As much as I love sitting on a beach in the sunshine reading a good book, I don’t think that I could do it for a whole week- I would go a little stir-crazy! It’s definitely important to relax, but for me a holiday has to include some activity and exploration. I love seeing a new country by hiking, running, cycling through its landscapes or admiring the views during a yoga class.
My “race-cation” to Geneva was one of the best holidays I’ve been on, racing in a new city with a bunch of awesome ladies, and I used to love field trips at University for the chance to stomp through the mountains and hills of foreign lands. Even when I was studying in Australia, I explored the country through adventure pursuits such as white-water rafting, kayaking, snorkelling and hiking.
In the UK, I love camping and being part of the great outdoors. My ex and I used to hire bikes (or take our own), and have cycled round the Isle of Wight, the Lake District and the wilds of Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Apart from anything, you can justify an awesome pub lunch or coffee and cake if you know you’ve just travelled 20 miles under your own steam to get there!
I’m excited to join the team at Healthy Start Holidays in Barcelona on 8th March, as their getaways sound like the ideal solution.
Offering a timetable of guided bike rides, walks, Pilates classes, cookery sessions, swimming lessons and so much more, you can pick and choose how active to be and when to take a break and soak up the views. They’ve even suggested to us that there’s a 4km race on the Saturday, which follows the first section of the Barcelona Marathon that we might like to take part in – um, yes please!
Here’s a little more about the team (the fabulous Rik and Laura) behind this fantastic company…
Who we are and what we do
Why it’s important to enjoy an active break
NB: I am lucky enough to have been invited by Healthy Start Holidays on a week’s break in exchange for writing about my experience. As always, all opinions are my own.