The best bicycle routes for summer with children

Summer, vacation and, beach? Although the shore of the sea, or the ocean, offers a wide variety of activities and fun there are many families who prefer other environments to spend the summer period. Locations where practice such as routes in bike, option that ensures both physical exercise and great moments with your family.

There are many routes that can be carried out as a family and that will offer an environment in which to put these activities into practice. Fasten the helmet, prepare a good refreshment and tune the bike. There are several options, choose one or dare to do them all. That summer is not synonymous with boredom or that the lack of activities is not the excuse of it.


The best routes

No idea where start? This is our proposal for bicycle routes with the children:

The marshes of Doñana (Huelva).

One of the most beautiful natural areas in Spain can be covered by bicycle. About two hours on average it will take to complete this route. The family will always be able to park and step aside, take a break, enjoy the scenery and continue. It is recommended to stock up on mosquito repellent.


Monastery of Piedra-Nuévalos (Calatayud).

Privileged environment in full nature. A route that also allows the visit to one of the most beautiful natural parks in Spain and that will provide a great day with the rest of the family. Almost four kilometers that make this route an excellent idea for those who want something short.

Canal d'Urgell (Lleida)


A route that will delight those families who love cycling. It is an option that is divided into several sections to cover in different days, perfect for those who want a holiday on two wheels and with pedals in between. It is recommended to book in advance.

Serra do Xurés (Galicia).

Located in the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park, this option not only offers a route but also up to 9 possibilities. Families who come to this area of ​​northern Spain will have at their disposal more than 200 kilometers marked through a large biosphere reserve bordering Portugal.

Barruelo de Santullán - Balboa (Castile and Leon).

Another good idea for families who wish to spend their vacations by bicycle. Designed for those who are not exactly new to this sport, 13 stages are offered to those who decide on this possibility. 400 kilometers wait in front. Along this trip you will find stretches of forest track with road links, in which secondary roads are preferably followed.

Greenway of the Alberche River (Madrid).

14 kilometers that cover the section between San Martín de Valdeiglesias and the Picadas dam. A good option for those who can not escape from the big city and seek to rest from the asphalt and bad smoke in this natural environment.

Damián Montero

Video: A summer cycling in Europe with our children


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