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Family Cycling Holidays

Best Family Cycle Paths

Our collection of family cycle path tours offer the perfect opportunity to explore Europe at your leisure.

Cycling holidays aren’t just for grown-ups. We all know how hard it is to steal time away from your loved ones, so why not get the best of both worlds and take the whole family with you on your next trip?

Our family cycle paths are suitable for all ages, from children up to the elderly. They are all relatively flat and easy routes that take in some of the quieter roads on offer. At Cycling for Softies, we encourage taking in the sights and making memories, not Strava stats. We have three tours available for families, all residing in Loire.

Châteaux of the Loire

Located in central France, the Loire Valley is well known for its stunning architecture and abundant vineyards. Our Châteaux of the Loire tour is a 4-7 night trip that features gentle rides of between 13 and 23 miles, suitable for cycling with children. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and see the sights. In particular, the 12th-century fortresses scattered along the Vienne River. Beginning and ending in Chinon, this route is a circular exploration of some of the valley’s finest offerings. 


The magical region of the Loire is world-famous for its châteaux, magnificent rivers and delicious wines.

Loire Valley cycling holidays
Chateaux of the Loire Cycling Holidays

Loire Valley Single Centre

On our Loire Valley Single Centre tour, you and your family have the choice to stay at either Château de Candes or Marine de Loire hotels. Château de Candes offers you and your family the freedom to structure your holiday however you wish from your base in Cândes-Saint-Martin. Meanwhile, at Marine de Loire, stay in the heart of Montsoreau, famed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Both accommodations make your time off the saddle just as enjoyable, allowing you to ride as little or as much as you need. The Loire itself is accompanied by gentle family cycle paths along the Loire a Vélo lined by many incredible abbeys and fortresses. Take a trip to the bustling cities of Saumur and Chinon to explore the wine cellars and the historic château. If you’re after a shorter route, consider cycling with children to the local Eco Museum. It features an onsite farm where the young locals are taught how to care for livestock, and they’re open to visitors who want to say hello to the farm animals.


Stay in the stunning luxury Château de Candes or the charming La Marine de Loire in the world-famous Loire Valley. This single-centre trip is ideal for couples or families.

Loire Valley cycling holidays
Marine de Loire Chateau de Candes

At Cycling for Softies we can provide suitable children’s bikes for these tours, including child bikes, tow-bikes and child seats. We want to cater for all abilities and plans so can tailor your tour specifically to your needs, whether you’re joining us as a family or not. 

And it’s not just about the cycling on these holidays, there are plenty of other activities we can recommend depending on your tour. Canoeing, picnics, wine tasting (for the parents, of course), sampling the local cuisine, and so much more. 

For more information on family cycle paths call our experts on 020 7471 7760.

We Can Tailor-make
a Holiday to Suit You…

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury cycling holiday weekend in Tuscany to a big adventure in through the Loire Valley, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.