The Ultimate Adventure Travel Destinations
Travel has always been intrinsic to the human experience: we’re been nomads since the beginning of our existence, travelling out of Africa and into new and dangerous places. But that was thousands of years ago, and in today’s world where you can hop on the nearest plane and fly to a new continent, the world of travel has been completely revolutionised in so many ways that most of us take it for granted.
In fact, travel is so popular and widespread that it has broadened into a number of “sub-genres,” such as adventure travel, family travel, sports travelling, and more. Here we will look at the ultimate adventure travel holiday destinations, aimed those who’ve grown bored of work, TV, internet, and playing bingo Canada has to offer every evening, and need a little adventure in their lives.
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The great plains of Africa have long piqued the interest with adventure in their hearts, and there are few places better to explore the African wilderness than in the heart of one of the continent’s wildest countries: Zimbabwe. Not only does it have countless kilometres of endless savannah, mountain ranges, and even some indigenous forest, but it’s also home to the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls. White-water rafting is among one of the most popular signature activity of the falls, and should be on everyone’s bucket list.
- Chamonix, France
France is a country of both massive, sprawling cities that contain millions of people, and untouched countryside as far as the eye can see. One of the most popular is an evergreen alpine start for one of Europe’s most famous hikes, the Tour de Mont Blanc. It allows the hiker to summit Mont Blanc, where views of Alps can be seen in every direction. It’s something straight out of an adventure book.
- Pokhara, Nepal
For those that enjoy mountain biking, there are few better cities in the world than Pokhara to really put your biking skills to the test. With a mix of trips that combine quick descent rides that promise an incredible view, to massive, weeklong efforts that take you around the Annapurna Circuit. It’s also home to the world’s longest and steepest zip lines.
- Cairns, Australia
There are a couple of great reasons to visit Australia. Whether it’s to hike along one of their spectacular beaches, or to see the stars in the Outback, Australia is packed with adventure for the travelling nomad. Tully River is among their most popular destinations, where visitors can enjoy one of the world’s best rafting trips. Not far from Cairns is Smithfield, which offers an incredible mountain biking experience through acres of serene rainforest and jungle.
- Queenstown, New Zealand
Often heralded as the city that started off adventure travelling, Queenstown was once a sleepy village that was most often ignored by travellers. That changed in 1988 with the invention of bungee jumping on Kawarau Bridge. Today, the town is full of activities fit to keep any adventurer busy for weeks at a time.