Well, what if you don’t want to do that? What if you’ve still got the zest of life and are looking for something a little more exciting?
Thankfully, the spirit of adventure doesn’t discriminate by age so there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of your second wind.
An adventure holiday doesn’t have to mean jetting to the other side of the planet. You can have the experience of a lifetime right here in Britain. If you want a view from the top of the world (well, as close to the top as you’re likely to get in the UK) you can tackle the fifteen Welsh mountains that climb to over 3,000 feet. Known as the Welsh 3000 challenge, it is said that all of the mountains can be tackled in three days. The trek starts beneath Aber Falls near Bangor, and you finish triumphant atop the peak of Mount Snowdon.
If you prefer to keep your feet closer to sea level, how about exploring turn of the century shipwrecks in the murky depths? An area near the Orkneys in Scotland called Scapa Flow has the remains of a World War One era German fleet, and the nearby waters also offer a chance for caving. If there was a holiday to make you feel like a true explorer, this is it.
Of course, if you want a really exotic taste of adventure then what better way than to throw yourself into another country? Here you’ve got a vast range of holidays that will cater for your needs no matter what age you are. Fancied trying your hand at skiing? Then sign up for a winter holiday in Switzerland and take to the slopes with gusto. If you fancy yourself as a budding David Attenborough, then you can go on an African safari. There are also wildlife holidays that cater for specific animals, for example a bear tracking excursion to Slovakia, gorilla watching in Uganda or you can volunteer as part of a Tanzanian conservation centre.
Adventure isn’t always in the middle of nowhere, either. City hopping is just as exciting as touring the Serengeti, and there are plenty of options to slake your thirst for excitement. A road trip of Europe is a great way of covering a large distance in a short space of time, and you get to see a whole range of different cultures and sights. If you’re a history fan, you could take to Germany’s Castle Road, which boasts over seventy castles along its route, or you can go on the Grand Tour of Switzerland, France and Italy; a 500-mile epic journey around the Alps.
There are plenty of options available to you, and just because you’re hitting the big five-oh doesn’t mean that you can’t still make the most of your joie de vivre.
This guest post was written by Jamie Gibbs, the resident blogger for travel insurance comparison site, www.confused.com