Best holiday activities for outdoorsy people

Active and outdoorsy people usually have a hard time deciding where to go on their holiday. Taking into account the fact that they don’t like being idle and just laying on the beach all the time, they spend a considerable amount of time browsing the web in search of the active holiday. Of course, this does not mean that they are going away only to work more, but rather to have fun doing something they really like.
Camping

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For well-equipped campers, holidays in a camp are no different than spending your days and nights in a five-star hotel. This is a five billion star hotel instead since in the evening you will be able to see just how starry the sky really is because there will be no city lights to obscure your view. Bring a big blow-up mattress, portable fridge, and a tent big enough for your bags, and a big backpack. Make sure you protect your toilet paper, spices, and tinder so that you don’t find yourself in trouble without any of these. The best thing about camping is that you can do it pretty much anywhere and explore the beauty of nature on your own.
Water sports

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Regardless of your level of expertise, once you try surfing or standup paddleboarding, it is likely that you will come back to it. It’s like a passionate love, and definitely a way of life. You need a couple of SUPs, a pair of board shorts, and a rash guard (shirt that will prevent irritation from sun and surfboard wax). It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner who needs a helping hand, or an experienced professional, the best thing about these is that you can do it alone (if you’re experienced) or in a company if you’re travelling with your friends. You will feel connected to nature and closer to the ocean than ever before.
Paragliding

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This is something for real adrenaline junkies, and the best thing would be to start off slowly, with an experienced instructor. No one should pretend they know everything about paragliding if they have done it only once or twice. To do it on your own you would need many hours of training, but that does not mean that you cannot enjoy it paired up with an instructor. Choose the day with very little wind (or no wind at all), and pick a slope from where you will be able to foot launch yourself without problems. This means no obstructions and a mild slope (any slope greater than fifteen degrees will make it hard to control the sail).
Cycling

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It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced cyclist who will ride their bike all the way to their holiday destination, or merely an enthusiast who is ready to rent bike and go out to explore once you get settled, it’s quite handy to know a few useful tips so that your cycling experience becomes even more comfortable and enjoyable. Don’t hunch your shoulders too much; it will make your muscles sore. Tilt your head from time to time or better yet, take a break every so often to drink some water and enjoy the scenery. Cycling will allow you to get to know the place you’re staying, and you will stay fit and in shape; something you will be glad for once you get back home.
You don’t have to be an outdoorsy person to enjoy these activities on your holiday, even if you like to sit quietly and enjoy your book you might want to try something new. Who knows, maybe you have an outdoorsy person waiting inside of you, longing for an adventure. You never know if you are going to like it until you give it a shot.

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