Top 5 Adventure Sports That Should Be On Your Bucket List

Published: 12/12/2014

So, you consider yourself an adventure sports junkie capable of doing the most daring things on holiday. You have been known to go mountain biking in heavy rain or speed down the ski slopes at unimaginable speeds. You are the kind of person who lives for the adrenaline rush. Well, there are many adventure sports opportunities waiting to be experienced. You just have to find them.

We want to help you make the most of your love for adventure sports. Therefore, we have put together our list of top five adventure sports every adrenaline junkie should have on his or her bucket list. Here they are, in descending order:

5. Hang Gliding

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a bird? You can find out by hang gliding. This is a sport that provides all of the adrenaline you're looking for combined with the most awe-inspiring views of nature. Hang gliding is definitely not a good choice for someone who is afraid of heights – unless you are comfortable pushing yourself well beyond your comfort zone.

4. Orienteering

The sport of orienteering does not get a lot of attention from adventure sports enthusiasts because the adrenaline rush you get is not as intense as jumping from an aeroplane or engaging dangerous wildlife. What makes orienteering special is that it relies as much on one's mental acuity as it does physical stamina and endurance. If you really want to challenge yourself on your next holiday, consider an orienteering programme in a remote location.

3. White Water Kayaking

When you combine white water rafting with the danger of being slapped against jagged rocks while riding in a thin piece of fibreglass, you get white water kayaking. This is one sport that requires a genuine love for the adrenaline rush; otherwise, you could easily be paralysed by fear. The thing is that it is also highly addictive. There is nothing quite like conquering the rapids in a kayak.

2. Bungee Jumping

Although bungee jumping does not qualify as the first adventure sport ever, it is the first sport that made the pursuit of the adrenaline rush cool. One of the most attractive things about bungee jumping is that there is not anything else quite like it in the world. Definitely put it on your bucket list.

1. Surfing

We must agree with a lot of other people who believe surfing is the number one adventure sport to put on your bucket list. Surfing tests all of your skills: physical, mental and emotional. If you can conquer some pretty radical waves on a narrow piece of fibreglass, you can do just about anything.

While you are compiling your bucket list, keep in mind the benefits of purchasing travel insurance for extreme sports holidays. Insurance is a good thing to have just in case you fall victim to an unfortunate accident. As the old adage says, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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