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Good morning to all my customers. I'm pleased to say I have now re-booked all my Flybe customers and am currently dealing with the Italian ski bookings due to depart imminently. Many of you are looking to book summer activity and next season ski and snowboarding offers. I will be sending updates and offers this week as usual - normal service is about to resume! Many thanks for your patience and support.

Sam

Owner/Manager at Activity Holidays.

Manager's Specials March Winter Sports

Call 020 8659 5584 for quotes to suit your criteria

Locanda Locatori, Passo Tonale 3*AI £489

Euroski, El Tarter 4*AI £557

La Betulla, Bardonecchia 2*AI £569

Grande Albergo, Claviere 3*AI £647

Xalet Besoli, Arinsal 3*HB £383

Rododendro, Campitello 3*HB £393

Fischer, St Johann 3*+HB £433

De Les Pistes, Pas De La Casa 3*HB £437

Sas Morin, Pozza Di Fassa 3*HB £443

Rubin, Soll 2*+HB £467

Dersalzbergerhof, Bad Hofgastein 3*HB £473

Dei Camosci, Courmayeur 3*HB £493

La Vanoise, Brides Les Bains 3*HB £493

Monboso, Gressoney 3*+HB £507

Relais Des Alpes, Sauze D'oulx 3*HB £527

Neige Et Ciel, Les Menuires 3*HB £517

Hotel Strolz, Mayrhofen 3*+HB £527

La Sapiniere, Chamonix 3*+CC £529

Chalet Hotel St Christoph, St Christoph 4*+CC £649

Al Pigher, La Villa 4*+CC £699

Les Grangettes, Meribel 3*CC £699

Chalet Yves, Les Arcs 3*CC £597

Chalet Abricot, Val Thorens 3*+CC £689

Chalet Cicero, Les Arcs 3*CC £697

Chalet Leopold, Meribel 3*CC £709

Chalet Papilloni, La Rosiere 3*CC £569

Chalet Arpette 1, La Plagne 3*CC £579

Chalet Bouc Blanc, Plan Peisey 3*CC £609

Based on best value airports departing in March. Prices per person based on 2 share - reductions for groups, children and families. Call 020 8659 5584 for details.

Holidays may increase in price/sell out/ be withdrawn at any time.

It's WHITE FRIDAY!

The snow is now falling in various resorts across Europe! Time to book that ski or snowboarding for the 2019/2020 season. We have buy one get one free lift passes in Les Deux Alpes for January plus the Black Friday Sales are on now saving hundreds of ££££'s on thousands of offers to all resorts. But hurry - these sales will come to an end after this weekend.

Call 020 8659 5584 to book your wintersport holiday today!!

Call 020 8659 5584 to book your next cycling holiday!​

Brunella Hills - road bike ride

The ride in one sentence: A fantastic introduction to the area, and an achievable ride for most cyclists that varies hugely depending on the pace it’s ridden.

Length: 30km with 350m of climbing.

Difficulty level: Higher intermediate at group pace.

What makes it special: We’ll guide you on an 8km warm-up towards Posada, which will get you ready for the 5km climb up to Brunella, a local town in the hills. The views on the climb are endless and absolutely spectacular, especially in the evening, when the sun casts a golden glow over everything. You’ll enjoy a long, winding descent down to the village of Budoni giving you the perfect opportunity to open up the cylinders before stopping for a coffee at the plaza in town.

Niggly parts: The main road out can be busy during the peak summer months – if you’re a less experienced rider, it can make the route more difficult to navigate, but if you’re a proficient rider it’s all part of the challenge!

Top tip: Make sure you warm up properly and hold some energy back for the climb. It’s gradual, but you’ll feel it during the last kilometre!

 Ottiolu Masts - mountain bike ride

The ride in one sentence: An incredible view from the top and technical fast riding down make this ride a must for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers.

Length: 30km with 650m of climbing.

Difficulty: Higher intermediate to advanced.

What makes it special: The view from the top of the climb is truly something to behold. Both the climb and the view are breath-taking (in their own ways!), making this ride a must-do for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. We’ll guide you on a descent down into the port of Ottiolu, which is technical, narrow and loose, making it a fun ride that’s unique to the Sardinia Beachclub. A refreshment in the port after all the madness is over will bring down the adrenaline and set you up for a rolling ride home.

Niggly parts: The uphill climb can be incredibly steep at points, and during certain parts of the season you will have to walk the bike part of the way up to the very top (the view certainly makes it worth the while). The descent is technical, and so not suited to less confident cyclists.

Top tip: Take care during the ascent, and get off and walk when needed. Make sure you take in the view before heading on the technical route down!

Porto Ottiolu - road bike ride

The ride in one sentence: This is the ride to keep everybody happy, allowing you to see the best of the area without travelling too far afield.

Length: 22km with 150m of climbing.

Difficulty level: Beginner to lower intermediate.

What makes it special: This lower level road ride is enjoyable for everybody. We’ll take you to the picturesque port of Ottiolu and follow cycle lanes for the large majority of the journey. A plethora of cafés and bars in the port give you plenty of choice when it comes to refreshing drinks, coffees and ice creams.

Niggly parts: Though this is lower level ride, you’ll still have to ride a steep slope immediately outside the resort, commonly referred to as the ‘hill of joy’.

Top tip: Take in the beautiful views as you cycle, this is a relaxing ride that will allow you get to know the local area better.

Giannis Loop - mountain bike ride

The ride in one sentence: A hidden gem from a local and a ride not to be missed by any intermediate cyclist.

Length: 30km with 500m of climbing.

Difficulty level: Higher intermediate.

What makes it special: The Giannis Loop is truly a hidden gem in Sardinia, a route created by us with help from a local café owner. We’ll lead you on a long, gradual climb on loose gravel, followed by a fast and bouncy descent towards Budoni. The way down isn’t overly technical, but it can get fast if you want it to!

Niggly parts: To reach these trails, you’ll need to ride on the road through the town of Budoni, which can get busy in the high season. It’s worth considering that if it rains a lot, the climb up will change considerably.

Top tip: Pace yourself on the gradual climb up, take in the view, and let loose on the way back down!

Siniscola Alpine - road bike ride

The ride in one sentence: A staple and stand out ride for Baia dei Mori - a guide and guest favourite year after year.

Length: 70km with 1,100 of climbing.

Difficulty level: Higher intermediate to advanced.

What makes it special: Siniscola Alpine is a guest and guide favourite. It’s a ride you can do over and over and never get bored. We’ll guide you on an 8km climb up into the hills, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the coastline, before taking on a winding switchback descent into the national park. An espresso in the café at the top of the climb puts some energy in the legs ready for the fast descent!

Niggly parts: There are lots of tight corners to be aware of – if they’re misjudged, they can become dangerous, making this route unsuitable for less competent riders.

Top tip: Caution is key the first time you ride Siniscola Alpine – as long as you’re aware of the tight corners, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views and a great workout! 

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BLACK FRIDAY SKI SALE!!

23rd November 2018

  ****************BLACK FRIDAY SKI SALE!****************

A simple message today - ALL DATES (up to April 2019) and DESTINATIONS will have an EXTRA discount applied on top of your usual exclusive offers.

T's & c's:-

Quotations are given over the telephone only so CALL 020 8659 5584 (e-mails will not be seen).

Must be booked between 9am Friday 23/11/18 and 9pm Sunday 25/11/18

Sale applies to ski, snowboarding, and selected winter holidays. Call 020 8659 5584 for details.

Have a quote already? We will BEAT it!! Call 020 8659 5584 with the details of your offer and we will save you money! (holiday must be with an approved UK tour operator which we can check for you when you call)

All holidays are fully ABTA + ATOL bonded and we keep your details secure.

Tell your friends and family - just ask them to mention your name when they call and they will benefit from the same excellent discounts.

SANDALS 2 FOR 1 SALE!!

14th March 2019

Call us now on 020 8659 5584 and grab a half price luxury Sandals holiday! All properties are high quality all inclusive hotels in stunning locations. Must book by 9 April 2019 to take advantage of this offer

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In Pursuit of Pandas with Business Class Upgrade!

October 24, 2018

Price from £2269 per person! Call 0208 659 5584 to book or make an enquiry.

Journey from the imperial treasures of Beijing through atmospheric Xian with its enigmatic legions of Terracotta Warriors to reach the charming city of Chengdu, where you will meet its most famous residents – the captivating Giant Pandas. Upgrade to Business Class one way for only £100pp (subject to availability)

Places Visited

UK - Beijing (3N) - Xian (1N) - Chengdu (3N) - UK

Tour Highlights

Wander along the incredible Great Wall of China

Step back into China's dynastic past at the Imperial Forbidden City

Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors

Visit the world famous Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu

Gaze awestruck at magnificent Grand Buddha of Leshan

Wander colourful Jinli Street and sample a smorgasbord of street snacks

Days 1-2 Fly to Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China’s historical capital. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 Temple of Heaven

We begin in Beijing’s symbolic heart with a stroll across Tiananmen Square, flanked by imposing government buildings and the mausoleum of Chairman Mao. At the head of the square the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City is a monument to dynasties past. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex of a thousand rooms and many imperial treasures. Later soak up the harmonious ambiance of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. This evening sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking Duck.

Day 4 Great Wall of China

This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Stretching thousands of miles from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, over all sorts of dramatic landscapes, it is one of the world’s most impressive feats of engineering. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the wall itself and the magnificent scenery that it crosses. Savour a relaxed afternoon in the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional gardens and admire exquisite architecture. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. You will have an opportunity to visit a Jade museum, where you will be able to buy a small handcrafted piece. A Chinese acrobatic show rounds off the day

Day 5 Fly to Xian

Fly to Xian. An illustrious and age-old city, Xian is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It is also the capital of Shaanxi province, and the starting point of the fabled Silk Road with a history spanning 3,100 years. Take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town to get your bearings, before a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 6 Terracotta Warriors

After their fortuitous discovery by local farmers in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-like warriors who stand in their original formations at the exact location they were excavated. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Fly to Chengdu.

Day 7 Grand Buddha of Leshan

Travel to Leshan to see the Grand Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at 71 metres, this is the world’s largest stone-carved Buddhist monument. A short boat trip on the river will give even better views of the statue. Returning to Chengdu, there will be a stop at the riverside village of Huanglongxi, where cobbled streets and rickety wooden buildings retain the charms of the Qing Dynasty. Sample a delicious Sichuan meal this evening

Day 8 Giant Pandas

A visit to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears. See them up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as they chomp through piles of bamboo. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the Reserve’s breeding programme. Also, visit the Shu Brocade Embroidery Museum, then enjoy a hot beverage in a traditional tea house before visiting Matchmakers Corner where parents search for worthy suitors for their children

Day 9 Fly Chengdu to UK

Return flight to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

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See out the Summer - Beach Club Sale - Late Summer Holidays from £419pp

August 23, 2018

To make your summer last longer, why not enjoy a late season beachclub holiday from only £419pp.

Head out to one of our specially selected beachclubs in Sardinia or Greece and see out the summer in style, not a winter coat!

Check out the offers below, but be quick as there's only a limited number of holidays at these prices...

Baia de Mori BeachClub, Budoni, Sardinia

7 nights, 06/10/2018, club board, Heathrow | Based on 2 adults

Now £419 - Was £565

Retreat BeachClub, Sivota, Greece

7 nights, 14/10/2018, club board, Stansted | Based on 2 adults

Now £419 - Was £555

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, Lemnos, Greece

7 nights, 06/10/2018, club board, Heathrow | Based on 2 adults

Now £469 - Was £555

*Call 0208 659 5584 to book or enquire. Other dates available on request*

Winter Wonderland Holidays in Lapland

September 5, 2018

Lapland in winter is an enchanting destination - a scenic winter wonderland located deep inside the Arctic Circle and blanketed in snow from December to April.  Here at Activity Holidays,  we offer an excellent range of Lapland holidays for our clients to choose from, and we have excellent relationships with all the key tour operators offering accommodations here. We sell many of our Lapland holidays through Inghams and the good news is, we can offer you a special discount on all of their holidays. Just call us on 0208 659 5584 for more details.

When visiting this spectacular place you'll see lots of reindeer - they outnumber the people!  You also have a good chance of seeing the mesmerising northern lights at night. By day there are reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris as well as more unusual winter holiday activities such as ice fishing, ice carting and horse-riding. You could spend the night in a thermal glass igloo or at the famous Ice Hotel are - a favourite with many of our customers- and don't forget about the downhill and cross-country skiing!

Luxury Last Minute October Sale!

October 7th, 2018

Our Luxury Last Minute October Sale begins today. ALL available properties have had their prices slashed but hurry, as there is limited space on many of the favourites.

We also have the following products with extra discounts available to Priority Customers only:-

SKI & SNOWBOARDING; LAKES & MOUNTAINS 2019; ACTIVITY BEACH CLUBS 2019; ESCORTED TOURS (Europe + Worldwide); COACH TOURS; RIVER CRUISES

As always, for efficiency, it's best to CALL to enquire here:- 0208 659 5584

If you prefer to e-mail, we will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours. Fill the form out: HERE

Tell your friends and family, they are welcome to take advantage of our fabulous offers. Just ask them to mention your name when they call!

All holidays include luggage and transfers and are fully protected by both ABTA + ATOL

Selected Deals of the Day. Departing in October for 7 nights.  Call 0208 659 5584 for info on these and many more...

HISARONU, TURKEY 4*HB £259

MARMARIS, TURKEY 4*AI £309

MAGALLUF, MAJORCA 4*HB £329

C'AN PICAFORT, MAJORCA 4*HB £329

ARENAL DEN CASTELL, MENORCA 4*HB £329

COSTA TEGUISE, LANZAROTE 4*HB £339

CALA D'OR, MAJORCA 4*HB £349

CALA BONA, MAJORCA 4*HB £349

S'ALGAR, MENORCA 4*HB £349

HAMMAMET, TUNISIA 4*AI £359

MARINA D RAGUSA, SICILY 4*BB £369

GIARDINI NAXOS, SICILY 4*BB £399

SORRECTO, ITALY 4*HB £399

ISCHIA ISLAND, ITALY 4*HB £599

KARDAMENA, KOS 4*HB £379

HERSONISSOS, CRETE 4*HB £429

PERAMA, CORFU 4*AI £499

OLU DENIZ, TURKEY 4*AI £359

SA COMA, MAJORCA 5*HB £359

PORT EL KANTOUI, TUNISIA 5*AI £369

HAMMAMET, TUNISIA 5*AI £389

ANTALYA, TURKEY 5*AI £449

LARA BEACH, TURKEY 5*AI £459