Sunday,  August 7, 2022  3:24 pm

Intrepid gears up for new family cycling adventures

Intrepid gears up for new family cycling adventures

Intrepid Travel has launched a new family cycling tour range created specifically for families with teenagers. 

The trips, which will visit three of the company’s most popular destinations – Morocco, Thailand and Vietnam – will begin departing in March 2020, and were inspired in part by the recent youth-led climate strikes that took place globally this September.

Developed by both Intrepid Travel’s expert cycling and family product managers, each teenage family cycling tour was designed to provide families with the chance to disconnect from devices and reconnect with each other during 10-day journeys that incorporate the highlights of each destination by bike.

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“With the recent climate strikes and the youth-led climate movement made famous by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, we are seeing how the younger generation is more environmentally- and socially-conscious than any other. They want to make more informed and responsible choices, including in the ways they travel,” said Dyan Mckie, family product manager for Intrepid Travel.

“Cycling has a low carbon footprint, and these tours allow families to see a destination through a different lens during active adventures powered by the travelers themselves. We’re excited to provide options for environmentally-conscious youth to travel in a low impact and healthy way.”

About the new tours

The new tours, which build on Intrepid’s existing collection of Family and Cycling trips, are for travellers aged 10 and above and include:

Cycle past desert landscapes and around the countryside of Morocco from Casablanca through Tangier, to the blue city of Chefchaouen, Fes, and into Marrakech. Biking for up to 21 miles per day on varied terrain, families will explore the country’s delicious food and vibrant history while traversing through colorful towns, diverse landscapes and along the Mediterranean coastline.

This active family adventure will take travelers cycling through wildlife-rich jungles, city canals, and small villages. Starting in the bustling city of Bangkok and making its way to the remote villages of Southern Thailand, teens will get a chance to sleep in a real-life jungle treehouse and kayak the Ao Thalane bay.

This two-wheeled trip from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An will take travelers on a journey down country lanes, fishing villages, ancient ruins and lively cities. With a perfect balance of activities and free time, teens and their families will spend time relaxing on the sands of Mui Ne beach, cycle through the Chu Chi tunnels, and take a cooking class with a famous chef.

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