What to pack for your next adventure holiday
If you’re accustomed to a certain level of luxury while you’re on your travels, then embracing the adventure holiday trend in style can prove a bit of a balancing act. With a range of active holidays available that don’t throw you straight into the deep end, we've picked a few of the most popular options, and what you'll need to make the most of them.
If you’re heading into the Antarctic, then wrapping up warm is obviously critical. Most tourists heading to this part of the world aren’t going to be facing up to the worst the continent has to offer, but a little common sense is still warranted. Your bespoke tour operator will be able to provide information on the conditions you’ll be facing, so be sure to consult with them. One constant factor in every expedition is the need for thick, supportive socks and rugged footwear. Invest in something substantial, as there will be few chances to shop for replacements when you’re out on the ice.
Peruvian Inca Trails
Hiking through the Andes is one of those transcendental experiences that can make life seem that little bit more worthwhile. But for any hiking or rambling adventure, hydration is crucial. With the help of the right backpack, you’ll be able to have a more enjoyable time, and transport all the food and water you need. A quality backpack needs to put up with outdoor conditions, but still be comfortable enough to carry over long distances.
With your accommodation taken care of, your backpack needn’t be enormous. You’ll be able to go for something lightweight and portable, that can be taken onto a plane without the need to account for oversized hand luggage. >>
Cycling in Europe
A cycling holiday requires a little bit of equipment. If you’re a keen cyclist, you might bring along your own bike, and accessories like helmets and appropriate cycling clothes should be considered obligatory.
As well as the time you’ll spend in the saddle, it’s also worth thinking about how you’ll be occupying yourself in the evenings. That generally means appropriate evening-wear. A steady supply of linen shirts from a reputable brand like Orvis will combine practicality with looks in a way that’ll get you through the break.
Kayaking breaks come in several different varieties, and so your preparation will change as your adventure does. If you’re heading out onto flat water, you can get away with a bit less than you would on white water. All of the safety equipment should be provided for you, but you’ll still need to pack the basics, including swimwear. If you’re expecting wet weather, then dress accordingly in waterproof jackets and trousers. All of your t-shirts should be lightweight and moisture-wicking, and a stylish wide-brimmed hat will protect you from the sun while you’re on the river.