The best multi activity holidays in Europe
Family holidays don’t all need to be about laying on the beach or exploring museums and galleries. When you have active children then a holiday can be an opportunity to enjoy some time together as family in sport or almost any type of outdoor activity.
Staying active as a family is great for your health but it is also a good opportunity to strengthen family relationships and to actually get to know your children better. You will be building up shared memories that can only add to your family relationships in the future.
One of the biggest problems with activity holidays can be deciding which activity you are going to participate in as a family. Maybe one of you enjoys cycling another climbing while a third person wants to try kayaking. If you book a trip with most holiday operators than you are usually committed to do the same activity all week so you have to make a decision on your activity in advance.
There is a more flexible approach to this problem. Instead of committing yourself to one activity for the whole holiday why not book your activities independently?
Sit down as a family and work out what activities you would all like to try and then find a holiday destination where all of these activities are available. This may take some time and research but building your holiday gives you the chance to create one of the best multi-activity holidays in Europe. You can design exactly the holiday that suits your family. You can spend a few days cycling another couple of days surfing and finish off learning how to white water raft.
When you plan your own multi-activity holiday you will need to spend time finding a destination where all of your chosen activities are within easy reach. One of the great things about Europe is that there are so many different family activities within easy reach. If you are looking for inspiration just a few ideas on what’s available here are some activities you can do in some of the popular destinations in Europe.
Mountain biking is a popular activity in many parts of Europe. In parts of Wales around Dolgellau it is second only to mountain walking in popularity. More traditional destinations for mountain bikers include Finale in Italy where it is also possible to enjoy relaxing on beautiful beaches after the exhilarating thrill of a days biking.
Indoor climbing walls can be found in most major cities in Europe but if you want to experience the thrill of outdoor rock climbing then it is hard to beat the delights of Sardinia or its near neighbour of Corsica. You can sign-up for courses that will train even the least experienced climber to scale the heights.
Hiking is something that can be tailored to your families level of experience and it has the added benefit that you can set your own activity level. If you feel like taking it slow for a day or making a diversion to see something interesting then you are free to set your own schedule. There are lots of established hiking routes across Europe where you can walk on your own or as part of a group. You will probably also meet up with many new friends along the way. One popular route is the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Whichever activities you add to your multi activity holidays in Europe you can be sure that you will learn something new and that your family will come back from the holiday talking about the fun they had gaining new skills and spending time outdoors together.