Taking some time off from work and heading outside can rejuvenate your mind and body. Still, you may be a bit apprehensive about going to public locations with other people or traveling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that spending time in nature is quite safe, since people are not crowded together. By following social distancing measures and the rules of the areas you visit, you can enjoy yourself fully. If you’re still worried, you can also plan for future trips that you will take once the situation has improved. With that said, here are some fun outdoor activities to do on vacation.
Birdwatching on Trails
Normally, people go hiking with the goal of completing a trail and nothing more. You can make walking in nature more interesting by going birdwatching. This will cause you to stop and take time to deeply appreciate your surroundings while also spotting beautiful wildlife. Birdwatching is a great combination of exercise and relaxation since you move through different areas but also don’t rush past any scenery while doing it. It’s also easy for anyone to start, since you don’t need much more than a pair of binoculars.
Going Rock Climbing
With rock climbing, you can put your muscular strength and endurance to the test as you scale cliff faces and other designated spots. Learn climbing techniques and build up your body on artificial walls first before going on vacation—then, tackle the natural spots. You can find local climbing sites and absorb the fresh air, sites, and sounds while you make your way upwards. New views of the landscape will appear as you go higher and higher and change your vantage point, which may be more exciting to you than staying on the ground.
Riding Electric Bikes
For a more fast-paced outdoor activity to do on vacation, you could consider riding electric bikes. Electric bikes differ from their regular counterparts in that they include motors to aid their users’ pedaling. The result is that you can move swiftly over long distances without growing extremely fatigued. At the same time, you still maintain the open-air connection with your environment that you may lose in a car. Plenty of nature trails around the country are open to this activity; you just need to know where to ride your electric bike.