The Best Places to Travel for Extreme Sports from The Best Places to Travel for Extreme Sports
The Best Places to Travel for Extreme Sports
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Nothing compares to the thrilling sensation that comes with participating in these extreme sports.
Are you ready? From Dubai to the Himalayan Mountains and the Tulum Cenotes of Mexico, here are some of the best places to travel.
BASE Jumping at Meru Peak in the Himalayan Mountains
Meru Peak is the site of the world’s highest BASE Jump at approximately 21,667 feet. This jump has only been done one time, in 2006, by two BASE Jumpers. If you want to break records, this is definitely the best BASE Jumping destination for you.
Wingsuit Flying in Palm Jumeirah Island, Dubai
There are tons of things you need to see and do in Dubai, but for you adrenaline junkies, Dubai is the ultimate Wingsuit Flying destination. Visitors say, the most breathtaking spot for wingsuit flying is the drop zone over the Palm Jumeriah Island. The maximum jump altitude is at 13,000 feet.
Heli Skiing in Riksgransen, Sweden
Run down more than a hundred peaks – Riksgransen offers more than 5,000 square kilometers (3,106 square miles) of heli skiing terrain. There are special grounds for less confident and intermediate skiers. Heli skiing there is offered until late-May, and one of the best parts – you get the opportunity to ski a lot of runs because of the long daylight hours.
Cave Diving the Tulum Cenotes of Mexico
Explore the oasis pools of the Mayan jungle and the sacred waters of the Riviera Maya on a cave diving tour. The Riviera Maya is home to the second longest coral reef in the world, and the jungles nearby Tulum consist of the three longest underwater cave systems known on earth. Experience archaeological remains and spectacular formations under the clear waters.
Wing Walking, UK
Volcano Surfing down Cerro Negro, Nicaragua
Highlining a canyon, Utah
Interested in tightrope walking? How about walking on top of a piece of rope across canyons. According to GrindTV, there is a canyon in southern Utah that is about 400 feet deep that’s suited for highlining. The exact location is a secret and only spread by word of mouth.
Bull Riding, Dallas, Texas
Travel to Dallas and go bull riding for the most intense 8 seconds of your life. It is by far one of the most dangerous extreme sports to participate in, but also one of the most exhilarating. Participants get on top of a bull and hold on for dear life while the animal attempts to toss them off. Fact: “A bull always gets a score based on how difficult he is to ride, even if the rider gets bucked off (GRINDTV).”
Cliff Diving in Tar Creek Falls, California
Located in Los Padres Natonal Forest and also known as one of the scariest cliff dives in the world is Tar Creek Falls – a 70-foot cliff with drops ranging between 10-25 feet. Visitors say the best time to visit is during the spring when the pools are safe and ready for diving.
Tow-In-Surfing, Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania, Australia
Shipstern Bluff is located in Tasman National Park. It is named after the imposing 250-foot wedge-shaped granite cliff and is only accessible by boat or a long trek through Tasman National Park. Shipstern offers surfers the chance to encounter 20-foot waves. They are towed in by a jet ski and thrown directly into the path of the wave. “Top Shipstern riders include James and Tyler Hollmer-Cross, Mike Brennan, and Marti Paradisis” (encyclopediaofsurfing.com).
Ice Climbing in Valdez, Alaska
Ice climbers have been climbing in Valdez for years. Since the 1970s, world-class climbers have come to climb the steep-sided rock walls of the multi-pitch blue ice in Keystone Canyon. Other climbs include the Mineral Creek, Solomon Gulch, Hole in the Wall and Sheep Creek.
Street Luging, California
Street luging is a recreational sport where competitors sit down on a luge board or skateboard and throw themselves down paved roads. It was created in Southern California by downhill skateboarders who realized they could reach faster speeds on their board if they were lying down. Therefore, the best destination to try out this extreme sport is California.
Skydiving in Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Skydive at Fox Glacier for stunning views of rainforests, lakes, mountains, glaciers, snowfields and the Tasman Sea. See the beautiful Westland National Park from the sky. Choose from your choice of a 9,000 ft. jump with a 30 second freefall, a 13,000 ft. jump with a 50 second freefall or a 16,500 ft. jump with a 65 second freefall.
Rock Climbing in Red River Gorge, Kentucky
The best time to climb the canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky is when it’s supposed to be sunny and dry. The views are magical, the scenery is gorgeous, and the climbing potential is huge. Choose between a wide region of national forest land and remote areas with sandstone cliffs for climbers of all-levels. The climbing season is usually between March and June, and peaks again in October.
Whitewater Rafting the Colorado River, Arizona
The Colorado River offers a wide range of water and is known to be one of the most popular rafting destinations in the world. Why? Because it has more than 1,450 miles in total and cuts through the world famous Grand Canyon. Take a scenic float and view the incredible wildlife or go on a heart pumping ride downstream through massive rapids.