4 adventurous ways to keep fit while on vacation

A vacation can do wonders for your mental health and stress levels, taking time away from the business of everyday life. However, it can also derail your fitness schedule. Even the most committed gym-goers can find it tough to stick to a workout plan when away from home.

Traveling doesn’t need to interrupt or ruin your healthy habits – it can actually make it much more exciting! Here we’ll discuss four of our favorite ways of keeping fit while on vacation.


A popular method of transportation on adventure holidays, cycling allows you to cover ground at a fast pace while allowing you to still feel connected with the environment.

If you’re unsure about the best routes or attractions to see during your trip, cycling tours are the perfect solution. These are usually led by local guides and are suitable for all levels of difficulty.

If you’re looking for a challenge, mountain biking offers a similar experience but takes you on more remote and off-the-beaten-track destinations. The steep inclines can prove difficult but are worth it for fitness fanatics.


Traveling on foot has always been a core aspect of adventure vacations. Whether this involves trekking up mountainous terrain in the Himalayas or backpacking across Australia, heading out across a local trail is a great way of keeping fit on holiday and exploring the location.

Again, you can find walking tours in practically all destinations, and you can complete the hike in your own time. You may even just decide to walk through a city for a few hours. Either way, you’re getting some much-needed fresh air and making good use of your time away.


Kayaking or canoeing excursions are a unique way of exploring a destination and can provide entry to hidden locations not accessible on foot. Think serene, crystal-blue waters in Greece and incredible snorkeling opportunities in the Belize Barrier Reef.

Regardless of whether you set out on lakes, rivers, or oceans, it’s important that you have some experience paddling beforehand as these journeys can be dangerous and unpredictable. Generally, flat water is safe, and whitewater is risky, but both are fun so long as you’re well prepared.

Winter sports

If you don’t mind colder weather, then a trip to the slopes is the ideal place for adventurous travelers. Activities like snowboarding and skiing are usually available at resorts but you can also go backcountry skiing if you prefer to do your own thing.


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    Winter sports are always very popular across almost every corner of the globe, ranging from Europe to North America – and even the Antarctic!

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