Seven Outdoorsy Holidays For Countryside Lovers
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
With summer coming up and the promise of longer, warmer days it’s time to start planning your holidays. When you’re single it can be difficult to find something that suits your solo status. Let’s face it – cosy hotels offering romantic dinners à deux at sunset aren’t going to cut it. So, in today’s blog post, we’ve gathered together some wonderful holidays that will feed your need for fresh air and country life, satisfy any wanderlust and maybe even help you meet some like-minded travellers.
Head to Wales for The Big Retreat this May. Based in Lawrenny on the Pembrokeshire coast, your ticket lets you take part in your choice of more than 200 fitness and wellbeing classes including HIIT, Pound, Kickboxing, 5K Runs, Boot Camp, Circuit Training and much more. In your downtime take your pick from an array of creative workshops (think watercolour painting, spoon carving, mono printing and environmental arts) then fill up on tasty and nourishing food – everything from burgers and wood-fired Pizzas to divine vegan food and a vibrant street food market – before camping under the beautiful night sky. Get your tickets now.
Surf Fit is the holiday which combines overall fitness and wellbeing with great surfing and ocean skills. Relocate to the wonderful Portuguese coast for a week of surfing and amyriad of sessions including overall fitness, breathing techniques, yoga, flexibility, mindset, massage, paddle training and swimming. Not enough for you? Throw in delicious local food and a fun, supportive environment and you’l be tackling the surf in no time.
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If you want to give your fitness a boost and enjoy some time in the sun then an immersive boot camp may just be the holiday for you. We love the offering from 28 Degrees North. Their luxury fitness and wellbeing retreats in Ibiza and Marbella are award winning thanks to their jam-packed outdoor schedule and holistic approach to help you feel stronger in body and mind. You’ll be put through your paces with beach-side cardio sessions as well as getting time to recharge in the luxurious hotel resort. Count us in now.
Summer camp for adults is here! Head down the Weald of Kent for a weekend of soul-nourishing fun. Find your inner child in the daytime as you get stuck in to obstacle courses, raft-building, freefall jumping and, erm, vegetable orchestras. As night falls, let your party animal come out to play with al fresco banquets, live DJs and campfire get-togethers. Take a look at the full programme and plan your weekend, including your boutique camping experience, here.
Cycling enthusiasts will love this opportunity to explore a remote area of Europe – Transylvania. Wend your way through ancient oak reserves and mountain meadows, high grazing pasture and alpine forests as you walk and cycle through the wonderful Romanian landscape, stopping off for a gourmet picnic al fresco. By night you’ll fuel up with traditional food and local wines before resting in ancient guest-houses. Find out more on The Slow Cyclist.
Not just for beach holidays, rugged Corsica is haven for fresh air enthusiasts. If you want to see some views, it boasts more than 50 summits of over 2,000 metres, perfect for hiking, abseiling, rock-climbing, canyoning and horse-riding. What more could you want? Luxury accommodation and incredibly fresh French-influenced food. Yum. Get inspired on Altipani Corsica.
You might associate Norwegian fjords with cruise ships for the over-60s but did you know that it’s the perfect destination for countryside lovers? The fjords are a great destination if you’re into outdoor sports, with rafting, cycling, kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and RIB boat safaris all on offer. And, the long Scandinavian days mean you can pack so much more in to your holiday. Stay up late to see the midnight sun then sleep under the stars. Plan your perfect trip with Visit Norway.