Family adventures that are more than great photo opportunities
Family adventure holidays in France are all about cycling across the famous D-Day beaches and drinking in the coastal air before refuelling with local cider and a slice of Normandy apple cake for the kids. Alternatively, see the Seine Valley as you hack through sublime scenery, or join a Ride in France tour in Lyons-la-Forêt, not far from Rouen. You can board a 1910 lobstering boat in Port Navalo, Brittany, or learn to sail in the Bay of Mont St-Michel, where yachting culture has reigned for more than a century. Family adventure holidays in France aren't complete without kayaking along the Dordogne River past picturesque pastoral scenes.Family adventure holidays in Ireland necessitate boating trips along the Shannon-Erne Waterway, Europe's largest inland canal network. Traditional pubs and friendly villages welcome you along the way. Or you can hike through the serene Atlantic islands of West Cork, Connemara, and Donegal. The emerald isle's verdant landscapes greet you as you make your way through craggy coastal paths to fishing villages awash with fresh oysters and mussels, not to mention fantastic beer.How about hot ballooning over the orient pearl of Marrakech on family adventure holidays in Morocco? Watch the shifting desert sands as the sun sets, and be mesmerised by the unforgettable views. Camel treks across the Sahara Desert are another memorable family experience. Sit around a campfire and watch as the stars appear in the vast desert sky. More hydrated fun can be found at the Ahansal and N'fiss rivers, where white water rafting trips take you past waterfalls and breathtaking canyons.