Outdoor Adventure Holidays around the World

Travel has opened up again and if you are looking for an adventure and would love to combine it with an outdoorsy trip in gorgeous surroundings, then what you need is a fitness break. Here are some Outdoor Adventure Holidays around the World to get you thinking.

Run a Marathon in Jersey

With stunning granite cliffs and golden sands, the Channel Island Jersey combines beautiful and varied coastline with a long list of exciting sporting events, from walking, running, surfing and cycling. Round the Rock is an unforgettable race offering options for solo, relay, marathon, and half marathon. Whilst the island itself is only 9 miles by 5, the route is 48 miles around the coast. Other challenges include the Durrell Challenge, Jersey Marathon, Island Walk 2022 and Accuro Jersey Triathlon. Held on 6 August 2022.

More info: jersey.com

Go GI Jane in Thailand  

Want a life-changing experience which will improve your mental and physical strength in the company of other like-minded women? Kickstart your journey to your health and fitness goals on this female-only intensive boot camp, set against the striking mountains of Koh Samui. Work out alongside British Military Trainers to lose weight and improve your mental and physical strength. With daily yoga classes and rigorous activities like boxing and circuits, you will be pushed to your limits, leaving you feeling body confident and headstrong. Cost:7 nights at GI Jane Thailand from £995pp. Price includes full board, optional return private transfers and a wellness programme.

More info: Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com)  

Ski in Savoie Mont Blanc

Want to try a snowshoeing tour with a stop for mulled wine in an igloo? Savoie Mont Blanc offers some of the best skiing in the world and many fun other outdoor activities. Go on a zip wire, an organised electric bike tour during the apres-ski, snowshoeing, ice diving and snowbiking, and skiing. Try tummo yoga, also called ‘cold yoga’, and even a descent in a bob raft on the Olympic bobsleigh run, followed by a night skiing experience.

More info: https://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/

Ride Horses in North America

Just a 6-hour flight from the UK, Nova Scotia boasts stunning natural beauty and rich heritage. If you’re an adventurous person, Tidal Bore Rafting should be on your list of things to do in Nova Scotia! In the Bay of Fundy you can try it, as well as a Horseback Tidal Floor & Fossils Tour. Tour the ocean floor by horseback, trotting along the world-famous Bay of Fundy to a fossil site where you’ll see the low tides revealing 300-million-year-old dinosaur fossils. 

More info: www.novascotia.com

Trek the Mountains of Morocco

On this exciting trip, you will venture deep into a remote area in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, trekking beneath the peak of Jebel M’goun, the third highest mountain in Morocco, and walking the spectacular deep M’goun Gorges. The one-week camping trek is in a wild and remote area, frequented only by Ait Atta Berber nomadic farmers. The trek crosses the arid High Atlas from the north before finally emerging into the lush Valley of the Roses. This is adventurous trekking with plenty of river wading and offers a chance to explore Berber villages and see the sights of Ouarzazate, Kasbah Amherdhil, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and Marrakesh. Choose from 20 May or 7 October 2022 | Cost:£1,230 with flights or £995 land only, ten days (on trek seven days).

More info: https://www.mountainkingdoms.com/holiday/mgoun-gorges-trek-morocco

Climb in Scotland

The perfect base for keen walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, Skye Basecamp is run by Skye Guides, the island’s biggest provider of professional instruction and guidance for walking & climbing. Hike up Beinn na Caillich, a local hill which tempts hikers to test their stamina from the horizon. Then spend the night in this Scottish hostel with stunning views across Broadford Bay after discovering the magic of the wild Scottish countryside.

More info: www.scottish-hostels.com.

Explore a Volcano National Park in Costa Rica

One of Costa Rica’s top hiking destinations, Arenal Volcano National Park offers a range of trails that wind through wildlife-rich rainforest and old lava flows, all anchored by one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The park is filled with rivers, thermal hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife and presents endless activities for visitors. Excursions include hiking and waterfall rappelling to canopying and exploring via a hanging bridge tour. Those looking for activities on the water will find that Lake Arenal is an ideal location for canoeing, fishing and kite surfing. Visitors can also take in the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall as it plummets 200 feet out of the dense forest into a tranquil pool below.

More info: www.visitcostarica.com/uk/

Gorge Walk in Wales

For an exciting and adventurous experience in Wales, Gorge Walking typically involves scrambling, climbing, crawling, waterfall jumps, and more. The Brecon Beacons national park is the perfect setting for Gorge Walking. Also known as Gorge Scrambling, Canyoning or “Canyoneering”. The Brecon Beacons national park is the ideal setting for Gorge Walking; it covers 500 square miles and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. It also includes South Wales highest mountain – Pen y fan. From £38pp.

More info: www.blueocean-adventure.co.uk/gorge-walking-wales/

Cycle in Rutland

Visitors keen to explore the local area on two wheels will discover tranquil waterside trails, pretty picnic spots, children’s play areas and plenty of pub stops and shops en route. Boasting the largest fleet of -bikes in the UK, an e-bike tour of Rutland from Rutland Cycling allows visitors to cover more ground than on a traditional bicycle, with the added power boost making the pedalling much less strenuous for cyclists of varying fitness levels. A map created by Discover Rutland highlights culinary hotspots along the route. The area is also great for keen ornithologists, who might spot rare birds such as the elusive Osprey while out and about! 

More info: www.discover-rutland.co.uk/listing/rutland-cycling

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Trek in Morocco

Wander picturesque coastal trails in little-known areas of Morocco on these trekking holidays. From gentle and easy-paced routes to summiting North Africa’s highest peak, choose the holiday which suits you. You can also get the opportunity to drink mint tea in traditional Berber villages, relax in a hammam steam bath, trek with camels and more!

More info: www.mountainkingdoms.com

Author Bio

Natasha Sones has an outside family adventure travel blog: www.natashasoneseditorial.com/blog. Follow her blog or her Instagram account: @natashastarseeker if you love family lifestyle articles.

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