Is there anything better than planning a holiday? I think so – planning an adventure holiday! It’s all the charm and anticipation of a holiday, with a little more excitement. Adventure holidays are the perfect way to bond with your travel buddies, as when you’re outside your comfort zone or doing something you love, you’re in a different element and that can be a great way to ensure you create some really special memories together. It can also be a good way to keep active while you’re on vacation, which can help keep the holiday pounds at bay. Including a little adventure is also a great way to get any teens involved and excited about an upcoming holiday. So whether you’re looking for a winter holiday, a cycling adventure holiday or even a wildlife holiday, there are so many great options to choose from – hopefully this article will help you choose what’s best for you. Here are my top 4 adventure holidays that you and your travel buddies are sure to enjoy:
Wildlife Based Holiday
If you have children going with you on the trip, then a wildlife focused holiday is sure to delight them as well as serving as a great way to teach them more about our wonderful world. There are so many exotic destinations you can visit to see incredible wildlife in their natural setting. You could head to Uganda and see incredible gorillas, chimps and lions in the wild – this is the stuff of dreams! Included on the tour are unique day walks through Bwindi and with the Batwa people, ensuring that you get to see a completely different way of life. Head to Costa Rica, which is regarded as the most diverse country on the planet and you can see turtles in Tortuguero National Park. If you’re lucky you can even see sloths lazing about in trees. The great thing about Costa Rica is you don’t have to go far to see monkeys hanging from trees and lizards running around, it’s almost like being in an open air zoo! There’s more to do than just nature, though, this region is famous for making chocolate, has a ton of great zip lines which re fun for the whole family and the natural landscape is striking and extremely photogenic. KE Adventure holidays have a number of wonderful wildlife focused trips that are perfect for families, couples or newly weds looking to plan a dream honeymoon. Browsing their website is easy and you can clearly see what kind of trip would suit your travel style best.
A Cycling Holiday
Cycling holidays are becoming a very popular way to travel and for good reason. They’re a great way to keep up your fitness while on holiday, you get to travel at a slower pace than a car, train or bus, so it affords you to engage more with your surroundings. There’s no real costs associated with cycling once you’ve arranged to take your bicycle or rent a bicycle. You can choose to do an independent cycling tour, arranging the route yourself, carrying all your supplies and camping or staying in accommodation along the way. You also have the option of opting for an organised cycling holiday. This may be a better option if it’s your first time enjoying a cycling holiday. Depending on the company, they’ll usually provide you with a route, the accommodation, bike rental, and some even take your luggage from hotel to hotel so you wont have to be weighed down during your cycle. One of the biggest advantages to using a cycling holiday provider is should you have a problem on the road, such as a flat tyre or another emergency, you’ll have that company’s assistance with you. Each company has different levels of packages to suit differing budgets so just be sure to be clear about what the company you choose includes in the cycling holiday package. I personally love the freedom of a cycling holiday – you can go at your own pace, stop wherever you like, while still having plenty of time for enjoying all the stunning landscapes and quirky towns you pass through. Just don’t forget to wear a great cycling helmet to ensure you protect your most valuable asset! If you’ve never been on a cycling holiday before, why not check out these helpful tips for your first cycling holiday to get you inspired and prepared.
A Ski Holiday
It may be hard to imagine the cold right now seeing as we’re currently enjoying a lovely summer, but a ski holiday is a classic family holiday that is a perfect recipe for so many special memories: sitting around the fire in the evening, toasting marshmallows, the first run of the morning when the snow is clean, riding the lifts together and having plenty of great conversations, fun family photos on the chair lifts, teaching the younger family members how to ski, and ski school for the younger family members. If you’re thinking about a ski holiday, I would suggest doing a bit of research before you start spending money. Now is actually a great time to buy ski gear for the following year because all the previous year’s stock is on discount. If you don’t already have ski gear or ski clothing, you can always consider borrowing gear from a friend or family friend. Sometimes it’s worth simply renting, especially if you have never been skiing before and are not sure whether it’s a hobby that will stick. You can also usually grab a great bargain buying second hand ski gear, here’s a helpful article with tips on how to buy second-hand ski gear . Ski gear can be quite the investment, especially when you take all the boots, skis, googles, and warm weather clothing into consideration. However once you do have it, if you take good care of it and store it properly during the summer, it should last you for years to come. If you have young children who may be too young to ski or snowboard, find a good ski field that has a day care or find a chalet that includes baby sitting. Either option will allow you to really enjoy your vacation.
A Walking Holiday
One of the best things about a walking holiday is that they work for people of all ages. So long as you’re mobile enough to walk, then you can probably do a walking holiday. It’s adventurous, without being so extreme that family members might be excluded from enjoying the vacation. You can choose what kind of walking or trekking holiday you’re interested based on your fitness level and ability. If you’re looking for something more extreme, why not consider something that features on many people’s bucket list? The Everest Base Camp trek. If that makes you a little intimidated, don’t worry there are many other options available to you. Why not walk to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most intriguing sites. You can head to Morocco and enjoy a walking holiday through the Atlas mountains. You can also choose to do a walking holiday in your own country, it’s a wonderful way to see somewhere familiar from a completely different perspective and pace. Usually we’re so busy rushing around we don’t see the beauty around us. If you need any more reasons to go on a walking holiday, here are 10 reasons to go on a walking holiday for your next trip.
Choosing an adventure holiday is a great way to ensure that you have a fun packed trip away with your friends or family. No matter which one you choose, I’m sure you’ll have an unforgettable adventure.