Best Adventure Travel Trips for 2014
For those who like their trips to thrill, here are the best places to feel pumped in 2014.
1. Mountain Biking, Avoriaz, France
Avoriaz, located in the heart of Portes du Soleil has unlimited mountain biking potential. Extensive 75km of down hills, cross-country trails opens up 25 sky lifts, which give access to some amazing tracks for the mountain bikers. The area has an advanced and developed network of trails. It is an ideal place for everyone to enjoy family riding, skill practices etc.
2. Sailing, Cape Horn, Chile
Before the invention of Panama Canal, any of the ships that needed to cross the Atlantic and Pacific oceans had to brave the Southern seas. That was the only way for them. Cape Horn is the extreme Southern tip of Chile and the sea is as violent as it was 100 years ago. So sailing at the Sothern seas of Cape Horn is full of adventures and fascinations. It offers some amazing shipping channels with the world’s biggest waves spreading over an area of 5400 nautical miles.
3. Ice Marathon, Antarctica
The first sporting event held in Antarctica was the Ice Marathon, on January 28, 1995. That was an entirely different event held 80 degrees south within the Antarctic circle at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains. The annual Ice Marathon is held in late February between 19 to 23 February but somehow the dates depend on the weather conditions at a temperature of -20 degrees. The brutal temperature and the thrashing wind here give it a mixture of adventure and charm.
4. Swimming, Sporades Isles, Greece
The Greek Sporades swimming trip takes place in a secluded part of Aegean. Participants swim from one island to another covering in total 5 km. The Sporades is a collection of 24 islands in the Aegean Sea that moves along the east coast of Greece. Standing as the Europe’s one of the largest Marine Parks, the water here is magnificent and includes a varied wildlife collection.
5. Climbing Mount Baker on Snowboard or Skis, Washington, USA
Mt. Baker Ski Area located in Northern Washington, is the right place if you are planning for a snowboard adventure. The ski area here receives the annual snowfall of 641 inches, which holds the record of the highest snowfall in a single season. The ski area also plays a great role in the world’s largest snowboard race with around 240 competitors across the world. The American Alpine Institute organizes a three-day adventure trip in these white snow grounds in May and June.
6. Kayaking, Kamchatka, Russia
If you are you waiting for a truly incomparable adventure then this hundred-mile expedition on the Kamchatka Peninsula that begins at the foot of Karimsky Volcano and moves across the Siberian taiga to the headwaters of the Zhupanova River can be the best adventure for the adventure lovers. You need to paddle its entire wild length, through valleys moving with geysers and distinct with unsullied bear trails, eventually achieving the Bering Sea.
7. Rock Climbing, Yangshuo, China
Yangshuo, China draws the attention of climbers from all across the world because of the rock climbing opportunities that it provides. It typically offers extraordinary climbing and other al fresco activities for groups and individuals. People can reach this place with the help of bus ride or short bike downtown.
8. Stand-up Paddleboarding, Dominican Republic
One of the most wanted and fastest growing adventurous sports all around the world is stand-up paddleboarding. The craggy northern shoreline of the Dominican Republic provides 500km of bounty pummeled of that kind by North Atlantic swells. SUP is not only fun but also perfect for your whole family and anyone can do it with ease. It offers the entire core and cardiovascular workout while carrying it out. Cabarete is one of the places that is best known for SUP. You can perform this activity on flat water, in the bay, cruising all along the coast of the northern shore of the Dominican Republic, surfing on the reef, on the inland river and in the waves, exploring the beauty and serenity of the Dominican wildlife.
9. Whitewater Rafting, Mosquito Coast, Honduras
Central America is one of the best and most popular regions of the world for whitewater rafting. If you truly love adventure and love to take risks in life then it is something that you should try at least for once. The secluded rainforest of the Caribbean Coast of Honduras is a place that has become one of the most admired whitewater adventures in crystalline river that traverses impressive rainforest jungle, aboriginal tribes and one of a kind wildlife (pumas, scarlet macaws, jaguars, river otters and vampire bats).
10. Travel by Horse and Cart, Myanmar/Burma
People in Myanmar still use horse-carts driven by a single horse for the transport of travelers and goods. Traveling by horse and cart is one of the most amazing ways to discover and walk around the ruins of Myanmar. Exploring the pagodas and Buddhist temples in Bagan through horse and cart is simply awe striking.