Six of the best multi activity group holiday destinations

Mar 01, 2016 BY Paul McWilliams

Vacation time is precious, which is why the best multi activity group holiday destinations, with the widest choice of exciting activities, are so popular.

Six of the best multi activity group holiday destinations - image courtesy of Travel Action

Whether it’s a long weekend, a week long holiday or a longer break, multi activity destinations need to keep it varied. Ideally giving you the chance to get wet, go fast, get dirty and experience things way outside your comfort zone.

They’re perfectly suited to group holidays, adventurous couples and stag parties. Team bonding and groups from the armed forces are also ideally suited – by testing your strengths and abilities across a range of activities, everybody is given a chance to shine.

Best multi activity group holiday destinations

We asked Travel Action – the multi activity holiday specialist – what are the most popular and best multi activity group holiday destinations. Here are their six recommendations including example prices based on value accommodation outside of peak season (go in the school holidays or want luxury digs and the prices will go up):

Fuerteventura – Corralejo

This Canary island ticks a lot of boxes. Visit the island’s best surf beaches with breaks suitable for all-levels. Or use the legendary winds to try kitesurfing or windsurfing.

canary islands kayaking holidays Image courtesy of kayak fuerteventura

On land, take a guided quad bike tour of the lunar landscapes or mountain bike your way up the volcanoes that created this sparse and unique terrain.

Back in the water, discover the magic of scuba diving, with ocean dives available for the more experienced.

Travel Action offer 7 nights in Corralejo with three activities from £409 pp including flights. Find out more.

Portugal – Lagos

Located on the southwest corner of Europe, Lagos benefits from the unique microclimate of the Algarve. It’s also exposed to the vast Atlantic wind and currents, which means surfing and kitesurfing are incredible here.

Review of The Surf Experience Wikimedia image by Cuteshef66

There’s also extreme downhill, cross country and cliff top mountain biking. Rock climb along the rugged coastline, learn to scuba dive or kayak your way along the shore, dipping into caves and coves. Plus the town itself is lovely.

Lagos weekends start from £265 pp, 7 nights from £399 pp both options include flights and three activities with Travel Action.

Cape Verde – Sal Island (7 nights minimum)

This Atlantic island needs at least a week to explore fully. As well as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing tuition and hire, you can also take diving lessons in the island’s rich waters.

Cape Verde Windsurfing Wikimedia Commons image by Flame99

Cape Verde multi activity holidays with companies like Travel Action can be tailored to your exact specifications. All you have to do is decide which activities you want to try and design your personalised trip only paying for the excursions you choose.

Travel Action offer an all-inclusive Cape Verde holiday from £699 pp including flights and three activities. Find out more.

Dominican Republic – Cabarete (7 nights minimum)

Another of the world’s best multi activity group holiday destinations – you’ll need at least a week to make the most of it. With some of the world’s top surfing, kiting and windsurfing you could stay out on the water all week.

Dominican Republic Kiteboarding Flickr image by Swell Surf Camp

But then you’d be missing out on quad buggy tours, zip-lining, horse riding, deep sea fishing and catamaran cruising. There’s also an incredible opportunity to swim with dolphins, encounter sharks and play with sea lions at Ocean World.

Three activities, accommodation and flights for a week in Dominican Republic costs from £859 pp through Travel Action.

Chamonix – France

Get the blood pumping while white water rafting, kayaking or canyoning. Feel the burn on the mountain bike trail or test your nerve on a via ferrata route, rock climbing or even mountaineering.

Chamonix Mountain Biking Flickr image by NeilCain

You can also experience the majesty of a glacier trek and satisfy your need for speed on the water with an airboat/hydrospeed ride. A different kind of trip but still one of the best multi activity group holiday destinations.

An action packed summer weekend in Chamonix, costs from £349 pp including flights and three activities. Book with Travel Action.

Northern Thailand

Another multi-activity trip with a difference with Northern Thailand covering a lot of bases. Tackle hill tribe trekking or even the famous Golden Triangle hike, once the opium capital of Asia.

Paragliding Chiang Mai Flickr Image by Martintoy

If you’re looking for something a little more energetic, it’s also home to some of the best mountain biking in the region plus paragliding, rock climbing, elephant riding and if you want to cool off in the water whitewater rafting or kayaking.

To top it all off, bookend your trip with a couple of days in legendary Bangkok to start, and a relaxing beach break at the end.

A trip to Thailand through Travel Action costs from £869 pp for 7 nights including flights, a three day trek, white water rafting and mountain biking. Find out more.

We hope you found our run down of six of the best multi activity group holiday destinations useful. If you would like a custom made activity holiday for a group we recommend you check out Travel Action. They will do the planning for you and put together a no obligation quote based on your requirements.


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