Picture this: It’s January. You are relieved to finally get rid of that tree, which now has more pine needles under it than on it. The tinsel is packed away, the cards are down and you are now paying the price for the last few weeks of festive overindulgence. It’s okay, you say to yourself, because the new fitness regime is about to start. Just as soon as we’ve got through the last of the mince pies and the weather has improved just a little bit….
Well, why wait? There’s no better time to get working on the new fit and healthy you than the New Year, and there is no better way to do it than with a new year walking holiday with Inntravel.
Why #StrollInto2018? Well, let me begin…
January is the grimmest of grim months
To start with, January is bleak. January is dull and January is long. It is probably my least favourite month of the year actually. It is the time of year when the anticipation and preparation of Christmas is a distant memory and the break of spring, warmer weather and buds on trees still seems too far away. The turn of the New Year gives us the perfect excuse to pack up and head off to warmer climes and brighter skies.
You can kick start your new healthy lifestyle
What better excuse or motivation to get yourself moving than with a walking holiday? Inntravel has been organising walking holidays in Europe since 2008, allowing travellers to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of somewhere new at their own pace. You don’t have to be a professional athlete – a gentle stroll at your own pace is the perfect way to take in your surroundings whether you are in the secret mountains of Alicante or eating your way through the gastronomic delights of Spain’s Aracena Sierra.
Because any excuse to travel is a good one
Our family loves to live by the saying that the best way to learn about the world is to see it. January might be grim when you’re stuck in the humdrum of everyday life at home, but it is the perfect month to explore somewhere new. A walking holiday keeps your body active and helps keep your mind in a state of positivity, helping to battle the winter blues – something I in particular struggle with. Not only that but you can enjoy crowd-free travels, exploring anywhere from mountains to coastlines without the hustle and bustle of holidaymakers that frequent the areas in warmer climes.
It’s something anyone can do – and enjoy
Walking holidays aren’t restricted to the silver surfers at all. As they are self-guided you can take your trek at your own speed, whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced march. You will be provided with detailed maps and route notes that direct you along your journey on foot from hotel to hotel. You don’t even have to worry about hauling your luggage as it will be transferred on your behalf. Just enjoy the stroll! Not only do you get to savour the scenery around you but you’ll also get to celebrate New Year with a delicious meal at a local, hand-picked restaurant. No fuss, no bother, just a leisurely way to see in 2018 – and call it part of your fitness programme and it’s no guilt too!
This post has been brought to you in collaboration with Inntravel.