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Adventure sports bucket list around the world

An adventure sport is a bold undertaking that involves hazardous action and whose outcome is uncertain. Adventure Sport comprises a very range of activities. Mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, kayaking, etc, are some popular adventure sports.

There has been an explosion in the popularity of adventure activities over the last decade or so. With more and more people seeking to experience thrills from sports, as an escape from the mundane grind of daily life. Are you planning on an active vacation or going on an adventure? Here are the following list represents the most popular adventure activities offered around the world, with tips on where you can do each one both near and far from home.

Skydiving

Skydiving is defined as “the descent of a person to the surface from an aircraft in flight when he or she uses or intends to use a parachute during all or part of that descent.” Skydiving is pretty formulaic and consists of a few key parts: a plane ride, freefall, canopy flight, and landing.

Beautiful Places to Go Skydiving

  • Interlaken, Switzerland
  • The Grand Canyon, USA
  • Miami Tandem
  • Fox Glacier, New Zealand
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Mt. Everest, Nepal
  • The Andes Mountains, Chile

Rafting

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities that use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water.  It is considered an extreme sport that is highly challenging and risky and requires a great deal of teamwork. Rafting is also an extremely popular recreational activity practiced in most countries around the world.

Beautiful Places to Go Rafting

  • Ottawa River, Canada
  • Pacuare River, Costa Rica
  • Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
  • Grand Canyon Rafting Trip from Las Vegas
  • Salmon River’s Middle Fork, Idaho
  • Futaleufu River, Chile
  • Ganges River, India
  • Penobscot River, Maine
  • North Johnstone River, Australia

Bungy jumping

Bungy jumping is an activity that involves a person jumping from a great height while connected to a large elastic cord. The launching pad is usually erected on a tall structure such as a building or crane, a bridge across a deep ravine, or on a natural geographic feature such as a cliff. It is also possible to jump from a type of aircraft that has the ability to hover above the ground, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound.

Beautiful Places to Go Bungy jumping

  • Kawarau gorge suspension bridge -New Zealand
  • Lake Taupo -New Zealand
  • Macau tower- Macau
  • Bloukrans Bridge – South Africa
  • AJ Hackett Cairns -Smithfield, Australia
  • Victoria fall – Zimbabwe
  • Europe bridge – Innsbruck, Austria
  • Royal Gorge- Colorado
  • Verzasca Dam – Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps – Switzerland
  • The Last Resort – Nepal
  • Navazo Bridge – Arizona

Ziplining

A zip-line (or zip wire, aerial runway, aerial rope slide, death slide, flying fox) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley.

Beautiful Places to Go Ziplining

  • Waiheke Island -New Zealand
  • Orocovis- Puerto Rico
  • Arenal Volcano- Costa Rica
  • Eiffel Tower – France
  • Icy Strait Point- Alaska
  • Stowe, Vermont

Sandboarding

Sandboarding is a board sport and extreme sport similar to snowboarding that involves riding across or down a sand dune while standing on a board, either with both feet strapped in or while standing loose, without bindings. Sandboarding can also be practiced sitting down or lying on the belly or the back. It typically involves a sandboard, although it is also possible to use sleds, surfboards, a skateboard deck, or snowboards. Sandboarding has adherents throughout the world but is most prevalent in desert areas or coastal areas with beach dunes.

Beautiful Places to Go Sandboarding

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Huacachina- Peru
  • Tottori Sand Dune – Japan
  • Cerro Negro Volcano – Nicaragua
  • Marina State Beach and Dunes Preserve – Marina, California
  • Monte Kaolino – Hirschau, Germany

Hiking

Hiking is one of the best options on this list if you’re looking for a mix of workout and exploration. Hiking is walking for a long distance, especially across the country, in the woods, or on-trail. Hiking gives you the simple pleasures of breathing fresh, clean air. also increased physical fitness, has a healing, calming effect on your mind as well.

Beautiful Places to Go Hiking

  • Inca Trail- Peru
  • Appalachian Trail- United State
  • Kungsleden- Sweden
  • The Torres DEL Paine W Circuit- Chile
  • Everest base camp trek- Nepal
  • Snowman trek- Bhutan
  • Grand Canyon- United State
  • pacific crest trail- United State
  •  Chilkoot trail- Canada
  • Bay of fires-  Australia

Skiing

Skiing is a sport and a mode of transportation that involves moving over snow by the use of a pair of long, flat runners called skis, attached or bound to shoes or boots. Skiing is a competitive winter sport.

Beautiful Places to Go Skiing

  • Whistler- Canada
  • Vail- Colorado
  • Saalbach- Austria
  • Deer valley- United State
  • Lapland- Finland
  • Squaw Valley – Lake Tahoe, California
  • Niseko- Japan
  • Chamonix- France
  • Zermatt- Switzerland

Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving, which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. if you don’t know swimming, do not worry. Add this sport to your list of extreme sports regardless and witness the amazing world that lies beneath the water. A training session is all you need to dive underwater and see the amazing life that flourishes in the marine ecosystem.

Beautiful Places to Go Scuba diving

  • Palau Island- Micronesia
  • The SS Yongala-Australia
  • Sipadan Island- Malaysia
  • Great blue hole- Belize
  • USS Liberty- Indonesia
  • Manat ray night dive- Hawaii
  • The brothers- Egyptian red sea
  • Fiji
  • Raja Ampat- Indonesia
  • Key largo- Florida
  • Poor knight island- New Zealand

Desert camping

Desert camping is a unique, and beautiful destination. Each desert has its own fascinating features, including amazing rock formations, types of cactus, interesting wildlife, and more. Everyone should take some time to explore a desert.  If you camp in the desert you will get days full of sunshine, beautiful mornings, sweltering afternoons, and chilly nights. But you are rewarded with gorgeous sunrises, sunsets, and landscapes.

Beautiful Places to Go Desert camping

  • Dubai Desert
  • White and Black Deserts– Egypt
  • Sedona Arizona- United States
  • Joshua tree national park – southern California
  • AtacamaSan Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • The Namib Desert- Africa
  • Sedona Arizona- United state