Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean we can’t still have the thirst for adventure when it comes to travel.
A new survey has revealed that more older adults are participating in adventure travel, such as cycling holidays and expedition cruises, than ever before.
Many older travellers favour smaller groups, which can sidestep overcrowded spots and form stronger connections with locals. Multigenerational adventures can also create strong family bonds that leave a legacy of special memories.
The results were revealed by AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organisation that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.
The company also suggested a range of tours and activities that active older travellers might enjoy. These include:
# Active in Crans-Montana: Visit Crans-Montana in Switzerland for a variety of active pursuits amid memorable views of the Rhône Valley and 4,000-metre peaks.
In summer, it offers hundreds of kilometres for walking, hiking, biking and golf on the course that hosts the Omega European Masters. There are lakes and ponds for swimming, paddling and fishing.
In winter, there's skiing and snowboarding for all levels and cross-country options from the village to the Plaine Morte Glacier.
# Yellowstone Adventures: Yellowstone in Big Sky, Montana, offers guests the chance to hike, bike and horseback ride on nearby trails or float or fish the Gallatin River.
You can also explore the national park's natural wonders and wildlife, snowshoe and snowmobile a wintry landscape or ski 2,300 hectares of terrain on Lone Peak.
# Amazon Ecolodge Adventure: Experience the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest during a stay at Ecuador’s Sacha Lodge.
The 2,000-hectare private ecological reserve surrounding the lodge is home to more than 600 bird species and other wildlife, providing guests an up-close opportunity to learn about the rainforest from naturalists and native Quechua guides.
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