Ready For Adventure? Book An Action Vacation
If you work in an office all year long, the idea of an action vacation is often thrilling. No more rules, no timelines, no sitting. Just you, your friends and lots of scope for adventure. Thrill seekers read on.
Hiking makes a versatile holiday. It’s relatively low-maintenance, and you can tailor it to your specific needs. You can book a weekend, a fortnight, or just a few hours if you prefer. The benefits of being out in the natural environment are numerous. As well as being a great form of physical activity, it is also scientifically proven to improve your mood.
There are many great hiking trails, from the Inca Trail in Peru to Kungsleden in Sweden. Always plan your hike in detail and take every safety precaution. Make sure you have the right clothing and the right equipment. When you’re hundreds of miles away from anywhere, decisions could be life-threatening. If you’re hiking in the mountains, it can get very cold. Ensure you have some extra layers. StormDown vests from Eddie Bauer and other companies are an ideal solution as they keep in heat.
Biking is another great way to see the world. It provides you with a unique perspective. You will see places in a whole different way. Whether you embark on a cycling trip or travel by motorbike, it’s just you and the open road.
Assuming you have the necessary equipment, plan your route, pack a tent and get pedaling. There are some beautiful places to discover by bike. For a mountain bike adventure, head to southern Spain’s Sierra Nevada. The forgiving climate makes this possible throughout the year. And if road biking is more your thing, consider Half Moon Bay in California. Explore the quiet roads of the Santa Cruz mountains and enjoy the redwood groves of the Pacific Coastal Range.
Experience The Northern Lights
For those preferring gentler pursuits, a holiday to take in the Northern Lights might be for you. Journey to Trømso in Norway. This Arctic city is packed with culture and provides a great vantage point for this natural phenomenon. And there’s lots of action to be found in the guise of husky sled tours, snowmobiling, and wilderness experiences. There’s nothing more exhilarating than zipping through the Arctic wilderness on a snowmobile. And for the hardy among you, try a sauna Scandi-style. After a relaxing candle-lit sauna, cool off in a river pool or the snow. Not for the faint-hearted.
Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a novice, everyone should try this thrilling sport at least once. And the thing about surf holidays is that you get to spend your time on the beach. The destinations are beautiful, and the weather is usually good. Choose a spot that suits your abilities. For experienced surfers, head out to some of the best swells in the world. Australia’s Gold Coast is known as a surfer’s paradise. But don’t discount lesser-known destinations such as Bundoran Beach in County Donegal, Ireland. Or Hossegor in France.
Wherever you choose to go, an adventure holiday will clear away the cobwebs and leave you feeling fresh, exhilarated and alive.