Getaway Ideas Perfect For The Traveller Who Loves To Stay Active

If you’re in need of a vacation but aren’t the kind of guy who enjoys sitting by the pool relaxing, then you may be unsure of how to spend your time away. How about using it as an opportunity to try a new sport or to spend some time focusing on an activity that you love? Picture this: a week (or however long you’re going for) of focusing on an activity that you are crazy about. How enjoyable would that be?

The common misconception when it comes to vacations is that they’re meant to be a time for resting and relaxing. However, vacations aren’t about spending all of your time around the pool; they’re about doing something that you enjoy. While some people might find spending a week on the beach relaxing, others of us find being active more enjoyable. Hence why activity breaks have become so popular.

With that in mind, below are some getaway ideas that are perfect for any traveler who loves to stay active.

Plan a hiking trip


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Hiking is the new way to keep in shape – each year it becomes more and more popular. If you’re a keen hiker and are in good shape, a hiking trip could be the perfect way to spend your vacation. It’s just a case of deciding where you want to go and who you want to go with. Some people prefer to hike alone, while others find it more enjoyable to hike as part of a group. Whether you prefer to hike alone or as part of a group, there are various locations and trails to choose from. Some of the most popular of which tend to be Yellowstone National Park in America, Tour du Mont Blanc in France, and the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. You can choose to hike to any of these solo, or you can sign up to join a hiking tour and travel with a group of other hikers. Whatever option you opt for, make sure to book your accommodation in advance, if you would rather not camp. As all the best accommodation on the most popular trails gets filled up quickly.

Go on an extreme sports weekend

Whether you love the idea of whitewater rafting, rock climbing or snowboarding, there’s sure to be a getaway that’s ideal. When it comes to extreme sports breaks, most of the time you need to travel as part of a group to be able to take part. However, snowboarding, for instance, isn’t one of them. All you need to snowboard is a board and a booking for a skiing resort, and that’s it. However, most extreme sports getaways require you to travel as part of a group. While some extreme sports vacations include a combination of activities, most tend to focus on just one type. If, however, you fancy doing a combination of activities, there are some vacations that can be tailor made to suit your preferences. However, they do tend to be a little more expensive than group extreme sports breaks. So it’s a case of determining whether they’re worth it.

Book a golfing getaway


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If you’re someone who enjoys playing golf and loves staying active, then a golfing holiday could be perfect for you. The great thing about golf holidays is that you can choose the country that you want to visit and how many different courses you want to try out. If you don’t have a golf partner to take along with you, it’s probably best to consider taking part in a golf tour. As that way, you will always have someone to play a game with. The fantastic thing about golf trips is that you have plenty of choice over where you go, because there are golf courses all over the world. From the US to Europe, there are various golfing destinations and courses to choose from. So whatever type of break you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it. Take the time to do your research and read up, to ensure that you’re able to plan the perfect trip.

Organize a sailing trip

Have you always dreamed of learning to sail or of sailing to a certain place on the globe? Well, why not plan a sailing trip for your next holiday? If you’re a keen sailor and have travel buddies who would be happy to come along, a sailing trip could be the perfect getaway. If you’re an experienced sailor, all you will need is a boat and a map, as well as an idea of where you want to go, of course. However, if you’re fairly new to sailing, it’s a good idea to look at the group trip options. Wherever you fancy sailing to and from, there’s sure to be a group trip that would be suitable. It’s just a case of taking the time to find it. Have a browse online and see what comes up. There’s sure to be a trip that takes your fancy – it’s just a case of finding it.

Head off on a cycling trip


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Are you a keen cyclist? If the answer is yes, and you’re in good shape, perhaps a cycling tour could be the perfect break for you? Whether you plan on traveling abroad or would rather stay a little closer to home, there’s sure to be a suitable cycling trip for you. From city to city cycling trips to cycling tours across the country, there are various options to choose from. It’s just a case of determining which option is best for you. For instance, some cycling group trips require you to camp. If you’re not someone who’s a keen camper, then this obviously isn’t ideal. However, there are all sorts of cycling trips to choose from, so there’s no need to worry. To find the perfect one, have a browse online and see what comes up.

There you have it, a few getaway ideas that are perfect for the traveler who loves to stay active. We’re not all beach lovers, some of us prefer to stay active while we’re away, and that’s perfectly fine. A holiday should be about having fun, letting loose, and relaxing, which is why an activity break is so perfect.


Josh is the creative force behind Badge of Awesome, where he noodles and doodles about life and the lessons learned from it. He's the author of Simply Blunderful and creator of The Overcoming Obstacles Toolkit.

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