Mostly when we think of holidays, we image sun, sea, and beaches. Drinking cocktails by the pool and generally relaxing and winding down from the stress of everyday life. But holidays don’t have to be like that. They can be fun, adventurous, even challenging. So if you are looking for something that is a bit out of the box, check out our suggestions below. The do say that ‘a change is as good as rest!’
If you are up for some adventure but want to keep it fairly simple, then you may want to consider a trekking holiday. Trekking or walking over a long distance can be just as challenging as any other form of physical exercise. Especially if the terrain you’re walking is hard.
Trekking holidays are offered all over the world from the Scottish Highlands to the Great Wall of China. They are an excellent way to see the country in a unique way while testing your own limits. Watch out for treks that are done in radically different climates or altitudes, as you may need a few days before you start to become acclimatized.
Snow sports are a popular choice for those of us that like a little adrenaline in our vacation mix. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular, but you can also mix things up by trying out Ski-doo or dog sledding in some locations too.
Popular locations are Switzerland in Europe and Colorado in Canada, but did you know that there are also plenty of snowy resorts is Asia too? Check out sites like Snowcomparison for the low down on the best slopes and locations throughout the world.
If you have been watching a little too much Bear Grills on telly, then you may think that booking yourself a survivalist break is a good idea. While is maybe not everybody’s idea of a fun time, you can certainly learn a lot from a trip like this while testing yourself to the limit.
You’ll be shown how to construct your own shelters and fires to keep you warm. You also get taught about what wee beasties are edible to keep you alive in the wilderness. Check out here for some more information.
Another adrenaline filled activity that can be centered around your holiday travel is cliff diving. There are plenty of locations throughout the world. Try out places like Stari Most in Bosnia and the terrifying Serpents Lair in Ireland!
Yes, it is basically throwing yourself off a cliff into the sea, while everybody watches. That means it’s not one for the non-swimmers among you and you might find it ups your insurance premium a little too.
Climbing is also a popular activity that people travel to complete. Its is also a good one for anybody to try as you can enter at any level. If you are an absolute beginner go on a course, that will teach you the basics about foot and hand holds, and rope safety. You will also get to build your confidence up this way.
But if you are already pretty accomplished you could join an organized party and try out some of the most famous peaks in the world. Or even go for one of the big three: Everest, Mont Blanc, and Kilimanjaro.