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Getting Active On Your Summer Holiday

Aug 17, 2007
Active holiday's blend the tranquillity of nature with extreme adrenalin rush of action packed activities such as rafting, mountain biking and sailing set against some of the most beautiful backdrops of holiday resorts across the world.

Active holidays are for anybody who wants a challenge or wants to learn something new in a professional relaxed atmosphere. Factors like age and ability are not significant, only your ability to have fun and enjoy yourself is important.

Activities

There are activities too suit everyone when choosing an active holiday, whether it's a relaxing break or an action packed holiday, there is always something that will suit you. Now it has never been easier to decide what is right for you, as you can tailor your holiday to your exact needs. A few examples of activities you can do are:

Sailing

Either relax and take in the sunshine or learn how to ride the waves with professional tuition aboard a sailing boat. Enjoy sailing whether you are a beginner or experienced and take pleasure in the beautiful scenery around you.

Rafting

Rafting down white water rapids is extremely popular and guarantees a breath taking experience. After a safety brief you will taken down to the waters edge by your instructor and start your journey through rapids and over water falls.

White water rafting is suitable for all ages, including younger children usually from 8-10 yrs, however all participants must be good swimmers.

Mountain biking

Cover miles of terrain whilst taking in spectacular scenery from many destinations across the world. With trail maps or a local guide you will not miss out on anything, being taken to some of the most remote areas in the area. For the more extreme biker experienced guides will test your nerve on some of the best terrain there is.

Canoeing

Canoeing can either be relaxing or adrenalin packed and whether you decide to tackle the rapids or take in the scenery around you, your experience will be hard to match. Guided by a professional you will be taken through the most intense rapids or to the most remote areas to take in the stunning scenery and wildlife from a different perspective.

This is merely a handful of activities there are to offer more examples of activities include trekking, canoeing, horse riding, windsurfing, hydro speeding, climbing, 4x4 driving, water skiing, quad biking and many more.

Destinations

There are many destinations throughout the world which offer breath taking experiences, scenery and adrenalin pumped activities for everyone. For white water rafting and mountainous activities look no further than the Alps where the extreme and spectacular environment can accommodate anyone. Great areas for sailing and other water sports include Greece and Turkey where the steady winds, calm seas and stunning coastal lines result in the perfect holiday.

There are hundreds of amazing locations worldwide that can cater for the most daring adventurer and to cover these would be very difficult. There are a number of leading names in the industry whose active holiday packages you may want to consider. Any specialist active holiday travel agent should be able to advise you of the best package provider for the hyoliday you're looking for.
About the Author
Travel club Elite have excellent offers on active holidays for the more adventurous traveller and can organise discounts on Mark Warner, Kuoni and Neilson holidays.
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