Top 10 Places for Family Adventure Holidays in Europe

It is true, Europe has something for travelers of all ages and interests. If you thought Europe was all about sightseeing and a lot of travel, here is some enlightenment. Given its beautifully diverse topics, the adventure activities one can undertake here are unparalleled, with any other place in the world. A continent having the perfect landscape for an assortment of activities, taking on adventure holidays with kids in Europe could prospectively be your annual tradition. Especially now with the Euro and USD nearly equivalent, there couldn’t be a better time to head for a Christmas vacay to this magnificent continent. So here is a list of various places to enjoy family adventure holidays in Europe. 

1. Go hiking at Crete

  

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Crete is abundant with enchanting natural beauty, that is best explored on foot! A great assortment of landscapes, flora, and fauna, the island is perfect for walks and hikes for all ages. Of all the hikes, Lefka Ori (White Mountains), the South coast and the gorges offer some of the most breathtaking ones. The hikes are well marked. Some places even have good accommodations including luxurious to eco-friendly spaces. Being close to the sea, you can even go swimming after a fun hike with your family.
 
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2. Scenic landscapes of Slovenia

  

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Popular for its beautiful rivers and lakes, this is one place where you can have fun with nature leisurely. Discover this hidden jewel, as you embark on its unblemished natural attractions, warm sunny weather (in July), and good food. Running around Lake Bled and feeding the ducks there, sunbathing, swimming in the cold waters of the lake, trekking around the Triglav National Park, exploring Bled Castle and enjoying the views from the top, exploring Ljubljana city by foot, walking across all the bridges in Ljubljana, visiting the Postojna Cave, and white-water rafting and swimming in the crystal clear Soca River are some of the adventurous things you can do here with your kids.
 
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3. Zip wiring in Scotland

  
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Probably every child's favorite, zip wiring receives immense looking-forward-to. Scotland has some great opportunities to take up this adventure. The Big Tree Country is one place which offers some of the best zip wiring experiences.  Set beautifully amidst verdant greenery and woods, this is simply perfect. Tree climbing, abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing, and mountain biking are some more adventure activities you and your kids to do here. Pack your bags for an exciting family action holiday in Europe now!!
 
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4. Take them rock climbing in Spain

  

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While some may be petrified, some can't wait to bring it on! Away from the commercial touristy towns of Spain, are lush landscapes that offer some great rock-climbing opportunities. The sunny Costa Blanca will make your kids want more of this adventure with its limestone sea cliffs and mountain crags. There are various sessions to suit every age.

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5. Canoeing and camping in Sweden

  
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A traditional favorite, camping has a special place in everyone's heart. The serpentine meanderings, and Värmland landscape of forests, small villages and farmlands of Sweden provide a great base for camping activities. With a plethora of lakes throughout, there are more things you can do here other than camping with your family.
 
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6. Surfing in Portugal

  
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With the outburst of surfing camps, Portugal is trending and we are not complaining! A family holiday here with some great surfing in the sun, on the sea could make memories of that perfect European holiday! The huge variety of waves makes Portugal a popular surfing destination. This also means, that whether you are a beginner or a pro, surfing in Portugal is a great idea.
 
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7. Into the wilderness of Finland

  
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Finland will surprise you with the number of adventure activities you can take up here with your family! As if it's wilderness was not enough, some particular activities like canoeing, rafting, visiting a reindeer farm and even watching brown bears in their natural habitat, will make you surrender. The Kylmaluoma Hiking area, must not be missed, being one of Finland's best walking destinations.
 
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8. Brave the winters in Iceland

  
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If you think we are insane to mention Iceland in this list, hold on! The volcanic landscape of this European country offers a dramatic mix of ice and fire: from snow-covered glaciers and thundering waterfalls to barren lava fields and steaming geysers. This is your chance to get your kids to experience a live geography class. A zip wire over the Reykjafoss Waterfall and your kids are would not want to go back! Taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon will be the most comforting thing to do here, as you indulge in its thermal waters. Finally, a walk amidst stunning scenery and see the Snaefellsjokull Glacier will conclude your trip just right.
 
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9. Cruising in Croatia

 

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The islands off the Dalmatian coast, are probably the hidden gems of Croatia. Best experienced by a cruise, this trip assures you several adventures. And doing it by a traditional Oldtimer boat only makes it better! Rafting, canyoning, walking and sea kayaking are some adventure activities you can do on the dry islands here. Many tour operators provide cruise services here, chose your pick. Cetina Gorge, Adriatic Sea, and the Cetina River are the best places to undertake adventure with family.
 
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10. Cycling in Austria

 

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Cycling was never this fun, your kid will agree! The dramatic Austrian mountains provide some of the most exciting terrains for some great adrenaline rushing adventure. The Tyrolean valleys are a popular cycling destination in Austria, leading you to the substantial gorge of Wolfsklamm. The area has some good places to take a dip or have a lazy swim. Like the lakes of Krummsee and Reintalersee. The kids especially love the Black Hole water slide at the Zillertal Thermal Baths!
 
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While these are the top destinations to indulge in some adventure with kids, Europe in itself is an adventure awaiting you! 
 
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SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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