Over the past few years, active holidays have become increasingly popular. For anyone who thrives on being challenged and remaining active, sports-related vacations that offer a combination of adventure, fitness testing, and relaxation, are the perfect getaway. From hiking holidays and surfing trips to cycling breaks and rock climbing adventures, there’s no limit to what you can do while on vacation.
What makes these kinds of trips so popular is the fact that you can tailor them to perfectly meet your preferences and experience. You are in control of what you do and how far you push yourself while away, giving you ultimate control over the kind of experience that you have. Of course, there are also plenty of organised trip options to choose from, where you travel with a group of other people as part of a guided experience.
There’s no doubt about it, for an active holiday, the Netherlands offers a prime location. The question is, of course, what kinds of activities are on offer?
The Netherlands is a cycling hotspot
The Netherlands is one of the top cycling destinations in the world, and is extremely popular with cycling enthusiasts from all over the globe. You can Google ‘cycling holiday Netherlands’ to learn more about what makes these trips so popular with cycling lovers. The country is packed full of incredible cycle paths and cycle routes, and with a fairly landscape these routes are ideal for cyclists of all levels of experience.
Zip-lining is a popular option
Have you ever fancied flying through the air along a high-speed zip-line? Well, if you have, the Netherlands is the place to do so. In Rotterdam there’s a Euromast that has a 100 metre peak which offers panoramic views across the city, and that also has its very own zip-line that’s perfect for thrillseekers to whizz down. As well as being able to zip-line here, there’s also the option of abseiling down the building, which has become extremely popular with adrenaline junkies in recent years.
Go rock climbing on the world’s tallest free-standing climbing wall
Did you know that the Netherlands is home to the tallest free-standing climbing wall in the world? Named after the legendary Excalibur – aka, King Arthur’s sword – this climbing wall is incredibly high and is extremely challenging for even the most experienced of climbers. However, for anyone with a passion for climbing and a love of adrenaline, it’s the perfect way to spend part of your vacation in the Netherlands.
Hiking is a popular option
The Netherlands are famous for their incredibly beautiful scenery and hiking trails, which are popular with hiking enthusiasts from across the globe. If you’re someone who is looking for an active holiday that’s a little more relaxed and less adrenaline pumping, then a hiking trip could be the perfect compromise.
There are plenty of ways that you can make more of your trip to the Netherlands this summer and take advantage of all of the options available to stay active and challenge yourself while you’re there.
*This post is a collaboration piece.