With thousands of water trails to explore and an abundance of lodges and campsites, canoeing is a great way to spend your holiday. You can take your canoe and explore at your own pace or go on a carefully planned canoeing itinerary with friends, family, colleagues, or strangers. The choice is yours.
Whether you’re an experienced canoeist or a complete novice, you’ll love the freedom and adventure of exploring your local waterways from a different perspective.
Canoeing is suitable for all ages and abilities. Let’s take a look at some of the great reasons why spending time in a canoe will make your holiday one remember:
- Kids love it
Give your kids the holiday of their dreams. Take them canoeing and let them explore water trails to their heart’s content. They will soon realize how close they are to nature when they see animals, plants, and insects up-close in their natural environment. Most lodges offer club nights where children can meet new friends to go and explore and play and paddle.
- It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy
Canoeing burns up calories, so you’ll be doing your heart and lungs a huge favor. You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete either – canoeing is suitable for all ages and abilities as long as you’re reasonably fit. If you’re not sure if you’re up to the challenge, why not try something different and go canoeing with friends or family?
- It’s the ultimate way to see your surroundings from a new perspective
Spending time in a canoe is the ultimate way to see your surroundings from a new perspective. You’ll understand how other people live their lives when you spend time away from civilization.
- It’s cheaper than most sports activities
Spending time in a canoe doesn’t have to cost the earth. It’s cheaper than most sports activities, so why not let your family, friends, or colleagues have time away from the pressures of technology and enjoy some downtime outdoors? Many water trails are accessible or at least offer a discounted rate if you’re staying in their accommodation.