Exploring Post-Pandemic Hobbies: A Look at Popular Alternative Activities

As the world gradually recovers from the effects of the pandemic, people have been seeking new ways to fill their free time and rekindle their sense of adventure. Here at Snow+Rock, we have delved into the data to discover the most popular post-pandemic hobbies in different countries across the globe.

Just as having the right gear is essential for outdoor activities, choosing the right hobby can greatly enhance your quality of life.

Padel: A Sport on the Rise

Imagine a sport that combines the energy and sociability of tennis and squash, that’s what padel is. It has emerged as a post-pandemic sensation and is taking the world by storm. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned athlete, padel's simplicity and accessibility makes it a hit.


But who is loving this sport the most? Well, in Italy this sport has captured the hearts of many with an impressive 90,500 average monthly searches highlighting the growing popularity of the sport. Coming in close second is Spain who are known for their sports-loving culture, with 74,000 average monthly searches.

Bouldering: Scaling To New Heights

Just as conquering the slopes offers a thrilling challenge, bouldering, the art of climbing without ropes or harnesses, has gained prominence as a post-pandemic hobby. Bouldering is often seen as a hobby that provides an exciting way to push both physical and mental boundaries.


So, which country is bouldering a hit with the most? In the top position, with 33,100 searches, the UK's dramatic landscapes and rugged terrains have ignited a passion for bouldering among the Brits. Achieving the runner-up spot is Germany and although they may have fewer searches for bouldering than the UK, this exciting hobby is steadily gaining ground with 9,900 searches.

Geocaching: A Modern Treasure Hunt

Geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt that combines technology with exploration, has taken the world by storm, particularly in Germany and France. It's more than just a hobby, it is a global adventure that is appealing to adventurers of all ages. 


Germany leads the geocaching trend with an impressive 60,500 searches, followed by France with 27,100 searches. France, with its rich history and diverse landscapes, provides an ideal backdrop for geocaching while Germany, a country known for its precision engineering, has embraced the digital treasure hunt with open arms.

Pokémon Go: Gotta Catch 'Em All

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game that took the world by storm years ago but still continues to be one of the most popular games. This game not only brings the virtual world of Pokémon to life but also encourages players to get out and about and explore their surroundings. 


Pokémon Go continues to captivate players in Germany with 74,000 monthly searches. Landing in second place is the United Kingdom with 33,100 searches.

Just as the right gear enhances your experience in outdoor activities, selecting the perfect hobby can enrich your life. These post-pandemic hobbies offer not only physical and mental stimulation, but also a sense of community and adventure.

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