Best Holiday Destinations for Thrill Seekers

This post takes a look at the greatest places you can go to get your adrenaline fix on holiday. With so many places to explore, we’ve picked two of the best destinations and things to do there to get you inspired for your next holiday.

California, USA

California is a haven for sports fans of all tastes. In Cali, as you can imagine, every whim is catered for in some form or another, so you have all the options on land, sea and air to choose from. You can do everything from skydiving, to surfing, or dragster racing. Here are our picks of the best adrenaline fuelled sports to visit California for:

  • Skateboarding
    Skating is as popular as ever in 2016 and now has a far more gender inclusive culture than it used to, as well as having a widening age bracket getting up on their boards. If you try it at one of the state’s many great skate parks, make you get fully kitted out.
  • Climbing and Bouldering
    California contains the world famous Yosemite Valley – a top class destination for climbers from all over the world. It’s well worth a visit if you’re a dab hand at climbing.
  • BMX and MountainBiking
    The rocky landscape of Western California makes it perfect for sun-soaked off-road biking trips. Follow a trail with local tour operators or dome some hard core research and make your own way.

Norway

The stark, yet beautiful landscape of Norway is perfect to try out exciting outdoor activities as they’re such a big part of the culture. The land in Norway is free to roam, meaning you can camp out in the wild wherever you choose which makes it perfect to get out into the landscape to enjoy your favourite outdoor pursuits in a thrilling way.

  • Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week)
    Annually, the town of Voss hosts a festival that includes base jumping, kitesurfing, white water rafting, kayaking, climbing, longboarding, and mountain biking to name but a few.
  • Cross Country Skiing
    Nordic Skiing is a hugely popular pastime in Norway. This pursuit is a little different to your average ski holiday, but it’s something the whole family can enjoy.
  • Wild Swimming
    As with wild camping, in Norway you can swim in just about any of the natural lakes – even under the light of the midnight sun.

The sporty and active nature of both California and Norway makes them completely ideal for getting up and active. There’s a higher than average population of extreme sports fanatics and experts in these destinations, so if you’re looking to try something new, these are the places for you.

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