Surfing, Agadir, Morocco
On a private beach facing southern Morocco’s Atlantic coast, luxurious wellness retreat Paradis Plage Surfing offers surfing lessons for all levels and abilities. Back on land, there are group fitness classes and activities to keep you busy, a spa offering more than 30 holistic treatments and glorious suites with incredible sea views. Health and Fitness Travel offers seven nights B&B with Paradis Plage from £820 per person (£1,240 for single occupancy), including surfing programme, return flights and transfers; healthandfitnesstravel.com.
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Sailing/windsurfing, Lake Garda, Italy
For a sailing or windsurfing holiday where the breeze is guaranteed to blow all day, head to the northern end of Lake Garda, which is buffeted by two different winds, one that picks up early in the morning and drops at noon and the other that blows from late morning until late afternoon. Along the shoreline are sailing and windsurfing schools aplenty, offering expert tuition and equipment hire. Sign up for a week’s windsurfing or try a different activity every day – then spend evenings at Hotel Riviera making the most of the impressive view of Italy’s largest lake. It costs from £517 per person for seven nights, including flights, half-board accommodation at Hotel Riviera, Riva del Garda, based on two people sharing; tui.co.uk. For information on windsurfing and sailing clubs on Lake Garda, see visitgarda.com/en/sailingwindsurfing-lake-garda/.
Sea Kayaking, Highlands, Scotland
Get to grips with sea kayaking on Wilderness Scotland’s well-paced, adventurous break in the beautiful Highlands. Expert tuition in small groups means plenty of help to explore the coastal scenery of the Torridon region as you kayak in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs and hope to spot sea eagles and porpoises. At night, dine and bed down in a Highland Inn on Loch Torridon. It costs £1,325 per person, including five nights’ accommodation at a Highland Inn, experienced guides, several meals, all transport and all equipment; wildernessscotland.com.