Best Adventure Holidays of 2024: Top 10 Activity Breaks Worldwide

Dec 30, 2023 BY Luke Rees

Would you like to have an exciting and adventurous year ahead? Then check out the best adventure holidays of 2024. Ranging from scuba diving to ski touring and kayaking to climbing we’re sure these top 10 activity breaks worldwide will inspire you to travel.

Whales and Bears kayaking in BC, Canada image courtesy of Wilderness Adventures

10 Best Adventure Holidays of 2024

Top 10 Activity Breaks Worldwide

The best adventure breaks worldwide offer something for everyone. From relatively easy adventure tours to full on expeditions, so you can dip in or fully immerse yourself in the top 10 activity holidays of 2024:

Tioman Scuba Diving Holiday in Malaysia

The Tioman Island’s are home to some of the healthiest soft and hard coral reefs in the world. You can explore swim throughs, caverns, pinnacles and boulder fields plus much more. All is home to fascinating macro critters, plus a huge variety of reef fish and their predators.

Nudibranchs Best Adventure Holidays of 2024: Top 10 Activity Breaks Worldwide Tioman Dive Centre

As a 5* PADI centre, Tioman Dive Resort is the best company to explore these Malaysian waters. They offer a range of accommodation for all budgets and cater for everyone from complete beginners to tech divers. Pop in for a guided dive, stay a few nights, a week or longer. The choice is yours!

Tioman and its surrounding islands have a reputation for some the best South China Sea diving. Its diversity of marine life and health of its coral attract large shoals of reef fish, which draw in jacks, mackerel, yellowfin barracuda and rainbow runners. Easily one of the best activity breaks worldwide in 2024.

A one week stay at Tioman Dive Resort costs from 2,000 MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) which is approximately £340/$434/€390. Find out more here.

Hut to Hut Ski Touring Holiday in the Southern French Alps

Join this guided ski touring adventure, by Undiscovered Mountains, on the French Italian boarder in the wild Queyras range. This stunning part of the Alps is home to dramatic snowy peaks, imposing cliffs, gullies full of fresh powder, wild animals and excellent high mountain refuges.

Ski touring in the Queyras France one of the Top 10 Activity Breaks Worldwide

The Queyras is off the beaten track, wild and undiscovered with a strong local culture and history, including a UNESCO site and the highest village in Europe. With a great snow record and 300 days of sunshine per year, the range offers brilliant ski touring or splitboarding adventures between refuges.

There’s a great range of tours for different levels and abilities, all accessible from a number of mountain refuges. Your UIAGM high mountain guide and ski instructor will use their local knowledge to ensure the best hut to hut tours for the conditions, your fitness and experience level.

Costing from €1,347 (approx £1,173/$1,497) for 8 days you can book one of the best adventure holidays of 2024 here.

British Columbia Kayaking Adventure: Whales, Bears & Glamping

Imagine kayaking in the deep wilderness of British Columbia on Canada’s western coast. You will hopefully see bears, including grizzlies, kayak with orcas (killer whales), see humpback whales and so much more.

Kayaking with Wales and bears in BC, Canada, one of the Best Adventure Holidays of 2024:

A collaboration between Wildcoast Adventures and Campbell River Whale Watching, this is one of the best activity holidays worldwide. It starts and ends at a quaint coastal hotel and moves onto glamping in the wild. Each day you will paddle out to explore the beautiful wilderness in orca and bear territory.

You’ll kayak in the Johnstone Strait and glamp under a canopy of ancient cedars in the British Columbia rainforest. Sleeping in safari tents you’ll enjoy campfires and eat delicious food. Plus you can soak in a wood-fired hot tub, relax in a beachfront sauna and plunge into a glacial-fed stream to cool down.

This whales and bears kayaking adventure in BC costs from CAN$3,299 (approx £1,959/$2,498/€2,253. Find out more here.

Backcountry Cat-Ski/Snowboard Adventure in Turkey

Explore the Kackar Mountains on a cat skiing/snowboarding holiday in Turkey’s snowiest region, . Using a snowcat/piste bully we access the backcountry without the need to ski-tour or splitboard. This is like heli-skiing but at a more relaxed pace and a much lower cost. Easily one of the best activity breaks worldwide!

cat skiing in Turkey, one of the Best Adventure Holidays of 2024:

With a maximum of 12 skiers or snowboarders per tour, this week-long expedition begins and ends in the lively city of Erzurum. It is inclusive of accommodation, guides, traditional Turkish meals, airport transfers and local transportation from the moment of your airport pick-up.

This breathtaking location, offers more than 1,000 meters of vertical descent per run. And with peaks soaring up to 3,900 meters, you’ll enjoy some of the longest commercial cat-ski lines on the planet. The Black Sea, visible from some peaks, ensures exceptional snow quantity and quality for this incredible freeriding adventure in Turkey’s powder paradise!

This cat-ski/snowboard adventure in Turkey costs from €2,100 (approx £1,826/$2,330). Book your spot here.

12 Day Rwanda & Burundi Adventure Tour

Experience the unique culture and nature of Rwanda and Burundi. On a flexible 12 day tour, you can visit local communities, partake in traditional festivals and discover vibrant cuisine. Plus hike in beautiful scenery, enjoy an adventure safari and learn about the history and culture of the region.

Rwanda and Burundi adventure tours one of the best activity breaks worldwide of 2024

Explore vibrant markets and ancient kingdoms. Discover beautiful landscapes and local wildlife. All with a guide who’ll provide local expertise and knowledge and ensuring your trip runs smoothly. All so you can make the most of your adventure in Rwanda and the less visited, but just as good, Burundi.

This truly immersive tour is with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. It’s flexible so you can bolt on hikes, kayaking, cycling, safari and other adventures. Perhaps try gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s National Parks? Create a once in a lifetime trip for one of the best adventure holidays of 2024.

Costing from $3,860 this Rwanda and Burundi adventure tour can be tailored to your wishes. Find out more here.

One Week 4* Kitesurfing Holiday in Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa has varied kitesurf spots and has reliable wind all year round. It is a short distance from the UK, has good nightlife and exceptional food, making it the perfect kitesurfing holiday in Spain. And it is easily one of the top 10 activity breaks worldwide in 2024.

kitesurf-spain-Photo-courtesy-of-PlanetKitesurfHolidays

As probably the best kite spot in Europe why not indulge in hand picked 4* accommodation in Spain to make your trip even more memorable. There are a range of spots for experienced riders to explore and areas for beginner kitesurfers to learn and intermediates to improve.

Tarifa is best suited to more advanced kitesurfers. Strong winds, chop and often full on waves can make it tricky for beginners, although you can usually find somewhere suited to learning. But there is nowhere better in Europe for experienced kitesurfers.

Starting from £750 (approx $954/€863) including UK flights a 4* kitesurfing holiday in Tarifa is affordable. Find out more here.

Rock Climbing Road Trip: Czech, Germany, Austria, Italy, France & Spain

Fancy spending your summer scaling some of the best crags in Europe? Then the Rockbusters summer climbing road trip is the right choice for you. Each year the Rockbusters team travel the length and breadth of the continent, stopping at some of the best climbing destinations in Europe.

Rockbusters summer road trip is one of the top 10 activity holidays worldwide in 2024

This includes famous spots in Czech, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. Join the party on this 8-week extravaganza (or for a week along the route). All your climbing in guided and accommodation is included, as well as transport and equipment. And it’s safe to say that at the end of an 8-weeks (or just one), your climbing will be cranked up a level.

Of course, it’s not just superb climbing that appeals, but also the world class instructors (including some of the biggest names in the business). You’ll be part of a diverse group of climbing fanatics from all over the planet who’ll become your new friends as you are immersed in the fun climbing lifestyle.

Join the Rockbusters Euro tour from €690 (Approx £600/$763) per week or €3,490 for the full 8 weeks. Find out more about one of the best activity breaks worldwide here.

Fitness and Weight Loss Camp in Swedish Lapland

If your New Year’s resolution is to get into shape and lose weight, then what better place to do that than in stunning Lapland? Whatever your health and fitness goals for 2024, you can achieve them at this elite training camp with Rising Dragon School.

Lapland fitness retreat and weight loss camp in Sweden Image from Rising Dragon School

As well as a bespoke training programme, all food and accommodation are included. So, whether your aim is physical fitness with a side order of stress relief, building muscle or losing weight, your programme will be designed to meet your needs. This break is also ideal if you are training towards a specific goal such as a sporting event or military selection.

There are even activities such as dogsledding, skiing, yoga and much more included. Ultimately this is a life changing adventure designed to get you physically and mentally prepared for anything. So, if 2024 is the year you have decided you’re going to put your body to the test and get into the best shape of your life, then this is the trip for you.

RDS Fitness Camp costs from £799 (Approx €919/$1016) per week or £2,749 for 4 weeks. Book one of the best activity breaks worldwide here.

Four Day Via Ferrata Adventure in Gap, France

Climb vertical cliffs, wobble over wire bridges and fly down giant zip lines as you explore steep mountains on seven of the best via ferrata routes in the alps. With the highest concentration of options in the Southern French Alps, Gap is perfect for an intensive long weekend via ferrata break.

Via Ferrata break one of the top 10 adventure holidays worldwide in 2024 Image by Undiscovered Alps

In Freissinières you will climb the original French via ferrata that was built in 1988. Explore the famous Grande Fistoire via ferrata with its giant Tyrolean zip line descents. Via ferrata is a safe and secure way to climb, and you’ll have a qualified high mountain guide with you at all times.

Your base for one of the best adventure breaks of 2024 is the beautiful town of Gap in the heart of the Hautes Alpes. Gap gives easy access to a plethora of via ferrata in the area. You can then spend your evenings exploring the bars, restaurants and cafes that spill out onto sunny squares.

A four day via ferrata adventure in France costs from €674 (approx £585/$748) and can be booked here.

Alta Via 1 Hiking Holiday in the Italian Dolomites

Hike through the incredible Italian Dolomites, experiencing the jagged peaks and wild open meadows of this unique landscape. You’ll be surrounded by glaciers and ridges, drinking in epic views and vast blue skies as you take on the multi day Alta Via 1 trekking holiday.

Hiking/trekking in the Dolomites with sloways one of the Best adventure holidays of 2024

Some days are demanding with steep ascents, but it’s worth the effort. And the comfortable shelters at the end of each day are ideal to rest up. This Dolomites trek is one of the best adventure holidays of 2024 and the perfect way to test your body in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

This Sloways Alta Via 1 trek takes eight days with six nights in mountain huts and hotels. Included in the price is 24-hour telephone support, maps and a detailed itinerary. You can also arrange for airport transfers and a single room for one of the best adventure holidays of 2024.

Hike Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites with Sloways from £936 (approx $1193/€1077). Find out more here.

Best Activity Holidays Worldwide in 2024

So there you have it, our selection of the top 10 adventure breaks for the year ahead. Let us know in the comments which you’d most like to do. And also take the time to let us know of trips you feel should be included in the top 10 activity holidays of 2025!

5 best Tioman dive sites: Malaysia scuba diving holidays image by Tioman Dive Resort

From skydiving to scuba diving, snowboarding to snowshoeing and hiking to biking the team at AWE365 wishes you many happy adventures for 2024!

We hope you found this guide to the best activity breaks of 2024 inspirational. If nothing floats your boat, we have hundreds more adventure holidays worldwide to choose from. Also check out the best adventures of 2023, as they are still just as good as last year!

 
 

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