Most Australians don’t move to the UK expecting to find an adventure. When it comes to adventure and excitement, Australia holds all the aces, and anything that is lacking is Oz, you can get in the nearby and cheap South East Asia. Normally the UK is just thought of a as a place where you earn your money and make a life, however, the region has a lot more to offer than just a good salary and gloomy weather.
Quad biking in Dorset
Although the UK may not have the ideal weather for sunbathing, there are still lots of activities that benefit from the torrents of rain. One of these activities is Quad biking, which is great fun in the UK thanks to all the mud that’s created by the wet weather. There are quad biking tracks all over the UK, including a really great adventure track near Blandford in Dorset which is amazing fun. The course has over 14 circuits covering 20 miles of track, so you can keep coming back, and make a holiday out of it.
Mountain Biking in Ireland
A cycling holiday to Ireland may not sound like the most adventurous getaway ever, however, the sedate way of life usually associated with the country will be turned on its head, should go in search of the Cliffs of Moher. Shrouded in fog, the high cliffs are suitable only for advanced and experienced mountain bikers. There is no designated cycling track, so you’ll have to make your own way around; you’ll also have to contend with jumps, slippery surface, strong winds and sheer drops along the way.
Rock Climbing Cornwall
The Rugged rocks of Cornwall are perfect for a holiday of rock climbing. The southwest of England also offers some of the most competitively priced accommodation in England and is well geared to catering for holidaymakers. There are lots of places offering courses on how to learn rock climbing, however, if you’ve already got some experience you can venture off on you own, in search of one of the region’s famous cliff faces.
Travel to Europe
If you don’t fancy staying in the UK, then Europe is just a short train ride away. The Eurostar can leave London and be in Paris in just of over 2 hours. From the Charles de Gaulle station, Europe is your oyster, with connections all over the continent, including Berlin and Amsterdam, both just 3 hours away. The train fares are reasonable and you have a lot of options to choose from, such as scuba diving in Sorrento, Italy, or kite surfing on the famous beaches of Viganj, in Croatia.
If you choose to stay in France, however, then a great way to spend an adventure holiday is to go snowboarding in the Alps. Once you’ve caught the train to Lyon, then there are several, relatively close ski resorts to choose from, including the highly rated Serre Chevalier. The ski resort is just a taxi ride away from the nearby town of Briancon.
Wherever you go, make sure you’ve got cover for whichever activity you might be doing while you’re away; just in case you need to make a claim for holiday accident compensation. If you do have an accident that you’re not covered for then you can also contact holiday illness lawyers.