Are you one of those people that can’t sit still for long, while everyone else is sipping their cocktails by the pool on holiday? I feel you completely! You’re probably up early in the morning when holidaying, surprisingly full of energy (the snooze button is reserved only for those days when the alarm rings for work!), and craving an adventure of some kind. You organise excursions and are a go-to person when friends and family would like to do something fun, but can’t be bothered or don’t know how to go about planning and booking these things. So if you rest when most active and you get most energised when blood pumps faster through your veins, you might want to read on and plan your next holiday around these ideas; rather than another cocktail-sipping-pool-chilling type break.
Surfing in Gower, Llangennith, South Wales
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never ridden a wave, Llangennith is perfect for all levels. As long as you are in love with the sea; and have possibly quietly dreamt of being a mermaid or merman while watching big surf classics, such as Point Break or Soul Surfer. Llangennith, South Wales, is truly remote and stunning place. The waves are consistent and suitable for advanced riders as well as those who are just starting their surfing adventure. The beach is huge, and even though on good days it is really busy, you can find some spots without crowds. Plus there’s hardly any network coverage, so you can be sure no one will disturb you having fun!
Kitesurfing in The Bluff Hayle, Cornwall
This is a great and versatile kitesurfing spot, with a beautiful beach and conditions for flat water and waves. It enables you enjoy the beauty of the Cornish coast, raw and wild, while really getting your adrenaline levels high. If you’ve never tried kitesurfing, it is for sure an exhilarating way to boost your weekend away. If you’re a rider, you must try wave riding. Get your directional board from one of the rental places and get going!
Wakeboarding (CableWaterSki Sheffield) near Peak District
Another proposition for the board lovers (or those who want to be one), wakeboarding. With 10 different obstacle in the cable park, an aqua park and located near to the amazing Peak District, you can be sure your days there will be filled with fun. The park has skateboard style features, for advanced wakeboarders, and learning options for newbies who can choose from wakeboarding, waterskiing and kneeboarding. The park serves to adults and kids, so don’t worry if you’re a mum or a dad that still needs their adrenaline fix; you can take your kids with you and be sure they’ll have some fun too!
Biking in Ullswater, Lake District
Trust me when I say biking along the Lakeland will provide you with a good workout. Apart from the beautiful views, and a breath of fresh air, you are in for some challenging ups and adrenalin pumping downs. The fun part of visiting Lake District on a bike, and taking the Ullswater-Boredale Valley route is that you’ll get to ride the classic spots as well as the tourist-free terrains; exploring the place in a far more exciting way.
Rock climbing in Huntsman’s Leap, Pembrokeshire
This a stunning place for experienced climbers. The place offers challenging climbing in atmospheric surroundings. It is tidal, and the returning sea gives an additional sense of thrill. Your climbing technique will be tested there, so be sure you’ve polished your skills on slightly more forgiving spots. You will also need your top quality gear and will have to take a picturesque walk to get there. Enjoy, you’re up for some excellent sea cliff adventures!
Paragliding in Devil’s Dyke, West Sussex
Devil’s Dyke is breathtaking at any time of the day, but try paragliding at the sunrise and you will never want to do sightseeing the traditional way. It is one of the best gliding sites in Europe; attracting newbies as well as regular paragliders. Try one of the tester rides or tandem flying, and see for yourself what it’s all about. ‘There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky’ (Erin Hanson), so what are you waiting for?
Paddle boarding from Stackpole Quay to Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
Anyone who thinks paddle boarding is boring should try SUPing along the Stackpole Quay to Barafundle Bay route. Not only it can be a decent workout, but you will be able to discover some beautiful places; you might even be able to get your blood rushing if you’re up for some paddle board surfing. The trip guarantees scenic views and exploration – hidden sandy bays, caves, crystal clear waters and limestone cliffs. Get your wetsuit ready and don’t delay!