Ideas for active holidays
If you get bored when you’re lying on a beach, eating and drinking all day, then you’re probably not a fan of the standard package holiday. If you like to keep active and maybe you’re even a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then a week of sunbathing won’t be your first choice for a holiday. There are many better ways of spending your time, depending on the level of activity that you are seeking.
In typical sporting style, let's look at some of the less energetic activities first and build up to the grand finale!
Golfing holidays – Golf fans from all over the world tend to go back to the same great courses in particular places. Popular destinations include Florida, Portugal, Tenerife, Dubai and Scotland. In Scotland, you can play at some of the best courses in the world – St Andrews, Muirfield and Carnoustie.
Walking/Hiking – According to the Telegraph, the best walking holidays in the world include, The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail in Japan, Spring in the Alpujarras in Spain, the small island of Jersey in the UK, the Outer Hebrides in Scotland and Haute Route trek across the Alps. Depending on your level of fitness and whether you are looking for a more relaxing holiday or a strenuous one will no doubt dictate which type you go for.
Snorkelling – If you enjoy being in the water and exploring the great oceans of the world, there are plenty of fabulous places to see beautiful coral and sea life. Top destinations include the Maldives, The Big Island Hawaii, Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef and Komodo Island in Indonesia.
Mountain Biking – Again, you can carefully select your destination based on the pace and level of adventure that you feel comfortable with. The following destinations have been hugely popular for mountain biking: Utah mountain biking, Peru Sacred Singletrack, Tuscany (Italy) and if you want to push yourself, then there are some great routes through the Alps.
Skydiving – If you have this one on your bucket list then you might as well make it a skydive to remember! Forbes rates these as the top places to skydive in the world: Waialua in Hawaii, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, Nepal (Mt Everest), the Grand Canyon and Cairns in Australia.
Whether you want to jump out a plane or you just don’t want to get bored sitting around the pool, there are plenty of great active holiday ideas that you can try out. Hopefully, these ideas have given you something to think about, or maybe they have scared you into settling for a relaxing beach holiday, far away from the exhausting efforts of cycling in the Alps!
If you do want to get out there and see the world on your next holiday, then make sure that you pick somewhere that will get your blood pumping and be treated to the finest scenery and experiences across the world. Beach holidays are great if you need to recharge the batteries, but you can sit and read a book at home!