Nature lover? Curate your travels around your favourite outdoor activities!

Article inspired by Travel Channel and Traveler 

Biking allows you to admire surroundings or feel the wind in your hair! Mountain biking is thrilling. Road biking or biking on flat trails is more relaxing. Choose fat tires for sand or snow and consider them for gravel roads. 

Explore Greece’s Thassos or Le Petit Train du Nord in Les Laurentides, Canada. 

The best bike routes: CNN.

Combine your camping with various outdoor activities!

Camp on the Canary Islands, in Canada’s Algonquin Park or next to boulder-covered Kubu Island.

The best places to camp: Rough Guides!

Fly fish with your feet in the water, and learn about the area through your catch of the day.

Check out Nahuel Huapi National Park or Patagonia in Argentina!

Explore Trip Savvy for other places to fly fish!

There are trails for every hiking level. Consider walking poles, and wear closed-toe shoes or boots. 

Explore Trans Canada’s 14 864 mile trail. Or find glaciers to hike in Iceland or hike Snæfellsjökull which inspired Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth!

The world’s best hikes: Planet Ware 

Whether you’re experienced with horses or not, try horseback riding!

Horseback ride through Alentejo, on a Costa Rican beach or on Argentinian cattle ranches. 

The Top 10 Horseback Rides in the world: National Geographic!

Looking for a more peaceful activity on the water? Practice your balance, meditate or do yoga on your stand-up paddleboard. Kayaking or canoeing requires more of an arm workout. 

For the best places to kayak: Traveling Lifestyle, for the best places to canoe: Green Global Travel, the best places for both: The Guardian, and the best places to paddleboard: Travel Channel!

A physically demanding experience, rock climbing often requires ascenders, belay devices, carabiners, a cord, descenders, harnesses, rope, a sling, quickdraws, and webbing. Before trying it out, maybe boulder at your local gym. 

Explore the San Pellegrino Pass or Dolomites – both in Italy, Yosemite National Park in the US or Kalymnos, Greece.

Best places to rock climb: 57 Hours!

Stargaze and watch meteor showers. Put your dormant astronomy skills to use, or just enjoy the stars’ luminescence. 

Stargaze on the Canary Islands, in the Atacamas Desert in Chile, in the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park in Japan or find stargazing spots here: Travel and Leisure!

Cross country ski or downhill ski depending on your comfort level and physical limitations. If you’re looking to relax, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are recommended. If you’re looking for a bit more adventure, downhill ski or snowboard! 

Check out San Pellegrino Pass’ ski scene!

For the best places to snowshoe: Plum Deluxe, for the best places to ski: Oyster Worldwide, and the best places to snowboard: Mpora.   

Get your adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting with travel partners or strangers, and paddle! Make sure your safety vest and helmet are on tight!

Raft rivers on New Zealand’s North Island or consult Trip Savvy for the best places to whitewater raft!  

Once you’ve chosen your outdoor activities, travel!