October Half Term – Everything and More, For Less

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Do you want that Goldilocks kind of adventure trip? Not too hot, but not too cold?

Jam-packed with activities like high ropes, snorkelling, glacier hiking, white-water rafting, whale watching… That kind of vibe? Oh, and all for excellent value?

We thought so!

And that’s why we’re here to tell you that October Half Term is the perfect time to get the most for your money and enjoy that prime weather time.

These fantastic destinations make October THE month for your next adventure – let’s take a look at why…

Greece – Something for Everyone!

We’re starting with Greece, where the spectacular Geraneia Mountains open a world of exciting adventure, the crystal-clear saltwater lakes offer a host of water-based activities and nearby cities like Athens have a wealth of history and culture to explore! 

The weather is still warm and comfortable (around 20°C), crowds are thinner, and prices are lower!

Enjoy activities like snorkelling, kayaking, a beach day and BBQ, stand-up paddleboarding, climbing, archery, or even something a little different like an escape room!

And the fun doesn’t stop there! Stay at SportCamp, and your group can make the most of the amazing facilities on-site including swimming pools, sports courts, and access to a whole host of sporting equipment.

Or you can opt for the Grand Olympic Hotel in the heart of Loutraki – perfect for groups and giving you easy reach to a wealth of activities, including the use of the facilities at nearby SportCamp.

Croatia – The Ultimate Water Sports Destination!

Up next, Croatia!

This destination’s autumn temperatures are perfect for activities! From snorkelling in caves to stand up paddleboarding at night on lit up boards, from swinging through the trees on a high ropes course to day tripping to nearby Venice, you won’t fail to create memories that your members will be talking about for years to come.

The Mediterranean climate makes every day feel like a holiday, the emerald waters of the Adriatic offer days of water sport fun, and the ancient walled towns give groups a rich and interesting cultural experience.

The Azores – Endless Outdoor Adventure

Now for The Azores – a sub-tropical paradise surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic, ready, and waiting for exploration and adventure!

This autonomous region of Portugal nicknamed “The Hawaii of Europe” has a summer that lingers, making October Half Term a great time to visit!

Kayak on the twin crater lakes of Sete Cidades to the northwest or hop on bikes and ride around the perimeter. Trek through Ribeira Natural Park and brace yourself to jump, slide and abseil amidst the natural wonders that surround you. Or head east to Furnas Valley with its fumaroles (volcanic openings in the earth’s surface emitting steam and volcanic gasses) and take a dip in the one of the two thermal pools.

The island is beautiful and lush, with volcanic peaks, balconied palaces, azure lakes, and calderas. A unique landscape and culture, with jaw-dropping scenery at every turn!

Iceland – It Speaks for Itself

And finally, somewhere a little bit cooler, Iceland!

Iceland is known for its unpredictable weather – you can experience all four seasons in a single day! So, if you’re looking for something milder, scroll back up!

That said, October means the summer rush is over, and temperatures haven’t fallen to their bitter winter level. And that’s not even the best part – October falls in aurora season! Lakes and rivers usually remain ice-free, which means your chances of catching the Northern Lights are significantly greater.

Venture beneath caves, hike across glaciers, ride along trails, snorkel between continents, explore secret lagoons in this land of fire and ice!

October Opportunities

And there you have it! October offers you the chance to enjoy comfortable climates, cut costs and consider some truly unforgettable trip destinations!

Talk to our team to start your adventure!

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