Popular Health and Fitness Vacations
Sitting on the beach next to aqua blue waters is luxurious and relaxing (not to mention amazing), but if you’re a bit of fitness fanatic you won’t be wanting to sit still for very long! If you’re looking for luxury and a bit of down time amidst a more active holiday, then you’ll love our top 10 fitness vacations of 2017.
Fitness retreat #1: Functional fanatics rejoice!If you don’t want to leave the comfort of the functional training zone for a whole week, no problem, Destino offers CrossFit-style retreats in the amazing locations of Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii. You can expect four-star accommodation, two workouts per day, skills sessions, 2-3 Paleo meals per day, organised group activities such as rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking and much more.
Fitness retreat #2: Snowy cycleIf mountain biking is your thing, this could possibly be the best fitness holiday you ever go on! Sacred Rides offers a nine-day explorer ride through Greenland, fatbiking 200km across the spectacular and remote Arctic Circle (http://www.sacredrides.com/explorer-rides/greenland/arctic-circle-fatbike). If you love adventure, this has to be done!
Fitness retreat #3: Five star fitnessActive Escapes turns up the heat with their Bali workout retreat. Escape to Echo Beach and enjoy seven days of fitness classes (including boxing, TRX sessions and HIIT) and yoga, balanced with massage and spa treatments. All meals and airport transfers are included.
Fitness retreat #4: Exercise in the skyIf you’re looking for an adrenaline hit, then why not access off-trail perfect powder snow via a helicopter instead of a ski-lift? With Mike Weigele Helicopter Skiing in Canada you can do just that – take your pick from three-day, five-day or seven-day packages, with accommodation, gourmet meals, all equipment and ski gear included and experience skiing with a huge difference.
Fitness retreat #5: Soothe your soulFind the balance you’ve been looking for with a seven-night getaway at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland’s Hinterland, where every day has scheduled activities designed to soothe your soul as well as your body. Ecotourism certified, health and wellbeing is the focus of Gwinganna and your stay includes organic meals and snacks, massages, wellness seminars and a health analysis. Activities include hiking, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, all overlooking the scenic coast and surrounding valleys.
Fitness retreat #6: Wine region by bike
For a slightly slower pace, but still guaranteed to get your heart rate up, Backroads has a multitude of fitness holidays to chose from including a Slovenia and Italy bike ride through the Julian Alps and Friuli’s Collio wine region. Cycle along tranquil lanes with beautiful scenery and sample wines from one of Italy’s best kept wine region secrets.