From breathtaking peaks to water adventures: where to relax for true adventurers
Extreme vacations are cool adventures where you do something very exciting, such as skydiving or kayaking down stormy rivers. This kind of vacation is for those who like to feel themselves and get maximum emotions.
It helps you feel free and strong, expand the boundaries of your experience and get acquainted with new emotions. Active tourists tell The Guardian where you can have an interesting vacation.
Active recreation is diverse and includes many types of activities. It can be trekking, rock climbing, kayaking, and much more. For those travelers who don't like to just lie on the beach, this is the perfect way to explore nature, get to know new places and enjoy the fresh air.
Options for active recreation
Kayaking in the Aegean Sea
Head to the village of Elena on Kalymnos and enjoy the views of the cliffs just a short walk away. Start the morning with a gourmet breakfast in your cozy apartment and get ready for an active day. Nearby Masuri is a mountain climber's paradise, offering endless possibilities. Rent a kayak and go on a day trip to the island of Telendos, where you will find new rocks to conquer and cozy seafood restaurants. This place is a real gem for outdoor enthusiasts who are thirsty for vivid impressions and incredible adventures.
Traveling by campervan through the Norwegian fjords is an amazing experience. Plus, it's an economical way to see the whole country. Flom, Geiranger Fjord, and the road leading to the Atlantic Ocean are spectacular, and there are many more amazing places to see off the beaten path. A summer trip offers the opportunity to dive into the fjords and even visit snow-covered glaciers - all under the light of the midnight sun, which creates incredible views.
Beaches of Albania
Plan your adventure in Himari in southern Albania with a cozy stay at Sun Bakers Hostel. In the early morning, ask the staff for help: they can take you to hidden beaches. Take a packed lunch with you and don't forget to wear sturdy shoes for the little descent. On the beach, enjoy the beautiful views and swim if you feel like it. Head back before sunset - the road back to the hostel is not far away. And when you get back, allow yourself to refresh with a pint of Birra Tirana - it's just what you need to completely relax after a day full of experiences!
Family adventure in Norway
Get ready to make dreams come true! Make an unforgettable gift for your loved one's birthday. Book an Airbnb accommodation with a sea view in Tromsø, Norway. The hosts will delight you with delicious Norwegian food made from local products and a wine and beer list. Climb the mountains, go whale watching, and spend an amazing night watching the northern lights with your two older children. Tip: try to organize such adventures yourself, even with small children - don't miss the chance to plunge into the world of your dreams!
Waterfalls of Greece
Go to the island of Andros by boat from Athens for 50 euros! Walk to the Pithara waterfalls, enjoying the views without interruption. You will find purple trails that look like clouds and a waterfall that looks like a sleeping dog among the willows. Join the local dogs on the descent, they will guide you to the next point and disappear behind the trees.
The sun of England
Let's end the summer in style! Grab your bike, a tent, and head to the Black Hills of Chatwin! Pedal, drink water with electrolytes, and enjoy the sun. After passing Hereford, stop, enjoy the views and fresh air! Finally: Llantwiton Monastery and the mountains. Relax, enjoy the nature. Go up to the chapel before the steep descent. Go ahead, meet Welsh ponies, landscapes and a nice breeze. The road leads to books, coffee and Hay-on-Wye!
Suggestion for Iceland
Drive southeast to Iceland and take the Route 1 road to Vestrahorn campground. Take comfortable shoes with you. You will find a beautiful beach and two large peaks of Vestrahorn. This is a great place to propose to your girlfriend. Walk along the incredible black beach alone. And only two arctic foxes will be your mute observers.
Cycling along the Danube
Vacations for couples without children can be a challenge, but you can find a great option. Cycling trips are specially organized for you, with bikes, hotels and routes arranged. You ride through beautiful places, get to know people and nature, which you wouldn't get if you were traveling by car or train. Then in the evening you can enjoy local food and drink. Try the bike route along the Danube with Radurlaub, and then feel free to go on new journeys along new routes.
Valleys of Switzerland
The Lechtal Valley is located in the Austrian Alps and is popular among outdoor enthusiasts because it offers mountain climbing, mountaineering, hiking, cycling, and skiing. It is also one of the sunniest and driest valleys in Switzerland.
In addition, there is a free bus service and a free ski pass, which is already included in the hotel room rate. The Nest- und Bietschhorn Hotel, for example, provides this service.