10 Ideas For Active Holidays

For some, the ideal holiday is a quiet week to relax by the pool with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other. For others, a good holiday is packed with adventure. Is this you? Would you rather go windsurfing than lie on a sun lounger? Here’s some great ideas for an active holiday that you’ll never forget. 

  1. Hiking. Hiking trips are becoming increasingly popular. If you enjoy a physical challenge and amazing scenery, check out the best walking routes in the world for an incredible trip. Whether you want mountains, cliffs or countryside, there’s a route you’ll love. 
  2. Cycling. A cycling holiday can encompass everything from a lazy pedal between the vineyard’s in France or a more serious cycle tour. A cycling holiday can be a great way to explore an area, and many tours also include some great stops along the way for food, drinks and culture. 
  3. Skiing and Snowboarding. Snow sports are the classic active trip. Whether you hit the slopes in Canada or Scotland, there are some incredible ski resorts to get your fix. Just remember to let yourself take a break to enjoy the apres ski too. 
  4. Golf. Golf hotels are often fantastic places to relax, with high end restaurants and spa facilities, as well as the obvious appeal of the golf course. For an active holiday that’s not quite so heart-racing, golf is a great pick. 
  5. Yoga. A yoga retreat is active while still being restful. Rest your mind, recharge your batteries and check in with yourself with a yoga break. Many retreats also include digital detoxes, wellness classes and other ways to relax and reset. 
  6. Kayaking. Get on the water for an amazing active trip. You could hire a canoe for a paddle around the amazing scenery of Wales, or you could book a guided kayak trip down the rivers of somewhere more exotic. This kind of trip can be relaxing as well as an active challenge. 
  7. Horse Riding. There are lots of options for combining horseback riding with your holiday, whether you fancy trekking through the mountains on your trusty steed or galloping through the surf at the beach. There are trips suitable for new and experienced riders, so why not learn something new. 
  8. Swimming. Book yourself onto a swimming training camp to improve your skills in a focussed environment. If that’s not you, add swimming into your holiday by booking swimming with dolphins, or visit secluded beaches for a dip in the water that’s more exciting than doing laps in the pool. 
  9. Diving. Get up close and personal with sea-life with a diving trip. Whether you go deep sea or just fancy trying snorkelling, a diving trip can be unforgettable. You could explore the rock pools of the UK or the coral reefs of Australia, and see amazing animals wherever you go. 
  10. Multi-Activity. If you can’t choose, why not book a multi-activity holiday? Many resorts now offer access to a huge range of activities from water-skiing and swimming to football and cycling. 
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