Would you like to challenge yourself and make something that you would never forget? Adventure holiday could be the answer. Everything depends on how far would you like to push yourself. In any case, being on the move and experiencing new things is already a huge leap forward.
10. Ride the Brienzer Rothorn Railway, Switzerland
The scenic route stretches in the Emmental Alps as the steam locomotive slowly ascents to the Brienzer Rothorn mountain. The summit station is located at impressive 2244 m (7362 ft) height! The train also passes tunnels carved in the rock and makes breathtaking loops. Those who feel nervous about the heights – challenge yourselves!
It takes about an hour to reach the summit, where restaurants and guest houses pay a warm welcome to everyone. You can also admire the views while hiking: there is a trail that stretches between the stations.
9. Spitting Caves, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
Posited next to a quiet residential neighborhood in Honolulu, Spitting Caves is not a very known place and not included in guided tours. Therefore only determined adventurers head there. However their efforts definitely pay off. The site features colorful wavy cliffs, dropping into the blue ocean. Although it attracts cliff divers, it is very dangerous, since underwater currents suck the divers into the caves.
Enjoy quiet moment in unspoiled nature. It is advised to have comfortable shoes, since the rocks can be slippery. Also be extra careful and don’t go swimming here. But other than that, the site is truly a beautiful piece of unspoiled Hawaiian landscape.
8. Hike in the Narrows, Zion National Park, USA
Utah’s pride, natural wonder is also loved by the hikers. The site provides one of the most premier hiking trails in the area. It has even been ranked no. 5 in the list of America’s Best 100 Adventures by National Geographic! The Virgin River runs between the vertical cliffs, but it is shallow so hikers can simply wade through it. One can hike various distances, while completing the route can take a full day. In addition there are 12 campsites, where one can spend a night and continue the trip the next day.
The popular route provides wonderful views and exciting adventure. Great facilities, trails and campsites make the trip easier and more accessible for anyone. Keep in mind that a comfortable footwear and a hiking stick are recommended to bring with you.
7. Ski in Oulanka National Park, Finland
Spread over the Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland, the park covers a huge area of unpspoiled nature. A lot of endangered plants and animals can be found here, as well as large herds of reindeer wandering in the boreal forests. Tourists come here all year round, even in winter, when the park is covered in a thick layer of snow. Hiking, skiing, canoeing, cycling, picking berries and mushrooms are among the most popular activities here.
The place is unique in that it is a combination of nature typical to northern, southern and eastern regions. A natural unspoiled oasis, providing fun activities and views. Its biodiversity makes it one of the most unique parks in Europe.
6. Kayak in Geirangerfjorden, Norway
A 15 km (9.3 mi) long fjord is a branch of the much longer Storfjord. It is listed as the World Heritage Site and is protected by UNESCO. The picturesque environment is characteristic of lush greenery and precipitous rocky cliffs. Numerous waterfalls plunge down these walls, thus adding an extra charm to the place.
Kayaking allows to explore and admire the fjord from all angles, as well as enjoy the outdoor activity in truly unspoiled environment, providing impressive views to the tall walls, surrounding the water.
5. Perrine Bridge, Idaho, USA
The bridge spanning the Snake River in Twin Falls is one of the most famous locations in the world among the base jumpers. Numerous successful jumps were completed here. It is only 150 m (486 ft) high, but refreshing dip in the river awaits the adventurers.
It is extremely accessible since the jumpers can take off almost from their cars.
4. Fly Mount Bromo, Java Island, Indonesia
One of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world Mount Bromo is active, but nevertheless attracts tourists, pilgrims and adventurers. This time the mountain was visited by the Red Bull Skydive Team. They have traveled to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to complete a rather dangerous mission. Of course the participators have waited for Bromo to erupt and then they have put on their wingsuits and jumped out of a plane above the active volcano crater.
One of the most popular natural attractions in the country. Mountain is regarded as sacred by the locals, who make pilgrimages here and sacrifice food, animals and flowers. Meanwhile, adventurers can arrange a similar stunt and have a lot of fun.
3. Biking in Moab, Utah, USA
Another fun activity in the state of Utah attracts those, who love biking. Mountain bikers get numerous great opportunities to flex their muscles: various rock formations provide steep, slick, dangerous yet exciting trails. Slickrock Bike Trail is a challenging route, which is recommeded for the professionals only.
The place has preserved its unique historic heritage: one can still meet cowboys at work, while Native Americans’ influence is evident and alive.
2. Hike El Caminito del Rey, El Chorro, Spain
Considered to be the most dangerous hiking trail in the world, El Caminito del Rey is frightening even to look at. Its name in Spanich means “the King’s little pathway“. The site however, attracts many adventurers, that are determined to climb the rocks or go hiking the path. Even the mountain bikers come to the location.
Although the access to the path was closed in 2000, it did not stop climbers from hiking the trail. Therefore, the city’s government is negotiating the restoration of it.
1. Horseback Riding in Molokai, Hawaii
The island also features impressive sea cliffs, that at 520 m (1700 ft) tall are the highest ones in the world! Riding along these cliffs provide an unforgettable experience. Mule as well as horseback riding tours are offered by the travel agencies on this stunning island. The 5 km (3 mi) long trail features amazing panoramic views to the whole island and ocean, ascending and descending twists and turns, that of course feature balancing on the precipitous cliffs.
The tour is definitely not for the faint-hearted! However, a fun riding experience provides wonderful views to the unspoiled Hawaiian landscape. Various tours from 2 to 7 hours are available.