A Family Adventure on a Budget

Family adventure don’t have to cost the world. In fact in Europe, some family holidays are such good value for money many families are shunning long-haul flights and holidays in the USA in favour of something a little closer to home.

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An adventure with your family in Europe can be as short or as long as you like. With a range of options available to travel to your destination, families can drive using the Channel Tunnel or the cross-channel ferries. Alternatively low-budget airlines now fly from all over the UK to destinations in Europe.

A family holiday in the French alpine resort of Morzine is an ideal example of a family-friendly budget adventure holiday.

The popular resort is known for its extreme sports on offer, both in the winter and summer. Its perfect natural features make it an adventure family playground, whether its in the canyons, the mountains or on the white water rivers. Morzine itself is a charming town, allowing families with older children to give them freedom and independence to enjoy, making use of the town’s excellent facilities.

A multi-pass card allows families to keep themselves occupied even when they’re not off taking in adventures outside of town. Activites included in a multi-pass card are swimming pools, cable cars and an ice rink.

One activity sure to scare the living daylights of out kids and adults alike is the ‘Fanasticable’ – a zip wire in nearby Chatel. This zip wire covers cover three km in two stages as you can fly like superman across the valley. Terrifying but what an adventure.

Other activities on offer in Morzine include hiking in the alpine meadows. Guided walks are recommended for an introduction to the area. The hike also offers stunning views of the land.

Mountain biking is hugely popular in Morzine, so much so, some simply visit the town for its excellent array of routes. With a range of routes available there is something for people of all ages and abilities.

Finally, after whizzing down the mountain at high speed, why not cool off by getting wet, very wet on the Dranse River. With grade 3+ runs available for paddlers with an experienced guide ready to take you down the river.