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Escape: From Swedish ice-skating jaunts to Moroccan yoga retreats, these cool activity breaks will make fitness a pleasure

Cuban cycling

Intrepid’s small-group two-week bike tour of Cuba abounds with exoticism. With regular monthly departures, there’s a tour of Old Havana — all vintage cars and wide boulevards — plus Che Guevara’s mausoleum. There’s the palm-lined Yumuri Valley, then the sizzling salsa town of Trinidad. And there are sandy seasides, waterfalls, mojitos and cigar-rolling lessons. You’ll have to work for it, though, pedalling an average 23 miles on sun-sloshed Caribbean days along dusty roads past ox-pulled carts and sugar-cane trucks. From £1,764pp B&B, including transfers, support vehicle, bike hire and 11 other meals, flights extra,

Yoga in Marrakech

In the market: The Djemaa el-Fna main square in Marrakech PICTURE: ED RHODES/ALAMY

Determined to up your yoga efforts this year? As well as a Sahara Desert alternative, Morocco specialist Nosade runs four-night retreats in ancient Marrakech starting on February 14 and March 25. Days begin with a vigorous Yang session, accompanied by meditation, and conclude with more calming Yin practice at sunset. All workouts take place on the scenic roof terrace of Nosade’s own 19th-century riad, located near to the souks’ busy perfume, jewellery, spice and carpet quarters, and to main square Djemaa el-Fna’s snake-charmers and magicians. A guided bike tour is included and vegan food available. From £409pp, half board, including airport transfers, flights extra,

Full of charm: Morocco

Trail-running in Majorca

Top of the range: Elevate your running in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Jogging around the local park can be repetitive so why not enliven your routine with a Balearic break? Averaging ten miles a day, Pure Trails takes up to 12 travellers into Majorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountains, following dry-stone tracks to orange groves, pretty villages, oak woodland, a spectacular gorge and mountaintop views that will have you doubly breathless. Utilising boutique hotels and departing on March 28, the seven-night break concludes beside a white-sand beach, one which should still be empty in early spring. From £1,295pp B&B, including all lunches, transfers and guides, flights extra.

Reboot in Thailand

Training Paradise — its name likely to offend devoted loafers — is a family-run villa on the coast of Phuket, Thailand’s biggest island. Blessed by Buddhist monks, it’s a venue for healthy retreats in warm winter climes. Book a seven-night ‘active and stress-free’ break and your programme could include boxing, yoga, circuit training, meditation and reiki, all with expert trainers. There are also massages and clean-eating consultations. You’ll leave with a training plan and e-recipe book, feeling wholly recharged. From £1,330pp full board, including airport transfers, laundry and all classes, flights extra,

Caribbean crawl

Dive in: Take a swimming holiday in St Kitts & Nevis

Speckled with shipwrecks, The Narrows is a transparent two-mile strait separating St Kitts from its smaller sister isle, Nevis. A guided journey across it features on Swimtrek’s small-group tour departing on March 23. Also promised on the four-night swimming holiday are explorations of volcanic hot springs and routes past cliffs and sugar plantations. There’s also time to hike up Nevis Peak. An average daily distance of three to four miles (spread over two outings) means the trip best suits experienced open-water bathers but anyone able to make that distance can take part. From £1,220pp B&B, including all lunches and a support boat, flights extra,

Tour skating in Sweden

Ice skating can be surprisingly strenuous, particularly if you book a long weekend in Sweden with Nature Travels and opt for the ‘experienced’ version. Departing on February 6, 13 and 20, these see groups whizz about 15 miles a day — with gentler ‘standard’ versions also available — across frozen lakes ringed by snowy conifers. Local guides lead all routes including, hopefully, one outing by moonlight. The group of eight stay at a hostel in two-bed rooms, sharing meal preparation and washing-up duties, with a sauna ready to soothe sore muscles. From £615pp, full board, with equipment and transfers from Stockholm airport,

Pack it in kit yourself fit

■ Chilly’s cool neon water bottle, £25,

■ Betty ski base layer top, £65,

■ S3 Hiper mirrored cycle sunglasses, £180,

■ Roll-top Oskar rucksack, £35.95,

■ Asics women’s trail trainers, £69,