Bored of sitting by the pool? Multi-activity breaks give you the chance to try several activities on one outdoor holiday! Wide selection of activities to suit all ages, abilities and interests are available - from white water rafting to zip-lining, you will find something to get your blood pumping and return from your trip with a big smile on your face and lots of stories to tell.
A different adventure holiday, then you should think about New Zealand. It has a conservation program ideal for nature lovers - GoEco will have you volunteering in habitat restoration, seed collection, tree planting, and heritage restoration for at least four weeks. For the not so much nature lovers other activities include: Hiking in Liordland National Park , Cycling, Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park , Rafting, Horse Trekking on Pakiri and Muriwai Beach, skiing and snowboarding and Adventure trips, visiting the Waitomo Caves or go on a chartered fishing trip and bike tours.
The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback adventure. Take an eight-day group trip that crosses plateaux, canters along valley floors and explores remote villages. With up to six hours in the saddle each day, it’s best for intermediate riders and above. Riders camp each night in a tipi, and dine in traditional style on kilims and rugs in the central tent. There’s also an option of guesthouse or boutique hotel accommodation. Other activities: hiking the Lycian Way, family adventures around Kas, cycling along the south-west coast, climbin Mr Ararat, kite-surfing in Alacati, Diving in Kas, mountain biking in the Lake Districtand sea kayaking at the Lycian Coast.
With ancient forests, high mountains and Unesco-protected villages where life hasn’t changed for centuries, Transylvania offers one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, and plenty of fascinating history and culture, too. Adventure doesn’t need to be fast-paced, make time to stop at local homes, visit shepherds on hilltops and discover little-visited historic sites. Outdoors activities such as biking, kayaking, canyoning, cycling, horse rideing, trekking, or visit Ponicova Cave or the magical Bigar waterfall. Go bear watching in Transylvania, wildlife, culture and cooking in the Carpathians or live the rural life near Sibiu.
Estonia’s Baltic coast is wild and unspoilt with many of the 1,500 islands now wildlife havens. Explore by kayak, paddling between islands with eerie remains of Russian watchtowers and abandoned farmhouses, and prolific birdlife. You can either on kayaking trips, hikes and camping on remote isles or scuba diving is an option on some trips. Other activities: zip-line in Kivioli Adventure Centre, walk on the edge at the Tallinn TV Tower, auto24ring – racing circuit, visit the former Parnu prison, go on a karakat safari on Lake Peipus, jeep safari in Saaremaa, or participate on a archery experience, visit the shooting range at the Tartu Country Recreation Sports Centre and husky sledging.
Mountain walkers have plenty of options in Europe, for a less expensive to the Alps, try Slovakia’s High Tatra, which runs along the border with Poland, offering dramatic walks with 20 summits of over 2,500m in just 26km. The soaring views of rocky peaks, lush valleys and sparkling lakes are reward for burning thigh muscles. Slovakia offers a wide range of options including: archery, canyoning, caving, climbing, cycling (road), fishing, golf, horse riding, hydrospeeding, kayaking, mini-rafting, mountain-biking, parapenting, summer luge, swimming, white water rafting and zip-lining.