Best in European Active Family Holidays

Families walking with donkeys beneath the lofty heights of Mont Blanc | Kate Baker
Families walking with donkeys beneath the lofty heights of Mont Blanc | Kate Baker

Need inspiring ideas to spend quality time with your children or grandchildren? Would you like to invite your parents on a short family break? Are you looking for a different destination to explore with your children? Perhaps your time is limited to organise these kind of unique family holidays in Europe? 

UTracks is here to support you. A team of travel experts can assist you in arranging your next active European family holiday. To give you some ideas, below is an overview of the best active family holidays in Europe. Often these breaks are just a week long, they offer good value for money and give you and your family a unique opportunity to explore Europe exactly your way. Whether you like to arrange for a private departure with your own party or want to join a group tour with other families, find here the best in active European family holidays!

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Mont Blanc & Other Family Holidays in France

Mont Blanc Family Adventure

The Alps are the perfect playground for an active family. They are filled with thousands of trails that wind their way around charismatic mountains, alpine pastures, thick forests, glaciers and serene mountain lakes. view trips

South of France, you will find the tiny French island of Corsica, it is simply one of the best walking destinations in Europe. There is much more than just the GR20, there are actually walks there for everyone. view trip

Other Family Holidays in France

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Croatia Family Holidays

Croatia Family Adventure

Take to the water to explore the sensational coastline of southern Dalmatia, with overnights in scenic ports and quiet bays. With highlights such as the famous narrow white pebble beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), an extraordinary shingle spit and a Croatia icon, each day brings a new island to discover by bike or on foot. Activities are specifically geared towards the whole family to ensure that the experience is both informative and interactive. view trip

Teenage Friendly Holidays in Croatia

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10 Lakes Cycle & Other Water Based Family Holidays

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10 Lakes Family Cycle

Made famous by the ‘Sound of Music’ film, Austria’s picture perfect lakes, high rolling mountains, verdant meadows and scenic valleys are the right playground for a family cycle adventure. Joining in Salzburg, there is plenty of time to pedal at a relaxed pace for the children to enjoy the views. Available are add-ons like kids’ bikes, tag-along bikes and trailers. This is one of the newly added family holidays in Europe for 2017.  view trip

Other Water Based Family Holidays

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Active Family Holidays in Holland

Family holidays in Holland with UTracks

Holland Family Bike and Barge

Holland’s flat cycle ways and pretty canals offer some of the most enchanting and safe cycling opportunities in Europe. The country is the perfect introduction to cycling holidays. Aboard your hotel barge and in the company of other families, cycle through the Dutch riverlands, visit the famous cheese town of Gouda and view the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk. An itinerary specially designed for kids from 7 to 11 years old.  view trip

Other Active Family Holidays in Holland

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Family Holidays Along the Danube River

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Danube Cycle Adventure for Families

The traffic-free flat stretch of the Danube is packed full of attractions, and is the ideal introduction to cycle touring for all of the family. There is plenty of variety including a donkey adventure, boat rides on the Danube, historic sites such as the Melk Monastery and beautiful landscapes that will inspire children and adults alike. The picturesque riverside region of the Wachau Valley with its fragrant orchards, vineyards and historic villages with their church spires and hilltop castles, leads you to the town of Spitz.  view trip

Other Danube River Holidays fit for Families

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Gran Paradiso & More Family Walking Holidays in Italy

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Gran Paradiso Family Adventure

Deep in Italy’s Aosta Valley, the country’s first national park was established in 1856 to protect the Ibex and Chamois populations – and as a direct result, encounters with these animals now occur daily! Alpine picnics with awesome views offer a chance to take in the wonderful vistas, allowing children to explore the surrounding area and just drink in the outdoors well away from gaming consoles. The scenery is exceptional: rugged valleys carpeted in wildflowers, rocky snow-covered passes, glacial lakes and views to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. At night, the hosts of the rifugio welcome you with good quality mountain cuisine and a dining room brimming with atmosphere.  view trip

Child Friendly Walking Holidays in Europe

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Active Family Holidays in Greece

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Greek Islands Family Adventure

On board a two-masted wooden motor yacht, cruise the Ionian Islands along the west coast of Greece. From elegant Corfu with its Venetian-style Old Town, the trip takes in the islands of Lefkada, Cephalonia and Ithaca (the alleged home of Odysseus), as well as Meganisi and Paxos, where time seems to have stood still. You and your children can choose to explore by boat, bike and on foot, with of course ample time for swimming, visiting sites and relaxing in traditional tavernas.  view trip

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Sardinia & Other Island Based Family Holidays in Europe

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Sardinia Family Cycle Holiday

Sardinia is an island full of adventure for both young and old, with the intrigue of its own language, mouth-watering local flavours and idyllic beaches. Take the opportunity to explore Sardinia’s southern coastline by bike, past Romanesque ruins, Mediterranean vineyards and centuries-old olive groves. For personal preferences, there is a range of cycle options for kids and adults including bike seats, trailers and electric bikes on this European family holiday.  view trip

Other Island & Coast Based Family Holidays in Europe

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Child Friendly Holidays in Italy

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Amalfi Explorer

Fun, active and engaging – these are the essential elements of a successful family holiday. This carefully researched trip in Italy is packed full of activities to enrapture the whole family.  Ascend to the crater of Mt Vesuvius, try local gelato, and discover the historic ruins of Pompeii. There are few trips which take in such a diverse combination of highlights suitable for every member of the family. This trip is accompanied by an expert local guide and is suitable for children as young as 8.  view trip

Other Family Holidays in Italy

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Active Family Holidays Europe From learning how to make pizza in Italy to taking a boat ride at Europe’s largest waterfall and exploring Austria’s picture perfect castles, there is an active family holiday in Europe for any interest. Contact our teams around the world to learn about dates & more.


Private Party

Anniversaries, birthdays, family treats and just about any other good occasion to create memories with loved ones is a reason to consider a private group. UTracks often considers a 'group' from already just six travellers and you'll be surprised at how affordable and rewarding a private group trip can be. Talk to one of our travel experts around the world for more information.

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