A walking getaway can be a memorable and relaxing vacation, for both you and your significant other – if you both enjoy the prospect of hiking through the countryside of course! However, a walking holiday can be physically demanding, so it’s vital to make sure you and your partner are well prepared before setting off. You can prepare for your time away by walking on the weekends before going on your trip. You should also think about planning your routes once you have decided on the location for your walking trip. You will need to be physically fit in order to get the most out of your getaway and, not forgetting to mention, a well-fitting and comfortable pair of sturdy reliable walking boots.
Choose The Location
The location you choose is important, and whether you’re planning to remain in the USA, or jumping on a plane and exploring the exotic and wonderful European countryside, you’ll want everything to be perfect. You should first research online and see which beautiful location grabs your attention. However, you do need to think practically about choosing the location and consider how long it will take you to travel there. If you’ve only got the weekend away, then you don’t want to spend hours sitting in the car driving to your destination or flying across the ocean. If you’re keen to get and about while being surrounded by nature, then try and choose a location that is found in an area of outstanding beauty, like on the outskirts of a national park.
If You’re Going For Luxury
If you fancy the idea of getting back from a long day of walking along dirt tracks and wading through high grass and fields into Egyptian cotton sheets, then you’ll need to book your stay in a hotel. If you know you’ll want nothing more than to run a bubble bath in a roll-top tub and enjoy a glass of bubbly, then you’re not going to want to opt to stay in a local B&B or motel. You’ll need to be looking at booking your stay in one of the more luxurious establishments in the area. If you decide to travel to a distant land, like a European country, there are plenty of opportunities to get walking in the wonderful British Isles like Suffolk where you can stroll along the coast and visit National Trust gardens or properties. However, if you are staying stateside, you could explore Crater Lake National Park in Oregon which boasts a beautiful five-mile lake and 100 miles of hiking trails in breath-taking scenery.
Tent vs. Hotel
A walking getaway should, of course, involve spending relaxed time with your partner. Think of something you’ll both enjoy, such as hiring a camper van and parking up along places of interest or staying in a shepherds hut. If you or your partner instead love the comforts of home, then consider staying in a hotel instead. If you’re looking for a place of luxury to stay if you decide on visiting the UK, then choosing one of the stunning Hotels in Suffolk shouldn’t disappoint. However, don’t forget that being on a walking getaway will mean that you’re going to be spending most of your time out of the room, so you don’t necessarily need five-star all-inclusive accommodation.
Stick To A Budget
Sure, you want to spend hundreds of dollars making sure your getaway is perfect for you and your partner. However, your time away needn’t break the bank. If you keep to a budget when you’re planning your vacation, then any money you save now could be kept aside for the future. You might be able to afford another getaway a few months later providing you keep to a budget this time around. If you enjoyed your walking holiday in the UK, then turn your attention to going further afield next time and think about crossing over into Ireland to walk in the Wicklow mountains or going to the Giant’s Causeway. If you wish to go further still, then think about visiting a country like Lithuania or going hiking in Finland.
Check The Weather
You’ll have to pack your bag according to how the weather is behaving during your time away. Since you’re planning a getaway that will involve both you and your partner spending the majority of your time outside, then you’ll have to accept the fact that you’re throwing yourself upon the mercy of the elements. Packing your bags appropriately could be the difference between enjoying your walking getaway or spending it in wet and cold-induced misery.