holidays in Europe

The flexibility and breadth of the UTracks’ program of active Family Adventures ensures that there is a European walking or cycling holiday for nearly every family.

For parents who are comfortable with active holidays there are trips to suit families with children as young as two. If you’re just testing the waters, our centre based tours, which may include our popular Barge / Boat & Bike tours, require you to unpack only once.

Family Cycling Trips in Europe

Vehicle free cycling trails are common in Europe. On many self guided cycling tours bike trailers can be arranged for children as young as two years to a maximum of 40-60kgs (depending on specifications). Trail-a-bikes are available for 4-9 year olds.

France is a great cycling destination for families with trips like our Provence Backroads providing numerous castles for kids to explore in a secret pocket of Provence as well as most of our cycling holidays in the Loire Valley, where you can choose from centre based or hotel to hotel self guided trips along quiet back roads and dedicated cycle to explore the many chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley.

Family Walking Trips in Europe

Our self guided walking holidays are suitable for active children from 8 years old, while our guided family adventures in the Mont Blanc region are designed for children from 7 years.

Discounts are usually available for children under 12 years when sharing a room with two adults, please enquire with your nearest UTracks office for exact pricing and details.

Popular family walking holiday options in Europe include our Mont Blanc Family Adventure, a special family walk around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland, as well as the Volcanoes of Sicily (the climb of Stromboli is not suitable for children) and centre based or hotel to hotel self guided walking trips in the Loire Valley.

Centre Based or active family boat based trips in Europe

Staying in the same accommodation throughout your trip is always a bonus for parents, minimising the stress and hassle of packing and unpacking every day. The familiarity of returning to the same place is also reassuring to kids who are new to travelling.

Centre Based trips such as the Cinque Terre provide accommodation in a self contained apartment with rooming for up to 4 people (2 bedrooms).

Most Barge & Bike holidays provide a discount of up to 50% for kids travelling with 2 adults. Our Danube boat based cycle trips, in particular the section between Passau and Vienna, are ideal for children as the route is generally flat and perfect for taking in the many castles and monuments that overlook the river.

 

Browse all our active family trips in Europe



Introductory  |  8 days
Enjoy the must-see highlights of Holland and Belgium by bike and barge
Introductory  |  5 days
Cycle through picture-book Montagnette villages that inspired Van Gogh, explore historic relics, and sample the wines of the Cotes du Rhone
moderate  |  7 days
A special family walking adventure through the Alps to view the Mont Blanc regions famous peaks and glaciers
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of the Danube from Passau to Vienna and Bratislava by bike and boat
Introductory  |  5 days
A beautiful centre based cycle trip exploring the vineyards and chateaux of the Loire Valley
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Visit the vineyards and chateaux of the 'playground of the kings', the Loire Valley, at your own pace
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the enchanting villages of Provence at handlebar level
moderate  |  7 days
A family walking holiday to discover prolific alpine wildlife, glaciers and mountains in Europe's oldest national park, the Gran Paradiso
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycling and cruising from the 'green heart' to the coastal sand dunes to discover the charm of Holland
moderate  |  8 days
Trek the impressive volcanoes of Etna and Stromboli, relax on beaches and discover the Sicilian 'dolce vita'
Introductory  |  8 days
Experience the delight of cycling through Holland with your family
introductory to moderate  |  5 days
A centre based walking holiday exploring the mountain trails and villa gardens of Italy's magnificent Lake Como
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Journey by bike and river cruise through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
Introductory  |  7 days
Explore the stunning Cinque Terre along a series of 15th century footpaths
moderate  |  7 days
A specially tailored walk for families around Mont Blanc from the Chamonix Valley to Courmayeur
moderate  |  7 days
A walking trip to explore Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius, the island of Capri and the stunning Amalfi Coast
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the coastline and islands between Marmaris and Fethiye on foot from a comfortable Turkish gulet base
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A fun and engaging family adventure exploring the coast and countryside of Catalonia by bike
Introductory  |  8 days
An exciting family cycling adventure along a flat, traffic free section of the Danube River
introductory to moderate  |  4 days
An introduction to cycling through Burgundy's magnificent vineyards
introductory to moderate  |  9 days
Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
An enchanting guided cycle journey from the magical city of Venice along the canals and waterways of the Po River
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycle the Adriatic coast from Venice through Slovenia to Croatia
Introductory  |  8 days
An exciting multi-activity adventure for the whole family exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and islands
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A circular cycle of Lake Constance through three countries against the backdrop of the Alps with a side trip to the magnificent Rhine Falls
introductory to moderate  |  5 days
Cycle past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to Vienna
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Hike in western Sicily to discover archaeological sites, colourful seaside towns and stunning coastal views
Introductory  |  8 days
An active family holiday to experience the sights and hidden treasures of Rome, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, the island of Capri and the stunning Amalfi Coast
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of Holland and western Belgium by bike and on board a comfortable barge
introductory to moderate  |  15 days
Travel the Danube between Passau in Germany and the Iron Gates National Park on the Romanian Serbian border by bike and river cruise
Introductory  |  8 days
A family friendly cycle trip exploring the dramatic coastline and Roman ruins of southern Sardinia
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of Holland and western Belgium by bike and on board a comfortable barge
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