Are you a thrill-seeker rearing to go for adventurous activities? Doing a bungee jump or a canyon swing is almost a rite of passage for the intrepid traveler. It’s a common theme for explorers everywhere. But, how can you hunt out the very best thrill-seeking activities around the world? Here are some of the most terrifying and exciting activities you can do on your travels. And don’t forget, we are just a chat away if you have any doubts.
1. Base Jumping
Base jumping is all about throwing yourself off tall structures, and letting gravity do the rest! There are plenty of opportunities to try this death-defying activity across the planet. You can leap from tall buildings or enormous natural structures, opening a parachute on your way down. One of the best places in the world for Base jumping in the Norwegian fjords. You can dive off giant cliffs, and freefall over the stunning glacial waters.Base jumping is all about throwing yourself off tall structures, and letting gravity do the rest! There are plenty of opportunities to try this death-defying activity across the planet. You can leap from tall buildings or enormous natural structures, opening a parachute on your way down. One of the best places in the world for Base jumping is the Norwegian fjords. You can dive off giant cliffs, and free fall over the stunning glacial waters.
2. Cliff Diving
Cliff diving is a little like BASE jumping, only without the parachute! You’ll leap from huge cliffs. But, unlike BASE jumping, you won’t deploy a parachute. Instead, you’ll simply hit the beautiful water below. It takes a lot of guts to try this. And, most places make sure you get the technique right from lower levels first. But, if you’re up for the challenge, try the notorious cliff dives in Acapulco, Mexico.
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You might think your family ski trips were fairly tame, but just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for you. For the real thrill-seekers, you can take things up a level. How about heli-skiing, and serious backcountry skiing? These trips take you right off-piste into the deep, deep powder at the top of the mountain. It’s exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure! You could even stay for an entire ski season to get your kicks. Sign up for an Alltracks ski instructor course, and make some money while you’re out there. In your downtime, hit the backcountry!
4. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a thrill like no other on this list. Why? Because, the adrenaline lasts for such a long period of time. With cliff diving, BASE jumping, and even skiing, the adrenaline rush is just a few seconds long. With rock climbing, you’ve got to control that adrenaline over the entire climb. It’s tough, technical, and fantastic for true thrill-seekers.
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If you’re looking for something a little different on your travels, try zorbing. If you’ve never heard of it, it goes a little something like this: You strap yourself into a giant, inflatable ball. Then, you roll down a long, steep hill. That’s it! It’s like being inside a washing machine, tumbling in every direction as you fly down the hillside. One of the outstanding places to ‘zorb’ is New Zealand. Check it out for yourself, and see if you’ve got what it takes.