When it comes to taking a break from your regular routine, there is nothing better than taking up an adventure sport, try something bold and daring, and gain such an ever-lasting experience that would make for the best memories. Camping outdoors and exploring various old routes account for one of the most beautiful experiences. But there’s more to it! Listed down are top 5 adventure sports to try and where!
Trekking is the most common adventure sports worldwide. The diverse topography available all over the world, with hillocks, plateaus, mountains, and caves, makes trekking one of the most liked adventure sports. Routeburn Track in New Zealand, a 20 miles long trail, passes through two diverse and awe-inspiring national parks, namely Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland. Trekking here offers stunning views of splendid landscapes, peaks, water bodies, and the superb spectacle of wild birds. Everest Base Camp in Nepal, The Inca Trail in Peru, and The Haute Route, France-Switzerland are also a few of the enchanted routes with picturesque views.
This is a sport everyone wishes to experience once in their lifetime because nothing beats the feeling of flying in the air. This ultimate skydiving experience is found at various parts of the world. New Zealand, which is considered the adventure capital of the world has the Fox Glacier which provides a stunning scenery with spectacular lakes, glaciers, and mountains to skydive over. Dubai and Santa Barbara also provide you with exemplary views for skydiving.
- Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a sport that makes you climb massive rocks, testing your endurance levels as it requires certain standards of fitness and acts as a good body workout. Red River Gorge in Kentucky encompasses the greatest concentration of arches and diverse routes. The variety of routes, superb weather, and year round climbing at Kalymnos, Greece, make it one of the best rock climbing destinations in the world. The list of the world’s best rock climbing locations is not complete without Yosemite National Park in California, which is meant for experienced climbers.
- Paragliding/ Parasailing
Paragliding is an adventure sport that consists of flying a lightweight glider aircraft. The harness is suspended below a fabric wing upon which the pilot sits. Interlaken in Switzerland, Pokhara in Nepal, and San Gil in Colombia offer some of the best paragliding experiences in the world.
Parasailing is an adventure sport wherein you are suspended mid-air, attached to a parachute, and then pulled by a boat. This activity is adventurous and mesmerising at the same time. It provides you an aerial view of the ground, offering you a completely new perspective of how the world looks like. Parasailing in Florida is one of the best experiences when it’s done in the world-famous Gulf waters. Another great place to parasail is in Bali, near some of the most beautiful beaches. If you want a cultural adventure with your parasailing adventure, Goa, India, is a great option and is available at favourable rates.
- Scuba diving
Scuba diving is a calm adventure sport, which is physically engaging and exciting. It gives you some quiet time underwater, letting you be a part of the serene and marvelling beauty of the marine life. The feeling of being under clear waters and admiring the coral reef line cannot be expressed in words and it can be an experience of a lifetime. Australia forms the world’s largest and healthiest coral reef system, being truly magical with over 1500 species of fish. Galapagos Islands is the realm where penguins swim in equatorial seas. Indonesia forms a part of the coral triangle and has one of the longest coastlines in the world. It is full of bright and colorful waterways, making your experience worthwhile.
Greeting the world on footsteps leads you to discover new civilizations, cultures, foods, and of course, the magnificent Mother Nature. No wonder these sports have been the most common throughout the world and are gaining even more popularity with time. We are forgetting the beauty of nature by living in this materialistic world, and the getaway these adventure sports offer is what makes us treasure the nature and our lives. So, give your regular routine a halt and indulge yourself in a couple of the aforementioned adventure sports!
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