If you like travel, and you enjoy getting your heart pumping with a little adrenaline, why not combine the two and travel to some of the most exciting destinations in the world? Trips and excursions arranged around sheer thrill for adrenaline hunters are building in popularity, allowing those who get their kicks through making their heart beat a bit faster to get their adrenaline rush in some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
If you want a trip to remember, and an experience you'll never forget, check out some of these incredible activities across the sea to give you ideas for your next holiday.
Base jumping off Kjerag Mountain in Lysefjord, Norway
Kjerag became a popular BASE jumping destination in the late nineties, and still plays host to thousands of BASE jumpers who want to jump from the 3,500 feet mountain, down across other scenic peaks in the Lysefjord.
Gravity Canyon Flying Fox, Taihape, New Zealand
A giant zip-line positioned for half a mile along the Rangitikei river, you and up to two friends can strap yourself and enjoy a ride at above 100mph.You fly down into the canyon, and under the bridge before heading up towards the cliff face on the other side.
White Water Rafting, Futaleufu, Chile
The river's name, Futaleufu, is derived from a native Tehuelche Indian word meaning 'big big river', and it definitely lives up to it. The 'worst' part of this huge white-water-rafting course is called 'The Throne Room' and the hardest rapid is appropriately named 'The Terminator'.
Sky-diving over Mount Everest, Nepal
Travel over 29,500 feet in the air for a once-in-a-lifetime experience sky-diving over the highest peak in the world. With incredible scenery below, you could have a truly awesome time pulling off this stunt.
Mount Hua Shan ascent, Shaanxi Province, China
Most people who have seen, or even completed, this trek have said it is the scariest walk in the world. Foot-wide wooden planks are nailed into the mountainside for intrepid adrenaline-junkies to make their away across before climbing up steep staircases and vertical ascents.
Cave-diving at the Devil's Eye Cave in Florida
One of the most popular cave-diving sites in the whole world, there's 30,000 feet of mapped passageway to explore here - with more to explore and adequately map. It's here that the Devil Spring run joins the Santa Fe river - at the bottom of this opening, water spills out from a cave opening like a burst pipe.
Bungee-jumping at the AJ Hackett Macau Tower in China/Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
The site for the highest commercial bungee-jump in the world is the AJ Hackett Macau Tower, at 764 feet. Jumpers have to leap from a platform and experience the ultimate free-fall experience before rebounding back up. Jumps happen in all weather conditions because of the specialist bungy-technology that the owners have innovated.
Almost half the height is the Victoria Falls bungee-jump, at a still-impressive 364 feet drop. Plummet towards the rapids of the Zambezi river and let your adrenaline flow!
If you intend on participating in any of these activities whilst you are on holiday, please ensure you invest in a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance can protect both you and your money should something go wrong, so it's well worth the small premium in return for the first-class cover. Alpha Travel Insurance also offer their customers activity packs, which ensure that should you wish to participate in any of these activities, you are covered should anything happen. Check out our activity packs and what is included here. Please add the correct activity pack onto your travel insurance policy.
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