6 reasons why activity holidays are the fastest growing trend for over 50s

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Activity holidays are on the rise and the biggest surge in demand is coming from travellers over 50 and the majority are travelling solo!

At Vidados, we provide unique activity holidays direct from local, independent hosts who love what they do.

We’ve recently seen a big increase in over 50s booking solo trips. We’ve spoken to Jack, who’s already travelled solo on two Vidados holidays is looking to book a third, and other solo travellers to identify the top reasons why this type of travel is becoming so popular:

1. Tick things off your bucket list

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Cooking holidays

Have you ever wanted to make authentic cuisine from scratch, practise yoga in Bali or explore the Spanish Pyrenees on a walking holiday?

These are just some of the experiences our solo travellers are discovering every day!



2. Avoid the single supplement

Instead of having to pay extra for your own room as in many hotels, you can avoid the single supplement on many activity holidays. Better still, as you’ll be staying with local hosts, you could stay in some incredible accommodation. Our hosts have spent years renovating gorgeous villas and you might even sleep in a castle!

3. Learn a new skill

Activity holidays are also becoming increasingly popular as a way to learn something new. If you’ve been putting off learning how to cook, want to learn to take better photographs, or are keen to seize the opportunity to put pen to paper and write that book you’ve had milling about in your head for years on a creative writing holiday, now’s the time!


Meet new friends

4. Meet new friends

Travelling solo doesn’t have to mean being alone. More over 50s are discovering that activity holidays are a great way to make new friends and meet people who love the same things they do. You’ve all chosen to take a similar activity holiday for starters.

5. They’re great fun!

Most importantly an activity holiday is great fun!

You’ll come home with great experiences, stories and new friends. You’ll get free time to explore the local towns and countryside and our hosts are always on hand to give you their top tips on where to explore!


6. Silversurfers get £50 off Vidados holidays*

Vidados is offering all Silversurfers members £50 off their Vidados holiday simply by entering the code SILVERSURFERS at checkout. Discover the right trip for you at Vidados we’ll be with you every step of the way just call +44 (0)20 3750 2455 or email [email protected]

Solo travel not for you? Bring a friend or partner. Most Vidados hosts welcome non-participating partners so you don’t even have to agree on the activity!

*Save £50 on any holiday over £500 per person. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.




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