Heli-hiking simply sounds exciting. And indeed it is. It truly takes activity holidays for families to a new level. Can you imagine taking your kids on a helicopter trip to a far away place in the middle of nowhere that would normally be completely inaccessible? There really is nothing that could be more exhilarating than being dropped by helicopter in the wilderness of an unknown country and hiking remote terrain and mountain trails without any sign of civilisation. This is true adventure and a real upgrade in activity holidays for families. |
Offering you the chance to experience absolute wilderness in relative comfort and safety, heli-hiking gives you the chance to explore on foot. Your trip can be tailored to your requirements and you can elect for easy, moderate or more challenging terrain. You will always be able to contact the resort should you need to, and you will be picked up by helicopter at the end of the day to be whisked back to resort.
Where to Go Heli-Hiking
Originally, this extreme activity was most popular in British Columbia in Canada. There could therefore be no better place to go for your first heli-hiking experience. Book with a reputable company and you will be in for a real treat.
When you consider that the UK fits into British Columbia ten times, you begin to appreciate the sheer scale of the area and the incredible diversity that it encompasses. Most activity holidays for families which include heli-hiking aim to offer a taste of all the best bits of this incredible region. Lakes, mountains, wilderness and Grizzly Bears are just some of the ingredients that make up activity holidays for families visiting this stunning part of our world.
North America’s most popular outdoor adventure resort, Nimmo Bay, offers the perfect combination of Canada’s highlights. Built with family fun in mind, Nimmo Bay is the ideal place from which to take your family exploring. Imagine a holiday that allows you and your kids to go paddle-boarding with Sea Lions, Whales and Porpoises one day; watch Bears from kayaks the next; enjoy a heli-hiking day out up to the mountain ridges; and even learn to fish? Evenings can be spent relaying stories about the day’s adventures around the fire on the resort’s floating fired dock.
If you want your holiday to include the helicopter element, you have to book from late June to early September, as trips only run during this time. Later on in July the valerian and anemones are in bloom, creating an Alpine meadow-like display, and if you are lucky you will also be joined by the elusive marmots that inhabit the area.
There really could be no better way to introduce your family to the delights of this fascinating country.
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted activity holidays for families to exciting destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, the USA and Canada. With unique itineraries and exciting activities like biking, hiking, white water rafting and canoeing, we create holidays for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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