Keeping fit while you're away need not be a chore, as going outside and getting active during your holiday can in fact be an excellent way of exploring and seeing more of a destination. And if you've been meaning to get off the couch and get running, biking, hiking or swimming, warm weather, interesting surroundings and the luxury of time that a holiday affords might be just the inspiration you need.

The world is full of great places to get fit and active. Whether you're looking to pursue an activity that you're passionate about or happy to try something completely new, raise your heart rate or build your strength, you're in the right place. Our fitness section uncovers all the ways in which you can experience a destination.

Discover the best marathons around the world, from iconic races in London and Boston to a game reserve in South Africa. Find out how to combine sightseeing with a jog on your next city break. Explore our tips for scenic cycling holidays, spectacular hiking trails, the finest mountains to climb and the best surfing beaches. From fitness break itineraries to destination guides, travel tips and once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences - browse through our selection and find out about them all.

If you want to take your fitness-inspired holiday to the next level, take some time to check our adventure travel section. Or, for more suggestions for physical activity while you are away, browse our articles on sport.

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