Sometimes we need to get away from the daily grind, and that’s why we book holidays, right? If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, or you are stuck behind a desk all day, an active holiday may be just what you need. Get out there and see the great outdoors, and you might want to continue your new-found love of this lifestyle when you get home. So many people take the plunge and try new and exciting things when they are on holiday. Join the trend by booking an active fitness holiday today.
What is an Active Holiday
An “active holiday” usually involves some sort of sport or activity to get your heart pumping and your muscles working. This doesn’t mean you have to take part in extreme sports. Skiing, walking, biking, and watersport holidays are all examples of active holidays. This type of holiday doesn’t have to be expensive either; you can easily find an active summer holiday on a budget without breaking the bank. Hiking and mountain biking can be easy and cheap things to do in many summer destinations. Plus, these are things you can continue and practice at home as well.
Active Destinations for Your Summer Holiday
Hawaii is a destination where an active lifestyle is part of daily life. Surf lessons are great for first timers, and once you are hooked, you’ll be back time and time again. Another popular thing to do in Hawaii is hiking. The epic landscapes mean there are plenty of choices when it comes to trails and paths. Why not hike to the beautiful green sand beach, a relatively unknown phenomenon in Hawaii.
Australia is also well known for its outdoor and active living. With sunshine, beautiful beaches, and expansive natural bushland and forest, you can understand why. The reefs in Australia are especially popular with snorkelers and scuba divers, but the ultimate destination is the Great Barrier Reef. Other popular activities include surfing, hiking, and bushwalking.
In Europe, the Alps are a great destination for all types of activities for the whole family. Skiing, snow-shoeing, and mountain biking are all popular activities here. Kids will love the tobogganing and ice skating options in this area. There are also glaciers in the Alps, which means skiing can be enjoyed during the summer months as well. Try the glaciers in Tignes (France) or Zermatt (Switzerland) for amazing year-round snow sports.
How to Continue Your Active Lifestyle at Home
You might not be able to continue every activity you try whilst on holiday, but taking that step and trying something new might encourage you to be more active at home. Just getting out into the countryside, taking a walk or cycling, can keep you active once you’ve arrived home. Maybe you have tried a new activity that you want to continue – you can always find a way to carry on your new-found passion, albeit not in the stunning location you first tried it. Indoor skiing and surfing centers help you to improve your skills before your next trip.
So, has this inspired you to make your next holiday an active holiday? Have you tried anything new recently that you have taken up at home? Has your activity holiday kick started your fitness lifestyle? Now is the time!