What do we mean by active holidays?
When you hear about active holidays, you probably immediately think of the sports activities you can do during your holidays: walking, cycling, paragliding, via ferrata, etc. This is the concept: move your body during your holidays to fight against a sedentary lifestyle or simply to clear your mind.
But before leaving this article because you don’t like sports, here are some non-sweating reasons that may make you consider a sports holiday soon:
You don’t have to give up the change of scenery. Whether by destination, accommodation or activities, your sports getaway can rhyme with discovery!
You can live a real adventure. By opting for a traveling trip or testing a new activity, your sporting stay has no reason to be as routine as your sessions at the gym.
Active vacations can be budget vacations. If the rental of certain sports equipment represents a substantial budget, many sports activities are financially accessible, even free: this is the case for example of cycling or hiking.
You can make it an eco-holiday. Who says active holidays says the possibility of choosing soft mobility such as cycling or walking.
Itinerant sports holidays
To live an adventure and move your body at the same time, why not consider a sports touring holiday? Here are some ideas for an exotic trip filled with unusual anecdotes!
Travel on foot
Whether you are more sea or mountain, you will have no problem finding ideas for treks to offer you a sporty getaway on foot! So rather GR34 on the Brittany coast or GR du Tour du Mont Blanc between France, Switzerland and Italy? In any case, put on your hiking boots, your best backpack and set off on an adventure!
Traveling on foot can also be considered in winter! Discover the story of a pulka and snowshoe adventure in the Vercors .
Cycle tourism is on the rise! Why not try this type of trip on your next vacation? With no less than 9 Eurovélo crossing France and many other cycle routes, you can experience a great adventure on a small queen without leaving France’s borders.
If you are new to cycling, we recommend the Loire by bike route which will allow you to discover its many castles and vineyards. This is an excellent way to combine active, cultural and gastronomic holidays!
To go further, discover our selection of the most beautiful bike trips .
Travel on water
Want to get away from the mainland during your vacation? Why not consider a traveling trip on the water? Going up the Loire in a canoe or exploring the Corsican coast aboard your sea kayak for a few days: here are some great ideas for sports and exotic holidays!
Sports activities at your vacation spot
You are not a fan of traveling holidays? No problem ! In this section, we offer you some ideas of Ethik’Hotels around the world to spend a stay that is both exotic, ecological and sporty!
Want to walk?
In France, set off to explore the Regional Natural Park of Baronnies Provençales. To rest between 2 hikes, book a hut or the Terre des Baronnies gite . The little extra: the hosts will be delighted to advise you on the most beautiful walks in the area to make your stay unforgettable!
Want something new ?
And if you go discover the hiking trails of Tuscany in Italy? At Agriturismo Biologico Sant’Egle you can stay in an eco-responsible hotel nestled in the heart of Tuscany. In this farmhouse renovated from ecological materials, you will have the choice between the comfort of glamping or that of a hotel room. Natural swimming pool and jacuzzi await you to rest your sore muscles after a long day of walking
Renowned for its many hiking trails, discover our complete guide for a road trip in Madeira . It’s a good and ecological way to discover the wonders of what is nicknamed the island of flowers.
Want to pedal?
Concept Côte Ouest on the shores of Lake Annecy offers apartments for rent in a passive hemp building. Although the hotel is not in Annecy town centre, it is located in the immediate vicinity of a cycle path leading to the town centre. You can even rent your bikes on site. You will thus have the opportunity to explore the shores of the lake in a small queen while enjoying the exceptional panoramas of the mountains.
Hotel Sturm in the heart of Germany is the perfect base for exploring the UNESCO-listed Rhön Biosphere Reserve. The hotel is also located near the EuroVélo 13 : you can stay there as a stopover on a longer cycle trip if you wish.