Is a hiking holiday for you?

Val Watson
Authored by Val Watson
Posted Friday, June 28, 2024 - 4:05pm

Are you thinking of booking a hiking holiday but not sure if it’s for you? Hiking holidays are a very popular breakaway, due to the many benefits they offer. Not only will you get to see a whole variety of stunning landscapes, but you’ll also get to exercise and spend some quality time with the person you are hiking with - whether that’s a friend, partner or family member! 

You can hike all over the world, with plenty of trips available across Europe or outside of Europe. You can spend a few days in Spain, a week in Portugal, complete a Cinque Terre in 8 days, explore the United States over two weeks or a month in Canada - a lot of people opt to do a hiking holiday as part of their sabbatical, which is where a four-week break really works. 

So the question is, is a hiking holiday for you? If you like to explore, be active and see a range of beautiful destinations, then the simple answer is yes, 100% it will be for you! Below we look more into why a hiking holiday is for you. 

Do you like to get active?

To start with, one of the main benefits of a hiking break is that you can be active. You’ll be on your feet for many hours, working your cardiovascular system as well as your muscles - your legs will be getting a big workout. This means that you will be burning plenty of calories, helping to maintain your weight or if a goal of yours is weight loss, you’ll burn some pounds off. Depending on the length of your trip will decide how far you travel, with some trips being over 500 km

Do you like to see multiple landscapes? 

One of the benefits of a hiking trip is that you will get to see multiple landscapes. You’ll be travelling over several days, visiting many landmarks, each showing their unique traits. One day you could be looking at the crystal clear waters of a sandy beach, then the next hiking up a mountain, seeing waterfalls and wildlife. The longer you go away, the more places you will get to see, so try to book as many days of holiday as possible. 

Do you enjoy spending time with your loved ones? 

As you can imagine when you are out hiking, you will be spending many hours with the person you are hiking with. This gives you ample time to catch up and spend some quality time together, which you may not often get to do when you are not on holiday. For a lot of people, their day-to-day lives can be very busy, meaning they don’t get to spend as much time socializing with their loved ones as they would like. By booking a hiking trip, you can guarantee that you will get to spend plenty of time together, sharing your life experiences. 

Are you planning on booking a hiking holiday? Where is your holiday likely to be and who will you be traveling with? Why do you think people enjoy hiking? Let us know in the comment box below. 

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