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6 Best Self-Guided Trips for Families

Families can explore at their own pace on our self-guided trips. Travel whenever you like and, if you want a quad room or kids bikes, we’ll sort it. Here are some of the best self-guided trips for families.
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Trek from Picos de Europa to the Coast, Spain

Combine vast mountainscapes with coastal vistas on this self-guided walking tour from the soaring limestone peaks of Picos de Europa to the unspoilt golden sand beaches of the Bay of Biscay. This moderate-graded walking holiday follows well-established paths, so active kids aged eight years or over should find the routes manageable. Wander at your own pace as you explore the rocky ravine of Cares Gorge and stop for a swim in a secluded bay on a coastal walk to Poo de Llanes. 
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Walking Adventure in Tenerife and La Gomera, Canary Islands

Bask in all-year-round sunshine on the Canary Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera. From ascending the iconic Volcano El Teide to crossing by ferry to the next island and journeying into the enchanting cloud forest of Garajonay National Park, the whole family will enjoy this easy-moderate graded self-guided walking adventure. Receive a warm welcome in rural Canarian villages and feast on delicious Spanish tapas in friendly cafes. 
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Walking in the Azores - Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Budding volcanologists will love this self-guided walking holiday in the Azores, Portugal. Edge your way along the rim of crater Sete Cidades to uncover twin aquamarine coloured lakes, and trek through the aptly named Furnas Valley with its bubbling mud pools and steaming thermal springs. Your accommodation is set close to the orange geothermal lake of Terra Nostra Park, and with temperate weather all year round, you can travel when it suits you.
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Cycling Tour in South Portugal

Cycle, surf and swim to your heart's content on this self-guided cycling tour along Portugal's wild west coast. You'll never be too far from the sea as you cycle from the Algarve to Alentejo along quiet tracks and cycle paths, stopping for fresh seafood lunches in quaint waterfront villages along the way. Teenagers will love this easy-going adventure and, if they have the energy to spare, there are opportunities to play in the ocean around every corner.
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Dolomites to Lake Garda Ride, Italy

Adults and kids alike can enjoy this mostly downhill self-guided cycling tour from the sheer glacial valleys of South Tyrol to the glimmering waters of Lake Garda. Pedal past historical monuments, lush vineyards and soaring mountain peaks as you cruise along quiet cycle paths, and stop for tasty homemade pizza in alpine villages. Your final destination is a comfortable spa hotel where you can soak up the lively atmosphere of Riva Del Garda and swim in the lake before heading home. 
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Walking the Cinque Terre and Ligurian Riviera

If you're keen for an active adventure holiday but have a toddler in tow, this self-guided walking tour along the coastal footpaths of Ligurian Riviera is a great choice. With walks averaging 11km per day and the option to catch a local bus or train to shorten the routes, carrying toddlers in a child carrier is feasible on this five-day break. Feel a world away from busy home life as you stroll along craggy cliffs lapped by the azure-blue sea, uncover lush vineyards and twisted olive groves, and stop for swims in secluded sandy coves.
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