There is not better activity for the whole family, as well as for individuals, than cycling. It was amazing that, when our children were younger, we could grab a tandem or buy a tag-along and cycle. All those wonderful benefits of cycling – mind, body and the environment – can be shared by the whole family. To cut down on the hassle we booked through a company that provided the bikes, organised the route and booked the hotels (3*). It was fantastic that we could peddle around 30miles a day, stop for an ice-cream then arrive at our place of rest for a shower and a bite to eat. The children were great they got to see some wonderful places – from rich vineyards to ancient cathedrals – all along the Danube. Only cycling gets you close to people and places.