Ten Hip Family Vacations

Denmark: Country Cycling
The flat terrain and flowers of Denmark (courtesy, Visit Denmark)

Keep the glutes firm, work up a sweat, and bond with your kids at the same time on a six-day family biking trip through Denmark organized by Backroads, the leader in worldwide cycling and hiking adventures.

The homeland of Thumbelina and the Little Mermaid combines flat stretches with not-too-challenging rolling hills. You'll pedal past castles and fields of blooming flowers, picnic in a centuries-old fishing village, and watch Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales come to life at a cultural center.

Kids as young as three can be pulled along in a Burley trailer—a three-wheeled cart—while older kids pedal a Piccolo, a third wheel attached to your bike.

Away.com's resident family expert Candyce Stapen has written the book on family travel, having authored some 1,400 travel articles and 27 books, 26 of them on family travel. She is the winner of the 2004 "Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year for North America" award and a three-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Her articles have appeared in publications including Nick Jr , FamilyFun , Parents , Better Homes & Gardens , Conde Nast Traveler , National Geographic Traveler , and the Family Travel Network , among others. Her book, the National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations is available from Amazon.com.

Published: 11 Apr 2005 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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