A relaxing holiday in the sun isn’t for everybody, some of us get bored sitting around doing nothing all day. After a week, you’ll be itching to do something active again. If you want to avoid going out of your mind before the holiday is over, you’ll need to plan something a bit more active for yourself. There are plenty of great activity holidays all over the world, these are some of the best.
Skiing is great fun and there are places all over the globe that you can go to do it. You can get different experiences depending one where you go so do a bit of research beforehand. If it’s something that you enjoy a lot, you could try to get a ski instructor course qualification. That way you can teach skiing and stay out there for longer periods.
Cycling is a brilliant way to get to know a new country while staying active at the same time. You can cover a lot more ground on a bike than you can on foot. There are places all over that are great for cycling holidays, but some of the best ones are in Europe. France is particularly good, there are brilliant paths in the Alps that take you through some lovely picturesque areas. If you fancy something a little more extreme, why not go on a mountain biking holiday in Austria. It isn’t well known as a place to go cycling but it’s great. There are cable cars that will take you up the mountains and from there you can follow lots of separate paths of varying difficulty. Most of the trails are close to the airport so accessibility is good.
If cycling is a bit too hectic for you and you prefer something that is a bit slower, a hiking holiday is good for you. You get all of the same benefits that you would from a cycling holiday but it’s a bit easier on the legs. Britain has lots of brilliant hiking trails, especially in Scotland and Wales, but one of the best places to go in the world is Romania. There are plenty of stunning lakes and valleys to hike through but be warned, some of it is fairly tough so it’s only suitable for experienced hikers.
Hiking isn’t all that cool and if you think you’re way too hip for that, surfing might be a bit more your speed. Most people tend to think of the USA when they are thinking of places to go surfing. While places like California are brilliant for surfing, there are other more interesting options. Portugal is a surprisingly good surfing location, especially the secluded resorts set in a valley on the west coast. They make a nice change from the more hectic resorts in America and they also offer lessons so don’t worry if you don’t know what you’re doing. After a long day of surfing, you can also take part in yoga sessions to help you relax.