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Five Luxurious Adventure Holiday Activities for 2020

By Paul Joseph

The New Year often heralds a surge in activity when it comes to people planning their next travel adventures. And with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics also coming up next summer, industry experts are anticipating adventurous and active travel being high up on people’s priorities this year.

With so many looking to shake up their routines, get fit and embark on a memorable adventure, the options to do just that, all set against the backdrop of some of the world’s most stunning scenery, are almost endless. To help inspire you, we’ve picked out five world class adventure holiday activities currently available that you’re guaranteed to never forget.

Mountain Biking in Mauritius

For mountain biking enthusiasts, there are few more enticing destinations than Mauritius. In the idyllic surroundings of the Indian OCean island, inrepid bikers can embark on a magical tour curated by Beachcomber, owner of some of the best hotels, resorts and villas in Mauritius. Consisting of 4 stages over a total distance of 195km, the journey kick off at the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, with a 70km-long first stage along a challenging but beautiful route. The second stage stretches over 45km taking competitors along a fast and technical track on the unspoiled southern coastline. The third stage is a 22.5km challenging night race. The final 60km-long stage crosses Le Val Nature Park where cyclists can soak up their stunning surroundings before crossing the finish line at Shandrani Beachcomber. New for 2020 is also a course for children aged 5-12 who can choose between a 2km and 5km race.

Running in Victoria Falls

Africa plays host to a number of acclaimed marathons and Victoria Falls Marathon is definitely one of them. Participants can choose between a 7.5km fun run, half marathon or full marathon, and run alongside one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This challenging race allows runners to enjoy stunning scenery such as the Zambezi River, as well as spotting wildlife in the Zambezi National Park before a quick glimpse of Victoria Falls town en route to the finish line. 

Diving in Fiji

Sign up for a week on a private island in the South Pacific with guided diving and snorkelling alongside Jean-Michel Cousteau, the world-famous oceanographic explorer and his expert marine biologist. Explore Fiji’s rich marine life, home to seven species of shark, pygmy seahorses, 390 species of coral, 1,200 varieties of fish, seven species of turtle and 12 species of whale (including blue whales that migrate through the waters annually). Discover the island’s on-land excursions too, which include waterfall and rainforest hikes and educational mangrove tours. Enjoy authentic, ocean-to-plate Fijian cuisine and stay in luxurious ‘bures’. 

Wild Swimming in The Seychelles

Eager to get in on the wild swimming trend but nervous about the cold? Dip your toes into wild swimming at five-star  Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and dive into the hotel’s coral restoration programme. Swim or snorkel along the 650-metre coral trail where you can see the positive impact the conservation project is having; swim out to the coral nursery where the reef is being regenerated; and then return to solid ground and learn about the project and how you can get involved with the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles. 

Stay Active at Sea

The upcoming launch of Blue World Voyages will see the world’s first active lifestyle cruise take to the Mediterranean - with two decks solely dedicated to fitness, sports and wellness. The ship will also be home to a floating seawater lap pool – the first of its kind on a cruise ship which will be lowered directly into the ocean so guests can swim in the sea alongside the ship. Other offerings include a functional training & strength conditioning centre, golf & football stimulators and various fitness studios for classes such as yoga and spinning. 

By Paul Joseph