Here are the Best Active Breaks this Easter

Want to get active this Easter? Here are some of the best active breaks worth checking out this spring.

Hiking in Croatia

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It’s no surprise that Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction.


It welcomes over a million visitors every single year and is the perfect spot for adventure seekers looking for an exciting hiking trip abroad this spring.


Easter is the ideal time of year for hiking in central Croatia, with temperatures ranging from 12 to 15 degrees. The following are eight excellent trails in the park, which boasts 90 waterfalls and 16 crystal clear lakes.


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Skiing in Méribel

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With 600 kilometres of pistes, 62,000 vertical meters, and 15 summits, Méribel-Mottaret is the biggest ski area in the entire world.


It’s also one of the most popular ski destinations for families. With 85% of the ski area above 1,800m, you’ll still enjoy perfect snowy conditions in spring.


Located in the picturesque Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, transfers will take you on the 2-hour journey from Grenoble airport directly to the resort. Find out more about a ski holiday in Méribel here.


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Explore history in Chernobyl

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If you’re curious about history then you might be interested in paying a visit to Chernobyl.


Located just a couple of hours away from Kyiv, Chernobyl is the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in human history. The Ukrainian city of Pripyat welcomes visitors to learn about the 1986 disaster, which was one of the most tragic events of the 20th century.


A visit to the ghost town of Chernobyl will let you see landmarks like the nuclear control room and the power plant’s famous reactor hall. From the Exclusion Zone to the nearby village of Kopachi, you’ll explore history at every turn.


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Cycling in Amsterdam

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One of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, Amsterdam is a lovely, accessible destination that’s perfect if you want to spend a week away cycling in charming surroundings.


Cycling is an integral part of Dutch culture and it’s a brilliant (and cheap!) way to see the sights.


Bike shops are everywhere you look throughout Amsterdam, so you’ll be zooming past sites like the Nieuwmarkt, Vondelpark and Amstel in no time. A low-cost, fun, healthy trip abroad for active holiday makers.


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Kayaking in Bordeaux

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Ready for an action-packed escape? Consider booking an exciting kayaking trip in Bordeaux.


Here you can paddle your way through this beautiful wine region in southwest France, travelling from vineyard to vineyard. Bordeaux has some exceptional rivers that are made for water sports like kayaking and canoeing, especially at La Leyre and Marmande.


A multi-day kayaking holiday is an ideal way to explore the Aquitaine region.


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Fishing in Lisbon

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Lovely, lovely Lisbon. The hilly Portuguese capital is a beautiful city full of colour and charm.


It’s also been one of Europe’s busiest fishing hubs for the past 3,000 years (fishing is an integral part of Portuguese culture).


There are over 200 different kinds of fish in Lisbon’s Atlantic waters. Temperatures range from 15 to 20 degrees in spring, so it’s a great time of year for a relaxing break by the sea.


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Skydiving in Charleroi

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Looking for an adrenaline rush? Charleroi is the place to be this Easter. Here you’ll take to the skies, exploring the region from above at the impressive Aerodrome de Cerfontaine.


A range of exciting activities await including hot air balloons, helicopters, microlights, gliders and of course… skydiving.


Charleroi has tons more to offer if you’re the active type, from ziplining at Natura Parc, to kayaking and windsurfing on Belgium’s prettiest lakes. Find out more in our thrill-Seeker’s guide to Charleroi here.


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