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The best active holidays for 2024


Want to add some action and adventure to your getaway? Here are some fun and unique ways to get active on your next holiday...

Want to mix activities with your well-deserved holiday this year? Europe holds the key to a myriad of active and sporty holiday options! And we’ve got so many destinations to offer. From skiing in the Alps to cycling through picturesque countryside, there's something for everyone. Explore rugged coastlines while hiking in Croatia or immerse yourself in water sports along the Mediterranean. Europe's diverse landscapes guarantee an exhilarating adventure for every traveller.

Up for trying something new on your getaway? Take a look at these fun ways to get active on holiday...

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Paddleboarding in Norway’s fjords

Stand-up paddleboarding has taken the world by storm over the past couple of years, so it’s no wonder SUP-focused holidays are now hugely popular too! While on your Bergen and the Fjords city break, why not take some time out to give it a go?

Whether you’re wanting to push your fitness levels or tap into a bit of mindfulness, it’s great for all levels – especially when the stunning Norwegian fjords and mountains are your backdrop!

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Surfing followed by yoga in Morocco

From all-out beginners to advanced surfers, Taghazout in Morocco’s Agadir region is the ideal spot to catch a wave. It boasts consistent swells and diverse breaks, so it’s suitable for all skill levels.

There are also plenty of handy surfing facilities dotted along the coast, including equipment hire, surf schools and beachfront cafés for when you need to refuel. The whole vibe here is so laidback and welcoming too!


Cycling in the Costa Dorada

Pedal through picturesque villages, vineyards and olive groves, soaking up the Mediterranean sun as you go. With well-maintained bike paths and routes catering to all skill levels, it's a perfect destination for cyclists after both relaxation and adventure. Or if you fancy an easier ride, hire an e-bike instead and let the bike do most of the hard work for you.

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Wild swimming and mud baths in Bulgaria

Ready for a refreshing dip? Make a beeline for the mud flats and dazzling pink lake, AKA Lake Atanasovsko, in Bulgaria’s Bourgas region. First up, float in the super-salty water that’s packed with minerals, then head to the mud flats. Its healing properties are said to be great for your skin and overall wellness, so get scrubbing! When you’re ready to wash off the mud, just dive straight into the refreshing Black Sea that’s only metres away.

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Guided hiking in Croatia

See some of Croatia’s most striking scenes on two feet as you embark on a guided hiking adventure. Following an expert guide, you won’t have to worry about finding your own way and using Google Maps solo!

You’ll get to traverse rugged coastlines, lush forests and epic national parks, for example, the postcard-primed Plitvice Lakes. Your walk leader may also point out hidden gems, ancient ruins and not-to-be-missed panoramic viewpoints, making sure it’s a truly unforgettable experience!

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Snowboarding in the Alps

Fan of skiing? Why not give snowboarding a go? It’s a fantastic experience for thrill-seekers and winter sports enthusiasts alike, but complete beginners can give it a go too.

With world-class resorts like Chamonix, Verbier and St. Anton, riders can carve through pristine powder, tackle challenging terrain parks and enjoy staggering mountain vistas. Not to mention the après-ski activities that are on offer too!

Posted: 25th Apr 2024. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas