If you have been inspired by the effort of the Comic Relief celebs climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and fancy yourself as a bit of an adventure junkie, then this blog is for you!
Preparation is the keyRemember to buy your travel insurance as soon as you book your trip to cover you for the unexpected. Accidents do happen, and by taking out travel insurance cover immediately you will be protected should you need to cancel your adventure activity holiday. Check out 24/7 Travel Insurance for an instant quotation which includes cover for 70 activities as standard.
To help you have a safe trip, 24/7 Travel Insurance website has some handy tips.
For a windsurfing holiday set amongst spectacular scenery head to Dahab in Egypt. Located on the south eastern side of the Sinai peninsular a short 1-hour drive from Sharm el Sheikh, the impressive wind records recorded on the Gulf of Aqaba makes Dahab the ideal destination to perfect your windsurfing skills. Check out Neilson.co.uk for further details.
If learning to paraglide in the sun interests you then head to southern Europe. France is where paragliding started and has more flying sites and schools than any other country in Europe. With grass slopes, stunning scenery and generally very good flying conditions from April to October, France is the best place to learn paragliding. For great paragliding courses check out Airsports Paragliding who have been running paragliding holidays in France and Europe since 1992.
For a spectacular scuba diving holiday jet off to the Thai island of Koh Tao and explore beneath the tropical warm waters. Scuba Diving Holidays offer PADI open water courses in Koh Tao and includes accommodation, flights, transfers and experienced instructors and guides.
Nepal boasts some of the best trekking routes in the world. For stunning mountain views and a range of forest wildlife, a challenging trek up to an altitude of 2000m is ideal for beginners. Responsibletravel.com run a 14-day trekking tour which includes wildlife watching, Nepalese culture and traditional architecture, temples and arts of the Kathmandu Valley. This trip combines a little of all the aspects that makes Nepal so popular with travellers.
White Water Rafting
For a classic rafting holiday a visit to the Grand Canyon in the USA is a must! With 226 miles of rafting set amidst gorgeous scenery, you get to camp on spectacular beaches with just the sound of the Colorado River in the background to send you to sleep. Check out Water By Nature who are one of the main operators for USA rafting and kayaking tours.
Instead of popping over the channel to stock up on alcohol and tobacco, why not stock up on thrills! Hop onboard the ferry to Rock n Roll Adventures in Caen for a day trip with a difference. Bungee from the top of a 61m high platform on an old railway viaduct (designed by the same man responsible for the Eiffel Tower!) and experience the thrill of bungee jumping! A return day trip to France on Brittany Ferries costs £20pp*
*based on 1 adult travelling on 12th May 2009 from Portsmouth to Caen, reclining seat, no vehicle option. Price taken from Brittany Ferry website on 12th May.
Travel insurance is a must!
Don’t forget to take out travel insurance before you leave home, just in case you have an accident or fall ill on your travels. Please ensure you check the policy wording to make sure you have cover for your chosen activity. 24/7 travel insurance offers great value cover and automatically covers 70 activities! A 7-day trip to Europe costs only £8.50** – a small price to pay for peace of mind to really enjoy your activity holiday!
** Premium £8.50 includes Insurance Premium Tax; based on an individual traveller aged under 55 taking out a Standard single-trip policy for 7 days in Europe excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (May 2009) and are subject to change.