BIKE AND BOAT FAMILY HOLIDAYS

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Ever thought of combining your passion for cycling,  your love of the water and your need to travel, all in one holiday?  It is the ideal holiday for a family who love to be physically active while seeing a little bit more of the world.  It is a holiday which has something to keep everyone happy and no one will be bored.  The “are we there yet?” question, will not be out of boredom but out of excitement to arrive at the next port of call.

EUROPE – CATERED HOLIDAY

There are so many options to choose from.  Imagine cycling the Danube Cycle Path with your children.  What an experience for them, as they put on their reflective cycling vest and safety helmet before cycling through four European countries and seeing cities like Vienna, Budapest and Passau.  Every evening you will return to your luxury boat accommodation for a wonderful meal.  The joy of these boat and cycle trips is that aging relatives can also join you.  They can stay on board and enjoy a leisurely river cruise while you cycle each day.  There are a myriad of trips to choose from, covering most of Europe.

EUROPE – SELF DRIVE

Another option is to captain your own boat or barge.  It obviously gives you far more freedom and allows you to set your own itinerary.  Perhaps one day you would rather trade your reflective safety vest for a bikini and just sun bathe all day.  There are lots of companies out there who will arrange your boat hire and ensure that you have good roadworthy bikes.  Most of the companies have child seats and tag-along bikes for the smaller children and kiddies bikes for the older ones.  Choose a company which has a good backup system just in case there is problem with either your boat or your bike.

What about a wonderful cycling/boating holiday in England?  Imagine cruising on the Thames, passing Windsor Castle and mooring your boat at Henley and taking a leisurely cycle around the area.  Back on the boat and off again with thoughts of which wonderful British pub are you going to dine at this evening.  Moor outside and there are no problems with drinking and driving!

There are canals, rivers and lakes galore in Europe for you to travel on while enjoying the beautiful scenery which each area has to offer.  For those intrepid explorers who enjoy the sea, why not try and cycling and sailing holiday on the west coast of Turkey or the Greek Islands.  The possibilities are endless.