Family Experiences

Over the years we have hosted lots of families on slow adventures in Transylvania, Rwanda, the Taurus Mountains and beyond. The opportunity to explore the history and culture of somewhere a little different, combined with plenty of physical exercise, has proven popular with families and multi-generational groups of all ages.

Generally the best times to travel as a family are the Easter holidays and summer and autumn half-terms in Europe (summer holidays tend to be too hot for physical exertion, although some of our destinations are suitable) and autumn and spring half-terms and Christmas holidays in Africa. 
Given the small number of weeks available for multi-generational groups to travel, we always approach family itinerary-building and pricing with a flexible mindset. Do take a look below at some of the destinations we know families really love. 

Family Experiences

Slow Cyclists cooking traditional Cretan food

An land of mountains, gorges, dramatic coastlines, ancient sites and centuries-old customs, there’s plenty for all ages to explore by bike and on foot on Greece’s largest island. 

Cyclists in the meadows of Transylvania on a Slow Cyclist journey

For nearly a decade, Slow Cyclists of all ages have been mesmerised by Transylvania’s Saxon villages, its forests and wildflower meadows, home to bears, lynx and wolves. 

Slow Cyclists having a swim off the Mani coast, on mainland Greece.

The dramatic landscapes and history of the Mani, on Greece’s Peloponnese, are the perfect backdrop to a few days cycling beside the region’s crystal-clear sea. 

A typical spread of food that can be enjoyed on a Taurus Mountains journey with The Slow Cyclist

A world away from the resorts on the Mediterranean coast, the Taurus Mountains offer a window into lost empires against the backdrop of an utterly magical wilderness.