Active Vacations for the Adventurous Amongst Us

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When we head away on vacation, the majority of us will aim to let our hair down and relax, carrying out as little physical activity as possible. The most we’ll really do is move from the sun lounger to the bar to grab a drink. But if you’re the more adventurous type and fancy getting a little more adventurous while you are away, there’s a good chance that there are plenty of different options out there for you. Here are just a few to consider!

Hiking

Hiking is one of the most commonly carried out physical activities that people engage with while they are in places that they haven’t explored before. It gives you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a completely new environment and see things you may never have seen before. Just make sure that you definitely know where you are going. You don’t want to traverse somewhere that could prove dangerous.

Cycling

If you like the idea of seeing the sites that you see while hiking, but you want to get from A to B a little faster, you might want to consider some sort of cycling getaway. Now, the route that you choose to take will largely determine what you get to see. If you’re ready to off road and feel comfortable taking control of a mountain bike, you could scale mountainsides and see stunning landscapes from great heights. If you want to take things a little easier and cycle at pleasure while taking in cityscapes, you might find that road cycling holidays better suit your needs. Regardless of which type of cycling break you opt for, make sure that you are wearing proper safety equipment at all times while riding. This should include a helmet, elbow and knee pads, and reflective gear that can alert others to your presence.

Watersports

If you live in an area away from the sea, chances are that you’re going to want to dive in head first as soon as you get an opportunity to enter the ocean. So, rather than opting for a simple paddle, why not try out some watersports. Many commercial, tourist-centric beaches will have a wide variety of options for you to try out. Whether you decide to go banana boating or try your hand at surfing, you can have an unforgettable experience splashing about in salty waters. Again, make sure to be safe when engaging with these types of activities. It’s always a good idea to wear a life jacket. If you are not a confident swimmer, you might also want to stay in the shallows. Only ever enter the water when there is a lifeguard present and make sure to familiarise yourself with markers that can indicate strong currents or tides.

Sure, it’s nice to sit back and relax with a book by the pool. But bear in mind that there are more active options out there if you find yourself getting a little bored! Hopefully, the above ideas have got your imagination kick started!

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