In most parts of the world, there are 4 seasons yearly with the winter being one of them. Winter being the coldest of these seasons is usually overlooked in traditional summer holidays but quite the contrary; it is a perfect time for holidays and retreats with numerous activities suitable for an individual, partners, friends, and the whole family. Winter covers all basis with something for everyone with both indoor and outdoor activities. A spar break is a perfect way to warm your senses, mountain climbing in a snowy weather is a spectacular and challenging endeavor, rafting on wet days through rapids and standing waves, ski weekends during cross-country skiing and a husky safari are only but a few holiday experiences that can only be enjoyed during the winter season.
The Husky Safari
This is a unique and marveling experience for as one goes though the landscape with their own team of huskies a true sense of adventure and a perfect dream of the wilderness overwhelms you. Finland is renowned and respected in providing this trip with hotels such as the Harriniva Wilderness hotel having over 400 huskies looked after by an expert team of mushers. They usually offer five days on the trail with your own team of dogs leading through the forests and various frozen lakes allowing someone to explore the untouched landscape.(image by Safartica Safartica).
The Snowshioeing Expedition
This is a stunning series of walks and climbing in the winter amongst the hills and the mountains wearing snowshoes. This is a superb way of exploring the mountains during the winter. The French alps are a perfect place to embark on this during the holidays having qualified mountain guides with competence and flexibility to ensure safety and enjoyment on the tracks. The activity is suitable for individuals of average fitness with a merit that no previous experience is required. It allows a person to explore the landscape of the most breathtaking national parks with nature around you. One can also go for a self-guided snowshoe walk enjoying the winter ambience.
Skiing is a perfect idea for a winter holiday with the sound of frozen snow under your skis in the serene mountain environment providing a great way of relaxation. The best winter retreat in Poland is going skiing during ski weekends. There is an endless chain of mountains in the south with plenty of snow. Perfect skiing conditions are usually from December until the end of March. Bustling towns such as Zakopane, also referred to as the winter capital of Poland offers a very wide resort for holiday seekers with modern facilities for both beginners and experienced skiers. Szcyrk ,Wisla and Ustron are popular ski resorts bordering the Beskid hills. This article by the travel journalist Jill Starley-Grainger is an additional resource to get more info about ski holidays. (image by Timo Newton-Syms).
The Spa Treatment
Healthy spirit finds comfortable residence in a healthy body. Spa treatments are an escape from our everyday lives providing an opportunity to renew a person’s spirit through the aid of professional hands. A spa offers an opportunity to restore your energy and strength in time if the winter holidays relying on beneficial effects of water and health treatments while keeping in touch with nature. The Himalayas luxury spa in India provides holiday seekers with this opportunity for one to embark on an epic journey from their pursuit of their carries to perfect relaxation. The spa provides warm touches of different relaxation techniques such as Vedanta, Aurveda and Yoga. These give an effective way to rejuvenate both the mind and the body. Blended herbs are used to sooth sensitivity and bring back elasticity too the skin. All these techniques work together to relieve stiffness and improve mental clarity.
During the holidays, there is a flurry of activities among the holiday resorts and the hotels with thousands of people securing accommodation. Early booking paramount for holiday lovers since failure to do so may bring confusion or frustration. Availability of online booking and payment methods has drastically increased the ease in which booking for the winter holidays are done.
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