Magical Skiing – Fab for Families
Vacation at Are – Sweden’s number one ski resort, great for families with wide, crowd-free slopes, just 220 miles/354 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. Breath-taking scenery, low sweeping mountains covered with pine forests. A great resort for all levels of skier including ice-skating, sleigh rides, dog-sledding, tobogganing and snow-shoeing; and off-piste skiing for the more adventurous. Plus there is a good range of activities for the non-skier including miles of cross-country tracks, Tamforsen waterfalls and Millest Moose Farm. Enjoy a laid-back holiday with the Swedes!
Stay at: Are Bjornen apartments offer an excellent location for families and beginners with just a short walk to the lifts and ski school meeting points.
More information on this skiing trip click here.
Johnston Canyon Ice Walk
As an alternative to skiing how about some ice hiking in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies? This silent icy wonderland has pretty blue tinged icicles hanging from the rocks and waterfalls frozen in time – the upper falls in particular are breath-taking. Guides are available and will provide ice-cleats which are worn strapped over winter shoes to make walking easier. Look out for moose, coyotes, elk and wolves while hiking through wonderful scenery and finish off with a well-earned mug of hot chocolate.
More information on this winter escape click here.
Take an Intimate Cruise for an Adventure in Alaska
This Fitness Adventure Travel experience offers an exclusive opportunity to travel South East Alaska’s Inside Passage. A luxurious cruise ship carries just 20 guests and visits unusual destinations which are not frequented on most commercial trips. Highlights include a chance to see black and brown bears feasting during the pink salmon run, whale watching, a night within Glacier Bay accompanied by a National Park ranger and an opportunity to kayak alongside porpoises, sea otters and puffins.
For more information and to book a fitness adventure in Alaska click here.
Get to the Sun Down Under in Style
If a vacation in the snow and ice doesn’t appeal how about getting down under for snorkelling or scuba diving in glorious weather off Lady Elliot Island – an eco-resort at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef? Watch beautiful sunsets and snorkel with turtles, manta rays, parrot fish and octopus amongst the unspoilt coral reef. Visibility in the water reaches up to 30 m (98 feet).
Getting there: The best way to reach Lady Elliot Island from the UK is to fly to Brisbane via connections in Asia, then onto Bundaberg Airport where there are two daily departures to the island.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a designated ‘no-take’ green zone. For more information on the Lady Elliot Resort click here.