Fed up with the same old hot and sticky beach holiday? More people nowadays are ready for a radical change from the typical British holiday we all seem to conform to every year. Below are 10 examples of how to spend very different adventure holidays, there’s a lot more to offer than just sun, sea and sand. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much more you actually enjoy this kind of get away!
Hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco:
If you’re a hiking/camping lover, you’ve experienced the stunning locations in the UK such as the Lake District, ready for a change of scene, and most importantly to ditch the waterproof clothing; Morocco is the destination for you.
In the High Atlas Mountains, what better way to experience the traditional lifestyle than hiking to a small village accessible only by foot. You’re sure to be welcomed by a local Berber family along the way, trek through the Imlil Valley and admire the rugged peaks surrounding you, enjoy a local lively performance of singing, dancing and drumming before tucking into a feast of Moroccan specialties. Whether you have 1 day or 1 week for your hiking trip, there is something for everyone and a huge variety of pre planned expeditions to choose to suit your needs, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal:
For the adventure lover, there isn’t much better than a trip to the Himalayas and the challenge of climbing one of the most demanding peaks in the world. A Nepal trek is a fantastic way to see this part of the world and you can soak up the very best of Nepal alongside the trekking activity that you undertake. The Nepalese are wonderful people and welcome you into their country and try and make it the best holiday ever. Just make sure you’re in good shape, as this is the challenge of a lifetime!
Skiing in the French Alps:
France, a skier’s paradise is renowned for its numerous ski resorts.
With winter looming once again, many holidaymakers will be jetting off to the warmer climates. However, if embracing the chillier weather and hitting the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding takes your fancy, The Alps is most definitely the place to be.
Being the most popular destination for skiers in France, the Alps offers it all, a huge variety of resorts, snow conditions are most reliable, high quality food and the place to be for aprés ski.
If snowboarding is your forte, Les Portes du Soleil is supposedly the ‘capital’, and the long established resort of Morzine offers the facilities for beginners too. On the other hand, if a family ski holiday is what you’re after, La Chapelle d’Abondance is highly reputable for this. If you choose this option then ensure you get some good skiing travel insurance which covers you if the slopes get the better of you!
It’s always great to do something slightly different on your holiday and get the blood pumping a bit, whilst seeing some stunning places. These 3 options all allow you to do exactly that.
This is a guest post from Eve at Top Backpacking Destinations, a guide to the best backpacking destinations in South America and around the world