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If your kids have a new or old penchant for pedal power, why not try a family cycling holiday? Children don’t even have to be old enough to ride themselves – most cycling holiday providers and bike-hire companies will furnish you with child-seats, trailers and sometimes even tandems.

You don’t have to stray far from home to enjoy a cycling break – Sustrans, Britain’s leading sustainable transport charity, coordinates the National Cycle Network with its more than 15,000km of cycle and walking routes on traffic-free paths and quiet lanes and roads around the UK. Bike hire is widely available all over the country, including at holiday parks and holiday villages, which can be a great, secure environment in which to get started with younger kids. Some parks even offer cycle training for tots.

Many of our further-flung family activity and adventure holidays also include some cycling as part of their itinerary, meaning you can enjoy the freedom of two wheels in destinations as diverse as Gozo and the Galapagos Islands.


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  • Porto Heli Beach Resort, Greece

    A stunning bay location in Greece, with gentle waters for paddling and ideal conditions for sailing - a perfect resort for relaxing and active family holidays.

  • Mediterraneo campsite, Venice

    Close to Venice, this family-friendly campsite and holiday park is ideal for all ages and for exploring the area.

  • St. Avit Loisirs campsite, Dordogne

    A fun family campsite in the Dordogne with kids pool, kids club, tennis and even quad biking.

  • Playa Montroig Camping Resort, Costa Dorada

    An activity-filled holiday park for families with kids all ages, right on the beach in Catalonia.

  • Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence de la Plage, Le Crotoy, Picardy

    Direct access to the beach, indoor and outdoor pools, water sports and a handy bike hire service, in Picardy.

  • Pierre & Vacances Le Rouret Holiday Village, Ardèche

    A large multi-activity family resort in an enchanting area of the Ardèche region.

  • Center Parcs Whinfell Forest, Cumbria

    Set in lovely woodland on the edge of the Lake District, popular for activity-based, weatherproof family holidays or breaks.

  • Ca'Savio campsite, Venice

    A large and lively site close to Venice with swimming pools, including kid's pools and direct access to a sandy beach.

  • Camping Ty Nadan campsite, Brittany

    The perfect site in Brittany for an active self-catering family holiday, with children's pool, activity program and sports coaching.

  • Camping Manor Farm, Interlaken, Switzerland

    A beautiful site set by a lake with private beach and small children's paddling pool.

  • Camping Valle Gaia, Cecina, Tuscany

    A quiet family-run site with 2 pool complexes and children's pool.

  • Bluestone: Lodges, Pembrokeshire

    Luxurious and spacious timber lodges, in a stunning coastal park in Pembrokeshire, with kids club, water park and loads of family-friendly facilities.

  • Bluestone: Luxury Cottages, Pembrokeshire

    At the heart of the resort village on the Pembrokeshire coast, with stunning coastal park walks and cycle routes, kids club and brilliant facilities for all the family.

  • Le Pachacaid campsite, Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur

    Campsite and holiday park with lots of family activities in a stunning setting on the French Riviera.

  • Hotel Villamarina, Salou

    An all-inclusive family hotel on the Costa Dorada, a short transfer from the airport and kids club included.

  • Yelloh! Village la Vallée, Normandy

    A short walk from the beach, surrounded by countryside and cycle routes, plus indoor and outdoor pools.

  • Sant' Angelo Village, Venice

    A lively family campsite with direct access to the beach, close to a lively resort and not far from Venice.

  • PGL Barton Hall, Devon

    With an outdoor pool, dry ski slope and a lake on-site, this is a top choice for a family adventure and activity holiday in Devon.

  • Stapleford Park, Leicestershire

    A Leicestershire county-house hotel with a spa, golf course, horse-riding and outdoor games.

  • The Bay, Yorkshire

    The site is well laid out, and you can even walk from the site to the beach. Cottages and lodges are well equipped making them ideal when you holiday with kids

  • Center Parcs Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

    The newest addition to the Center Parcs portfolio (open June 2014); located in the heart of a large forest in Bedfordshire.

  • Lime Wood Hotel & Spa, New Forest

    This hotel in the New Forest will not disappoint, from the food, to the service and even the bed lives up to the extremely high standard you would expect from a luxury family hotel.

  • La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda, Spain

    Ideal for relaxing rural family holidays and breaks, with a large garden and close to cycle paths and walking routes.

  • Château des Ormes campsite, Brittany

    A lively family holiday parc set within woodland, with a golf course and horse-riding centre.

  • Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall

    Cornwall’s quintessential seaside family hotel.

  • St Mellion International Resort, Cornwall

    Contemporary and luxurious 4-star Cornish resort with something for the whole family.

  • Kessingland Beach Holiday Park, Suffolk

    Great for kids who love splashing around in water.

  • Highfield Grange Holiday Park, South East England

    Get ready for fun, fun and more fun at this exciting lively Holiday Park in Essex.

  • Eyemouth Holiday Park, Berwickshire

    A great seaside resort in Scotland .

  • Crimdon Dene Holiday Park, County Durham

    A great location for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Ty Mawr Holiday Park, Wales

    A beautiful setting on the North Wales coast.

  • Coombe Mill Farm Holidays, Cornwall

    Family friendly farm and fishing holidays in Cornwall. Magical for children

  • Hidden River Cabins, Cumbria

    Luxury secluded log cabins in the Lake District with private hot tubs, miles of nature walks and even pets are welcome.

  • Old Swan and Minster Mill, The Cotswolds

    A luxury country house hotel in the Cotswolds, great for families with young kids.  

  • Yelloh! Village Le Brasilia campsite, Languedoc-Roussillon

    So many on-site activities, this holiday park close to the beach in Languedoc-Roussillon is perfect for families with older children.

  • Le Vieux Port campsite, Aquitaine

    A coastal family holiday park in Aquitaine with kids clubs for all ages, a spa and even an open air cinema.

  • Les Prairies de la Mer campsite, Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur

    Perfect for beach lovers, this self-catering holiday on the South of France offers plenty of activities and is ideal for older kids.

  • Sunparks Kempense Meren, Belgium

    A rural holiday park, on the edge of lake, with a beach and a host of fun family activities.

  • Bonne Anse Plage, Poitou Charentes

    A well-maintained site with friendly and helpful staff, plenty of facilities, including 3 pools and free kids clubs and a short walk to the beach.

  • Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sri Lanka

    A small boutique hotel offering a tranquil sanctuary.

  • Martello Beach Holiday Park, South East England

    An excellent location to base yourself for the beach and explore the area.

  • Camber Sands Holiday Park, Sussex

    A quality holiday park for families who love the beach.

  • Southview Holiday Park, Lincolnshire

    Rated amongst the best holiday parks in the area.

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