Bicycle Tours Through Europe With the Kids
Think of yourself cycling through picturesque countryside, stopping by occasionally at rural restaurants and engorging pretty much what you like simply because you know you will burn the calories when you get back on the cycling trail. Meanwhile your luggage is being ported to and from a luggage van that accompanies you throughout your trip. That is exactly what a cycling tour of Europe with your entire family can be.
With so many companies now offering family friendly European cycling trips, the range of choices is vast – from basic backpacking trips to luxurious packages. What distinguishes one cycling package from another is not just cost. As you would expect with family-oriented trips, the tour can be tailored for different age groups.
For instance, very young kids may not have the strength, stamina or perseverance to travel for long distances. Some packages may be developed to cater for children as young as three years old. This will include choice of terrain. Holland for instance is famous for its flat lands which are ideal not only for kids but also for adults that may not have the strength to navigate hilly tracks.
Others will go to the extent of having no minimum age restriction. In such instances, children that are under 4 years old ride on a separate bike trailer or simply sit in the luggage van with a guardian. Kids who can cycle but are not as comfortable with an ordinary bicycle can be allocated a tricycle.