Walking en famille
It can sometimes be a hard sell persuading children to go on a walking holiday. However, throw in a donkey to carry your bags, a mountain yurt or a swim at the end of each day and they start to warm to the idea. And if you get a guide who knows exactly how to get young people interested in landscape, wildlife and all the natural adventures that await, your holiday is made. Or you might choose to go on a self-guided holiday, so that you donít have to get your teens up too early.
A centre based walking holiday works well for families who donít want to pack up each morning but, if you are happy to travel light, walking inn to inn really does add to the adventure. And most importantly, walking time, be it the joys of Mont Blanc, Mercantour or the Med, is pure family time. Something that is pretty rare these days.