Awesome Adventure Holiday Locations in the UK



Everyone assumes that when it comes to finding a great adventure holiday you have to look abroad and far away from the British Isles. This really isn’t the case as the UK provides a lot of great experiences that are right on our doorstep. Adrenaline junkies in particular need look no further than Britain for affordable and awesome getaways.

Fistrel Beach Surfer

Surfing in Cornwall

Cornwall is internationally recognised as one of the best locations in the UK for surfing, thanks to its large coastline, stunning beaches and great waves. Newquay is the capital for British surfing and its famous Fistral Beach hosts international surfing tournaments – but there plenty of other great places to ride the waves in. Watergate Bay on the north coast is also a very popular location with surfers and tourists, but if you’re really looking for challenging surf and consider yourself a seasoned pro, then beaches like Porthleven and Constantine might be right up your street.
Driving along the north coast of Cornwall reveals loads of surfing locations for both pros and amateurs. The culture of Cornwall also lives and breathes surfing and extreme sports, and the people are very laid back in nature, making it a great getaway destination.

Biking in Wales

Wales is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the UK that has an incredible rural landscape. With its rolling hills and untouched countryside, Wales is also the perfect spot for the avid cycler. From the national park of Snowdonia, where the biggest mountain in the British Isles, Mount Snowdon resides, to Coed Y Brenin which has beautiful forest scenery to admire, there are breathtaking cycling routes everywhere you go. The routes can be testing with a high inclining landscape and if you speak to the friendly locals they’ll divulge the secret locations of some really great routes. If you want a great cycling holiday, look no further than Wales.

Kayaking On the Scottish Coastline

Although the entirety of the UK provides great places to go kayaking or sailing, Scotland by far has the most stunning and mysterious landscape for water sports enthusiasts. Scotland’s coastline boasts picturesque views and has a rough and untamed quality to it that makes it a kayaker’s dream. With wildlife, secluded beaches, hidden caves and clean rivers, anyone who appreciates nature at its most beautiful will feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven. The Orkney Isles, Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides are just a sampling of all the great places around Scotland’s coast as its rich in locations for seafaring holidaymakers.

Scafell Pike

Hiking Scafell Pike In The Lake District

England’s largest mountain, situated in the Lake District in Cumbria, is one of the biggest hiking challenges in the UK. Ascending its steep climb is a test for keen walkers but it’s all worthwhile once you reach the top and absorb the incredible views of the North of England and beyond. The location of Scafell Pike also presents plenty of other memorable walks nearby in The Lake District. A trip to Cumbria provides plenty of opportunity for exploration and admiration of beautiful scenery as well as various activities and camping spots.
With these great locations all within short travelling distance, you needn’t be so eager to jump on a plane to more exotic climes. The UK is beautiful and has plenty of its own incredible landscapes and heart pumping activities to engage in. So what are you waiting for, pack your favourite Converse walking boots and book a memorable trip to one of these fantastic destinations!


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Adventure Options: Travel to The Alps This Summer



Most people associate the Alps with winter holidays and ski breaks. Certainly, the region boasts hundreds of ski resorts, some of which are among the world’s best, but aside from that it is also a fantastic summer holiday destination. If a summer holiday in the Alps does not make you jump with enthusiasm, read on. Perhaps you will change your mind!

Six activities you can do in the Alps this summer:

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking - Alps

Miles of trails await the cyclist in the Alps. Cycling holidays are a good option for both beginners looking to do leisurely rides, and for expert riders wanting a challenge. Many ski stations open their lift system to cyclists, so apart from getting into shape you get to see some spectacular views over some of Europe’s highest peaks.

Pony Trekking

Pony Trekking

How about a horse-riding holiday in Austria? Some companies now offer week-long holidays which include riding lessons, routes across the stunning alpine scenery and stays in luxury accommodation venues, such as a medieval castle.

Paragliding

Paragliding

Flying over some of Europe’s most ancient geological features on a warm summer day surely makes for an unforgettable experience. Paragliding is available at many locations throughout the alpine region, but we must highlight the locations of M and Chamonix in France, and Innsbruck, in Austria, where vast green fields guarantee a soft and uneventful landing. Additionally, the towns mentioned above are charming enough on their own, so there will be no shortage of things to do after your daily flight.

Rafting & White Water Kayaking

Kayaking

These are exhilarating activities not for the faint of heart. If you are a good swimmer and are not afraid of being spun around by powerful currents, this could be a great choice for a summer holiday. The fresh waters of the alpine rivers will relieve you from the summer heat, and after a day of paddling you can take a rest at the accommodation of your choice, which can range from self-catering apartments to luxury chalets.

Walking

Austrian Sign

Whether you are a fit walker or just a beginner, the Alps are the perfect location for a walking holiday. European transalpine routes cross France, Switzerland, and Italy, so there are plenty of trails to suit your level of fitness and your interests. Typical holidays last seven days, during which you are taken across some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes by expert tour guides. For those who are avid gardeners and nature lovers, the Dolomite region offers wildflower walking holidays. There are even “watercolour strolls” for those with an artistic penchant.

Relaxation at its best

Alps View

For many, that’s exactly what a holiday should be about. The good news is that you do not need a beach in order to relax, and in fact the alpine region is home to some of Europe’s best hotels. Some of them even specialise in wellness and rejuvenation, offering the latest spa treatments, which can be personalised to include your partner or friends. Head to the Austrian Tyrol for the best 5-star luxury hotels.

This summer your holidays can be different. Options to suit all tastes and budgets are just a couple of hours away from the UK by plane. Visit the Alps this summer, and you will be soon recommending them too.


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Adventurous Holiday Ideas



People who have a strong sense of adventure are really spoilt for choice these days, as there are numerous adventurous activity packages to choose from. These can be found in some of the most stunning parts of the world and can either be enjoyed independently or as part of a group trip. Here are just a few of the most exciting adventure breaks to choose from.

4×4 in Australia

Embarking on a four wheel drive adventure tour of the Australian Outback is the perfect way to let off a little steam while exploring this enchanting part of the world. Four wheel drive tours are offered in a number of different regions of the Australian Outback, such as the Simpson Desert. This large desert can be found in Southern Australia and is home to the Simpson Desert Conservation Park is well as a wide range of other interesting attractions.
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Cape York can be found on the east coast of Australia and is another exciting place to explore with a four wheel drive vehicle. Several special tracks lead motorists along the Gulf of Carpentaria, offering visitors the change to see native kookaburras and other native Australian animals.

Trekking Adventures

TrekkingEcuador is among the most enchanting places in South American for adventurous travellers to explore. The Galapagos Islands is just waiting to be explored with an organised tour. People that like hiking and trekking will also be able to choose from a range of other adventure trips in Ecuador. Exploring the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest is an unforgettable experience, while people who have a head for heights can climb to the top of lofty volcanos to soak up the stunning panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the top.

Trekking through the vast jungles that are located in the northern region of Thailand is the perfect way to get to know the area while having fun at the same time. Local tour guides lead visitors on specially created routes to visit the traditional hill tribe villages that can be found in this part of the world. Adventure seekers will have plenty of chances to bond with the other travellers as they make their way carefully along high rocky ledges and step across rope bridges.

White Water Rafting

Travellers who want to get their adrenaline pumping should take an exciting white water rafting trip. Careering along rivers that are surrounding by stunning scenery is sure to be an unforgettable experience. There are numerous places to try this type of experience, and some of the best and most popular include the rivers of Laos, Malaysia, Nepal and Indonesia.


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