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The best adventure holidays in Spain and other countries
We have selected some ideas for European holidays for families for those who cherish nature and enjoy outdoor activities. We invite you to explore the following exceptional destinations tailored for parents and their children. Embrace the benefits of being in nature, and sharing moments with your family. Feel connected with your loved ones and the spirit of the Earth. Discover adventure holiday spots that promise unforgettable experiences for the whole family.
European holidays for families in the Catalan Pyrenees
For those in search of an adventurous holiday in Spain, we wholeheartedly recommend Cerdanya Ecoresort. Situated in Prullans, recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in the Pyrenees, it is nestled in the great valley of the Pyrenees: the Cerdanya Valley. Adorned with charming villages and cradled by majestic mountains, this valley is renowned for its diverse beauty, stunning landscapes, and a plethora of children’s activities. With an impressive 3000 hours of sunshine each year, it is also home to the Nature Park Cadí-Moixeró.
Situated at the crossroads of Spain, France, and Andorra, Cerdanya Ecoresort stands out as a sustainable destination, offering an extensive array of wellness and adventurous activities designed for families. Whether you embark on a scenic hike to the beautiful Alm Prat de Cadí, indulge in swimming or kayaking at Matamala Lake, explore the Les Angles zoo showcasing Pyrenean wildlife, venture into wild speleology at the Anes Cave, or challenge yourself with the Gorge de Carança and its wire bridge, Cerdanya Ecoresort promises unforgettable experiences.
Additionally, don’t miss the chance to hike to some of the Pyrenees’ most stunning lakes, including Lake Malniu, Lake Estanys de la Pera, or Lac de les Bulloses. Finally, explore the vibrant towns of Puigcerdà and the medieval La Seu d’Urgell, with the added thrill of an Olympic kayak whitewater course located conveniently in the town center.
Cerdanya Ecoresort is undoubtedly one of the premier options for one of the best European holidays for families
Adventure holidays in the Austrian Alps
- Zell am See-Kaprun:Nestled by Lake Zell with stunning alpine backdrops, Zell am See-Kaprun offers a perfect blend of activities in nature. Families can enjoy water sports on the lake, explore the scenic trails, and take a cable car ride to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier for year-round fun.
- Alpbach: Known as one of Austria’s most beautiful villages, Alpbach is ideal for families seeking a tranquil alpine ambiance. The village exudes charm with its wooden chalets, and activities include hiking, mountain biking, and a visit to the Lauserland Adventure Park for children for example.
- Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis:Renowned as a family-friendly destination, this area provides an array of activities for all ages. Adventure trails, a family coaster, and themed hiking paths cater to children, while parents can enjoy the breathtaking alpine landscapes.
These destinations in the Austrian Alps provide a perfect backdrop for families to create cherished memories amidst stunning natural beauty and a wealth of recreational activities. The Kinderhotel brand presents a selection of hotels tailored for families planning European holidays.
Slovenia: an outdoor paradise for families
- Lake Bled is a picturesque destination that offers a lot of outdoor activities for children. Take a traditional wooden pletna boat to Bled Island, explore Bled Castle perched on a hilltop, and enjoy family-friendly hiking or cycling around the lake. The area also provides opportunities for swimming, paddleboarding, and canoeing in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Bled.
- Triglav National Park – Bohinj Valley: Explore pristine nature with hiking trails suitable for all ages, and take a cable car to Vogel for panoramic views of the Julian Alps. Bohinj Lake offers opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and simply enjoying the tranquility of the surrounding mountains. The region also boasts the Savica Waterfall and the picturesque Mostnica Gorge, providing additional adventures for families.
Slovenia is a perfect and not so known destination for family vacations
Embarking on a journey to create lasting memories, this list aims to guide you towards a myriad of enchanting European holiday options for families. Delve into the breathtaking landscapes of the Catalan Pyrenees at the Cerdanya Ecoresort, where the pristine beauty of nature intertwines with the charm of a family-friendly ecoresort. Or look for one of the other destinations in the Alps of Slovenia or Austria.