Why an active holiday may be the holiday you need right now

Why an active holiday may be the holiday you need right now

If holidays spent on the beach leave you feeling restless and uninspired, it might be time to do something more adventurous that leaves you stimulated and strong. Active holidays don’t have to be jam-packed with sports, but they generally leave you in better health than when you started.

The best thing about active holidays is that you can design them around your fitness levels and how much sport you want to do. For many, active holidays hit that sweet spot between relaxation and get-up-and-go. Plus, the benefits you will reap from this kind of holiday are too many to count!

Health and wellness

Active holidays not only improve your physical health but also your mental health. There’s no denying that getting away from your mundane every day and trading it in for immersive activities in nature helps you destress and leave your anxieties and concerns behind. An active holiday is all about spending quality time with loved ones without distractions.

What’s more, active holidays can make us feel mentally brighter, more inspired, and more creative. After a fun yet active cycling holiday or, a week spent swimming, hiking, and discovering beautiful nature spots, you will feel more productive, in a much better mood, and much more connected to whoever you spent your holiday with.

Unique experiences

Active holidays are your perfect opportunity to try something new. Perhaps you’re camping by a lake and fancy taking to the waters in a kayak or perhaps there’s a climbing wall nearby and you want to see how far up it you can get. With so many sports and pastimes to enjoy in nature, the opportunities are simply endless, and you might come back with a new favourite hobby!

One activity that is getting more and more popular is Geocaching. A GPS-based game that challenges players to collect ‘caches’ all over the world, you can play it on your smartphone with the family and see how many you can find. Simply create a free account on the Geocaching website and spend hours on this inexpensive scavenger hunt.

The sense of adventure

There’s nothing quite like the rush of jumping out of a moving aircraft into the landscape below or landing on the other side of a zipline. That’s right, active holidays also open up the doors to extreme sports that will have your adrenaline pumping.

Adrenaline junkies have many countries to choose from, with some better than others in terms of extreme sports. Countries like Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, and Iceland offer travellers the opportunity to push themselves to the limit in the middle of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.

That being said, adventure is everywhere if you look hard enough.

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