Best Travel Places For Family Adventure Vacations

Recently Updated: November 2022

What are the best family adventure vacations?

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Families who enjoy outdoor sabbatical sometimes find it difficult to single out adventurous activities. Nevertheless, there are some amazing destinations that are perfect for families, offering a mix of adventure, and adrenalin pumping experiences.

When it comes to planning a family adventure vacation, finding the best travel spot that caters to everyone’s interests and needs can be a pretty challenging task.

There are plenty destinations worth noting on your rousing lists. Perhaps, you would consider these top vacation places for a fun and spine-tingling family adventure.

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NorthWestern Italy


When you’re geared up for a family adventure, the geology and wilderness of Italy holds the key if you opt to plunge into a memorable outdoor experience.

There are a ton of vacation spots in Northwestern Italy, close to the French border, where you can select sensational outdoor activities for the whole family. 

I would suggest canyoning, which is probably a great idea for an ultimate family travel adventure. You can explore spectacular gorges close to Arco, located at the northern end of Lake Garda in Lombardy.

Top outdoor activities to do with family while on vacation in Arco.

  • Via Ferratas for beginners
  • Rock Climbing at Lake Garda
  • Hiking at Piedmont
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Ouray, Colorado

Via Ferrata

The newly-formed Via Ferrata route (2020) was added in Ouray, adjacent to the Uncompahgre Gorge in Colorado with outdoor family adventure trips in mind.

Via Ferrata, which means “Iron Road” in Italian, is a pretty awesome approach to climbing over rocks and with this astonishing new attraction, the fun lasts from winter to summer in Ouray.

The trail is expected to be the first free public Via Ferrata in the US, built to strict safety standards and is meant to meet all current ASTM and CEN (European) safety requirements.

Besides. Via Ferrata, here are more top outdoor recreations in Ouray I would recommend.

  • Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool
  • Hiking to San Juan mountains
  • Free 13mins Gondola ride to Telluride town station
  • Whitewater Rafting at Gunnison River
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Zipline Treetop Adventure

Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you are traveling to Bangkok and fancy an outdoor family vacations at the same time, glide over to the northern province of Chiang Mai. The city is my favorite playground with tons of activities and attractions for the whole family.

With so many ziplining variations on the tree tops in Chiang Mai, you’re bound to find one that appeals to your sense of adventure for the whole family.

These zipline adventure parks have well-trained staffs to assist toddlers to elderly and offer access to native cloud forests and natural parks. Here’s my top 3 recommended zipline parks to go in Chiang Mai.

  • Eagle Track Zipline In Maerim
  • Skyline Adventure in Doi Saket mountain
  • Jungle Flight near Chiang Mai city

Tips: Ziplining requires signature guidelines such as footwear. To find out more about the stuff you need to bring, slide over to my tree top adventure post for a super safe trip.

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White Water Rafting

Soca Valley, Slovenia

White Water rafting on the Soca River in Slovenia is arguably one of the best in Europe. Perfect for a thrilling family adventure. You can choose to experience more or less adrenaline rush by tackling II, III as well as extreme III+ rapids.

The scenic Soca Valley may stake a claim to being Slovenia’s outdoor adventure capital, and river rafting exploration in the Soca River’s mesmerizingly blue waters is pretty sensational. Top family things to do in Slovenia.

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Mountain Biking

Banff National Park, Canada

Some of Canada’s most beautiful mountain bike trails can be found in Banff National Park. You might want to take the family for a lakeside ride or just enjoy rows of panoramic tree-line bicycle path.

For bikers of all ages and skill levels, there are numerous off-road alternatives. The normal season for road and mountain biking is from May to October but some of them are open as early as March.

When the trails and roads are covered in snow, fat biking is a pretty nice alternative for both adults and children. Typical mountain bike tires would slump in the snow but fat tires will keep the bike a float.

Banff free bike valet service is situated on Banff Avenue in front of the Banff Visitor Center and is open from 10am to 6pm. (224 Banff Ave.) Head over to the Park’s website for biking matters. More top outdoor activities to do, I would suggest in Banff National Park.

  • Paddling at glacier fed lakes
  • Gondola ride up to the alpine
  • Backcountry hiking at lakes and mountain pass

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