When most people hear the word holiday, they consider the fact that they are going to look at far-flung beaches on beautiful resorts with all inclusive menus and infinity pools as far as the eye can see. The thing is, there are many definitions of what makes a holiday, and there are a lot of great reasons that you should consider a hiking vacation rather than just going to lay on the beach for two weeks. 

Hut trips, walking tours, hiking holidays – most people swear by them. It’s not just because of blogs such as those by Jerome Clavel, but because there is always something for everybody on a hiking tour holiday. Below, we got some of the best reasons that you need to go on a hiking vacation this time.

  • You get your body moving. Laying down and sunbaking for two weeks is such a cliche way to spend your time, don’t you think? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to bathe and relax on holiday, but you can relax just as well with a walking vacation than with a resort vacation. Moving your body can help you to work out all of the pent-up adrenaline and tension you have from your day-to-day routines. All of the stress that you’ve been hanging onto with an iron fist so that you don’t let it go at the wrong time is still within your body. Vacations that involve a lot of movement can actually really help and your body is designed to move to feel good. You’re simply honoring that.
  • Nature is spectacular. If you’re choosing to go on a hiking holiday, the chances are you’re going to see so many amazing natural scenes that it will take your breath away. Nature is fantastic and sometimes just being in the thick of all of that greenery can help you to breathe better, think better, and it’s going to make you feel like a success because you’ve conquered a new trail.
  • It’s a great way to fill those endorphins. Burning all of that energy is going to really help you to feel that you’re at your happiest. Consider the way that you feel post workout – you know that euphoria that comes with finishing the routine? You’re going to feel that a consistent pace on your walking holiday. While some people want to get the most out of the holiday by visiting all of the places they can fit onto the list, that can cause a lot of stress and organization and trying to get everything done. Instead, you can choose a trail and head to it and you know that you’re going to be able to complete the trail and feel good about it at the end. It’s a great way to spend your time.
  • You will come home so rested. All of that burnt off adrenaline, all of that time spent thinking and being at peace and nature, and simply choosing something more active to do with your holiday time, it’s going to make you come home feeling restful and happy.