2023 is the year of adventure. Don’t let anything hold you back, this is your sign that you should embrace your freedom and go to new heights this new year. What have you always wanted to do? Where have you always wanted to go? Now’s the time to do it and give into your desires.
Get your adrenaline pumping and test the limits with some of these top adventure holidays you should book ready for next year.
The Algarve isn’t just for sun, sea and relaxing. This Portuguese region is famous for some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. Popular amongst the pros, like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, golfers are travelling far and wide for the first-class facilities in and around this area. Whether it’s a hobby or you’re serious about putting, you won’t ever experience a golfing holiday like it.
From Quinta do Lago to Dom Pedro Golf, Vale do Lobo to Quinta da Ria Resort, visit one or visit many, you won’t regret swinging on the most remarkable courses on Earth. Obviously, the perfect climate all year round and stunning scenery on and off the course, the Algarve is a major hotspot for holidaying this year with the bonus of amazing golfing.
You may have previously thought about visiting Croatia, but don’t forget about Mljet. Mljet is part of Croatia and is one of the many islands off the Adriatic Coast. As an Adriatic island paradise, it is full of opportunities and adventures that you may not be expecting from Croatia.
Dense forest, luscious fields and the Great Lake, Mljet is 100 square km and 2/3 is covered by woodland. Getting there is an adventure in itself; you can travel on a catamaran from Dubrovnik, Split or Korcula. Rent some bikes from the National Park and go an excursion around the island or make your way to see the Odysseus Cave on a kayak. The National Park offers hiking trails too, starting from Montokuc which is the highest peak at an altitude of 253m and descending through the forest paths towards the ancient port of Polace. Whatever venture you’re looking for, Croatia adventure holidays are perfect for you.
It’s hard to condense all the activities you can get up to in Brasov, Romania – if this isn’t on your list, it should be! The city encompasses various distinctive sights to explore, such as the ornate churches and cathedrals – Lutheran Black Church and Orthodox St. Nicholas’ Cathedral – the Saxon townhouses, and the impressive Baroque square. These surroundings are the perfect base point for your adventure holiday.
Just a cable car away is the Tampa Mountain or, if you’re interested in a picturesque hike, it is well worth the climb. Enjoy the panoramic views of the medieval city at a height of 960m and visit the legendary Hollywood sign near the cable car station. Also amongst the Carpathian Mountains is the Libearty Bear sanctuary which occupies a 160-acre site in an oak and hazel forest. Home to 100 bears, this is truly an adventure if you’ve never seen a bear up close. Finally, your experience is not complete without visiting the Gothic fairytale that is Bran Castle. Located at the top of a steep mountain cliff, it will round your trip off perfectly with the final hike of your Romania adventure holiday.
A destination you may not instinctively think of, but one you should definitely add to your list is Ireland. If you’re an avid walker and hiker that loves to travel by foot, explore new places and experience different terrain and scenery, then the magical town of Donegal is definitely the location for you.
From Glencolmcille district and Glenveagh National Park to Slieve League mountain and Mount Errigal, you can discover one of the most stunningly beautiful counties in Ireland via daily hiking trails. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for hidden jewels and eager to soak in the cultural history as well as the stunning surroundings will love this walking holiday. Road walking, grassy tracks, open bogland and exposed cliffs are the various terrains you will experience and get your toes sunk into.
So, what are you waiting for? Embrace this new attitude and approach now by getting your 2023 adventure sorted.