5 Best Destinations for Adrenaline Lovers

A great holiday doesn’t just mean infinity pools and massages on the beach. Step out of your comfort zone and head to one of these places for an adrenaline-fueled vacation like no other! Here are some of the best adrenaline lovers destinations that will certainly give you the thrill you are seeking. 

5 Best Adrenaline Lovers Destinations

New Zealand

New Zealand Bungee Jumping. adrenaline lovers destinations
Bungee Jumping off Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand. Flickr: Robert Young / CC BY 2.0

New Zealand, often hailed as one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, is also one of the adrenaline lovers destinations of the world. It’s not hard to see why — the breathtaking landscape consists of immense mountain ranges, stunning lakes, dense forests and spectacular glaciers, as well as dozens of hot springs and volcanoes. New Zealand is also home to the world’s first commercial bungee jumping site (a 43-metre drop off the iconic Kawarau Bridge), and the world’s largest swing. At 160 metres high, you can travel a distance of 300 metres and reach speeds of up to 120 km/h! These death-defying feats make ideal footage for travel-friendly action cameras — immortalise your experience and guarantee bragging rights back home!

Israel

Judean Desert, Israel. adrenaline lovers destinations
Judean Desert, Israel. Flickr: Julien Menichini / CC BY 2.0

Although commonly considered a site of pilgrimage for people of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith, Israel has recently seen a decrease in religious tourism and an increase in general tourism. Lately, people from all over the world have been travelling to Israel not only to explore sites of religious significance, but also to get a taste of adventure. Go hiking through the Galilee region and the Judean Desert, making sure to stop and visit the ancient fortress of Masada. Defy your senses by floating on top of the Dead Sea, before cooling off with some windsurfing or jetskiing along the beaches of Tel Aviv. The water here is warm all year round, so don’t hesitate to jump in!

Nepal

Base Camp, Mount Everest, Nepal. adrenaline lovers destinations
Base Camp, Mount Everest, Nepal. Flickr: Gunther Hagleitner / CC BY 2.0

Though much of Nepal’s infrastructure was devastated by the Gorkha earthquake in 2015, its natural attractions still offer a range of adrenaline lovers destinations. The Himalayas draw thousands of tourists every year, many of whom arrive hoping to conquer the world’s highest summit, Mount Everest. Other popular activities in the area include caving, trekking, rafting, and paragliding over the incredible mountainous landscape of Pokhara.

Slovenia

Predjama Cave, Slovenia. adrenaline lovers destinations
Predjama Cave, Slovenia. Flickr: Stephen Colebourne / CC BY 2.0

While it might not be the first place to come to mind when thinking of adventure sports, chances are you’ll find that humble Slovenia (population: 2 million) has lots to offer. On top of its multitudes of cultural attractions — among them, a noteworthy collection of medieval churches — Slovenia boasts a number of national parks and mountains that are ripe for exploring. Get lost in Slovenia’s magical scenery by hiking, cycling, or trying water sports like river rafting. Also, make sure you remember to bring a headlamp; with something like 8,000 caves within its borders, Slovenia is a caving enthusiast’s dream!

South Africa

Cape Point, South Africa. adrenaline lovers destinations.
Cape Point, South Africa. Flickr: Kyle Taylor/ CC BY 2.0

South Africa instantly conjures up images of exploring nature in its wildest and most captivating form. Take the challenge of white water rafting down the thrilling rapids of the Orange River, Vaal River, Doring River, Umkomaas River, or the knuckle-whitening Blyde River, which dives through the third deepest canyon in the world. Go cage diving with great white sharks in Gansbaai, soar into the abyss on a cable gorge swing, and finish it all off with a classic South African safari adventure.

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