Mountaineering Norway
Inntravel has a brand new three-centre, self-guided strolling vacation to Senja, an island generally known as Norway in miniature, north of the Lofotens. The journey begins with two nights on the smaller island of Sommarøy within the “Arctic Caribbean”, so-called due to its white seashores and azure sea. The subsequent cease is the fishing village of Mefjordvær, for coastal walks and an ascent of Segla, the island’s sail-shaped peak. The ultimate three nights are primarily based in a waterside picket cabin at Hamn i Senja, on a spit of land additional west, an awesome spot for viewing the northern lights or midnight solar.• From £1,345pp for seven nights’ half-board, together with automobile rent, route notes and maps, flights to Tromsø additional, inntravel.co.uk
Household journey, Montenegro

St George Island
The entire household can get match collectively on an energetic tour of Montenegro, which incorporates mountaineering, biking, swimming, rafting and kayaking. Lodging is principally in easy mountain huts (with non-public rooms) amid spectacular surroundings, together with three nationwide parks, mountains, canyons, lakes and seashores.• Eight days from £1,299 grownup, £1,099 little one, together with all meals and actions, flights additional, familiesworldwide.co.uk
Swimming, Formentera, Spain

Pool at resort roca bella, Formentera
Three-times Olympic swimmer James Goddard is the top coach on SwimQuest’s method journey to Formentera, the smallest of Spain’s Balearic islands. The vacation is designed for swimmers of all skills who wish to enhance their stroke and turn out to be extra environment friendly in open water. Every day features a morning expertise session and a day sea swim, plus talks and video evaluation. Lodging is on the four-star, beachfront Lodge Roca Bella in Es Pujols (pictured).• From £1,290 half-board, flights to Ibiza and transfers to Formentera harbour additional, 18-24 Might and 19-25 October, swimquest.uk.com
Biking, The Balkans

The Ciro path
Intrepid has a brand new biking journey from Dubrovnik in Croatia to Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina by way of Montenegro, appropriate for any bicycle owner with an affordable degree of health. The longest journey is about 40 miles, and highlights embody biking a bit of the Ciro Path, a scenic path that follows an outdated Austro-Hungarian railway monitor; a stiff climb to the spectacular Ostrong Monastery, carved right into a cliff in Montenegro; and a downhill journey to Mostar, with its 16th-century bridge. Lodging is in fundamental however comfy inns.• Eight days from £988 B&B, together with bike rent and assist automobile, flights additional, varied dates from Might to September, intrepidtravel.com
Snowshoeing, Romania

A lot Higher Adventures affords a number of energetic journeys in Europe and additional afield, together with mountaineering, rafting, kayaking, climbing and paddleboarding. One latest addition is snowshoeing within the Apuseni Mountains – a part of the Carpathians – in Romania. The journeys consists of two full days of snowshoeing (as much as seven hours a day), a shorter hike and a few cave exploration. The guesthouse is in a hamlet reached by horse-drawn sledge; there may be additionally a go to to an area household to study life within the mountains.• From £369 for 3 nights full-board, flights additional, subsequent departures 7 and 21 February, muchbetteradventures.com
Ladies’s coaching and weight reduction, Portugal

This health vacation in Albufeira on the Algarve squeezes in six hours of coaching a day, however nonetheless leaves afternoons free to chill out across the pool, have a therapeutic massage or discover Albufeira outdated city. A typical day begins at 7am with a stroll or run, earlier than a wellness workshop at 9am, health classes comparable to seashore circuits, core and weights from 10am-1pm (there are 20 completely different lessons over the week), and yoga or pilates at 5pm. The villa is 15 minutes’ stroll from two seashores and 30 minutes from city; breakfast, lunch and dinner (together with one on the town) plus wholesome snacks are supplied.• Eight days from £799, flights additional, subsequent departures 18 Might and 5 October, golearnto.com
Snowboarding and extra, France

London firm Our Retreat runs yoga and health breaks in Somerset, Ibiza and Sardinia. This 12 months, it’s launching a six-night winter retreat in a luxurious chalet in Chamonix. Every day features a 60-minute morning meditation and yoga class, an après-ski stretch, energy and conditioning class, and a pre-bed yin yoga session or sound bathtub. There are non-obligatory hikes, plus a visit to the Aiguille du Midi mountain and a day at a thermal spa. The retreat is totally catered, together with sizzling breakfasts, wholesome packed lunches, afternoon tea and three-course dinners with wine. The chalet has a log hearth and a sizzling tub.• From £1,150, flights additional, 10 Feb and three & 10 March, ourretreat.co.uk
Triathlon for learners, Spain

{Photograph}: PR
Triathlons may be daunting, however this eight-day small group break in north-east Spain will assist first-timers put together. There’s a most of 4 athletes per coach, and the worth consists of one-to-one coaching in all three disciplines, in addition to video evaluation, biking expertise and bike upkeep classes, and massages. The resort is a transformed Catalan nation home with a 25-metre pool, health club, sauna and sizzling tub, about half an hour from the stunning metropolis of Girona.• From €999 for eight days’ full-board, flights additional, subsequent departure 23 February, responsibletravel.com
Browsing and yoga, Portugal

Soul & Surf, which runs browsing and yoga breaks in Sri Lanka and Kerala, southern India, is opening its first everlasting European base – a farmhouse within the hills close to Lagos within the Algarve – in April. The home is a brief drive from the seashore, and a typical week’s keep consists of 5 three-hour surf classes, one video suggestions session and one surf principle lesson, 5 vinyasa move yoga lessons and two yin yoga lessons, plus respiration and meditation classes. There are three-night weekend and four-night midweek choices, too.• From €790 for per week, €410 for brief breaks, together with actions and meals, flights additional, soulandsurf.com
Tennis, Greece

The Rafa Nadal Academy opened in Mallorca in 2016, providing full-time programs for promising children and health breaks for adults. Now the primary Nadal Tennis Centre is opening on the Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece. The resort’s present sports activities amenities embody Chelsea FC soccer teaching (kids solely), a waterski and crusing academy and a diving centre. The resort additionally runs mountain bike excursions and fats bike seashore excursions, free SUP classes, guided jogs and forest walks, and day by day health lessons. There are 5 inns on the location, and dozens of bars and eating places.• Doubles from £90 half-board, tennis teaching from £218 for 5 days, sani-resort.com
Ice-climbing, France

Undiscovered Mountains specialises in energetic holidays within the southern French Alps, comparable to canyoning in the summertime and husky sledding within the winter. One of many more difficult journeys is an intensive weekend of ice-climbing. Over three days, full learners can be taught to scale a frozen waterfall, whereas extra superior climbers can sort out technical ice cliffs. If that sounds too robust, the winter multi-activity vacation affords a taster of ice-climbing, plus different actions together with snowboarding, sledding and sleeping in an igloo.• From £627 for seven nights multi-activity or from £829 for four nights ice-climbing, half board, undiscoveredmountains.com
Multi-activity, Croatia

Spend 4 nights within the Croatian countryside making an attempt a special exercise every day, from biking to river rafting. Based mostly on the Coronary heart of Nature resort within the tiny village of Ribnik, close to the Slovenian border, there’s a swimming pool, river seashore, good fishing and mountaineering, too. Entry to an area journey park with ziplinging, rope climbing and BMX biking is included.• From €338pp, together with actions, bike rental with GPS, two nights half-board and two nights B&B, however excluding flights and transfers, (Ribnik is one hour from Zagreb airport), out there from April to October, activitybreaks.com
Horse driving, Spain

Comply with outdated bridle paths by way of chestnut and pine forests excessive in Andalucía’s Sierra Nevada mountains, with views of the Mediterranean on one facet and hovering peaks on the opposite, on a horse-riding vacation with Within the Saddle. One among many choices in Spain, the Sulayr brief break consists of three nights within the fairly village of Bubión and one in Trevélez, the very best village within the nation. There are as much as six hours of driving a day, with picnics in pastures and night meals in native eating places or inns.• From £597 for a four-night break, with most meals, excluding flights (to Malaga, the closest airport), dates are versatile, longer itineraries additionally out there, inthesaddle.com
Exercise break, Gozo, Malta

On this new action-packed brief break visitors select three half-day actions from: climbing and abseiling, sea kayaking, biking, mountaineering, a Segway tour (£25 complement) or diving (£56 complement, full day). There may be loads of spare time to discover Gozo’s Ġgantija temples, its capital Victoria, and watch the sundown from dramatic Dwejra Bay. Friends can improve to the Ta’ Cenc Spa on the south coast, which has extra health and wellness amenities, and views to Malta and Comino.• 4 nights from £775 B&B (and one dinner) together with flights, varied spring and autumn dates, artisantravel.co.uk
Kitesurfing, Sicily

KiteWorldWide runs kitesurfing holidays in Spain, Italy and Greece, in addition to long-haul locations. Its base in Italy is Lo Stagnone nature reserve close to Marsala in Sicily, an enormous, flat, shallow lagoon that’s the good place to be taught. The newbie bundle consists of 12 hours of classes, tools rent and lodging within the Santa Maria Lodge, which has a pool. There’s a cheaper fundamental bundle for many who don’t want instruction, and improver classes for intermediate and superior kitesurfers. All packages embody a kitepass for entry to the launch and touchdown areas, showers, storage and a weekly barbecue.• From £598 B&B (and one dinner) for fundamental bundle or £979 for learners, together with flights, March-October, kiteworldwide.com
Novices’ sea kayaking, the Highlands

The primary couple of days on this brief break are spent on a sheltered sea loch, practising kayak strokes, earlier than the group ventures out alongside the shoreline. For the final couple of days, kayakers paddle out to seal colonies on Shieldaig and Kishorn lochs. The bottom is a bunkhouse in Torridon, and consists of all meals – dinner on the final night time is on the native pub. Wilderness Scotland additionally runs journeys for extra skilled kayakers, comparable to a brand new wild tenting expedition to the Outer Hebrides.• From £865 for 5 days, subsequent departures four Might (ladies solely) and 22 June (combined), wildernessscotland.com
Paddleboarding, County Derry

Gutsy Women is a brand new firm working day occasions, weekend retreats and holidays for girls who wish to check out sports activities in a enjoyable, non-competitive manner. ne of its specialities is SUP, or paddleboarding. Novices can take a lesson on a London canal; extra skilled paddleboarders can island-hop in Croatia or discover the Norwegian fjords. Bridging the hole is a weekend in Northern Eire for all ranges, together with first-timers. The journeys consists of SUP excursions of the rivers Roe and Bann, and an SUP surf lesson at Benone Strand, a seven-mile seashore. Friends keep in two cosy cottages close to Bellarena village.• From £409 for 3 days full-board, subsequent departures 5 April and 16 June, gutsygirls.co.uk
Multi-activity, Pembrokeshire

Preseli Enterprise runs out of doors health weekends and brief breaks on the Pembrokeshire coast, with actions that take advantage of the placement: sea swimming, coasteering, kayaking, browsing, path working … Friends keep in an eco-lodge in Abermawr valley within the Pembrokeshire Coast nationwide park, eat wholesome, home-cooked meals, and chill out across the woodburner within the bar within the evenings.• Weekend £275, subsequent journey 31 Might; 4 nights midweek £595, subsequent journey 16 November; each embody meals, teaching and native transport, preseliventure.co.uk
Path working, Yorkshire Dales

Jelley Legs affords bespoke guided path runs for people, {couples} or associates (most three folks, canine welcome). This 12 months, proprietor Dave Jelley is specializing in constructing the arrogance of these new to off-road working. Packages embody one or two personalised path runs with recommendation on method, coaching, package, navigation and pacing. B&B lodging is in Studley Roger, a small village between Ripon and Fountains Abbey – residence to certainly one of England’s most scenic park runs, the place runners can camp or keep in a backyard room, shepherd’s hut or treehouse. • £199/£249 for one/two guided path runs and two nights’ B&B, reductions for a couple of particular person, jelleylegs.co.uk
Canoeing, Kent

Beyonk is a brand new journey journey web site connecting prospects with guides throughout the UK and additional afield. It affords day journeys and brief breaks in 5 classes: biking, mountaineering, climbing, paddling and multi-activity. For instance, on a canoeing and wild tenting journey alongside the River Medway in Kent, contributors paddle 15km a day, prepare dinner over an open hearth and sleep in a tipi. Different breaks embody navigation expertise and wild tenting within the Peak District (2 June, £140).• £150 for two-day River Medway journey with meals and tools, subsequent departure 18 Might, beyonk.com
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