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Family Holidays - Cycling, Walking & Multi Activity

Time spent on holiday is invaluable for families to bond and enjoy each other's company away from the stresses and rigours of everyday life. The following Headwater holidays are perfect for families with older children (over 12). Our walking or cycling holidays are sure to keep the kids active and entertained throughout the duration of your holiday

View 28 holidays below


Canoeing on the Dordogne

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Safe, undemanding canoeing holiday on the most celebrated river in France. Great choice for families - all hotels have pools and, for a limited period, all customers will have the option to hire a fully kitted-out bike for all non-canoe days making it easy to explore locally too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided canoeing
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only

  • 39 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Classic Catalan Cycling

Classic Catalan Cycling

This 8-night holiday explores the wonderfully undiscovered Catalan countryside, a region of pine-fringed valleys dotted with historic castles, hilltop fortresses, ancient wine villages and beautiful countryside. It's wonderfully quiet cycling too, where you can discover unspoilt Catalunya.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Bavarian Rivers and Valleys Walk

Bavarian Rivers and Valleys Walk

Bavaria is simply stunning – criss-crossed by beautiful rivers that meander through deep valleys, contrast dark Alpine forest, pretty towns and villages are home to quaint traditional inns and eateries, and onion-domed church towers peep above lush green meadows.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle’s longest trail – at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes – a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history. Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, on this 4-night trip you’ll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe’s finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £559per person, tour only
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Literary Walking in the Lake District

Literary Walking in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is England's most visited national park and this 6 night self-guided walking holiday takes in some of the highlights. Whether you're visiting the home of William Wordsworth while nibbling famous Grasmere gingerbread, surveying Lake Windermere from the top of Latterbarrow Fell, or following the Cumbria Way through beautiful country estates owned by the National Trust, you'll be sure to enjoy an authentic Lakeland experience!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £629per person, tour only
  • First Night's Meal and Full English Breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle’s longest trail – at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes – a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history. Admire crisp blue lakes, pretty waterfalls, lovely little villages and velvety green pastures.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £759per person, tour only
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Heart of Veneto Cycling

Heart of Veneto Cycling

This single centre cycling holiday is a perfect choice for people wanting a genuine grass-roots Italian experience. You'll stay on a family-run farm, in the heart of the Venetian countryside, with private pool and vineyards. Venice, Verona and Padua are all possible day trips.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £839per person, tour only

  • 58 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
Discovering the Ebro Delta by bike

Discovering the Ebro Delta by bike

On this 7 night single centre cycling holiday discover the lush wetlands of the Ebro Delta. A range of cycle routes direct from the hotel gives you total flexibility to choose from a day at the coast or birdwatching in the nature reserve.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £909per person, tour only
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
Cycling around the River Ebro

Cycling around the River Ebro

This 6 night holiday combines cycling along river and coastal trails taking in a wonderful mix of charming villages, historic cities and fabulous birdlife. All hotels have pools.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £919per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Cycling Austria's Lake District

Cycling Austria's Lake District

This 6-night holiday gives a lovely short introduction to the Austrian lakes district, Salzkammergut. A land intrinsically linked with The Sound of Music and Mozart, this is picture-postcard Austria: shimmering blue lakes, deep green meadows, Alpine villages and traditional dress.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £989per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Bavarian Castles and Rivers Cycling

Bavarian Castles and Rivers Cycling

This eight-night holiday is situated in beautiful unspoilt Bavaria. Like Andalucia to Spain, Bavaria is very much the archetypical Germany. Bratwurst, beer and Lederhosen are still the mode of fashion. Behind this caricature of German psyche lies a stunning region surrounded by the German Jura Mountains, dissected by a network of beautiful rivers, pine-clad hills, hilltop castles and pretty towns and villages around every turn in the road.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1139per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Five Waterways of Bavaria Cycling

Five Waterways of Bavaria Cycling

Welcome to the Fünf-Flüsse-Radweg, one of Bavaria’s long-distance cycle routes. This circular route starts in the UNESCO mediaeval city of Regensburg and takes you on a 10-night journey through the north-east of Bavaria. You’ll follow a series of well-networked paths along a mix of waterways: the majestic Danube, the stunning Altmühl, the Main-Danube Canal, the tiny Pegnitz and the beautiful Naab.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1299per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Contrasts of the River Ebro Cycling

Contrasts of the River Ebro Cycling

Boasting two historically-rich provincial capitals, southern Catalunya is idyllic and rural – rich in birdlife, wetlands and rice fields – as well as a gorgeous coastline. The Costa Daurada coastline stretches from just north of Tarragona to the Delta de l’Ebre – with a wonderful mix of country, riverside and coastal trails, the Terres de l’Ebre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has two national parks and 88 miles of coastline, perfect for exploring by bike.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1319per person, tour only
  • All buffet breakfasts and 8 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dordogne Activities

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1339per person, tour only

  • 15 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
La Brande

La Brande
Villa in The Dordogne, France

La Brande is a beautiful, traditional stone villa with a private outdoor pool, located a short 800m walk from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping nine, this Périgourdine house is full of character, with exposed beams and an open fireplace, perfect for a cosy week away with family or friends. The villa is situated in the countryside, with fabulous views from the fenced pool and terrace area, very safe for children.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £349per person, tour only
  • Self catering
La Petite Sarladaise

La Petite Sarladaise
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A modern three bedroom villa with private outdoor pool and fabulous views of the surrounding farmland and hills. Sleeping six, the villa is spacious, decorated to the highest standard and has a fantastic outdoor space for swimming, relaxing and eating. Only 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat, it’s in a great location for exploring the region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Millefleurs

Millefleurs
Villa in Brittany, France

This charming and tastefully decorated two bedroom ground floor apartment is set next to the river Rance, just a few minutes from the old port of Dinan. Part of a former C18 tannery, the apartment has been carefully upgraded to ensure its character features remain, adding to the experience of staying in an area so steeped in history. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Le Cambord

Le Cambord
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A three bedroom traditional French villa perched on a hill in the peaceful green countryside on the outskirts of Sarlat. Boasting a large private outdoor pool and terrace, the views are magnificent – you can see as far as Domme in the distance. Perfect for a family with children, there is a large garden to enjoy, and the setting is peaceful and quiet.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379per person, tour only
  • Self catering
La Grande Petraria

La Grande Petraria
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A two bedroom beautifully converted barn set in the countryside just 1km from mediaeval Sarlat, La Grande Petraria has a modern, clean interior with some traditional touches including exposed brickwork and a log burner. There is a private courtyard and conservatory outside, perfect for dining outside in the warmer months, and the property’s location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the local area.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £389per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Villa Botanica

Villa Botanica
Villa in Catalunya, Spain

This modern, comfortable villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms sleeps up to eight guests. It sits in a peaceful location with breathtaking panoramic views from the terrace over the gardens and private pool to the rolling countryside beyond. Situated on the hillside on the edge of the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, this villa is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £409per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Villa El Golfet

Villa El Golfet
Villa in Catalunya, Spain

This comfortable and spacious sea-view villa has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps five guests, (although it can accommodate seven). Sitting at the far end of a larger development, guests have access to two shared swimming pools surrounded by beautiful gardens. Villa El Golfet is situated close to the popular fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, so is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £409per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Les Volets Bleus

Les Volets Bleus
Villa in Brittany, France

This beautifully renovated three bedroom stone cottage is situated on a quiet cobbled street very close to Dinan's picturesque port area. Sleeping five comfortably, it’s a great base from which to explore Brittany’s Cotes d’Armor and Ile-et-Vilaine regions and is just a few minutes’ walk from riverside bars and restaurants.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £419per person, tour only
  • Self catering
La Terrasse

La Terrasse
Villa in Brittany, France

A spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment with sunny terrace and large sea-facing windows opening onto a pretty garden. This property is perfectly located for exploring coastal Brittany – it is situated close to several sandy beaches in the popular seaside village of St-Jacut-de-la-Mer and close to village amenities.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £419per person, tour only
  • Self catering
La Villa

La Villa
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A beautiful two bedroom detached house with south-facing terrace to the front of the property, La Villa is located just an 800m uphill walk from Sarlat’s mediaeval centre. The décor is simple yet stylish with clean neutral colours throughout. Outside, there is a roofed terrace area and private courtyard, ideal for soaking up the sun or relaxing with a drink of an evening.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £429per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Le Martin Pecheur

Le Martin Pecheur
Villa in Brittany, France

A beautifully renovated and decorated traditional Breton cottage with three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests. Set on the banks of the river Rance (your front gate opens up onto the riverside path), this cottage is perfectly situated for beautiful views, and it’s only a short walk to the restaurants and shops in the traditional port of Dinan

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £439per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Le Clos St Exupery

Le Clos St Exupery
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A modern, new villa with contemporary finish, located just 800m from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping eight, this stylish four bedroom villa is set out on one bright and airy level with large patio doors that open out onto a large wooden terrace surrounding an impressive pool.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £449per person, tour only
  • Self catering
Villa Cabrera

Villa Cabrera
Villa in Catalunya, Spain

Villa Cabrera is a luxurious three bedroom villa that sleeps up to six guests. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, this stunning villa boasts a fabulous outdoor space: a large free-form pool, a BBQ area and a small Finnish sauna, with shower, next to the sun terrace, plus a fabulous outdoor kitchen with covered terrace. Situated close to the bustling fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, this villa is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £549per person, tour only
  • Self catering
La Maison Rosalie

La Maison Rosalie
Villa in The Dordogne, France

La Maison Rosalie is a newly-built, modern three bedroom villa set in tranquil farmland, just 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. There is a private outdoor heated pool, with an open terrace overlooking it, and fabulous views of the surrounding gardens and countryside.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £609per person, tour only
  • Self catering