Awaken your sense of adventure with an outdoor activity vacation. From trekking new heights to exploring the depths of the ocean, there are many activities for you to choose from across the globe.
Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie looking for your next thrill, or you’d like to try something a little different for this year’s vacation, take a look at our top five activities…
Skiing in the Alps
Stretching from Italy to Slovenia, the Alps are a year round tourist destination, but during the colder months (December to April) the snow capped peaks become populated by winter sports enthusiasts, who come to take advantage of the ideal ski, snowboard and toboggan conditions. Spread across several countries, including France, Austria and Italy – it is even possible to ski from one nation to the next.
Mountain biking in Chile
Home to Cancha Carrera, considered one of the best downhill mountain bike routes in the world, Chile is a great destination for an activity vacation on wheels. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, Cancha Carrera is not one for beginners. Combining technical riding with fast turns, it is recommended that you take a guide with you to avoid getting lost as well as repair kits, sunscreen, waterproof clothes and plenty of water.
Sailing in Greece
Looking for some relaxation time amongst all the adventure? A sailing vacation in the Ionian Islands of Greece offers the perfect opportunity to mix thrill time with chill time. On board your yacht you’ll be shown the ropes by an experienced crew, allowing you to explore the stunning seas, idyllic islands and charming harbors in comfort and safety.
Snorkeling in Australia
One of the world’s most accessible reefs, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is home to an array of colorful discoveries and exotic marine wildlife. Snorkeling is an incredibly rewarding activity and, as long as you can swim, is relatively easy, not to mention inexpensive. There are plenty of tour operators in Cairns offering day and overnight snorkel trips for people of all ages and abilities.
Trekking in England
The inspiration behind many great poems, England’s Lake District is home to a range of stunning walks and trails. From steady strolls, to challenging treks, the Lakes are an outdoor enthusiast magnet, appealing to those looking to enjoy the stunning scenery with a leisurely walk, as well as those interested in pushing their endurance with long distance, multi-day trails.
Written by adventurer and keen travel writer Sam Jones, originally from the UK some of her favourite travel destinations include Italy and Iceland.