If your family’s idea of a great holiday involves lots of action and adventure then find out about adventure holiday destinations from around the world.
The Best Adventure Holiday Destinations for Active Families
Thankfully, for those families for whom lying on the beach or going shopping doesn’t quite cut it, the world around us is an adventure playground waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Imagine the wonder in your children’s eyes, – and yours- as you get up close to some of earths most magnificent animals or the exciting adventure of exploring nature at its most unadulterated.
Whatever you’re into, there’s most certainly an active holiday to suit your family’s tastes. Check out some of what the world has to offer in our list of the best adventure holiday destinations for active families below:
Getting Back to Nature in South Africa
There is a reason why programmes like Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth and survivalists like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls are popular; they appeal to our inner ties with nature.
Apart from going on safari in Kruger National Park, there is also an opportunity to get more hands on at the smaller animal reserves.
From watching big game to family oriented activities such as bush survival skills and animal tracking, your family is sure to have an adventure of a lifetime.
Related: Essential outdoor survival gear
Cycling in France
One of the most family friendly adventure holiday you can have is a break based on exploration on two wheels. Cycling is a relatively simple activity that everyone can take part in, – as well as a great way to explore new locations at your own pace.
Cycling Holidays from specialists like Belle France are a great way to encourage family bonding through time away from the trappings of digital life while also enjoying some quality time in the fresh air of the outdoors.
There are many great destinations for cycling holidays and France is one of the best of those. The country offers prime cycling routes featuring quiet countryside landscapes dotted by magnificent chateaux and stunning vineyards.
The undulating nature of the terrain here makes for a great mixture of relaxed, calm riding, and a more challenging pace as well.
Horse Riding on the Coast, Ireland
Action and adventure enthusiasts will love coastal horse riding in Ireland; whether you’re a beginner or an expert rider, it is an exhilarating way to spend your family time away.
The horse rides are offered by a farm situated right by the Atlantic sea in County Sligo with family packages for intermediate riders and pros.
Highlights include trotting or galloping across the beach on horseback as waves from the Atlantic crash nearby, amazing mountain backdrops, historic architecture, lakes and waterfalls to explore.
Exploring Vietnam’s History by Bike
As mentioned above, cycling holidays are a great way to enjoy the outdoors as well as spend some quality family time together without interruptions.
With that in mind here is another cycling-based adventure for active families; exploring Vietnam’s history by bicycle.
Holiday packages to the emerald green countryside of Vietnams’ north where bicycles are an important part to the way of life there allow you to get to know the country more intimately.
From national parks, villages, and traditional tribal longhouses to temples, caves and other adventures there’s lots for active families to indulge in.
A word of advice – Take care when cycling in cities such as Hanoi. The traffic can be a little crazy!
Zipwire Adventures, Scotland / Wales
Wales’ northern region is home to Zipworld, an all action family holiday destination that focuses mainly on zipwrirng.
Zipworld boasts the longest and fastest zipwire in Europe called Velocity, as well as an underground zip line and rope bridges that go through caverns for a thrilling time for your family.
The same kind of active fun can be had in many locations throughout the UK and Scotland in particular. Scotland’s big tree Country offers a range of activities for the whole family, including zip wires, white water rafting, abseiling, and rock climbing.
In addition to the above-mentioned action packed family holidays other notable destinations and things to do include cycling in Catalonia, kayaking on the Ebre River, hiking in Crete, or snorkelling with dolphins in the Azores.
If your family enjoys a good adventure holiday, the ones mentioned above are a tip of the iceberg but a good place to start planning your next action holiday nonetheless. Enjoy!