If you have caught ‘Olympic Fever’ and feel the need to get off the couch and out into the fresh air, it might be time to reserve your place on one of the many Active Holidays now available.
From mountain climbing in Argentina to cycling around Europe, there are active holiday’s to suit every age and every fitness level, so whether you are travelling alone, with your spouse, the family, or a bunch of kids, there is something to suit everyone.
One of the greatest advantages of combining your holiday abroad with some daily sporting action, is that you can indulge in those delicious pastries, wines, and foreign foods without feeling guilty! A holiday where the only excess you carry is in your hand luggage and not around your waist – active breaks are ideal for those who wish to combine fitness and well-being on holiday.
If, like us, ‘all work and no play’ is simply not your thing, you could always extend your holiday by adding a beach break, city tour or safari to the end of your action-packed itinerary, so you have a few days to relax and unwind before heading back home.
So, in keeping with the London 2012 Olympics theme, here are our Gold, Silver and Bronze Active Holidays for 2012/2013:
Followers of our blog will know that we are heading off to Tanzania in September to conquer (hopefully!) Mount Kilimanjaro, before flying down to Zanzibar Island for a luxury beach holiday. Our 7-day trek up Africa’s highest mountain will see up burn up to 4,000 calories per day, so we are sure the all-inclusive offerings at the Meliá Zanzibar will go down a treat!
Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust
Cape Argus Cycle Tour & Malaria Free Safari, South Africa
Attracting over 35,000 cyclists from around the world each year, the Cape Argus Cycling event is a spectacular 109km ride around one of the world’s most beautiful cities – Cape Town. We look forward to catching up with old friends on March 10th 2013, when we will be pulling on our cycling shorts and heading off on this exciting journey.
To help sooth our aching muscles, we will fly up to a luxurious Malaria Free Safari Lodge in the Eastern Cape, where daily game drives, fine dining and friendly staff come as standard.
Aconcagua & Mendoza Wine Route, Argentina
If Kilimanjaro’s 5895 metres are not high enough for you and Cape Town’s 109km bike ride is not long enough for you, then you will be pleased to know that our ultimate active holiday will take you a staggering 6962 metres above sea level!
Climbing Argentina’s highest mountain in December 2013 will be neither quick nor easy, but once you have made it; your wine tour around the breathtakingly beautiful region of Mendoza will taste even sweeter!