Family outdoor holidays are popular with families who are more active than most. It promises excitement, a variety of unusual experiences and better lasting memories. Families with children of all ages will benefit. Many European destinations, such as the South Tyrol, where 300 days of sunshine and a landscape rich in contrast provide the backdrop for adventurous family-friendly holidays, It encourages families to participate in activities at all levels winter and summer. Numerous excursions, hiking trails, family ski areas and adventure parks guarantee lasting memories. No summer holiday in South Tyrol is complete without swimming, boating, fishing in mountain lakes like the Kalterer See, or hiking along one of the many family-friendly trails to mountain huts high up on the Alpine meadows with the spectacular backdrop of towering peaks. Exploring South Tyrol by bike is both easy and relaxing on well laid out valley cycle paths. And, if you wish, it’s easy to return to your starting point by catching a South Tyrol train. In the west, cycle enthusiasts ride the Via Claudia Augusta, a historic Roman road, from the Reschen Pass to Salorno/Salurn. On the Pustertal valley cycle path in the east of South Tyrol, the landscape becomes more mountainous and, from north to south on the Brennero/Brenner cycle path, the historic cities of Vipiteno/Sterzing, Bressanone/Brixen and Chiusa/Klausen are great places to make an intermediate stop.