Family Adventures



Family Adventures


As a family or multi-generation group you may book any Freewheeling Adventure, and can request a private version if you like. Otherwise, once you have reserved, we will do our best to attract other families with similar ages.


If young children are part of your family plans, please call us (800-672-0775 in North America) to include us from the start, and to ascertain the suitability of your tour choice. We will work for you to maximize the fun and ease the planning for you. We are a family business with plenty of experience with family groups. We know that young children like to slow down and play at every opportunity, and that parents and grandparents sometimes like to play a part in that fun while also covering the day's route. We adapt to these mixed needs with a flexibile guiding style, sensitive to the preferences and dynamics of each family group. It is common for us to adjust the pace to suit the youngest or oldest, while asking for the indulgence of faster explorers, to keep the holiday spirit at its best. If you instruct us otherwise, we listen to that, too.


There are discounts available when three people share a room. If a third participant 12 years old or younger shares a room with two other full-paying guests, they receive a 20% adventure discount. This becomes a 50% discount if the third participant is 4 years old or younger. We avoid the use of temporary beds for adults, but if you can accept one for your children, it can open up more sharing possibilities and savings.


Children's bikes, trailer-bikes, and trailers, when rented in association with a Canadian tour and other adult bicycle rentals, are complimentary. We extend this saving to adult bikes ridden by teenagers travelling with parents on a Canadian or European trip having a minimum of four participants. Burley d'Lite trailers, with a total weight of 17lbs, and a towing capacity of 100lbs, are available for those who are yet too young to pedal. They are suitable for one or two children and have storage pockets, rain covers and sunscreens. Availability is limited, so please reserve well ahead. Trailer bikes attach to the back of any adult bike to turn into tandems suitable for children up to 4' tall. The children can assist you by pedaling or can simply freewheel as you do all the work while they focus their attention on the passing sights and your conversation. Tandem bikes are also available in some locations.

"My happiest family vacations are all with Freewheeling! Thank you for helping bring our family and friends together... Each year we create memories to last a lifetime." - Cindy and Larry B.

Adventures particularly well-suited to young families:


Austria: Passau to Vienna Danube Bike Tour

Seven nights; six days of easy cycling along the meandering banks of the Danube River, from village to village on quiet bike paths


Canada, British Columbia: Okanagan & Kettle Valley Railway Bike Tour

Six nights; six days of cycling, with opportunities for hiking and inner tubing. Most of this bike tour follows the Kettle Valley Rail Trail past dozens of excellent vineyards and wineries.


Canada, Nova Scotia: Family Multisport

Seven nights; eight days of easy mixed activities including sea kayaking, road and off-road cycling, hiking, sailing, swimming, canoeing, and inner-tubing.


Canada, Nova Scotia: South Shore & Fundy Bike Tour

Six nights; six days of easy cycling on the Lighthouse and Fundy shores, with a day of hiking to Cape Split, and some longer rides and hikes for for more energetic participants.


Canada, Ontario: Ottawa & The Rideau Canal Bike Tour

Six nights; seven days of quiet, flat cycling with moderate distances. Upper Canadian history, charming inns, and the National Capital region make this an exceedingly captivating tour.


Canada, Prince Edward Island: Confederation Trail Bike Tour

Five nights; six days of easy bicycling touring along the well maintained unpaved Confederation Trail. Barely any traffic for most of the trip, fine inns, and excellent dining.


Canada, Prince Edward Island: Family Multisport

Five nights, and five days of cycling, with sea kayaking, walking, boat trips, swimming, and daily options for non-cycling guests. The pace is comfortable for children aged 6 and older, and for multi-generational groups.


Canada, Québec: Magdalen Islands Multisport

Six nights; seven days of adventure by bike, sea kayak and on foot, with an introduction to kite-buggying and many optional activities, including cave swimming, kite surfing, sailing, and snorkeling with seals.


Canada, Québec: Montreal to Ottawa Laurentians Bike Tour

Six nights; seven days of easy cycling between Montreal and Ottawa on paved and unpaved bike paths, including Le P’tit Train du Nord, and quiet country roads.


France: Burgundy Canal Bike

Seven nights; seven days. Easy cycling on the paved and unpaved towpaths of the Canal du Bourgogne, converted railbeds, and quiet roads.


France: Loire Valley Bike Tour

Six nights; six days. Bicycle touring on paved, quiet country roads with rolling hills, breath-taking scenery, World Heritage sites and France’s most amazing châteaux!


Germany: Moselle River Valley Bike Tour

Five nights; four days of easy cycling on bike paths and quiet paved roads, following the vineyard-lined banks of the Moselle River.


Italy: Amalfi Coast Multisport

Seven nights; eight days. Leisurely paced cycling, hiking and sea kayaking along Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula.