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Family Trips: Recommended Ages

We strongly encourage families to join our Family Trips, designed with kid– and adult–friendly features. While we don’t see many families with very young children, we do have a minimum age requirement of 1 year for all Inn trips and 2 years for all Camping trips. Other than that, we do not restrict trips to a minimum age except in the rare case of a hotel age restriction.

We do, however, recommend minimum ages based on the following criteria:

  • 12+ amount of cultural appreciation, difficulty of activities, routes
  • 9+ difficulty of activities/activity age restrictions, routes
  • 6+ several longer dinners; routes are difficult for pulling a Burley and therefore not appropriate for younger children; difficulty of activities/activity age restrictions

Please note that a trip may feature an activity with an older age requirement than the minimum age recommendation for the trip. For example, Glacier Multisport trip has a recommended age of 6+ yet kids must be 8 to raft. Kids under 8 are still welcome on the trip and while they will not be able to raft, the leaders will suggest an alternate.

For safety reasons, children under 7 may not ride their own bikes and are required to ride on a Piccolo or in a Burley. For certain destinations, children must be 9 or older to ride their own bikes. See below for details on each trip.

Our Trip Consultants will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Call us at 800-462-2848 to discuss your trip of interest today.

Age Recommendations & Restrictions

Italy Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Dolomites Multisport, Premiere 9+ 9+ rock climbing: 7+
zip-lining: height of 4.5 feet/140cm
No Burleys or Piccolos
Tuscany Biking, Casual 9+ 9+ No Burleys

France Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Brittany & Normandy Biking, Casual 9+ 7+ horseback riding: 7+
Loire Valley Biking, Premiere 9+ 7+ n/a
Loire Valley Biking, Casual 6+ 7+ n/a

Europe at Large Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Czech Republic & Austria Biking, Casual 9+ 9+ No Burleys
Dalmatian Coast Multisport, Casual 9+ 9+ No Burleys or Piccolos
Holland & Belgium Biking, Premiere 6+ 7+ n/a
Iceland Multisport, Premiere & Casual 9+ 9+ horseback riding &
rafting: 6+
No Burleys or Piccolos
Ireland Biking, Premiere 9+ 9+ No Burleys or Piccolos
Spain Biking, Premiere 9+ 9+ No Burleys
Swiss Alps Multisport, Premiere 9+ 7+ n/a
Turkey Biking, Premiere 9+ 9+ No Burleys or Piccolos

United States Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Alaska Multisport, Casual 6+ 9+ rafting: 5+
kayaking: 6+
Alaska Multisport, Camping 6+ 9+ rafting: 5+
kayaking: 6+
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport, Casual 6+ 7+ canyoneering: 5+
mule riding: 7+
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport, Camping 6+ 7+ canyoneering: 5+
mule rides: 7+
Death Valley Biking, Casual 6+ 9+ horseback riding: 6+
Glacier Multisport, Casual 6+ 9+ horseback riding: 5+
rafting: 5+
Glacier Multisport, Camping 6+ 9+ horseback riding: 5+
rafting: 5+
Maine Biking, Premiere 6+ 7+ trip age restriction: 5+
kayaking & rock climbing: 5+
San Francisco to Monterey Multisport, Premiere 6+ 7+ n/a
San Juan Islands Multisport, Premiere 6+ 9+ kayaking: 6+
San Juan Islands Multisport, Camping 6+ 9+ kayaking: 6+
Yellowstone & Tetons Multisport, Casual 6+ 7+ kayaking & rafting: 6+
Yellowstone & Tetons Multisport, Camping 6+ 7+ kayaking: 6+
Yosemite Multisport, Premiere & Casual 6+ 7+ mule/horseback riding: 7+
canyoneering: 6+

Canada Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Canadian Rockies Multisport Banff & Yoho, Premiere 6+ 9+ rafting &
climbing: 6+
Canadian Rockies Multisport, Casual 6+ 9+ rafting, climbing & icewalk: 6+
Canadian Rockies Multisport, Camping 6+ 9+ rafting, climbing & icewalk: 6+
Québec Multisport, Premiere & Casual 6+ 9+ kayaking, climbing, whalewatching, zip-lining & canyoneering: 6+
No Burleys

Latin America Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Argentina Biking, Premiere 9+ 9+ horseback riding: 6+
No Burleys or Piccolos
Cuba People-to-People Educational Exchange, Casual 12+ n/a n/a
Costa Rica Multisport Pacific Coast & Nicoya, Premiere 9+ 9+ rafting: 8+
kayaking: 5+
No Burleys
Costa Rica Multisport Arenal & Pacific Coast, Premiere 9+ 9+ rafting & horseback riding: 8+
surfing: 7+
No Burleys
Costa Rica Multisport Arenal & Pacific Coast, Casual 9+ 9+ sea-kayaking: 5+
No Burleys
Ecuador & Galápagos Multisport, Casual 9+ 9+ kayaking & snorkeling: 6+
No Burleys or Piccolos
Panama Multisport, Premiere 9+ 9+ No Burleys
Peru Multisport, Premiere 12+ 9+ No Burleys or Piccolos

Asia/Pacific Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to
Ride Own Bike
Other Age Req./Restrictions
Hawaii's Big Island Multisport, Casual & Premiere 6+ 9+ kayaking: 5+
horseback riding: 8+
No Burleys
New Zealand Multisport, Premiere 6+ 9+ rafting: 10+
float trip: 5+
No Burleys
Thailand Biking, Premiere & Casual 9+ 9+ elephant riding: 8+
No Burleys

Africa Family Trips:

  Recommended Minimum Age Required Age to Ride Own Bike Other Age Req./Restrictions
Morocco Multisport, Premiere & Casual 9+ 9+ No Burleys or Piccolos
South Africa & Botswana Multisport, Premiere 12+ 12+ No Burleys or Piccolos

Our Trip Consultants will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Call us at 800-462-2848 to discuss your trip of interest today.

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