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Active Travel vs. Adventure Travel

Active travel and adventure travel share some common traits:

  1. They often attract the same general types of people.
  2. They are usually outdoor-oriented.
  3. They both involve a certain level of activity & involvement.
  4. They are both offered worldwide.
However there are also many differences. Active travel usually involves:
  1. a fairly safe setting and activity.
  2. a certain level of active involvement that is exhilarating but not exhausting.
  3. participants between the ages of five and 95.
  4. either guided, hosted, or self-guided tours.
  5. a wider range of price ranges from very inexpensive for most self-guided and hosted tours to relatively higher fees for fully guided tours.

    kayakers on placid water

    quiz: Is this active or adventure travel?

Adventure travel, on the other hand, often (but not always) involves:
  1. activities that are a bit more risky, but not necessarily unsafe.
  2. an aerobic activity level that can range from almost non-existent to fatiguing.
  3. participant who often range in the  18 to 58 age range.
  4. tours that are guided by professional guides
  5. slightly more expensive price tags due to the need for special equipment and seasoned, trained guides.

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