5 Alternative Options for your Next Family Holiday

When planning a family trip a lot of different options pop up.  Typically the choices you come across are from a vacation standpoint and what I usually find are beach getaways, ski holidays, or all inclusive resort type spots.  While these can be great options, especially if rest and relaxation are on the ticket, there are alternatives.

Read on for 5 alternative options for your next family holiday.

A Campervan Tour of the UK

Taking a campervan throughout the UK can be a very rewarding experience for everyone in the family. Not only do you not need to commit to one location to spend all of your time, but you can
get around to see many historical and famous landmarks that this great nation has to offer. It is possible to enjoy the busy city of London for one day and then head to the plains of Wales, or go north to the glorious Scottish Highlands for a breathe of fresh air and hiking. Your possibilities are limitless on this kind of vacation, and many people enjoy simply making it up as they go.

A Trip on the Transsiberian Railway

The Transsiberian Railway is a network of railways that link Moscow, Russia with the Sea of Japan. The full distance of the link overs over 9,000km and so it can be a very exciting way to see and take in the Eastern European countryside and culture. You can plan your whole trip based on stops that the train makes.  This is by far one of the most efficient ways to get across the area while not having to worry about driving it yourself or getting lost.

A Cycling Holiday in France

The beautiful roads of the French countryside are enough to entice anyone to bring their bike to Europe. On a perfect sunny summer day taking a spin through the open lands of the country can be a fantastic activity for the whole family to bond over. The bike paths in most of Europe are highly tailored to the riding community, so you will find that there are amazingly smooth and easy to navigate. In addition to that, many places in France will have B&Bs on the side of their paths for you to stay in during your French cycling journey.

A Pilgrimage On the Camino de Santiago in Spain

For the adventurous souls, walking and hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain is said to be for the most daring of people, as it is a very long walk across the country. Some believe that our ancestors of the past walked along it to get enlightenment, and even though it will take several weeks to complete you will feel like you have walked across the world. There are many different routes that you can take, but each pilgrimage path will surely help you burn calories and see sights that most people do not get to. There are plenty of resources that are there to aid the travelers such as restaurants and hotels, so there is no need to worry about that part of this walk.

Hiking and Camping in the Black Forest in Germany

Germany is home to many exotic environments, but what people don’t know is that the Black Forest is one of the most magical areas that you can take your family camping for a few days. The woods are thick and there are many resorts and campgrounds that you can stay at that are sure to suit your entire family. There are also many cute villages and towns throughout the Black Forest area that allow you to experience the authentic German culture and cooking during your stay.

So what do you think?  Any of these sound like good alternatives for your family?  Have you done one of these before?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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