When it comes to vacationing, everyone has their personal preferences. Some people’s idea of paradise is to bask in the sun on a lounger for two weeks, undisturbed. Others want a party vacation, filled with music, drinks, and dancing. Certain people prefer cultural weekends, exploring museums, monuments, and iconic architectural designs. A sector of the holiday market that’s rapidly increasing in popularity as of late, however, is active holidays that see people taking on casual sports, extreme sports and vigorous activities far from home. Think of skiing mini-breaks, snowboarding holidays, mountain biking trips and mountain climbing escapes. But what about those of us who want to test out new activities and sports, but still want a little relaxation during our time away from work and other responsibilities? Not to worry. You don’t have to go all out twenty-four seven for an enjoyable active holiday. Here’s how to get the balance perfect.

Schedule Days Off

Make sure to create a schedule before heading away. Remember that you don’t have to rigidly stick to it. It will just give you a general gist of how much time you have and what activities you can fit in during your stay. Organization is key to making sure that you don’t overdo anything, but also manage to experience everything that you hoped for from the holiday. An important thing to remember: schedule days off. You may think that you want to be active every single day, but after a few active days in a row, even the healthiest of us will be tired and worn out. Make sure you fit in a couple of solid days dedicated to rest, relaxation, and recuperation.

Invest in Comfortable Accommodation

When you’ve had a busy day out, nothing beats coming back to comfortable and high-quality accommodation. Nobody wants to slump into a hard bed with thin sheets and a cold or excessively hot atmosphere. So don’t skimp out when it comes to your place to stay. If you’re hitting the slopes, book Luxury Ski Chalets which will have soft comfortable beds for your weary limbs, toasty central heating and the means to make yourself a delicious hot drink. If you are bike riding in India during the summer season, you don’t want to overheat in a small, stuffy room. Find a light airy room with fully functioning air conditioning. It will be worth every penny to ensure your comfort.

Organize a Spa Day

Regardless of where you’re staying, chances are that there will be a spa in close proximity. So book in for a spa day. Massages, facial treatments, body wraps and masks, pedicures and manicures will all see you heading back home feeling clean, fresh and relaxed! Some locations will have natural baths that you might like to try out. Think of the beautiful Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik in Iceland. These heated springs allow you to swim and bathe outdoors in the beautiful local landscape while trying out treatments and masks at the same time.