Top cities where to go biking in family


Family holidays, a wonderful moment to share together. Yet, organising such trip raise several questions. What destination to choose? In which hotel to stay? And most importantly, what activities to do during your stay? Maybe a city trip on a bike in family? Little Guest answers all these questions in this article, giving you all their advice, with a ranking of the best cities in which you can bike in family. 



Looking for a short city-trip with your family? Discover our top 5 cities for family biking


To ensure the peacefulness of your holidays, Little Guest invites you to check its top 5 of the best cities where biking in family will allow you to admire wonderful landscapes. Visit these cities in a fun and easy way: let us guide you and discover the kids-friendly hotels of the region. 


The essentials 

To fully appreciate your bike excursion, here are a few items you must not forget: 

  • A helmet, to protect the younger children 
  • An outfit for the rain, just in case 
  • Sunglasses, for baby, the children but also the parents 
  • Sunscreen, to prevent sunburns 

For further information on the sunglasses for babies or on the best sunscreens, don’t hesitate to read our articles on the subject. 

With all our advice, you will have the chance to spend moments in family in a safe way and enjoy your bike ride while taking pictures and contemplate the splendid landscapes. 




There is nothing like a bike ride in a park to enjoy and discover Berlin


The wonderful German capital, Berlin, welcomes you for you to discover its cultural and artistic heritage. Mainly known for the Museum Island but also its ancient avenue: the Unter den Linden. Visit the city and find its secrets in the different neighbourhood of this European capital rich with a lively past. 

Would like a calm and creative atmosphere during your meals while you stay in the German capital? Discover the Klipper Segelschiffrestaurant, a restaurant set on a sailing boat, the ideal place for sea fruits lovers. Right next to the Insel der Jugend, you will have the chance to eat all sorts of fish and traditional German dishes. Finally, choose a breakfast and flee the capital’s bustle during a marine interlude. 


Where to rent a bike in Berlin? 

To explore the German capital on a bike, several solutions are offered to you. You will find renting stations, for regular or sports cross bikes. A trek, maybe? Prefer a Call-a-bike option, which puts to rental trekking bikes near the large crossroads and the train stations. You can also choose self-service bikes through the following phone applications: Nextbike or Donkey Republic. 


Recommended itineraries? 

For you biking trips, choose the prepared itineraries or let the destiny guide you. Go through the city and the alleyways filled with secrets. Admire the famous sites such as the Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall memorials or the Saint-Nicholas Church. Just like every touristic city, Berlin also has must-see locations: have a walk on the Museum Island, and don’t hesitate to check the Brandenburg door or the Reichstag Palace. 




Barcelona, a city full of wonder and activity. Let you and your family try a city-trip


Considered as one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, Barcelona and its surprising architecture offers a unique atmosphere. During your stay, visit the indispensable Sagrada Familia, have a break at the Güel Park or have a walk in the Gothic neighbourhood alleyways, the Barrio Gotico. Also admire the Casa Batlló, a building conceived by Gaudí, in a modernist and Catalan style. 

A stay in Barcelona without trying a paella? An outrage! The Bodega Joan is a restaurant that proposes combined paellas in a nice and hearty atmosphere. While waiting for your dish, let the wonderful Serrano ham and gambas tempt you, accompanied with a small glass of wine. 


Where to rent a bike? 

Biking is the best way to explore a city at the pace you like and to go wherever you like. In Barcelona, you will find several bike rental agencies spread across the city. Several brands exist, which propose a large choice: city bikes, BMX, mountain bikes and baby equipment. 


Recommended itineraries? 

To discover Barcelona and its surroundings, you will find a large choice of existing itineraries, but you can also choose to let adventure guide you and randomly find unexpected marvels. Regarding the routes, you will easily find one that will suit your needs, such as a ride alongside the coast, or maybe a visit in the heart of the city to discover the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona. 


Where to stay in Barcelona? 


After a day of biking, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the hotel


Located only 15 kilometers from Barcelona airport, the Hotel Arts Barcelona ***** welcomes families for a great stay. Take in a show at the historic Palau de la Musica concert hall, visit the Picasso Museum with its exhibition of his work and key moments of his stay in Barcelona, or visit the Sagrada Familia!


Galway and Mayo County


Kilmore Abbey and its Harry Potter castle look


If there is a place where biking is totally convenient, it’s Ireland. The outmost greenery, leading to Ireland being nicknamed « The Emerald Island« , provides breathtaking landscapes to discover on your bike saddle. Located on the Western part of the island, the Mayo County and the Galway County are sprinkled with ondulating hills, mesmerizing lakes and vertiginous cliffs. The greeny scopes are perfect for pastoral hikes and dazzling golf contests, while the lovely houses and cottages alongside Corrib river smoothly blend in the landscape.

Galway, second largest Western Ireland city, is human-sized and easy to visit by feet or by bike. Beside a must-stop at famous Tigh Neachtain pub to enjoy a Guiness, stroll around the old medieval city and pay a visit to the Galway City Museum. Attend one of the numerous festivals that occur throughout the year or a traditionnal music concert in the streets or in the bars. And for the foodies, don’t forget to book a Galway Food Tour to discover the countless tasty specialties of the region.


Where to rent a bike?

Bike rentals are around all corners in Galway and the surroundings. If you want to move around the city, check TFI and its numerous rental points. If you want to travel through the region, local agencies such as West Ireland Cycling or Bike Hire Ireland will supply you with nice bikes. A rental service is also available at Ashford Castle. There are many ways and many paths to bike in Western Ireland!


Recommended itineraries?

The EuroVelo 2, currently being designed, plans to link Westerner Galway to Easterner Dublin, so about 200 km of bike paths. Currently, the path is designed from Athlone to Dublin (about a hundred kilometers) on the Old Rail Trail but the infrastructures to reach Athlone from Galway by bike are efficient. If you prefer to stay in the region, know that famous Conemara, the Burren park and the Kilmore Abbey are nearby. For a more simple stroll, just take a ride around the city longering the Corrib and enjoying the various street entertainments.




Beautiful small marinas to discover along the coast of Crete


Head to Heraklion, Crete’s capital full of splendid landscapes and its wonderful fine sand beaches bordered with a turquoise-blue sea. Occupied by the Roman Empire, this city is then filled with archaeological sites and historical museums. Go back in time and explore the ruins of the Knossos palace or by visiting the Heraklion fortress. Appreciate the light and animated atmosphere of the city by walking in the city centre. 

Visiting and feeling the culture of a city also goes through the plate! For this, nothing better than the Taverna Geronymos which offers a Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Your family will be warmly greeted with a tasteful and rich gastronomy. The ideal place for a great meal in family. 


Where to rent a bike? 

It has never been this simple to rent a bike. You will find plenty of rental agencies at the heart of the city, which propose regular bikes but also e-bikes. These agencies also provide with safety material such as helmets. You will have the possibility to book online so to ensure some availability of the material. 


Recommended itineraries? 

To make your holidays the best ever, discover the many routes so to satisfy everyone. In fact, we would recommend you to go for a ride in the heart of the city to admire the architecture and discover the city and its history. Maybe you would prefer a ride by the Northern coast or in the Cretan countryside… Whatever your choice will be, there are a plethora of possibilities. 


Where to stay in Heraklion? 


During your stay in Heraklion, stay at the Grecotel Amirandes with baby club, kids club and teens club


Make your holidays by the sea splendid by staying at the Grecotel Amirandes ***** and its unique programme dedicated to children! This piece of paradise for the children provides with a baby-club, a kids-club and even a teens-club: a large array of activities for unforgettable moments. For the family activities, try a horse ride the time in the morning, and go diving in the afternoon to explore the marine life. Finally, for parents, the hotel boasts an 18-hole golf court, a wellness centre and boutiques. 


Have a good trip, and happy holidays with Little Guest!






Lucie, 20 years old, student & travel enthustiast, from Saint-Étienne

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