There is nothing like a good Christmas Dinner to pile on a few pounds, and if you are feeling more fatigued than festive after munching away on Turkey, Christmas Pudding and those endless boxes of chocolates, then your New Year’s resolution might include some kind of sport or activity!
Apparently, the average Brit consumes 6,000 calories on Christmas Day, but worry not, the New Year is just around the corner, and if you book yourself up on one of our Top 5 Adventure Holidays for 2014, you will be back in shape in no time, and you’ll have a holiday to look forward to too!
Adventure and Activity Holidays are some of the biggest Travel Trends for 2014, so here are a few ideas to get you started…
Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Cape Town
Cycling holidays are now more popular than ever before, and if your dream destination includes the great outdoors, plenty of sightseeing activities, and endless cycle routes, Cape Town in South Africa is the perfect place to start. If you need inspiration to dig out your cycling shorts in January, register yourself for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour on 9th March 2014 – the World’s largest timed cycle race around the Western Cape.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp
If 2014 is going to be your year to ‘do something BIG’, then why not swop your annual beach holiday for a mountain expedition instead! Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a lifelong dream for many, and as is not a technical climb, anyone with a good level of physical fitness can attempt Africa’s highest mountain.
If you have the world’s highest mountain in your sights, but have neither the time nor the money to climb mighty Mount Everest, a trekking tour to Everest Base Camp could be the perfect solution!
Trekking in Torres Del Paine, Patagonia
Patagonia is every bit as breathtaking as it looks on the photographs, and from November until end of March, you can take a trekking tour through Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, staying in traditional ‘Refugio’s’ along the way. Perfect for those who are not looking for something too demanding, this weeklong hiking holiday will leave you lean, mean, and ready for anything!
Dhow Safari, Mozambique
The beauty of taking a Dhow Safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique, is that you can do as much or as little exercise as you like! You can swap the Dhow for a kayak, and paddle your way to each of the tiny white islands dotted throughout the sea, before snorkelling, swimming and munching away on freshly caught fish.
Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda and Uganda
Magical, mystical, and a great way to lose a few pounds, Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park or Uganda’s Bwindi National Park is a once in a lifetime experience that guarantees to take your breath away (literally!).
There are loads of adventure holidays out there just waiting to be grabbed in 2014, but hey, we have a few days to go, so grab the chocolates and make the most of it!