Family Trip Activity Age Restrictions

Backroads has designed Family Trips for Kids 4 to 12. For safety reasons, kids need to be at least 7 years old (9 years old in some cases) to ride their own bike. Kids younger than 7 can accompany an adult riding a bicycle with a Trailer Bike or Trailer Carrier. See below for details on each trip.

Italy  |  France  |  Europe at Large  |  United States  |  Canada  |  Latin America & the Caribbean  |  Asia & the Pacific  |  Africa  |  Kids' Equipment
 

ITALY

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Dolomites Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

rock climbing: 7+
zip-lining: height of 4.5 feet/140cm

Kids' Bike

Sicily Multi-Adventure, Premiere 9+ kayaking: 9+ Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike

Tuscany Biking, Casual

9+

high ropes course: 6+ (with separate play area for 4-6 yo)
activities at Lake Trasimeno: 6+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike

 

FRANCE

Trip Name Minimum Age to
Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Basque Country Multi-Adventure, Premiere

7+

sea kayaking: 7+
surf class: 7+
Basque cake making: 7+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Brittany & Normandy Biking, Casual

7+

horseback riding: 7+
land sailing: +7

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Loire Valley Biking — Kids & Teens, Premiere

7+

fencing: 7+
chocolate making: 7+
horseback riding: 7+
ropes course: 6+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

 

EUROPE AT LARGE

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Costa Brava to Spanish Pyrenees Multi-Adventure, Premiere & Casual

9+

forest adventure course: 4+
kayaking: 6+
pottery class: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Croatia Multi-Adventure, Casual

9+

kayaking: 9+

Kids' Bike

Croatia Walking & Hiking, Casual

n/a n/a n/a

Czech Republic to Austria Biking, Casual

9+ n/a

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike

Danube River Cruise Biking, Premiere Ship

7+

scavenger hunt: 7+
chocolate workshop: 6+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike

Germany to Austria Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

rafting: 9+

Kids' Bike

Iceland Multi-Adventure, Premiere 9+ horseback riding: 6+
glacier walk: 10+
zodiac boat tour: 6+
glacier walk: no min. age, but need guide approval per size and ability
Kids' Bike
Iceland Northern Lights Multi-Adventure, Premiere n/a ice climbing: 10+ n/a
Ireland Multi-Adventure, Premiere & Casual 9+ n/a Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Mallorca Multi-Adventure, Premiere 8+ kayaking: no min age
nature park adventure: 8+
cave visit: 4+
n/a

Netherlands & Belgium Biking - Kids & Teens, Premiere

7+

chocolate workshop: 6+
beach games: 7+
trampoline park: 7+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Netherlands & Belgium Biking - Younger Kids, Premiere

7+

chocolate workshop: 6+
beach games: 4+
trampoline park: 4+ 

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Norway Multi-Adventure, Casual

9+

kayaking: 9+

Kids' Bike

Rhine River Cruise Biking, Premiere Ship

7+

chocolate museum excursion: 6+
ropes course: 7+
kayaking: 8+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike

Santorini & Crete Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

kayaking: 7+

n/a

Switzerland Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Premiere

7+

ropes course: min. height is 4'7"

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

 

UNITED STATES

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Alaska Multi-Adventure — Kenai Peninsula, Casual

9+

kayaking: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Bryce & Zion Multi-Adventure, Camping

7+

mule riding: 7+
canyoneering: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking, Casual

n/a

canyoneering: 6+
mule riding: 7+

n/a

Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multi-Adventure, Casual

7+

canyoneering: 6+
mule riding: 7+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Florida Keys Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

snorkeling: based on swimming ability
kayaking: no age restriction but kids under ten must be accompanied by adult
stand-up paddleboard: 10+ (younger kids can kayak with an adult)

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Glacier Multi-Adventure Camping Tour, Camping

9+

horseback riding: 7+
rafting: 5+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Glacier & Waterton Lakes Multi-Adventure, Casual

9+

horseback riding: 5+
rafting: 5+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Premiere & Casual

9+

kayaking: 5+
snorkeling: 5+
cultural activities: 4+
beach activities: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Maine Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Premiere

7+

kayaking: 5+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

kayaking: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Santa Barbara to Ojai Multi-Adventure Tour, Premiere

9+

surfing: 6+
kayaking: must be able to swim
horseback riding: 6+

Kids' Bike
Tandem Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Camping Tour — Kids & Teens, Camping

7+

rock climbing: 7+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Camping Tour — Younger Kids, Camping

7+

rock climbing: 7+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure — Bozeman to Jackson, Casual

7+

rafting: 6+
horseback riding: 5+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure — Jackson Hole to Old Faithful, Casual

7+

kayaking: 7+
rafting: 7+ and at least 45 pounds

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yosemite Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Premiere & Casual

7+

rock climbing: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Yosemite Walking & Hiking, Premiere n/a rock climbing: 6+ n/a

 

CANADA

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Canadian Rockies - Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure, Casual

9+

gondola ride: 6+
ice walk: 6+
rock climbing: 6+
rafting: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Canadian Rockies - Banff & Yoho Multi-Adventure, Premiere & Casual

9+

rafting (upper canyon): 4+
rafting (middle canyon): weight of 90+ pounds & guide approval
rock climbing: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike
Trailer Carrier

Quebec Multi-Adventure, Premiere & Casual

9+

kayaking: 7+
whale watching: 6+
via ferrata circuit: 8+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

 

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options
Argentina Patagonia Lake District Multi-Adventure, Premiere 9+ rock climbing: 6+
silversmith workshop: 6+
kayaking: no min. age
horseback riding: 6+
Kids' Bike

Belize & Guatemala Multi-Adventure, Premiere

9+

kayaking: 6+
snorkeling: 6+
Maya chocolate-making demo: 5+

Kids' Bike

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Casual

9+

kayaking: 5+
rafting: 6+
chocolate tour: 4+
serpentarium visit: 4+
Boruca mask painting: 4+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure — Kids & Teens, Premiere

9+

zip-lining: 5+
horseback riding: 6+
rafting: 6+
Boruca mask painting: 4+
chocolate workshop: 4+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure — Younger Kids, Premiere

9+

zip-lining: 5+
horseback riding: 6+
rafting: 6+
Boruca mask painting: 4+
chocolate workshop: 4+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Galápagos & Andes Multi-Adventure, Casual

9+

kayaking: 6+
snorkeling: 6+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Galápagos Ocean Cruise, Casual Plus Ship

9+

snorkeling & kayaking: based on swimming ability

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

 

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

Thailand Biking, Premiere & Casual

9+

rice planting activity: 8+
archery & challenge course: 8+
Muay Thai boxing: 8+

Kids' Bike
Trailer Bike

Vietnam & Cambodia Biking, Premiere

12+

n/a

Kids' Bike

 

AFRICA

Trip Name Minimum Age
to Ride Own Bike
Minimum Age for
Additional Activities
Kids' Equipment
Options

South Africa Botswana Multi-Adventure, Premiere

12+ n/a

Kids' Bike

Tanzania Safari Multi-Adventure, Premiere

10+ n/a

Kids' Bike

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