All extreme sports buffs, adventure travelers, and adrenaline junkies have at least one thing in common: finding the next best destination to quench their thirst for thrills. We are here to help! Today, we will take a virtual tour across the world to find the best places for adventure and challenge. Keep in mind that these destinations have something to offer to all travelers. So, while you are bungee jumping, your friends and family can sit this one out and enjoy some exploring and sightseeing of their own, as there is a lot to see and experience in these wondrous places!
1. Freshwater Cave Diving, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
When in Mexico, your vacation can take many different shapes. Some come here for the beaches, the nightlife, and the famous resorts. Attracted by mysteries and legends, fascinated with the landscapes, and always searching for a challenge, many tourists take the Mayan trail to discover Chichén Itzá and Palenque. Others seek adventure and thrills in places like Cancun, where the adrenaline buffs can try anything from bungee jumping to swimming with sharks.
But Mexico is a cornucopia regarding extreme sports. For this reason, we recommend you the freshwater caves in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you think ocean scuba diving does not quench your adventurous tastes, dive into a cave filled with water. While the stalactites in the cenotes are among the biggest draws here, the crystal-clear turquoise waters and the dense jungle fringing these pools are reasons enough to try this experience at least once in a lifetime.
2. UTV Racing at the Imperial Sand Dunes, California, U.S.A
You have surely seen the Imperial Sand Dunes of California as a backdrop for movies like Return of the Jedi, Stargate, or Resident Evil: Extinction. However, it is a completely different experience to take part in one of the many vehicular adventures organized here. Riding a UTV is an extreme sport for many, as these vehicles pack a huge punch when it comes to horsepower and speed. Now imagine you can try taming such metal beasts across dunes – a ride to remember, indeed.
All motor extreme sports and competitions come with specific rules, vehicle accessories, and safety gear requirements. UTV racing does not make an exception. So, before you enter any competition, make sure you comply with the organizers’ regulations regarding vehicle safety, mods, and protective equipment.
If you bring your own side-by-side here for off-road adventures or races, make sure you come ready. We recommend you see here a wide selection of professional racing products to keep you, the vehicle, and the other OHV buffs safe. Pay attention to helmets, seats & harnesses, exhaust systems, and more!
3. Trekking Machu Picchu, Peru
After all that adrenaline rush of cave diving and dunes riding, trekking does not seem to be the most thrilling adventure of them all. However, if you love trekking, stunning scenery, myths, legends, history, and a physical challenge like no other, then a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru is your dream vacation.
Many people have a trip to the Incas’ lost city in Peru on their bucket list, and for all the right reasons. Trekking here means mountain trailing at 2,430 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu is one of the most beloved and popular tourist destinations in South America and an experience to live at least once in a lifetime.
4. Volcano Boarding, Leon, Nicaragua
For a change of pace and some serious adrenaline rush, a trip to Leon, Nicaragua is what the doctor always orders for thrill-seekers and adventurers. Volcano boarding is not for the faint of heart, nor the untrained ones. For this reason, the ones who want to spend a less dangerous time here can always enjoy volcano tours, hiking, sightseeing, and more!
First, you have to hike up the volcano. Once you reached the top, your extreme experience is to come back to the bottom, zooming down the volcano’s face on a reinforced plywood board. You have to use your body weight and parts to break and steer. If you are versed in extreme sledding arts, you can certainly handle the descent speeds, capable of reaching up to 56 mph.
Just as you seek professional safety gear for UTV racing or skiing, it would be best if you did the same for this type of adventure. Goggles, an SFI certified helmet, reinforced body armor, and high-quality boots should be your top priority.
5. Kitesurfing, Tarifa, Spain
Spain is a very rich and diverse country when it comes to tourism and travel for the most sophisticated tastes. We know you know about Alhambra, the beaches, the clubs & the nightlife, Madrid with all its wonders, and so on. But what do you know about the small town of Tarifa, the global capital of kite surfers and other thrill-seekers?
Nature blessed this peninsula with high winds, large beaches, and blue waters, creating the perfect challenge for those who want to taste adrenaline on their tongues’ tips. Using just a kite and a board, adventure chasers whip the waters at death-defying speeds.
If you are a beginner but want to experience this amazing extreme sport, you should know that dozens of schools and instructors in the area are ready to help you embark on this adventure.
While in Tarifa for a vacation, we recommend you visit Cadiz’s city and explore the Algeciras area.
The world hosts terrific destinations for extreme sports, adventure travel, and exploration. If you are a bit of a thrill-seeker, you probably visited plenty of them. However, we’d love to hear from you! What were the places that impressed you the most and satisfied your appetite for adrenaline? Are there other destinations you’d like us to add to this list?