12 jaw-dropping adrenaline sports around the world 

For those rich in adrenaline and cash, here are a few ideas for adventure. Or do as my son did and go to the top of Kilimanjaro!

Whether you want to launch yourself out a plane, get up close and personal with deadly animals, or glide above the treetops on a zip-line, these adrenaline-fuelled activities are sure to get your heart racing. You can travel to the most beautiful destinations in the world, ticking off a new adventure at each spot along the way.

Surfing at Byron Bay, Australia

Surfing is a great way to have fun, keep fit and get your adrenaline pumping. What better place to catch some waves than the infamous Byron Bay? Beginners can take lessons at the local surf school and experienced surfers can brave the beach breaks of Tallows and The Wreck. Plus, you can enjoy the Aussie camaraderie at the beachfront bars after a long day’s surf.

Downhill Mountain Biking in The French Alps

While it’s famed for its ski slopes, The French Alps also makes the perfect Downhill biking destination. Enjoy the scenic trails and the thrill of the ride whilst blazing through some of the most spectacular forest scenery.

Ice Swimming in Reykjavik, Iceland

Plunge yourself into freezing waters for an intense chill. The aptly named Iceland is the ultimate destination for winter swimmers. After taking an icy dip, you can enjoy the warmth of one of the many geothermal pools and if you’re lucky you can enjoy the glow from the Northern Lights as the sun sets.

Zorbing in the UK

This exhilarating experience involves rolling down a hill in a giant bubble. While it might sound tame, you’ll be free falling head-over-heels, reaching speeds of up to 25mph – not for the faint-hearted! Available at various UK locations, Zorbing is a must-try activity.

Zip Lining in Costa Rica

Enjoy a birds-eye-view as you glide above the treetops over the stunning Costa Rican rainforest. You’ll be immersed in nature on this adrenaline-fuelled experience. See the unique wildlife, enjoy the forest views and get your heart racing!

Bungee Jump in New Zealand

For the ultimate daredevil experience, take a leap of faith and complete the tallest bungee challenge in New Zealand. During this 134-metre fall. you’ll find yourself plummeting towards the crashing waters of the Nevis River in Queenstown. If the jump isn’t enough for you, then you’re in luck as you can enjoy an exhilarating ride in a 4×4 across the rolling Kiwi hills, before you fall.

Skywalk in China

Balance on “thin ice” as you tip-toe along the walkway that surrounds Mount Tianmen in China’s National Forest Park. Soaring 4,700 feet up in the sky, the crystal-clear bridge brings even the most experienced thrill seekers to new heights. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and dense foliage, but if you want our advice, don’t look down!

Crocodile dive in Australia

Australia’s only crocodile dive, in none other than Darwin City’s “Crocosaurus Cove”, will see you come face to face with the world’s largest reptile. The terrifying cage of death allows its guests (victims) to share 15 slow minutes enclosed in a tank with saltwater crocs spanning at least 5 metres in length.

Dine in the sky in Dubai

Enjoy a 3-course gourmet meal as you soar 50 metres above the stunning Dubai marina. This unique dining experience lets you eat at a table, suspended by a crane that towers above the luxurious city. You’ll gain panoramic views of some of Dubai’s most sought-after spots, including the Palm Jumeirah, the superyacht-filled marina and more!

Sky diving in Nepal

This ultimate thrill sees adrenaline junkies dive out a helicopter at 23,000 feet, with Mount Everest as a worthy backdrop. As you free fall towards Ama Dablam Basecamp, you’ll experience wonderful views of the mountainous region – that’s if you manage to keep your eyes open!

White Water Rafting in Canada

Challenge your sense of adventure by floating atop the rushing waters of Magpie River in Canada. You’ll experience peace and tranquillity in the remote pine forests of Eastern Quebec followed by a rush of adrenaline as you crash downriver through the raging rapids.

Coasteering in Cornwall

Explore the rugged Cornish coastline with an action-packed day out. You’ll be scrambling along the cliff faces, swimming in the ocean and exploring rocky coves and caves. This excursion is entirely adaptable depending on your skill level, or thill requirements, so you can go as extreme as your heart will let you!

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