Sure, lying by an infinity pool and enjoying refreshing cocktails while surrounded by dramatic ocean views is a great holiday experience. But if you’re the outdoorsy type, this is not the sort of holiday for you. Instead, you are more suited to active holidays, which may also include the usual elements of a holiday – sun, sea, and sand, but with adventures to make your holiday even more exciting and fun.
Here’s the best way to do an activity holiday.
- Go on an Organised Expedition
Organised expeditions are well-suited for active travellers who want to experience some of the world’s most thrilling adventures but do not want to go through the hassles of organising the trips themselves. Experts will arrange the trip on your behalf, including the accommodations, itinerary, and other aspects of the trip.
You can choose a wide range of activities for the organised excursions. The most popular activities include sailing, cycling, mountaineering, jungle trekking, rock climbing, canyoning, and wildlife safari. There are also cultural-centred excursions, where you can get involved with the local community and witness genuine cultural experiences. Accommodations include staying at local inns, lodges, or bed and breakfasts, which is a great way to experience the local way of living. From exploring Buddhist monasteries deep into the Tibetan mountains to trekking through the mountainous villages of Peru, these cultural excursions are some of the best ways to do an activity holiday.
Guided walking or trekking trip is also popular among active travellers who want to join like-minded travellers in exploring the world on foot. These guided excursions will take you to some of the world’s best destinations for trekking, such as Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro, and the Classic Inca Trail of Peru.
- Go to a Sporting Event
If you are fond of sports, you should consider attending sports events on your active holiday. There are many exciting sporting events worldwide. Although you can watch them anytime on TV or online, witnessing the actual event is an incredible experience.
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year is one of those sporting events that every sports enthusiast should not miss, especially if you are a big fan of football. FIFA is one of the most anticipated events in football, which often has billions of spectators. The passion, hype, and pressure are incredibly intense during the World Cup. Plus, the fact that it’s happening in the Middle East, in the charming country of Qatar, makes the experience even more exciting.
Wimbledon is a sporting event that every tennis fanatic should experience at least once in their life. Much of the appeal of this sports event comes from its traditions. It’s the oldest tennis tournament in the world, which started in 1877. Since then, Wimbledon has become one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, attended by royals and world-famous celebrities and personalities. For racing fans, the F1 Grand Prix’s are the not to miss events of the year, some travelling around the world to see the exciting luxury events whether it’s planning yourself onto a driving holiday around Belgium or flying to the luxurious Abu Dhabi, there is a F1 event for most race enthusiasts.
- Try a Hiking Holiday
Hiking is one of the most popular activities for active travellers who want to explore some of the world’s most incredible destinations on foot. With a hiking holiday, you’ll get your fix of fresh air while getting that much-needed exercise. Depending on where to go, your hiking holiday can include walking on trails with some of the world’s most breathtaking sceneries.
There are many stunning destinations for a hiking holiday around the world. For instance, the Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the best destinations for a hiking holiday in the United States. Cutting through several hundred miles of deserts and mountains, the Grand Canyon will treat hikers to exceptional hiking trails with breathtaking views and unique wildlife. In Europe, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a popular hiking route featuring some of the world’s most amazing views. It passes through three countries, Switzerland, Italy, and France, which makes it an incredible hiking experience. The hike could take up to ten days, where you’ll be staying in cosy inns.
Iceland is another destination for an epic hiking excursion. Called the “Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland has some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world, taking you to volcanoes, glaciers, coastlines, and breathtaking sceneries you won’t find anywhere else.
- Have a Private Tour
To truly enjoy an activity holiday, consider booking a private tour. Private tours offer all-inclusive travel experiences led by expert guides while following a well-crafted itinerary. In some of these tours, you have the option to customise the itinerary.
When booking a private tour to destinations such as Croatia, you will have a professional guide with extensive knowledge of the sites you’ll visit during the excursion. Your guide will talk about the history of the place, its cultural significance, and other facts you won’t find in any travel guidebook. A local guide will also take you away from tourist traps, allowing you to explore undistracted.
Planning a trip can be challenging. But when you book a private tour, you will not have to go through these hassles. In addition, they are flexible in terms of departure dates, length, and the activities you want to do, which is less stressful.
- Go Skiing
If you’re going on an activity holiday in the winter, consider a skiing holiday. Skiing is an excellent choice for a fitness holiday, especially during the winter season. It engages your core muscles and works your quadriceps and hamstrings as you try to maintain your balance on the ski.
When you go on a ski holiday, you’ll be surrounded by nature, which helps to lower stress. Several studies show that being surrounded by nature can make us happier, reducing our stress levels. Plus, skiing is fun, allowing you to forget all your worries away.
While having fun on the ski slopes, you won’t realise it, but you’re also burning some calories. In fact, skiing is one of the best exercises that burn calories quickly. The average skier can burn 223 calories in only 30 minutes of skiing downhill. Therefore, if you will spend three hours skiing down the slopes each day, you’ll burn enough calories while having fun!