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  • PrinceJohn
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    None in Cornwall… 🙂

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    True – but heaving in school hols and not that many accessible trails?

    hilldodger
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    Depending on what you expect from the trails the Isle of Wight is very family friendly – beaches, country walks, bit of history, nice pubs.
    Just check it’s not a festival or sportive week because most places are booked out.

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    IoW is possible – hadn’t thought of that!

    Harris – midges in summer?

    DT78
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    Gower in wales?

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    Ibiza has good trails. Damn hot though.

    tinribz
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    Was just about to say that ^

    kennyboy
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    Glad this started. We’re coming down to Cornwall on Friday from Ayrshire for a fortnight. Staying in St Austell. Any pointers appreciated. Sorry for the hijack…

    lucien
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    Lake Garda, Finale Liguria, Rimini if you want pizza and pasta!

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    Lake Garda was in the back of my mind. Can anyone recommend any family friendly accommodation?

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    I’ve done some searching but any suggestions for good mtb trails near nice beaches?

    After booking a last minute holiday for the family. Would consider UK or Europe.

    iolo
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    Pont scethin route

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    Dorset- around Corfe Castle Brilliant 🙂

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    Dumfries and Galloway. Lovely beaches, handy for the Stanes, various family friendly stuff for non beach time.

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    Dorset- around Corfe Castle Brilliant

    What he said!

    DrP
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    Yeah, I’d chose Dorset…

    However, I live in Sussex by the Sea, and plenty of riding here!

    DrP

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    Off to research Dorset campsites…

    mogrim
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    North Spain.

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    North Spain.

    Picos? Can you be specific?

    Mackem
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    Basque country…

    San Sebastian.
    Plentzia
    Zarautz
    Zumaia

    even Bilbao.

    mogrim
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    Picos? Can you be specific?

    Like Mackem says Basque country would be good, Cantabria is another possibility. Loads of trails up there, head over to Wikiloc.com and see what you can find. Or pay Doug off this here forum to show you around.

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    Cairngorms + Loch Morlich

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    Cairngorms are fab, but go there every Easter 🙂

    Dorset’s rubbish, best look somewhere else.

    +1 for Doug.

    Plenty of other interesting things for the missus to do, loads of beaches and open spaces for the kids to run around, plus the fact that Spain is super friendly towards kids and families. Not to mention the food, which is just amazing.

    You will need a guide though, you will not find the trails without Doug, and the routes aren’t hidden away somewhere online where you can do a sneaky download for your GPS.

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    Get it booked.

    lucien
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    Lake Garda was in the back of my mind. Can anyone recommend any family friendly accommodation?

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    Italians are so mega friendly, and love kids – just about anywhere on the lake. North (Riva del Garda) and Torbole are good bets, plenty of signed routes, uplifts, gnarr, plus holiday stuff like a beach, swimming, sailing, pools, promenade, etc etc

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    Dalbeattie

    Trekster is the expert

    http://www.barendholidayvillage.co.uk/

    Pricey but a nice site but walk to the beach and ride to the trails…

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    dorset campsites – toms field @ langton matravers nr swanage. loads of riding, coast, beaches, pubs. walk to dancing ledge or the square and compass at worth matravers.

    if thats full theres one up the road or a nice old farm campsite at harmans cross.

    wysiwyg
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    Finale ligure thirded

    piemonster
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    Harris – midges in summer?

    Usually too windy to be fair

    jota180
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    Finale ligure thirded

    fourthed – but I wouldn’t go in August

    Galicia would be my choice
    For a home grown solution, I’d look at the Isle of Man

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    Glad this started. We’re coming down to Cornwall on Friday from Ayrshire for a fortnight. Staying in St Austell. Any pointers appreciated. Sorry for the hijack…

    Go down to the sea and turn right/north.

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    Golspie- ride off the trails, 30 seconds roll to the beach. All you have to do is break the ice off the sea and you’re sorted

    Just back from a family beach holiday in Mallorca – where I spent a few mornings riding some incredible trails on a hire bike in the most inappropriate gear! A little bit warm though…

    maxtorque
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    Hasn’t Jorji from STW just got back from a another stint with Ride Ibiza? Must have been good as she went twice! 😉

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    PrinceJohn
    I am going to Porthtowan on the 19th
    Where was that picture taken, please

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    Afan works quite well for me with family beach holidays to Porthcawl – not quite on the doorstep, but not far away either.

    Alternatively Minehead has riding right from the beach and not far onto Exmoor.

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    pont sgethin and barmouth;
    aberdyfi and the dyfi trails

    could go on and on

    kjcc25
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    Aberdovey, Fairbourne, Barmouth, all have very nice beaches, close to a few trail centres and Cader Idris is always worth a climb.

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    dorset campsites – toms field @ langton matravers nr swanage. loads of riding, coast, beaches, pubs. walk to dancing ledge or the square and compass at worth matravers.

    if thats full theres one up the road or a nice old farm campsite at harmans cross.

    Or Burnbake – can cycle to Studland on traffic free good trails (apart from a 5 minute time trial on the ferry road, much to the tag a long passengers approval.. choruses of Shut Up Legs from the back)

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