Monday June 9, 2014
Get these on your bucket list! Top 10 adventures and experiences for thrill seekers. If you like living on the edge read on....
Volcano surfing, otherwise known as ash boarding or volcano boarding is a new sport, consisting of an erupted volcano and a thin metal board or plywood. Riders hike up the volcano and slide down, sitting or standing.
Do you like to test the limits of human endurance? Pack your blister kits for this six day, 251 km race across the Sahara. Competitors have to carry all their belongings and train for many years to build the stamina necessary to succeed. It’s a gruelling multi-stage adventure!
Ok with heights? What about 356m above the ground!? The EdgeWalk is the world’s highest full-circle hands free walk on a 5ft wide ledge around the CN Tower. You can even get married on the EdgeWalk, exchanging your vows 116 storeys up.
When it comes to pure terror, it’s hard to beat a bungee jump. So why not try the AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungee Jump, the biggest of the lot at 764ft high. It is recorded by the Guinness World Record as the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
The fact that 15 people have died in this bull-chasing stampede through the streets of Pamplona should put people off, but it doesn’t. Join the thousands of people testing their will against the might, muscle and horns of several raging bulls.
As one of the world’s top dive spots, the Galapagos Islands offers a plethora of sea life, with turtles, hammerhead sharks and all kinds of fish. Swimming with sea lions makes this place really special. They’ll frolic and play with divers and it's the closest you can get to sea lions in the world.
Want to experience one of the most exhilarating natural highs known to man? In Finland they have been doing it for years: find water at sub-zero temperatures, drill a hole through the ice and jump in! Ice swimming has seen a renaissance in recent years, so there are several places where you can try it.
8) Mountain Biking on the World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia
The ‘Road of Death’ claimed an average of 20 vehicles each year until a new highway opened in 2007. The trip is approximately 70 kilometres long, starts at 4700 metres above sea level and finishes at 1500 metres above sea level. It takes about 4 to 5 hours cycling downhill. The hardest part is a 3 kilometre uphill pedal at 3500 metres and resisting altitude sickness!
Fancy scuba diving with man-eating sharks? That’s exactly what you can do at Bega Lagoon, on Fiji’s Viti Levu Island. Frequently named as The Best Shark Dive in the world, you will be able to see up to 8 species of shark in a dive and Fiji’s spectacular lush coral reefs.
10) Zip Ride, Alaska
ZipRider® is the longest zip line ride in the world and it’s definitely a formidable ride, running for more than a mile, with a 1,300 foot vertical drop over a 90-second ride. You can reach top speeds of 65mph and enjoy the closest thing to flying as humanly possible.
Are you a thrill seeker? What are the most thrilling adventures that you’ve experienced?