A popular holiday destination for a variety of travellers from across the globe, the Alps are not just for skiers, but offer you an enormous range of all-season activities around which to plan your vacation. For groups of all sizes your holiday can be organised to ensure non-stop fun for everyone.
For some travellers a holiday is just a matter of needing sun, sea and sand for them to be content. But if you’re looking at Alpine adventure holidays then that’s probably not true of you. From the exhilarating walks across unfamiliar but stunning countryside to high octane risk-taking fun, if it doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping then it’s not a proper holiday.
The activities available include every setting imaginable, whether that’s on
– rock faces
– dangling high up in the air
If you prefer a gentler pace at which to take in the breath-taking scenery around you then why not try one of the walking and hiking options. In the warmer seasons the Alps provide a plethora of flora and fauna through which to trek, either on foot, mountain bike or horse, while in the winter months Nordic or glacier walking excursions will include all the equipment necessary to ensure you can safely explore the snow-capped peaks. If you prefer to feel the splash of the crisp Alpine waters in your face, white water rafting or hydrospeeding are exciting ways to travel through the mountain ranges. Get off the ground and take to the skies at an adventure park for an aerial view from the secure rope system, or go even higher on a parabenting flight, to view the Alps as only the eagles normally do.
Activity holidays need some precious downtime, to recover your energy for the next day, so all the hotels and chalets available to Alpine Elements guests are selected to be a relaxing oasis to which you return each evening. Located throughout five Alpine resorts, the facilities at all residences aim to provide excellent cuisine and first rate hospitality, leaving you fully refreshed each morning. The staff are all experts in the locale and able to advise you on the best ways to explore the area.
Whether you are travelling as a family or within a larger group and with or without children, flexible tour options give you the ability to tailor your holiday to suit the needs and adventure levels of every member. You can either choose to focus on just one or two core activities, or select a multi activity option, which would allow you to get a taste of a wide variety of the sports on offer.
Whichever activities you choose, check that your tour provider includes all the equipment and training necessary to ensure you gain the most enjoyment from whatever you wish to try. So get planning, get packed and get ready for the best of activity holidays.
Maria John is a contributing writer for a variety of travel websites and blogs and has worked in the travel industry for almost two decades, during which time she has organised group adventure holidays for a range of ages and group sizes. She sources her advisory information from the official product and service providers for accuracy of content.