Are you looking to get out of the city for awhile this summer, but don’t really know where you and the family would like to head off to? Not in the market for going abroad, but still want to do something? There are a lot of fun, family-friendly things that you can do this summer that gets you out of the city, and gets you and yours a bit of exercise while you’re at it. Why not try a cycling holiday, as outlined in this article?
Cycling holidays are a great option for the whole family as they are something that almost everyone can do, without much fuss. They allow you to get back to nature, and cycle through landscapes and villages you wouldn’t normally get to experience up close and personal like you will on the seat of a bike. The great outdoors can be a bit fickle though, so making sure you pack the right gear for the varying weathers you might experience is vital. Also take into consideration the location you’re going to go cycling in – flip flops and sandals may not be ideal for mountainous terrains and the like! You wouldn’t want your trip hampered by being unprepared for the weather, so make a list and consider all eventualities. Nothing brings down a great day like getting caught in a chilly rain with no waterproofs!
There are a lot of fantastic locations for cycling throughout the UK that offer a variety of challenges from mild to difficult. Many of the national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty offer gorgeous views and landscapes perfect for exploring by bicycle. Imagine winding through small, cobbled villages and stopping at tiny country pubs to mix with the locals while sampling some of the local fare. These are a few of the things you can experience when you cycle through places such as Yorkshire, the Peak District or the Cotswolds.
Where to Stay?
Cycling holidays usually means being out in the midst of the countryside, surrounded by rolling fields dotted with cows and sheep, and passing by tiny cottages with roses creeping up the sides of the house. If you’re stuck for a place to stay, why not check out some of the fantastic cottage lettings that are available out in the countryside in places such as Yorkshire or the Cotswolds and stay in rustic little homes surrounded by nature, the ideal place to return to for a cuppa at the end of a long day of cycling. The perfect way to spend your time in the country with the family.
Overall, cycling holidays are both enjoyable and a fantastic experience for the whole family, allowing you to spend time together taking in gorgeous scenery and villages while getting some exercise as well. The UK has some gorgeous opportunities for cycling holidays ranging from the very tip of Land’s End in Cornwall, all the way to John O’Groats in Scotland. Maybe that’s an idea for your next cycling challenge right there!