5 Trips To Channel Your Inner Outdoorsman
This piece originally appeared on PureWow.com.
For some, the ideal vacation consists of doing nothing, eating a lot and doing more nothing. Others prefer things to be a little more action-packed. We're here for you outdoorsy types, with five adventurous vacations guaranteed to get your heart pumping—and they aren't too hard on the eyes, either.
1. Mountain Biking in the Grand Canyon
Forty-five-minute spin class this is not. Serious cyclers will revel in the beauty--and intensity--of exploring 36 miles of remote forested singletrack between breathtaking canyon overlooks. (From $895 for four days)
2. Hiking in Utah
Even if daily guided hikes aren't your thing (which we're assuming they are if you're booking this trip), the unlimited fitness classes and cooking demos should do the trick. (From $205/night)
3. Stand-Up Paddleboarding In Maui
Say "Aloha" to your abs after six hours of stand-up paddleboarding for six days straight. Daily afternoon yoga will probably end up being your muscles' saving grace. (From $2,295 for six days)
4. Running in Washington
Casual runners need not apply — this one's a doozy. Spend five days on the Wonderland Trail at the foot of Mt. Rainier, running a total of 93 miles from camp to camp. The staff moves your stuff, so you just worry about your stride. ($995 for five days)
5. Horseback Riding in Wyoming
Spend six completely self-sufficient days, just you and your pack horse traversing the valleys and mountains of Wyoming. Expect five to seven hours of riding time each day and maybe, if you're lucky, more than a little "Kumbaya." (From $2,100 for eight days)