Sometimes just laying on a beach doesn’t cut the mustard. So here, we have assembled some alternative options to get the blood pumping and adrenaline rushing. With something for all families, budgets and holiday lengths read on and we bet you’ll be tempted by one of these extreme offerings.
Water Rafting in Utah National Park
Fancy a trip to get your heart racing with 14,000-foot peaks of water towering above you whilst you drift through granite canyons that are over a million years old. Journey down the Green River, through Utah’s deepest canyon, the Gray.
Experience an adrenaline rush like no other in limited group numbers so your family and friends can get intimate with the elements. The trained guides are a wealth of information and will teach you all you need to know, so no previous experience necessary. You can also choose the difficulty according to taste and the age and experience of the participants; it really is tailored to you and your party.
Air Sports in the UK
There are many air bases in the countryside where people can learn to fly planes. They can even fly a spitfire, which is considered a symbol of victory because it was the most famous plane of World War II.
It is a dream of many to fly in this exceptional aircraft. The Spitfire Flying Experience, a dream come true, can also be booked if you browse this site – spitfires.com.
Deep Sea diving in the Red Sea, Egypt
For a calmer paced holiday, relax and drink in the sights of the Egyptian Riviera. Anywhere on the coast from El Gouna through Hurghada and Safaga combines the best bits of spectacular reefs and wreckages with world famous heritage sites such as Abu Nuhus wreck graveyard and the wreck of the Salem Express.
Holidays to Egypt don’t have to cost the earth with competitive, reputable travel providers such as Club Med. You could also take a trip to Mahmya Island, which is home to one of the most amazing beaches and a protected area, meaning it is completely unspoilt and a real oasis. There are dives of varying difficulty and depth and if you’re a complete novice lessons and equipment hire are readily available.
Climbing and Mountaineering in Scotland
With adventure courses a plenty, utilizing the amazing landscape makes Scotland
the perfect locations to get fit whilst experiencing some breathtaking views. Why not try wilderness walking in the Knoydart Peninsula, enjoying the wildlife, moorlands, beautiful lochs and bays as well as the rocky Black Hills. If you feel like an even more grueling trip give a two day ice-climbing experience a go. You start your ‘holiday’ by using the indoor climbing wall to loosen up, moving on to a lesson on how to climb the treacherous ice surface using two ice axes, and snow boots with spikes on the toes. On day two is when you go outside and tackle the risky peaks of Glencoe. This activity is not for the faint hearted, taking extreme balance, poise and concentration.
Trekking in Nepal
For trekking there is nowhere as magical as the Himalayas. Loaded with adventure, culture and Safari’s Nepal delivers on every level and is well worth a visit. For the whole family a low intensity trek through the Himalayas to Bandipur and Pokhara or for more adventurous groups take in the views of Everest from the Everest Valley. Stay in locally run accommodation or alternatively set up camp on the side of one of the many picturesque mountains. Explore the beautiful Goyko Lakes, within Sagarmatha National Park, which reportedly are the worlds highest freshwater lake system at an altitude of 4,700-5000m above sea level.
Heli-skiing or Snowboarding in Canada
A luxury lodge perfect for relaxing after a hard day in the slopes, is exactly what’s needed with a snow sports holiday. This break is definitely more suitable for an adult getaway, than for the children, enjoy some time to yourself, especially the fun of the après ski, after a cold day in the snow. Heli-skiing/snowboarding, for those that don’t know, is where you are transported via helicopter to peaks that are impossible to get to via other methods. You are then set free to carve your own path down the adventurous and sometimes dangerous slopes and hills that most will never have the privilege to enjoy. Known as ‘mecca of skiing’ this is perfect if you want to take the sport one step further and explore the undiscovered.