When it comes to travelling, most of choose between one of two options: either we spend some time relaxing on the beach, or we get lost in a city for a few days. While both of these types of travel are good, there’s another option that’s just as exciting yet which is commonly overlooked: the activity trip. With this, you’ll travel to a new destination with the sole intention of pursuing a recreational activity. They’re fun, get you fit, and show you a side of a country that not too many people see. Below, we take a look at a few useful tips for taking this type of trip.
Pick Your Activity
First thing’s first: what kind of activity do you want to do? It’s a big and beautiful world out there, and most everything is possible! If you’re one of those people who love being out in nature in a relaxed, easy-going way, then look at taking a hiking trip, or a road cycling trip. If you like your activities a bit more adrenaline-inducing, then you might want to consider mountain biking or skiing.
Find Your Destination
The world, as we’re sure you know, is pretty darn big. So whatever it is you want to do when you’re away, you’re going to have no shortage of beautiful options in which to do it. Some lend themselves better to some activities than others, but it’s all about what you’re looking for, and your standard. If you’re a first-time skier, for example, then it’s probably not a good idea to head straight for the Alps. Pick an area that is suitable for your standard, and which also lends itself well to the other important aspects of travel – such as, cost, how many other people will be there, and so on.
Get Yourself Fit
There’s nothing worse than spending all that time planning your trip, finally getting there, and then crashing on the second day because you went too hard on the first day and have no energy left. In the weeks and months leading up to your adventure, take steps to get yourself fit. Info about treadmills suggests that they’re particularly good for building endurance, especially if you’re going hiking, while daily lunge exercises will help you stay loose on the mountains if you’re going skiing. It’s all about finding exercises that are good for your activity and then doing them regularly before travelling.
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to packing your bags, especially when you’re visiting nature and won’t have the convenience of shops around every corner. Still, avoid the temptation to overpack. You’ll end up wearing the same t-shirt over and over again anyway, and in the end, you’ll be the one carrying everything around!
Mix up the Activities
While the action will be your primary focus, you’ll want to mix things up a little while you’re there. If you’re cycling past a culturally important spot, take some time to go in and check it out!