ideas for family cycling holidays in holland/europe
Does anyone have first-hand experience of cycling over reasonably flat terrain with kids in Europe? We had a fabulous time on France's Ile de Re last autumn, largely due to the fact that they have dedicated cycle paths all over the island, which made the whole thing so peaceful & un-hurried....we are keen to repeat this kind of holiday, but it's hard to find info. (other than for organised tours in Holland, which is looking a bit tame, theme-y & tulip-y.... am I wrong??) Obviously 1) it's easy to reach Holland from the UK so we tick green boxes, & 2) they have a brilliant cycle path network, but I'd love to hear from someone who's got tips on doing the itinerary yourself (pref. with tips on lovely wild places to visit), or maybe someone who knows another area in Europe with similarly fab bike lanes. I know it sounds snotty but I can't stand the idea of being dragged around cheese markets & people in bloody national costumes, then having to stay on a barge with 20 other people etc etc! Help!