From exploring Europe's last wilderness areas to wilderness sea kayaking in Sardinia, rock climbing and yoga in the Alps to island hopping in Scotland, a holiday with a real sense of adventure is an exhilarating and rewarding experience.
Britain may be a small island, and Europe a small continent, but both pack in a huge variety of dramatic scenery perfect to escape to and get back to nature on a physical level - all conveniently accessible by rail, ferry and other public transport.
For more information, check out the British Activity Holiday Association's website and have a look at some of the best - and greenest - adventure holidays on offer in the UK and Europe featured below...
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