According to Lonely Planet, this year people tend to travel abroad to find new direction to life and to work out. According to the Weintravel site, on balance the hectic lifestyle people want to experience balance and good vibes during the trip. Almost half of the respondent (48%) see holiday as an opportunity to make better life choices.

– It’s easier to make life changes when sun is shining than during the darkest and coldest months of the year. Sun, sea and delicious and healthy food make it easier to start everything fresh. Trips also give motivation to work out, says Carina Räihä, explorer and travel organizer.

Räihä organizes active holidays to the South of Turkey, Antalya area. Diverse nature, mountains, Mediterranean and 300 sunny days gives good ground for many sports such as skiing, diving, hiking, climbing, paragliding and yoga.

South of Turkey is good place for active travellers. It’s close, just 3,5 hour’s flight away. The weather and landscape is optimal for many different sports year round. In April you can go to the beach and ski on the mountains.Turkey has high criteria for hotels. After a sporty day one can relax on the beach side hotel. Most hotels have Turkish sauna, hammam, also some places have Finnish sauna.

4 tips to active holidays in Turkey

1. Dive in the clear water

Water activities are endless in Turkey. The small village of  Kas is well-known for its clear diving waters. It’s one of the best places in Mediterranean.

2. Do yoga on the mountains

Turkey is great place for yoga retreats. Yoga shalas, schools and eco villages are situated along Lycian Way. It’s amazing way to start a day to do yoga on the mountains facing the Mediterranean.

3. Ski in the spring time

Saklikent is located on the Toros mountain 30 minutes’ drive away from Antalya. The season is until April. The longest hillsides are in the east, Palandökenis.

4. Climb on the sea level

Geyikbayiri is the biggest and most well-known place to climb in Turkey and its located 25 km from Antalya. It has all difficulty levels from 5a to 9a. From Olympos village there is another popular place to climb on the sea level.


Travel alone!

According to Lonely Planet survey, solo travelling is still trending in 2017. Carina Räihä encourages people to travel without a travel companion. “It’s a way to find new aspects of yourself”.