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Active Holidays

Active types from those learning to surf and beginners who’ve never ridden a horse before to adrenaline junkies – there’s something for everyone on our sports and activity holidays. Active breaks deliberately crafted to redefine your comfort zone, activate your mind and energise your body, all in epic scenery and great locations.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a surf holiday, a cycling experience or a walking break, here at Not In The Guidebooks we have a wide variety of unique, off the beaten track options all over the globe.

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Romantic Adventure Escape in the Scottish Highlands
An experience not to forget. You get a true taste of the Scottish Highland’s beauty. A great mix between the thrill of the rapids and breath-taking scenery. The team made us all feel safe and welcomed, these lot are...Read More

An experience not to forget. You get a true taste of the Scottish Highland’s beauty. A great mix between the thrill of the rapids and breath-taking scenery. The team made us all feel safe and welcomed, these lot are true professionals!

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Sports & activity holidays at your pace

Where will your active holiday take you?

Replace your office chair or sofa with a surfboard or saddle on a revitalising active holiday that lets you actively experience the local culture.

Our hands-on activity holidays drop you in the heart of the action. Here, lifelong surfers teach you to stand (and stay) up on your board, riding school tutors lead your horse riding trek and local guides show you the hidden walking trails of the region.

Go learn to surf in all varieties: kite, wind and regular on one of our surfing holidays in Portugal, Cornwall, Ireland, Morocco and more. If you prefer dry land, roam the trails by foot on a walking holiday or discover them from the saddle with a...

Sports & activity holidays at your pace

Where will your active holiday take you?

Replace your office chair or sofa with a surfboard or saddle on a revitalising active holiday that lets you actively experience the local culture.

Our hands-on activity holidays drop you in the heart of the action. Here, lifelong surfers teach you to stand (and stay) up on your board, riding school tutors lead your horse riding trek and local guides show you the hidden walking trails of the region.

Go learn to surf in all varieties: kite, wind and regular on one of our surfing holidays in Portugal, Cornwall, Ireland, Morocco and more. If you prefer dry land, roam the trails by foot on a walking holiday or discover them from the saddle with a horse riding holiday.

For added flair, you can even combine sports with other activities.

Brush up your language skills before hitting the trails on a Spanish and horse riding holiday in Spain. Practice your downward dog before you ‘hang ten’ on a surf and yoga holiday in Portugal. Or, take photos from your surfboard on a photography and surfing holiday in Costa Rica.

Whatever your passions, you can find an active holiday to indulge your need for adventure, as well as a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Never settle for ordinary.

Who are our sports holiday guests?

You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some want to escape the confines of their 9-to-5 jobs, others devote their lives to active pursuits. Others still have never seen the ocean, much less surfed it, while some just want to prove that they can do whatever they set their mind to.

All that’s required is an abundance of energy, a zest for life and a refusal to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of sports and active holidays are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

Frequently asked questions

Are all NITGB experiences ‘on request’?
As we work with local hosts, in most cases we need to check with them that they can accommodate your customers availability request.  This can take up to 48 hours however our hosts are very responsive and often come back to us within 24 hours. We do have a number of experiences on the website however that have live availability and are able to be booked immediately.  The easiest way to identify whether something is on request is if it has a pink button saying ‘check availability’.    If you are able to book immediately the pink button will say ‘book now’.
Do NITGB overseas multi day experiences include flights?
We do not include flights with any of our experiences. This allows you and your customer to tailor make their trip centred around one of our longer itineraries or simply adding day experiences to an existing package. Should you wish to package one of our experiential trips with flights and do not have the ability to dynamically package or have an ATOL, we work with a number of tour operators including Travelpack who will happily add flights to any of our experiences.