Are you someone who looks at travel as an adventure? Do you secretly pack your hiking shoes when going on a laid-back romantic weekend trip? Are you an adrenaline junkie who loves living life on its very edge? Is tumbling head first from a plane towards the earth sum up the idea of fun for you? Or are you a more at home among coral reefs and exotic fishes? Then these great hand picked locations are perfect for those among you who would love a bit of adrenaline along with your vacation!
HEAD TO SPAIN FOR A GOLFING BREAK
Spain has some of the best known golfing courses in the world; and it is not a wonder then that a number of golf enthusiasts flock to Spain to enjoy teeing off. Spain is blessed with lots of sun, sand and sea, making it a preferred destination for both luxury and adventure travellers. The quality golf courses of Spain receive sumptuous amounts of sunshine throughout the year. La Manga in the Costa Blanca region – Europe’s most popular golf resort – receives loads of sunshine all-round the year as does PGA Catlunya. While there are tens of great golf courses in Spain, the Costa Del Sol has remained to be the most sought-after one! Additionally, the Sotogrande region is lavishly littered with a number of vast golfing courses with great resorts. In fact, Puerto Banus and Marbella also boast of being a splendid golfing area!
GO SKIING IN FRANCE
One of the main reasons why people flock to France – in addition to enjoying its many historical monuments and enjoying its lip-smacking cuisine – is the Alps. Although the French Alps resorts are tad expensive (ok, super expensive!), they are somehow able to retain their charm. France stakes claim to be the best ski destination in the Europe as it has a number of world-class resorts, 8000 kms of pistes which are perfectly linked. Although there are costly chateau-like luxury chalets in the French part of the Alps, the more popular and less expensive resorts are those that offer great slope-side accommodations. With the climate almost ideal for all kinds of skiing – beginners and experienced skiers can look forward to a great time on the snowy mountains. The Three Valleys, Les Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre and Chamonix are some of the most popular names of best skiing destinations in the French Alps.
HEAD TO THE U.S.A. FOR ROCK CLIMBING
Some like to cook, some root for gardening, some like to gaze up at stars while a few others love rock climbing! If you are one of those who enjoy climbing, then you should head to the USA. USA has some of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world. One of the most sought-after rock climbing destinations in the US is Yosemite National Park. Try taming the 3000 foot high monolith of El Capitan. And if you fail to bring the El Capitan to your feet, then try the rock faces at Joshua Tree National Park (you might have more luck here!). Regardless of whether you are looking for a more traditional rock climbing affair or for sport climbing, the New River Gorge National Park is considered the best for both. If you enjoy crack climbing, then you should look at the Devils Tower National Monument at Wyoming.
FLY TO FIJI AND GO SCUBA DIVING
Fiji in the South Pacific is quite popular among amateur and experienced scuba divers for its selection of scuba diving sites, well-trained instructors, a great sea culture and great underwater visibility that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the world. With a number of popular underwater dive sites sprinkled across the sea such as the Yellow Tunnel and the Great White Wall, Fiji is next to none when it comes to enthralling its guests with its astonishingly diverse marine life. Spotting dolphins and whales is a normal sight when on a scuba diving mission in any of the many Fiji islands. Perfect diving conditions along with the unmatched underwater visibility, diverse marine ecosystem, and perfectly preserved coral formations are drawing scores of scuba divers from all over the world to Fiji’s shores.
GO TO SWITZERLAND FOR SKY DIVING
Switzerland is, without any doubt, a popular vacation destination, thanks to its pristine waters, beautiful landscapes, and great food. In addition to being a popular romantic holiday destination, Switzerland is famous for being a great skydiving location as well. If you enjoy plunging head first from a plane, with the wind blowing across your face and tumbling towards the ground at incredible speeds, the head to Switzerland for a dive of a lifetime. Some of the best spots to dive are Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau mountains. They offer you a guaranteed 40 sec worth of exhilarating sky fall from dizzying heights at 200km/hr. Additionally, Interlaken is also a popular place to perfect your sky diving skills.
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