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Good afternoon everyone! Just as the weather has got bitterly cold again here in Sheffield, its time to think honeymoons (hopefully somewhere a bit warmer?!) Today Tom, our resident Honeymoon Expert, has some exciting alternative ideas for honeymoon destinations for activity lovers. As someone whose other half can’t sit still for 10 minutes, I know how important it is to be able to plan a break that includes lots of options for the adventurous sorts! I’ll pas you over to Tom to find out more…
Romance comes in many forms. And if lazing on a beach hand in hand with your loved one isn’t your idea of the perfect honeymoon, here are some alternative ideas to get you started. If you’re an active couple that prefers to get stuck in with something that will boost your adrenaline, there are plenty of travel options out there – and you won’t even have to leave Europe. Take a look at some of the best European honeymoon destination for activity lovers.
There’s no shortage of luxury on the French Riviera. You’ll get to taste world class food, award winning wines and you’ll never be too far from a yacht party. But many don’t know that this sparkling coastal destination also features some incredible walks and outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling and mountain biking. Hire a car and be sure to stop off at the isolated mountain commune of St. Paul de Vence and if you visit Villefranche-sur-Mer, don’t miss the vigorous walk around the Citadel.
Skiing in the Alps is ideal for sporty types, and combined with the luxury and exclusivity that you’ll experience at many resorts, a ski honeymoon will have all the 5 star elements that you would expect for your special getaway. Some of the finest ski resorts include Courchevel, Chamonix, Tignes, Val d’Isère, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skier, the views will certainly blow you away.
But the Alps isn’t all about skiing. You can also do multi activity trips all year round and take on challenging things like canyoning, kayaking and ice climbing for a true adrenaline rush. A perfect escape for the competitive couples out there..
Whatever you decide to go far, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world and luxury to relax in at the end of an active day.
If you’re looking for a walking holiday as an alternative honeymoon idea, Ireland is a convenient (and affordable) destination that has a lot to offer. With landscapes varying from vast valleys and towering peaks to beaches and rugged coastline, it’s a walker’s paradise. Walks with some of the most mind-blowing views are the Causeway Coast Way (North Coast in County Antrim), Hare’s Gap (Mourne Mountains in County Down) and Divis Ridge Trail (Belfast in County Antrim). But there are many more to choose from. Don’t be fooled either, a trip to Ireland can be as luxurious as you want to make it to celebrate your nuptials.
Portugal is one of the finest destinations for golfers and tennis players. But it doesn’t just stop there. Whilst golf and tennis fans can indulge in their favourite sport at the many luxury resorts dotted along the coast, Portugal is also home to some of the most fabulous hiking trails in Europe – so it’s a walker’s heaven too. And if you’ve never witnessed a Portuguese sunset, you’re in for a surprise. With a west-facing coastline, this is the ultimate destination for enjoying sunset views with the one you love.
Looking for something totally different? Then head to Selfoss in Iceland where you can scuba dive at the fault line between two tectonic plates. Nowhere else in the world offers a diving experience so magical and unique. You’ll also find secret hot springs (sans tourists) at Laugafellslaug or whilst hiking around at Reykjadalur Valley, plus you can even try activities such as ice-caving, glacier hiking or embark on a riverjet adventure. A honeymoon in Iceland promises romance with a difference – and the possibilities are endless.
Tom from is a passionate traveller and blogger who loves travelling the world and discovering new cultures and experiences. After getting married to Claire in 2012, holidays changed from backpacking to flashpacking, but the intrigue to discover new places remains the same
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