Many people just want to relax on holiday and read a book by the pool…but that’s not for everyone. Here are a few ideas if you’re looking for more of an adventure this year. And a few of the places you can travel all around the world to have a go at them. These activities aren’t for the faint of heart!
· Go bungee jumping
This is on for true thrill seekers. There are surely few things more exhilarating than plunging from the skies…all within the safety of a harness. A great place to have a go at this is New Zealand. This is not just a beautiful and scenic holiday location, but also the home of invigorating activities! The first commercial bungee jump took place at Kawarau Bridge over the Kawarau River, and today Queenstown is a popular jumping location, with three different sites to choose from. So for your next holiday in New Zealand, try this for something out of the ordinary.
· learn to surf
Surfing is a popular activity for the beginner and the expert alike, and there are places to suit everyone’s competency levels. When you think of surfing, Hawaii may come to mind, and for good reason. Waikiki is a great place to learn, with boards and lessons available on the shore and gentle, long waves out to sea. Australia is another great place to enjoy the waves, particularly Byron Bay, where there are beaches for every ability and a surf school with professional teachers. Alternatively, Newquay is known as being a fantastic surf spot, and holiday cottages in Cornwall make a great base after a tough day’s surfing.With the chance to immerse yourself in nature, get some exercise and see some beautiful sites, no wonder surfing is such a popular thrill seeker’s activity.
· Go mountain biking
So, we’ve all been on a lazy Sunday afternoon bike ride, but this is a little different. The UK is home to some wonderful wilderness retreats, ideal for having a go at mountain biking. Swinley Forest, Cumbria and Fort William in Scotland are prime examples of biking locations, and are also areas of great natural beauty. So there you go, natural beauty combined with exhilarating sporting activities…great reasons to go for a UK holiday.
These are just a few of some of the adventurous activities you could do on a thrill seeking holiday…great if for your next getaway you fancy something other than relaxing by the pool.