Not every solos’ ideal holiday is laying on the beach soaking up the rays. Getting active on holiday not only keeps you fit and active but it’s also a good way of meeting others who have similar interests. It’s not just limited to the summer either. Here are our recommendations for winter activity holidays.
Skiing in The Alps
While there are many destinations where you can plan a ski holiday, The Alps is one of the unrivalled. It is an expansive mountain range with a length of 1200 kilometres, which cover Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, and Montenegro.
If you plan a skiing trip, one of the best places that you might want to checkout is Chamonix Mont Blanc, which is a part of France. It is shadowed by Mont Blanc, known as the highest peak from the Alps mountain range, which has a height of 4,810 meters. In Switzerland, on the other hand, check out Davos, which is the largest ski resort in the country. Meanwhile, in Italy, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a popular choice. At the end of a long day of skiing (and après-ski) you can relax in a luxurious chalet and put your feet up as the chalet staff wait on you.
Diving in The Maldives
If you love sun, sea, and sand, the Maldives will be the perfect choice for a lavish winter getaway. They are famed for their over-water bungalows. Here, each resort occupies its own island. While there are many activities that can be enjoyed, depending on the facilities of the resort where you are staying, one of the most popular is perhaps diving.
While you can go diving year-round, take note that April to October is the monsoon season, which is why it is best to avoid such to be assured of having a dive-friendly climate. Among others, one of the most popular dive sites is Fotteyo Kandu in Vaavu Atoll, where you can see yellow soft coral, black coral, and caves, among other underwater treasures. Kuredu Express, which is best for more experienced divers, will let you see eagle rays, barracuda, and sting rays, among others.
Snowboarding in Whistler
For some Canadian adventure head to Whistler. Once you arrive at Canada’s best four season mountain resort town, you may have trouble deciding what to do first. World class skiing and boarding, skating, and snowshoeing are popular in winter, while hiking, golfing, and mountain biking are the main activities during the summer months.
In all seasons, the multiple base villages offer a multitude of shopping, dining, and drinking options. If you're looking for an action packed North America adventure, then Whistler is where is the place to be. One visit to the Great White North may be enough to have you seeking out real estate for sale in Whistler just so you never have to leave.
Tennis in Greece or Italy
Activity holidays are such a great way to meet others. Even if you haven't played tennis for years, you'll soon remember how to serve. Companies such as Mark Warner Tennis Holidays have tennis experiences through Europe so you can enjoy a holiday in Greece, Turkey or on an Italian island and develop your skills at the same time. Tennis is for all levels and you can sign up for group or private lessons. You can even book into their academy for an intensive week of tennis. You're guaranteed to come back fitter.
Golfing in Costa del Sol
For those who love golfing (yes, girls like golfing too!) the Costa del Sol will be the perfect holiday destination. It is home to some of the best golf courses in Spain, which are perfect for all skills. Many of these courses offer a commanding panorama, which in itself is already an experience. Aside from stunning landscapes, the excellent climate is also a good thing, which means that you will be able to play golf almost any time of the year.
While you will be spoiled for choices when it comes to golf courses in the Costa del Sol, some of the best include Aloha Golf Club, Atalaya Golf and Country Club, Santana Golf, Mijas Golf International, Marbella Club Golf Resort, and Finca Cortesin Golf Club. There are more than 70 places to play golf here, so you will not run out of choice. Just don't forget to pack your clubs.
Where's your favourite sporting holiday?