More than Sand, Sea and Sun

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Want to get away? Maybe do some cliff diving? Go against the water rather then sunbathing on glistening sand? Not everybody goes away to get some rest and relaxation. Others want to get their fix of adrenaline-fueled adventure through active holidays. But before you press the green light on your plans, make sure you have covered all aspects for your perfect holiday. It won't always be the same as others. So find what suits you rather than just joining the bandwagon. here are top tips and advise for active holidays.
What activity you want to embark upon during your break will affect the destination that you choose to book. If you’re after a holiday centered on watersports, Sivota and Halkidiki would be perfect bases, while Lake Garda is incredibly popular with walkers and cyclists. The Alps of Austria, France and Switzerland are ideal throughout the seasons, appealing to skiers and summer enthusiasts alike.

The great thing about active holidays is that they are for beginners too. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve ever windsurfed, sailed or skied in your life, expert tuition will allow you to hone your talents and improve your skills at your chosen activity. Many of the world-class ski resorts across Europe and beyond offer superb tuition for all ages to help you find your feet on the piste. Similarly, guides and tours are also available on cycling and walking breaks to help you navigate the mountains. This adds value to your holidays as you get to learn something new while having fun.
Remember that whether you’re enjoying a stint in the mountains or you’re trying out some of the beachfront watersports, sun protection is essential. Even during a ski holiday, the sun can be a danger to your skin so make sure you’re protected at all times. Take sunscreen, regardless of the active holiday you book and ensure you top it up as required throughout the day. Don't let your holiday be cut short due to sunburn. It's also not appealing to tell stories to your co-workers while your skin is all red.
There’s nothing worse than turning up for an activity holiday without the right gear. While most activities that you will take part in will require your usual clothing, sensible shoes are an absolute must. With most activities, you should be able to hire all the necessary equipment from the resort, while essential ski gear can be bought in advance.

Take your pick from the wide range of active holidays available online today and grab the adventure with both hands. If you're having second thoughts on booking this kind of holiday, remember what Douglas Coupland said, "Adventure without the risk is Disneyland". Though we're all kids at heart, isn't it time you step up on your adventures?

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