Active Family Holidays: 5 reasons why they're good for you

Riders on the Otago Rail Trail Family Adventure | Gesine Cheung
Riders on the Otago Rail Trail Family Adventure | Gesine Cheung

A family that cycles together, stays together. Cycling as a family promotes a positive, healthy lifestyle, which encourages many children to keep biking well into their adult life.

We have a range of Family Friendly cycling trips in the Otago region. They have plenty of flexibility built into them to cater for all fitness levels and aspirations. A fully supported and guided cycle tour offers the bonus off being luggage-free, with your bags shuttled from each accommodation to the next as well has having your meals and route planning taken care of.  

Here’s 5 reasons you should bring the kids cycling in the Otago region

1 - It gets you Outdoors

A cycling holiday in the Otago region offers the opportunity to explore our great outdoors in a safe environment (a vehicle free railway line!) and be fully interactive with the environment you’re in. It's a great way to get up and close with nature, breathe in some fresh air while taking on some friendly challenges with the kids, and create some ever lasting family memories.  

2. Great for everyones Fitness

Biking holidays are great for health and fitness, and encourage the whole family to be active, regardless of age, ability and fitness levels. Younger children can cycle on a tag-along, while older children develop a healthy competitive spirit to keep up with their parents, as long as the routes aren’t overly hilly or too long. Our support vehicle is always close by for tired legs.  

3. Learn about New Zealand

Experiential learning is one of the most engaging ways for anyone to learn. The whole family will learn about world famous natural landmarks, cultural sites, and the history of a region from our experienced guides. Your children may also be exposed to different ways of life that they are not used to, helping their resiliance and confidence.  

4. Spend quality time Together

Spending quality time together is what it's all about and peddaling slowly along the trails will give you ample bonding moments. You'll also meet meet a variety of people from all walks of life, as well as meeting other families with similar interests. Our cycling holidays include activities off the trail that are great for families. You never know, you may end up on a jet boat on the Roxburgh Gorge or even curling on an ice rink on the Otago Central Rail Trail.    

5. Explore new Landscapes

From rolling farmland to sparkling coastlines and snow-capped mountain ranges, make the most of New Zealand's stunning landscapes both on and off the bike.  Our diverse network of trails means you'll discover many new areas that are only accessible from the trail as well as exploring vibrant towns, tourist attractions, and interesting wildlife along the way.

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