The New Year is finally upon us, and if you can pinch more than an inch after a rather indulgent festive season, now is the perfect time to finish off those last mince pies (shame to waste them!), dust of your exercise bike, and book your 2016 Adventure Holiday!
Active and Adventure Holidays are one of the biggest trends for 2016, and if you intend to spend your annual leave hiking, biking, sailing, swimming, climbing, or diving amongst coral reefs, why not book that Bucket List Trip you have always dreamed of, and set yourself a goal for the coming year.
When it comes to adventure holiday options, the choices are almost endless, and thanks to a strong British Pound GBP, Euro and Dollar, many long-haul destinations such as South America, Southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean are more affordable than ever before.
If you are looking for a little bit of inspiration, here are a few of our favourite Adventure Travel Destinations for 2016…
Cycling in Namibia
Namibia is one of the few places left in the world where you really can escape from it all, and if your idea of the perfect holiday includes cycling amongst some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, this African gem should be right up there on your holiday wish list! With a never-ending coastline, an abundance of desert-adapted wildlife, russet red sand dunes, bushmen tribes, and very few vehicles to share the road with, Namibia is one of Africa’s leading cycling destinations, and there are some great trips available between May and October this year!
Kayaking in Mozambique
If you prefer water to wheels, a sailing and kayaking holiday in Mozambique might be just the adventure holiday for you in 2016. Ibo Island offer a fantastic 7-day package, which includes sailing the Quirimbas Archipelago aboard a traditional Dhow, kayaking, snorkelling, overnighting on your own private island, and finishes off with a 3-night stay in a luxury resort – paradise indeed!
Hiking in Nepal
Nepal has had more than its fair share of bad luck in recent years, and this beautiful country needs the support of tourism more than ever before. There are some fabulous trekking trails in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit, and if you are looking for a road less travelled, you won’t be disappointed. There are several options ranging from 4 – 40 days, for all fitness levels.