The popularity of cycling holidays is on the rise, according to a recent survey. UK tourists have taken about thirty percent more of these vacations over the past two years. There are a number of explanations for the sudden increase in more active holidays. The first and most obvious one is the rise in the obesity rate.
All hyperbole aside, obesity in Britain has become an epidemic. One in every five residents meets the rather liberal standards for obesity, while one in three are overweight. Fortunately, some people are paying attention and are planning holidays that don't include buffets. The most popular destination for these trips is the Mediterranean.
Biking and walking tours in Greece, Italy, France, and Spain are all on the rise. Of course, it's not just the exercise that draws people in. It is also the fact that these trips are extremely cheap. Experienced hikers and cyclists often camp out under the stars instead of staying in posh hotel rooms. Where should you look for Biking or hiking holidays around the Mediterranean?
Spain has long been the most popular travel destination for both active and indolent UK guests. Not only is it nearby and exotic, but sporting holidays are a virtual cottage industry in Spain. There are tens of thousands of professional guides that can take you through the most challenging and scenic regions of the country.
For experienced cyclists or hikers, it is possible to go on without a guide. There are no special permits or licences that you must acquire. However, we strongly suggest that you purchase a reliable GPS device if you don't know the area. Inexperienced and even intermediate tourists should definitely hire a guide.