While our travel plans might be on hold for the time being, it won’t be that way forever. This is why it is a good time to get planning your next trip away. If you love sports, fitness, and the outdoors, then why not combine the three with a hiking holiday? Hiking holidays are the best way to spend time with nature, get some exercise and just take yourself away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. Make sure that before you go on a long hike you pack all you might need, including water, food, and any supplements you take. Be sure you take approved supplements as older and more traditional methods are sometimes frowned upon. This includes deer antler health claims which have recently been debunked. Here are some top reasons to go on a hiking holiday.
1) For your health and wellbeing
Normally when you come back from vacation you feel lethargic and sluggish from overindulging. With a hiking holiday, you will come back feeling fresh and renewed. Studies have shown just how great the outdoors is for both your mental and physical wellbeing and a hiking trip ticks all the boxes. It is a good idea to plan your routes ahead of time so if you want to do a certain length trail you know where to go. There are many guides you can find online once you have decided the area you are going to visit.
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2) The stunning scenery
When you are on a hiking holiday you are treated to stunning scenery all around you. Hiking trails are usually not accessible by anything other than foot, so you will stumble across areas of untouched, natural beauty. It is a good idea to bring a camera and a picnic that you can enjoy while taking in the views. Be sure to bring some good walking shoes and a waterproof jacket just in case it rains! If there is something or somewhere particular you want to see, check out the route before setting off. It is a good idea to bring a map or take a marked route to ensure that you don’t get lost!
3) To spend time with family and friends
Some types of holiday don’t allow you to spend time with your friends and family. If you are sunbathing by a pool it is often done in silence, or you might all be off doing different things or distracted by devices. When you are on a hiking trip you will have each other’s undivided attention so will be able to spend some real quality time together. You won’t be distracted by social media or other activities and can just relish catching up with each other and making memories as a group.
These are just a few reasons that you need to go on a hiking holiday. No matter if you go for a weekend or seven days, you will come back feeling happy, refreshed, and healthier than before you left. Make sure that you pack carefully with clothing for all weather, a good camera, and that you have done research on the area before heading off.