The reality of holidays for most people is that they return home bigger and heavier than when they departed, though this needn’t always be the case as it’s possible to take a great holiday and return looking fitter and trimmer than ever.
If you’re already starting to groan at the thought of a holiday that entails working out and munching on carrot and celery sticks, just hold on a minute. We’re not talking about a health farm holiday that whips you into shape by stripping life of all enjoyment, but an exciting holiday that sees you cycling through some of the most gorgeous parts of the UK.
Cycling Holidays – A Great Way to See the World
Many people prefer the view of the world from the saddle of a bicycle while others have never even considered bikes as anything more than a simple form of transport. You don’t need to be an avid cyclist to enjoy cycling holidays in the UK, as these holidays aren’t just about cycling, they’re also about visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the world, enjoying scenic landscapes, exploring picturesque villages and towns and partaking in the many gastronomic delights that this part of the world is famous for.
Along with the UK, it’s possible to take holidays of this nature in many European countries, including all Western Europe and an increasing number of Eastern European countries, including very popular destinations such as Croatia and Slovenia, especially during the summer months. Italy, France and Spain are among the most popular European countries to take a cycling adventure.
Preparing for the Holiday
If you’re not a cycling enthusiast and you’re not used to lengthy bicycle journeys, you’ll need to condition your body to prepare yourself for the adventure that you’re about to undertake. To do this, you should:
- Cycle regularly in the months leading up to the trip. Try to cycle the same distances that you will on your holiday and carry a small backpack, as you’ll be carrying one on your trip.
- See a GP. No matter how old you are, ensuring that you’re physically fit and up to the trip is very important. This is especially important for older holidaymakers.
- Watch what you eat. You’ll burn calories on your holiday, but leaving for the UK and the adventures that await you feeling fit and trim is very advantageous.
There are many other things that you can do to prepare yourself in readiness for your cycling adventure, but as long as you feel fit and you’re confident that you’re up to the physical challenges that such a holiday presents, you’ll be fine.
Quite unlike traditional holidays that see holidaymakers returning bigger and heavier than when they left, cycling adventures to exciting destinations across the UK and Europe are a great way to see something of the world while getting in shape. If this is the kind of holiday that interests you, why not start looking at the holidays available and book the adventure of a lifetime today?