New Year is just around the corner, and many people take up a resolution to travel to new places each year. If you are one of them, and getting an adrenaline rush is your kind of thing, you are in for a delight. According to the leading travel blogs in India, these are top 7 adventure sports destinations in the world to explore:
The fifth-largest city in the US, Phoenix is a hidden treasure when it comes to adventure sports. The incredible city offers epic desert sunsets, stunning mountain vistas, and hiking & mountain biking trails through its cactus-studded landscapes.
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Canadian city is known for the myriad adventure activities it has to offer. Apart from the beach, tourists can choose from a wide range of outdoor activities such as paddling, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, and even skiing. The snow-capped landscape is bound to take your breath away. Coppermine River is a place for paddlers looking for great outdoor activities.
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture and second-largest island. Erstwhile home of the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, Sapporo offers you incredible hiking trails in summers and gorgeous snowy landscape in the winters. Apart from indulging in snow sports, you can relax your sore muscles in one of the many onsen (hot spring bath) spas across the island.
You don’t have to be ‘sleepless’ to witness the wonder Seattle is. The city’s calling cards are its mountains, rivers and breath-taking landscapes. From sea level to the summits of sky-high mountains, Seattle has a lot to offer when it comes to adrenaline-inducing experiences.
Belize City, Belize
The home to the Maya civilization, Belize City is the capital of the Central American country of Belize. Within an arm’s reach for many Americans, the city is a two-hour flight away from Miami. Brimming with Mayan ruins and Indiana Jones-esque hidden temples, Belize City offers one of the greatest scuba-diving experiences in the world.
The Highlands, Scotland
Be it hiking or mountain biking – the Scottish Highlands is a perfect destination for both. In addition to providing the perfect setting for the aforementioned activities, the Highlands also amaze the tourists with their violet heather and the lochs surrounding the medieval castles. The West Highway between Glasgow and Fort William never fails to awe-struck mountain bikers.
South Africa is a diverse country, especially in terms of its geographic features, and provides the tourists with a plethora of adventures – right from diving and rafting to mountain climbing and trekking. Apart from these activities, South Africa holds another tantalising aspect – that of Safari Travel.
The Eastern Transvaal and several other parks in South Africa offer a wide range of activities that other places can’t offer. Birdwatchers and wildlife lovers are in for a treat while traversing through the pampas stretching for hundreds of miles.
We bet the adventure-lover in you is going to love these handpicked destinations. So, what are you waiting for? Add these wonders to your travel bucket list and get set, go!