For the adventurous at heart, the world offers almost limitless opportunities. Get a ticket to any continent on earth and you will surely get your fill of all the trills that you can hope for. However, like all things of life where the concept of fun and enjoyment is an absolutely personal preference, so too is the case of adventure travel. So if surfing the waves is your idea of the ideal holiday, cycling through rain forests can be an option for your friend or neighbour.
Here is a lowdown of adventurous spots around the world. There is surely something for everybody.
The Great Wall Marathon
The Great Wall of China is incidentally the only man made structure whose outline can be seen from the Moon. So running the Great Wall of Marathon will surely be a once in a life experience for anyone. It is the only marathon that is sanctioned by China and almost 2,500 runners from around the globe take part in it every year. The course is very tricky and marathoners have to traverse sloping mountain roads and damaged brick pathways built in the third century BC. After the marathon, the 9 day itinerary includes some of the major landmarks of China.
The Pacific Crest Trail
If hiking is your passion, there can be no greater challenge for you. The Pacific Crest Trail is all of 2,000 miles stretching from Mexico in the South to Canada in the North. It goes through some of the toughest terrains of the USA and Canada that includes the valleys and the gorges of Yosemite National Park, the Mojave Desert, and the tall and icy peaks of Sierra Nevada. Even though the trail should be on any adventurous soul’s bucket list, it gained wide popularity after the movie “Wild” was released.
Mount Everest Base Camp
When being surrounded by high icy mountains with freezing temperatures and not a soul around you is your idea of a dream vacation, you will do well to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest. The first thing that will strike you is the loneliness – no Internet, no habitation, no crypto currencies or Blockchain companies and not a sound to bother you except the howling winds thrashing against you. It is considered to be the toughest trek in the world. It is a 15 day trip that takes you to Nepalese teahouses and the land of the famed Sherpas. The south base of Mount Everest is at a staggering 17,600 ft and hence you have to be supremely fit for taking up this trip.
Diving in Australia
With its unending coastline, Australia has always attracted water-loving adventurists from all over the world. Dive World, an adventure tour company offers a trip that in normal circumstances will be beyond your wildest dreams – swimming along the great white shark considered to be the most aggressive of all marine mammals. The trip will take you to the Neptune Islands in South Australia where you will directly come face to face with these sharks. You will also have stingrays and other sea creatures for company.
Next time you want to plan for a truly adventurous vacation, keep these locations on your priority list.