There’s nothing quite like that rush of adrenaline that courses through your veins the moment before you begin a new adventure.
Whether snorkeling the rich waters of the Galapagos Islands, or hiking across an active volcano, the thrill of heading into the unknown never grows old.
Keen to find out where you can secure your next adrenaline high? Here are seven exciting adventures for thrill seekers to give you a little inspiration.
EXPLORE FROZEN CAVES IN ICELAND
Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle road trip routes offer a wealth of landscapes for adventurous travellers to explore, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as experiencing the thrill of ice caving.
Ice caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes, so keen ice explorers should plan to visit between November and March.
SCUBA DIVE WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS IN COSTA RICA
Travel over 300 miles off mainland Costa Rica and you’ll reach the remote, volcanic shores of Cocos Island. A geological anomaly, this outcrop attracts large pelagics such as hammerhead sharks, manta rays, whales, and vast schools of trevally.
Dive at Dos Amigos Grande where a vast underwater arch dominates the marinescape; here you’ll see schooling hammerhead sharks and in season, mating eagle rays.
CYCLE THE ICONIC ROUTE OF THE TOUR DU FRANCE THROUGH THE ALPS
Europe boasts some of the most adrenaline inducing landscapes in the world and is the ideal destination for an adventurous escape, so it’s no wonder the continent features on my list.
Known for their a wealth of challenging mountain roads, the French Alps are ideal for the enthusiastic peddle pusher. Join a week long excursion and ride the epic passes of the Col du Telegraph, Galibier, Glandon, Chaussy and Croix de Fer, if you’re feeling adventurous you could also take on the 17 hairpins of the ‘Lacets de Montvernier’ and Mont Cenis.
Take a look at other active European escapes here.
GO DOG SLEDDING IN ALASKA
Speed through Alaska’s rugged alpine terrain towed by a powerful pack of huskies and watch the snow-covered world rush by.
Stand on the sled runners and drive the dog team yourself, or sit in the sled’s “basket” and gain an appreciation for the strength of the dog team. Wherever you find yourself on the sled you’re sure to have an adrenaline fueled trip.
CLIMB SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE IN AUSTRALIA
Heading Down Under? Get your thrills high in the sky above Sydney Harbour by climbing the iconic bridge that links Millers Point with Lavender Bay.
Base yourself at one of the many boutique hotels in Sydney so that if you’re keen to maintain your adrenaline high, you can check out a real Aussie Rules Rugby game and watch the Sydney Roosters battle the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
TRY SKY DIVING OVER NEW ZEALAND’S BAY OF ISLANDS
Free falling towards the earth has to be one of the most indescribable sensations you’ll ever experience, and where better to try it than New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands?
Feeling adventurous? See the curve of the earth as you jump from 16,000 feet above the 144 spectacular islands, islets, and bays that litter this part of the country’s Far North. Visit Sky Dive Bay of Islands for more information.
GO ON A SANDBOARDING SAFARI IN DUBAI
Possibly the most popular of all desert sports, sandboarding is taking off across the globe, but there’s no better place than to Dubai to give it a try. Hop aboard a 4×4 and head out to some of the most spectacular dunes in the emirate where you can experience the thrill of snowboarding while topping off your tan.
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From dog sledding to diving with sharks, there’s a wealth of exciting adventures for thrill seekers. Which one is at the top of your bucket list?