Most adults can’t quite remember the day they learned how to ride a bike. But if they have kids who are solid on two wheels, they certainly recall the glee of the first moment when each little one’s balance kicked in. That glee was anchored in a sense of accomplishment, of course, but also of movement, speed… and independence.
For a great many people, cycling retains its magic even as the years pass. It continues to be liberating for adults too — a plunge into motion, self-reliance and sometimes exploration, perhaps even down memory lane.
Consequently, growing numbers of families take off each year on multigenerational bike trips, aided by tourism professionals who have turned their own freewheeling passions into businesses that serve those families.
To learn more about it, we turned to the expert knowledge of nearly a dozen Family Travel Association members and asked them to weigh in about family travel by bicycle. Click above to learn what they had to say.