An idyllic holiday for most of us involves a luxurious sun lounger, uninterrupted blue skies and a cocktail or two, but for some, the thought of lying around for a whole week doing nothing fills them with boredom and despair. Sound familiar? If your idea of breaking a sweat on holiday involves adventure and sport instead of overheating on a sun lounger, there’s a wealth of activities that can be incorporated into your next break. Just take a look at the ideas below:
Skiing and Snowboarding
If you want to turn a couple of those dark and dreary winter months into a snow-filled wonderland, why not head to the mountains for a ski or snowboard holiday? There are plenty of instructors available in popular resorts that can teach you the basics and get you moving on the slopes. Equipment can be hired when you arrive at your destination, but you might want to invest in some appropriate clothing to keep warm and dry in the snowy conditions.
Make the most of what America has to offer by exploring multiple resorts in the Rocky Mountains; high altitude, panoramic views and lots of fresh powder will have you beaming from ear-to-ear in no time. Alternatively, take a trip over to the Alps and have a taste of Europe’s alpine destinations. Work up an appetite on the slopes before stopping off for an indulgent croquet monsieur and chocolat chaud.
A game that requires accuracy and skill, a huge number of golf courses are located in the prettiest destinations around the world. Enjoy a round or two alongside breathtaking coastal paths in Pebble Beach or at the infamous St Andrew’s course in Scotland, covering a good few miles on the fairways before relaxing at the nineteenth hole.
The majority of top golf courses will have accommodation at the clubhouse or a hotel overlooking the course, so accommodation should always be easy to find. Don’t forget to pack the correct attire for the game and your favorite golf iron sets that should hopefully help lower your handicap.
Heading to the coast doesn’t necessarily mean you have to lay on the beach for the duration of your holiday, why not invest in a sailing course whilst you’re away? Learn the ropes as you go along and set sail towards a new destination every day. There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as setting off into the deep blue sea.
A pirate’s life may not be for everyone, so you can always hire a sailing boat that comes with a certified captain to navigate your itinerary whilst you’re away. Once you’re anchored down for a few hours you can participate in some aquatic sports like swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
An active holiday doesn’t have to be an adrenaline-fueled experience, there are plenty of low impact options that will still enable you to get some exercise time in. Hiking is a great way to explore the holiday destination you are visiting and is really beneficial for your physical health.
Head out from your accommodation and take in those awe-inspiring landscape views, just make sure you take a map of the trail you’ll be walking and always let a friend or staff member know when to expect your return home.