When most of us think of holidays we think of sunning it by the pool, taking long dips in the ocean and evenings spend sipping fruit-laced cocktails. This may be most people’s version of an ideal holiday, but others may find the idea of lying on a beach for two weeks boring. That’s why fitness breaks, active holidays which focus on your health and wellbeing, are becoming more and more popular. So, if you want to tone up on your travels this year, whether you enjoy cycling, surfing or yoga these are the places to head.
Surfing in Portugal
If you want to combine fitness and fun then surfing is a must. A surfing session will not only provide a dose of adrenaline for those adventure seekers, but it will also strengthen your legs, core, and back as you balance on the board. So, if you fancy hitting the beach on your next holiday Portugal’s Algarve is your ideal spot with its excellent waves and glorious weather. The Algarve’s coastline offers a variety of surfing experiences to suit all abilities, the southern coast offers a calmer surfing experience while the western coast offers a much more exhilarating experience with its gigantic waves.
Canopy Tours in Costa Rica
If you’re looking for a keep fit escape then Costa Rica is calling. This terrain of green rainforests, vast volcanoes, gushing waterfalls, and unspoilt beaches is an activity lover’s heaven. From white water rafting to horse riding through the jungle, there’s an endless list of activities on offer which promise to keep your heart racing and your palms sweating. But a Canopy Tour has to be our favourite Costa Rican adventure. Imagine flying through the tropical treetops as you glide along a zip line and take in panoramic views, not a bad way to spend your day, agreed? Now, combine this with another adrenaline-pumping activity and really push yourself to the limit.
Cycling in Crete
Not only can regular cycling improve your fitness dramatically, but you can also get a real buzz out of it – especially when the breeze hits your face as you build up speed. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate cycling break we suggest that you head to Crete. With a mountainous backdrop and a rugged coastline, this is the perfect cycling spot. And with its wide range of routes to suit all biking abilities from bike trekking (Level I) for beginners to mountain biking (Level II) for the more experienced cyclist, Crete welcomes everyone.
Yoga in Ibiza
No you haven’t misread this, Ibiza isn’t all about sunset to sunrise parties. In fact, this island offers so much more and yoga is one of its biggest draws. Yoga is a huge part of the island’s character with its spiritual and tranquil vibes, so if your daily workout sessions involve sitting cross-legged in a circle, Ibiza is your active travel escape. Alternatively, we recommend heading to Formentera, Ibiza’s sister island, as they are a number of hotels here which run yoga courses, many of which take place on Formentera’s unspoilt beaches.
Hiking in Majorca
Dust-off you’re hiking boots because Majorca’s high-up backdrop awaits. Hill walking is one of the best ways to get into shape, so if you’re addicted to fitness a walking tour in Majorca is just what the doctor ordered. Want to unleash your inner athlete? Then why not take on the Tramuntana mountains. This challenging mountainous route will test your level of fitness with its steep walkways, which will seem even more difficult in Majorca’s dry climate. But if you want to start off slow then there are plenty of gentle walks around the resort of Puerto Pollensa if you don’t want to tire yourself out.
Golf in Cyprus
If your idea of fitness involves a club and a caddy then Cyprus is your ideal golfing holiday. They may be only six golf courses to choose from in Cyprus, but there all offer a top-quality golfing experience with their scenic courses. And it seems the new Aphrodite Hills Resort has put this Mediterranean destination on the map with its 18-hole championship golf course, 3-hole golf academy, and clubhouse for all abilities of golfers.
Sea kayaking in Croatia
If you want abs of steel then there is no better sport than kayaking. Besides, what better way to enjoy the adventurous activity than secluded in the deep Adriatic Sea? Here you can discover every inch of Croatia’s beauty as you steer close to rocks and go to places where boats can’t even sail. Day trips usually start from £30, which may seem rather costly but once you step foot inside your kayak and paddle along Croatia’s stunning coastline it will be worth every penny.
If hiking in Majorca sounds like your cup of tea, book your next sunny holiday today!