If the idea of lying in the sun all day long is your idea of hell,then you’re probably the kind of person who likes to get a lot more out of their holidays. Catching a tan and having the odd dip in the swimming pool is fine if you’re into that kind of thing but if you want to have fun on your holidays and keep active, then you’re going to want something very different.
Here is a list of some of the great active holidays that you can choose from, with varying degrees of activity levels:
Hiking – One of the great things about hiking is that you can go at your pace, so if you’re not as fit as you used to be, you still enjoy the great scenery and enjoy your walking. There are some fantastic places all over the world that you can explore, from the Lake District in the United Kingdom to the Inca Trail in Peru. Sometimes the key factor is the weather, so think about the type of climate that you prefer to hike in.
Road Cycling – Over the last decade or so, cycling has become much more popular, and there are more facilities set up for biking holidays. Whether you are looking to experience the Tour de France route in Europe or you want to stick to some flatter routes, there are numerous cycling holiday organizers that will be able to help you with accommodation and route planning.
Rock Climbing/Canyoneering – There are some amazing destinations for the rock climbers out there. Depending on the level of difficulty that you are going for, you could try Zion Canyoneeringfor a variety of courses. The UK also has some great climbing opportunities, particularly in the Peak District and North Wales.
Surfing – For some seriously great waves, the east coast of Australia is a popular choice. Not only can you experience some of the best waves and the Great Barrier Reef, but you can also do some fantastic island visits and some diving or snorkelling. Surfers Paradise was named that for a reason, but it certainly isn’t the only place to surf. If you have time, you can travel up the coast and sample the various towns and surf. Don’t miss the opportunity to surf at the famous Bondi Beach.
Skiing – What could be more fun than launching yourself down a snowy mountain at great speed? Not a lot! Whether you’re an accomplished skier or a novice wanting to try skiing for the first time, there are some great places in the Alps to try that cater for all abilities. Some of the top rated destinations for skiers include Livigno in Italy, Alpbach in Austria and Aussois in France.
When you’re planning your next holiday, don’t succumb to the routine beach holiday if you’re more of a thrill seeker. The world has got a lot to offer, and you should make it your mission to see and experience as much of it as you can.