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Top 10 Adventure Holidays For Active Travellers

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From yoga holidays in Europe to adventure holidays in Asia, photography trips to Montenegro to walking the Camino, TD active Holidays have a wide variety of activity holidays to suit everyone.

Travel is all about new experiences. Don’t get me wrong, I love to flake out on a beach too, but nothing beats that feeling when you get off the beaten track and experience the true essence of a destination. Trying to do this alone can be tricky, but Irish owned and operated TD active Holidays have managed to combine adventure holidays with those authentic experiences we all seek, with the added advantage of not having to worry about how to find them!

Their adventure holidays let you mingle with locals and witness traditional rituals, mix home-stays in India and tented camps in Wadi Rum desert, with modern three and four-star hotels. Traditional cookery lessons and witnessing local ceremonies are part and parcel of their trips, where they embrace local culture, as well as making sure you see the highlights of the destination.

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But you don’t have to cycle through the rice fields of the Mekong Delta, they provide authentic experiences in some of Europe’s most popular destinations too, as well as an abundance of walking, photography and yoga holidays.

There is a handy activity level guide on each tour so you can see immediately if it suits your fitness levels, and I love how well TD active holidays cater for solo travellers, with pricing easily visible online on all tours. You can opt for a single room or share with a like-minded traveller – see more here.

All adventure holidays include flights, transfers, accommodation, and activities with a local guide or expert. TD active Holidays do all the hard work, so you can simply go and enjoy it!

I have chosen 10 great adventure holidays from Ireland below, but there are many more available on the TD active Holidays website. If you prefer to discuss your requirements with one of their expert sales team, please call TD active Holidays on 01 6371633
 

 

 

Walking Holidays

From the Donegal mountains to the Danube Bend, TD active Holidays have a wide selection of walking holidays in Europe to suit everyone. You can expect authentic experiences and guided tours included, and different trails for moderate and experienced walkers. See all walking holidays here.

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1. Sierra Nevada Walking Holiday in Spain from €1199pp

Take a break from the Spanish Costas and enjoy the scenery and culture of the Sierra Nevada on this seven-night guided walking holiday. Hike through the scenic valley of Taha del Pitres, explore the hillside town of Capileira, and enjoy a 6km high walk in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  

You will be based in the Spa town of Lanjarón for seven-nights, and experience five days of guided walking as well as a full-day excursion to the city of Granada with entrance to the Alhambra included.

Sierra Nevada walking holidays with TD active holidays

This trip offers moderate routes on each walking day with an average distance of 6km – 13km, over a maximum of five hours. This is an ideal choice for anyone looking for activity holidays with mild weather. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

Price includes flights, transfers, 7-nights hotel accommodation on a half-board basis with guided walks with packed lunches, and excursions as per itinerary. 

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2. The Last 100k of the Camino de Santiago from €999pp

The Camino de Santiago needs no introduction and is undoubtedly one of the world’s best walking holiday destinations. Combine wonderful walking trails with UNESCO World Heritage sites and delicious food and wine. This is the perfect holiday for experienced walkers, with an average walking distance between 18-28km per day. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

walking holidays on the camino de Santiago
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This tour starts in Sarria, where you will begin your walk along the last 100km of the Camino towards Santiago de Compostela. You will stay three nights in the city of Lugo and four nights in the city of Santiago de Compostela, combining five days guided walking with time to explore the old town of Santiago.  

Price includes flights, transfers, 7-nights hotel accommodation on a half-board basis with 5 packed lunches, and experiences as per itinerary. 

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3. Walk The Danube Bend in Hungary from €1349pp

Hungary’s Danube Bend is one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube and is a popular destination for those looking for active holidays in Europe. Explore the region’s countryside and river towns, as well as enjoying a half day city tour of Budapest with a local, expert guide.

Danube Bend walking holidays with TD active holidays

You will spend seven nights in the medieval town of Visegrád and enjoy five days guided walking, visiting sights such as Nagymaros, Zebegeny and the Pilis Mountains.

You will have the opportunity to summit St Mihaly Mountain for the ultimate panoramic views of the Danube Bend, and enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure. Your visit to Budapest will be followed by walk in the Buda Mountains, a ride on the Gyermekvasút, or “Children’s Railway” and a chairlift ride.
 

 

 
The group will be divided into moderate and challenging walks depending on your fitness level – moderate walks will be a between 7km – 11km and challenging walks will be between  12km – 20km, with a maximum daily walking duration of up to 6 and 6.5 hours respectively. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

Price includes flights, transfers, 7-nights hotel accommodation on a half-board basis, packed lunches, with guided walks and excursions as per itinerary. 

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4. Slovenia Walking Holiday from €1499pp 

This guided walking holiday will allow you to experience Slovenia’s beautiful landscape over seven magical days. You will enjoy four nights at Lake Bohinj and three nights in the alpine town of Kranjska Gora, where you will hike through gorges, explore national parks and waterfalls, and witness some of Slovenia’s most spectacular scenery. 

walking holidays in Slovenia
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Kranjska Gora is Slovenia’s largest ski resort and is an ideal place for adventure holidays in Europe during the summer months. You will also have free day to explore at your leisure – a trip to Lake Bled is a must! 

The group will be divided into moderate and challenging walks depending on your fitness level – average daily moderate walks are 10km and challenging walks will be between  10km – 17km. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

Price includes flights, transfers, 7-nights hotel accommodation on a half-board basis, 5 packed lunches with guided walks and excursions as per itinerary. 

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Yoga Holidays

If you want to swap mountain climbing for mindfulness, then TD active’s yoga holidays might be for you. All holidays will be joined by a highly qualified yoga teacher, with three, four and five night holidays available in Croatia, the Algarve and Madeira. See all yoga holidays here.

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5. Yoga holiday in Madeira from €1049pp

Enjoy twice daily yoga sessions led by an expert teacher from Irish owned MOONS yoga Loft, while spending four days in peaceful surroundings overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

There will be a different themed classes each day where you can learn about Mindfulness, Yoga and Breathwork techniques, and classes are welcoming to all abilities.

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Afternoons are free to explore the tropical island of Madeira. Visit the vibrant capital of Funchal, swim in one of the island’s natural pools, or enjoy a hike – Madeira is renowned for its fabulous hiking trails and breathtaking scenery.

Price includes flights, transfers, 4-nights hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis, and 7 different yoga sessions led by an expert teacher from MOONS yoga Loft.

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Photography Holidays

All TD active photography holiday destinations are hand-picked for their photo opportunities. From sunrise shoots in Montenegro to colourful souks in Morocco, or night time shots at Dracula’s Castle – TD active have you covered. All tours are guided by an award-winning photographer and an additional tutor from the Dublin Photography School. See all photography holidays here.

Kotor Bay, Montenegro is a great location for photography holidays
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6. Montenegro & Dubrovnik Photography Holiday from €1099pp

Explore the walled cities of Dubrovnik and Kotor, watch the sunrise on Budva Beach and sunset in Sveti Stefan on this fabulous photography holiday. This is the perfect destination for anyone looking to photograph dramatic landscapes as well as charming cities and towns such as Perast on the Bay of Kotor. 

Guided boat cruises to Virpazar and the Island of Our Lady of Rocks, a scenic drive on the famous Serpentine Road, and visits to Lovcen National Park and Lake Skadar are also included.

Montenegro

You will be guided by an award-winning photographer, and an additional tutor from the Dublin Photography School will give you tutorials, demonstrations and photography tips. Photography tuition for abstract, macro, water and nature photography  is also provided each day. Activity level is 5 – Active.

Price includes flights, transfers, 4-nights hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis, and experiences as per itinerary. 

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Explore Adventure Holidays:

adventure holidays in Asia

TD active’s Explore Holidays are not just about seeing the top attractions. Whether it is a cooking lesson in Vietnam, sleeping in a tent in the desert of Wadi Rum, or taking a night time jungle walk in Borneo, these adventure holidays offer so much more.

You may stay with local families, get involved with cultural activities, enjoy authentic experiences, and go off the beaten track with expert local guides. See all Explore holidays here.
 

 

 

7. Explore Jordan from €2399pp

Jordan is one of the world’s top adventure holiday destinations and a small group tour is the best way to ensure you see all the highlights. Visit the ancient ruins in Jerash and Ajloun, as well as the bustling capital, Amman, hike the Mujib Nature and Dana Reserves, and take a jeep safari in the desert of Wadi Rum – where you will camp overnight under the stars.

VIsit Petra on TD active's adventure holidays

You will take boat trip to snorkel in the Red Sea and float in the Dead Sea, where a cooking class and lunch with a local family is included. And last but not least –  visit the iconic city of Petra. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

Price includes flights, transfers, 8-nights hotel accommodation, 1 overnight flight, all breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, and excursions as per itinerary.

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8. Explore Vietnam from €2699pp

Discover all the highlights on this action-packed small group tour of Vietnam. Enjoy a full day guided tour with cyclo ride in the bustling city of Hanoi, explore Halong Bay and overnight on a traditional Vietnamese cruise ship, and take a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. 

adventure holidays in Vietnam

You will also visit the ancient city of Hoi An, take a boat cruise through the floating markets of Cai Rang, and cycle through the rural villages and rice fields of the Mekong Delta. This tour epitomises what adventure holidays are all about – explore Vietnam from North to South in one epic trip. Activity level is 6 – challenging.

Price includes flights, transfers, 13 nights accommodation, 2 overnight flights, all breakfasts, 11 lunches, 1 dinner and excursions as per itinerary. 

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9. Explore Cuba from €2699pp

Cuba is a country on my own bucket list and this small group tour looks like the perfect way to experience it. You don’t just visit Havana, you spend four nights there in a “Casa Particular” (homestay) accommodation, while taking three sightseeing tours – a walking tour, a 1950’s convertible classic car sightseeing tour, and a panoramic horse carriage tour. 

highlights of Cuba

You will also spend three nights in the colourful town of Trinidad as well as one night in Cienfuegos, and have some time to enjoy Cuba’s stunning beaches with a catamaran cruise and snokelling trip to Cayo Blanco.

Visits to Pinar del Rio’s tobacco fields, the Bay of Pigs, and Che Guevara’s final resting place Santa Clara, are also included. Activity level is 5 – Active.

Price includes flights, transfers, 8 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, 2 evening meals, 2 lunches, and excursions as per itinerary. 

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10. Explore India from €2399pp

Spend 12 days exploring one of the world’s most fascinating countries. With immersive experiences in India’s cities and rural countryside, as well as plenty of activities included, this active group tour is sure to please anyone looking for adventure holidays in Asia.

Taj Mahal

Cycle through the streets of Old Delhi at sunrise, and later through the Indian countryside to see spectacular views of the Taj Mahal. Enjoy a guided tour of the pink city of Jaipur, hike between ancient forts there, and take a tuk-tuk ride back to your homestay afterwards. 

As well as seeing India’s highlights, you will discover the true taste of India with an interactive culinary workshop in a local farm, enjoy an early morning yoga class, and learn how to tie a traditional Rajasthani turban and drape sarees.
 

 

 
This trip also includes a flight to Varanasi to take a cruise on the holy Ganga River, where you will witness a Hindu religious ceremony and visit a local weavers village.
 
This epic tour combines iconic sights such as the Taj Mahal with rural Indian experiences –  this epitomises what TD active holidays are all about. Activity level is 6 – challenging

Price includes flights, transfers, 10 nights accommodation (2 nights in Delhi, Jaipur, Dausa, Agra and Varanasi) on a bed and breakfast basis and 6 evening meals, and excursions as per itinerary.

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While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, price, activities and tours are subject to change. Visas are required for travel on selected tours. Please visit TD Active’s visa information page for more information. This post on adventure holidays from Ireland was sponsored by TD Active Holidays.

 

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