Sipping on a cocktail as you watch the sun sink below the horizon together. Holding hands while you enjoy a couple’s massage. Savouring a decadent meal as you talk about your day. All of these travel experiences become that much more satisfying when you’ve earned them through physical activity. That’s why many couples these days are choosing destinations that encourage them to pursue an hour or two of fitness activities each day on holiday, while seeing the sights at the same time. With this in mind, here are four international travel destinations that are perfect for the fit couple.
1. Surfing in Bali
You may think of Bali as the destination for all things yoga and you’d be correct. But did you know that it’s attracting more surfers to its shores each year, too? Places like Uluwatu, Canggu, and Nusa Lembongan all have surf breaks that offer waves for both the beginner and the experienced surfer alike. The water’s warm, there are no sharks, and the locals are generally friendly and used to tourists. Belinda Mountain* went to Bali recently with her husband because they both wanted to be active while on holiday, but had different interests. “My husband surfed early every morning and while he did that, I went to a yoga class,” she says. “We’d meet up again at breakfast and talk all about our experiences, feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy our day together.”
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2. Snow activities in Val Thorens
From surf to snow! Val Thorens in the French Alps is the perfect place for an active snow holiday. Skiing or snowboarding is one of the most physical things you can do, as it’s said to benefit cardiovascular activity, strengthen your bones and joints, improve your core, and even boost your mood! If your partner is keen to hit the slopes but you want to keep active in another way, you could even try snowmobiling or mountain biking on snow. If you head to Val Thorens and stay at Club Med Val Thorens Sensations, your daily ski or snowboarding lessons and ski passes for a week are included in your holiday – making it a piece of cake to plan the perfect active holiday in the Alps.
3. Kiteboarding in Spain
If you both like using the power of the wind to propel your craft in adrenalin-fuelled pursuits, then Tarifa in Spain, known as the “windy capital of Europe”, is the travel destination for you. Located on the southernmost tip of Spain near Gibraltar, head to Valdevaqueros Beach for windsurfing and kitesurfing, and take advantage of the vast open water there. Bear in mind that it can get very busy in summer, so it’s not ideal for beginners still learning the ropes – but there are plenty of other spots nearby that you can try.
For beautiful Spanish beaches you simply must visit Marbella on the Costa del Sol. After a few hours on the water together, you could relax at your accommodation, or try your hand at horse riding. In the evening, enjoy some delicious tapas and dancing as you soak up the Spanish nightlife.
Club Med Magna Marbella is an ideal place to locate yourselves in the south of Spain.
4. Mountain biking and hiking in Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon
Although it’s the picture perfect snowy postcard in the European winter, this resort in the French Alps is just as spectacular in summer! Think mountain biking and hiking with exquisite 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain range, as you feel the endorphins flood through your body and make incredible memories together. If you stay at Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon, you could cool off afterwards in the indoor or outdoor pools, and then the next day try ziplining through the forest, river rafting, or even rock climbing.
Whatever destination you choose, being active while you’re away adds another dimension to travelling together as a couple. And, as an added bonus, instead of returning home sluggish and overfed, you’ll get off that plane feeling healthier and more in shape than ever before!
Book your fun, fit holiday today with the Travel Agency by Club Med.