Despite our best efforts in everyday life, staying healthy whilst on holiday can be a challenge. From laying by the pool all day to the abundance of amazing local food, holidays can take a strain on your waistline, as well as your wallet. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Our favourite destinations for an active holiday need to be seen to be believed. Staying healthy is just a happy coincidence.
Home to both Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta is a hiker’s dream. With endless walking routes taking in bright blue lakes and snow covered mountains, it’s impossible to get bored of the scenery. If you fancy a change of pace, take the SkyTram or Banff Gondola to get an aerial view like no other!
The West coast of Norway is home to some of the most stunning fjords in the world, as well as some iconic hikes. Take on Trolltunga, a full day hike that takes you up to an amazing view point shaped like a Troll’s tongue. Make sure you don’t forget your camera! You can also make your way up to Kjeragbolten, a giant boulder suspended between two cliffs. Would you be brave enough to stand on it?
With 5 incredible National Parks, wild west landscapes and plenty of water sports, Utah is the perfect place to get active. Take on one of the US’s most unique hikes through a river canyon at Zion National Park, raft on the Colorado river and throw yourself into a movie scene at Monument Valley, there really is something for everyone in Utah.
South Island of New Zealand
New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world and for good reason. From mountains to tropical beaches, you can’t turn a corner without a stumbling upon another stunning view. With countless miles of protected hiking trails alongside pristine beaches and fjords, perfect for kayaking, you’ll never take a step indoors!
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Starting from Kathmandu and typically taking 12 days, the Everest Base Camp trek is the perfect challenge for anyone looking to improve their fitness. Don’t let the word “Everest” fool you though, this is a trek, not a climb, and can be accomplished by anyone of a reasonable fitness level if you put in some training. You’ll pass through quaint Nepalese villages and soak in the culture and scenery of this beautiful country, all while staying fit and accomplishing something great. You can even do it for charity!