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Family cycling holidays in Europe for May half-term

9th May 2013 Print
Family cycling

For a family-friendly adventure this May half-term, HF Holidays suggests pedalling at your own unhurried pace through picturesque countryside past historical sights, exploring a new culture and country.

For example, its seven-night, self-guided Brittany Cycle Tour– graded easy – is ideal for families with distances of between two and 28 miles each day and follows the scenic towpaths of the Nantes-Brest canal, quiet country lanes and cycle paths along the old railway line. 

Other highlights include the fairytale chateaux of Josselin and Pontivy, the 18th century streets of Mur-de-Bretagne as well as the traditional foods and produce of Brittany including cider, crepes and cotriade (fish stew).  The itinerary offers safe cycling and at various stops there are swimming pools and play areas, plus kayaking opportunities.

The week commencing 25 May costs £675 per adult, twin-share, whilst the price for children aged under 16 years - and sharing with parents - is £575.  Also included is seven nights’ B&B accommodation in small hotels and guesthouses along the way.

Alternatively, its seven-night, self-guided Leisurely Danube itinerary – also graded easy – is a relaxed tour which follows the purpose-built flat cycle paths along the Danube from Passau in Germany to Grein in Austria taking in historic town centres - such as Linz – lakes for swimming and picturesque abbeys as well as featuring two free days to discover the local sights or simply relax.  Daily cycling distances are between 13 and 19 miles.

May half-term week costs £530 per adult, twin-share, with children aged under 16 - and sharing with parents - paying £430 each.  This includes seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast in three-star hotels and two ferry trips on the Danube.

All prices quoted include cycle hire, luggage transfers between overnight stops, plus route notes and maps.  Travel to the destination is extra.

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