14th March, 2016

Here at The Carter Company we often hear from families who want to holiday together. When your family consists of three generations, it's not always easy to find a trip to suit everyone, but a gentle cycling holiday can be a great option as it offers a lot of flexibility. Grandparents who want to take it easy can choose an electric bike, whilst young kids can travel in a child's seat, tagalong or trailer. Below we share some wonderful routes in Europe and Britain that are ideal for multi-generational groups.

If you have specific requirements for a family trip you'd like to discuss with us, please do get in touch with us and we'd be happy to help!

1. Mallorca coast to coast

This self-guided tour offers lots of flexibility with several nights in each hotel, so much of the cycling is optional. Enjoy days off around the idyllic hotel pools or head out on foot to explore the surrounding area. The distances are short and hills are few and far between. Electric bikes are available for those who want to take it extra easy.

2. Lake Constance

Experience three countries in one trip on this culturally rich tour around Lake Constance. With low mileages, mostly flat terrain and traffic-free bike paths, this is a great family trip. Cycle through vineyards, take a cable car into the mountains and experience a world renowned performing arts festival. Electric bikes available!

3. Oxford and Thames royal palaces

The River Thames threads its way serenely through pretty landscapes and into the heart of bustling historic towns such as Oxford and Windsor. The tranquil river path provides the route for much of this trip. The itinerary is relaxed and includes several optional river boat trips with bikes aboard. E-bikes also an option on this tour.