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Walking holidays - Good for mind, body and soul

8th December 2009 Print

The over 40's are setting trends when it comes to holidays. Those men and women who do not have children or whose children have grown-up are embarking on more walking holidays then ever before.

As people are looking to get fitter and embrace nature it would seem walking holidays are being seen as a great way of looking after one's self and enjoying embracing life as well.

Responsible travel firms are becoming ever increasingly popular with holiday makers looking for a different type of holiday. For example, wine lovers are able to enjoy the Rioja region in Spain whilst understanding what local farmers do in order to produce the wine from this region of Spain.

Pura-Aventura are a responsible travel firm based in Brighton who are seeing greater demand for walking holidays to Spain and Latin America, as walking holidays become more popular with discerning travellers.

Active holidays for families are healthy and enhance health and well being, seeing the environment via walking, they give you time to think, time to talk, time to dream, and most importantly for individuals time out from the hectic page of life.

Popular destinations for responsible travelers include holidays in Peru, Chile and Spain, such is the diversity of the terrain. Not only is a walking holiday great for the environment, it offers holiday makers the opportunity to really experience and influence the lives of small rural populations.

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