Our range of activity holidays cover the four corners of the Earth, with hundreds of exciting trips from jungle trekking in Borneo to sailing in the Greek islands, mountain biking in Portugal and surfing in Costa Rica. Specialist tour companies can arrange pretty much anything you can think of!
Activity holidays encompass any organised trip of 7 or more days' duration, and appeal to anyone wishing to spend a 'proper' amount of time focusing on their favourite activity or perhaps learning how to do something new. People often say that the exercise out in countryside combined with the down-time often offered on this type of holiday is the perfect way to experience a destination.
For some activities - for example canyoning, coasteering, rafting, kitesurfing and snowkiting - the holiday will most likely combine the core activity with other outdoor pursuits. Trips that focus exclusively on these (often high-energy) activities are generally of the shorter 2-6 day variety (ie activity breaks).
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The stunning, varied landscapes and fantastic climate of the Southern French Alps provide the perfect setting for the activity holiday of a lifetime. Here are 10 of the top French Alps activities during spring, summer and autumn.
North Carolina is a prime mountain biking destination in the United States, with something for all levels - from extreme downhills to relaxed rides on gravel roads.
The Dordogne is renowned for its beautiful countryside, chateaux and gastronomic delights - and trail running is the best way to discover all the hidden gems.
With some of the best riding roads in the States and home to a vibrant cultural scene as well as world-class food and drink, Asheville in North Carolina is an ideal cycling destination.
Learn how to canoe and kayak while enjoying thrilling whitewater adventures on the ultimate Canadian paddling sampler.
This incredible backcountry fly-in adventure takes you deep into Canada's boreal forest in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, the fur trade experience is being recreated with Voyageur Canoe Brigades on Lake Superior.
Canada's most celebrated artists found inspiration in Algonquin Provincial Park - and you can follow in their tracks.
This region offers something for all levels of cyclist, from gentle terrain to epic climbs - as well as its rich heritage and gastronomic delights.
Snowshoeing adventures are one of the very best ways to explore the winter wonderlands of the Alps - here's all you need to know.
One of the most unspoilt regions in France, the Ariège offers a plethora of crags from single and multi-pitch limestone and granite rocks to granite bouldering in a compact area.
Easily accessible and with more than 250km of trails to suit all levels, Vaujany is one of Europe's ultimate backdoor mountain biking resorts, writes local expert Jamie Purkhardt.
An adventure playground for cyclists, Mallorca's perfect roads and stunning scenery provide the ideal environment for all levels of rider.
With easily-accessible trails for all levels, Cyprus has rapidly become one of the best mountain biking locations in Europe.
Easy access to fantastic beginner slopes through to world-renowned black runs makes Vaujany in the French Alps a gem of a ski resort, explains Jamie Purkhardt.
Stunning mountain trails, secret valleys and spectacular peaks abound in this surprising corner of Spain - let Tom Phillips guide you through some of the highlights.
Wabakimi Park is the world’s largest wilderness canoeing and woodland caribou reserve, with millions of unspoiled acres of lakes and rivers.
Killarney Provincial Park has long been a famed destination for back country canoeists, with routes to suit all abilities.
With multiple access points and routes, the kayaking options in Killarney are endless - both for day trippers and those seeking a more extended adventure.
Whether it's a stunning day hike or a 78km loop, Killarney features some of Ontario's most breathtaking walking routes.
With so many freshwater lakes, streams and rivers you can find any and every kind of canoe trip adventure in Algonquin.
Moose, wolves, otters, beavers, fox, chipmunks, squirrels, frogs, deer, and a great variety of birds and fish call Algonquin home.
Over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and rivers make canoeing one of the most popular activities in Algonquin.
Winter in Algonquin Park is a season for the active and a paradise for adventure lovers, with a massive range of activities on offer.
Few other destinations in the world can offer such a high quality wilderness experience for paddlers as Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park offers world class opportunities to observe large mammals in their natural setting.
Temagami boasts 2,400 kilometres of varied canoe routes which feature wildlife viewing opportunities, including moose, beaver, foxes, wolves, lynx and more.
On Lake Superior, sea kayakers experience a dynamic environment without briny saltwater and the complications of tides.
Lake Superior is a wilderness mecca, offering developed hiking and backpacking trails which range from a couple of hours to week-long adventures.
A truly tranquil Canadian wilderness experience awaits at Quetico as you explore pristine lakes and rivers, while taking in an abundance of wildlife.
Lose yourself in the picturesque islands of the Georgian Bay region, enchanted by the beauty of the ever-varying scenery as you glide along in your kayak.
Rafting enthusiasts come from around the world to the Ottawa River for the natural beauty, warm water and wave action.
The Madawaska River is perfect for all levels of paddlers - from a two-hour raft trip for the whole family through to some extreme whitewater kayaking.
The footpaths and mule tracks leading through these rocky mountains make for some spectacular trail running - all just a stone's throw from the resorts of Spain's Costa Blanca
Diverse Dalmatia is one of the best-kept secrets in Croatia and an area featuring some incredible hiking trails.
This area, stretching down into Navarra and the western Pyrenees, offers some of the best mountain biking in Europe.
For some of Europe's most enjoyable mountain biking amid an incredible variety of scenery, head for the green hills and Atlantic clifftops just north of Lisbon.
Wide-open spaces, towering cliffs, fairy-tale castles looming over picture-perfect towns: the Alentejo is an exciting destination for walkers looking to explore a corner of Europe way off the tourist trail.
Part of an archipelago spread out across the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, Mathraki is heaven for open-water swimmers
These wild granite uplands offer exhilarating solitude amid magnificent scenery, and an encounter with an age-old way of life
The highest peaks in Spain are home to a dense network of trails that will satisfy all mountain bikers with a sense of adventure
Lush forested mountainsides, granite cliffs with spectacular views, royal palaces and a superb cliff-lined coastline: it's hard to think of a better location for exploring on foot.
Encompassing a series of awesome canyons in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, Ordesa offers some of the most spectacular hiking in Europe
A gigantic dormant volcano and an extraordinary range of landscapes make this Atlantic island appealing to walkers of all abilities.
A fabulous network of scenic running trails at a variety of altitudes makes Switzerland a paradise for trail runners
Classic Alpine scenery accessed on well-marked, well-maintained trails makes for a fabulous walking holiday.
For a road cyclist, the French Alps can be the pinnacle of cycling achievement, writes locally-based tour leader and bike coach Rob Hawkins.
The dramatic cliffs and remote fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands provide the backdrop for an unforgettable and unique swimming holiday.
Some of the best rock climbing anywhere on Earth can be found in the dramatic mountains of central Switzerland.
The Dolomites remains a hidden gem for mountain bikers, writes locally-based activity tour operator Daniel Sherlock.
These wild craggy mountains offer an exhilarating hiking experience on a network of trails with some challenging sections.
Sublime scenery with views across the sparkling sea, an abundance of sunshine and excellent facilities make the Algarve a favourite with cyclists.
Some of the world's most amazing mountain scenery can be accessed via a web of mountain trails and mule tracks in the western Himalayas of India
Easily accessible from Europe, but another world in terms of culture and landscape, trekking in the High Atlas mountains is an exhilarating experience, as local guide Mohamed Aztat explains.
The Valley of Kings is perfect for leisurely two-wheeled exploration, with gentle gradients through verdant landscapes dotted with picturesque châteaux
This out-of-the-way southern stretch of Portugal makes ideal touring country, with attractive scenery, empty roads and lovely old towns.
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Varied cycling routes, welcoming coastal towns and unique trails, the island offers something for everyone!
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A 13.1 mile closed-road route through half of it's of Royal Parks in their absolute splendour!
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