Summer activities often revolve around fun for kids. But there are tons of outdoor adventures for adults that don’t include water parks and rollercoasters. So here are some of the most compelling to get you out and active.
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Long-Distance Trekking and Hiking
Walking is good for the mind, body, and soul. Popular hiking trails see millions of visitors per year. And with good reason. By simply walking to a far-flung destination, you can witness some of the most stunning sights on Earth. Sights you would otherwise miss by driving, flying, or getting a train. For example, you can only see Urularu by booking a tour like the Emu Run Experience, which gets you up close to one of nature’s most stunning and revered spectacles. And if you have the time, you can make the most of a trek by setting up camp and taking it all in.
Freefall Bungee Jumping
I’m terrified of heights so you won’t find me doing this, but here’s one that’s not for the faint of heart: bungee jumping is one of the most stimulating activities you can do. Launching yourself off a cliff, bridge or platform takes a fair bit of bravery, knowing you will hurtle to the ground at terminal velocity. However, bungee experts are at the top of the game. And despite the impending danger, bungee expeditions are pretty safe. The cord’s tensile strength means it won’t break. And the elasticity means you will never hit the ground. Still, this is probably the most extreme activity you can do next to jumping out of a plane at 30,000 feet.
Outdoor Adventures for Adults Includes Diving
It might be underwater, but it still counts as the outdoors! Despite their vast beauty and immense displays of nature, only 20% of our oceans have been explored and mapped by experts. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take the plunge and do some diving of your own. You can stay in the shallows or go for a deep dive experience. Either way, you are in for a treat. Shallow diving lets you experience the stunning beauty of eco-friendly coral reefs and local sea life. While you can explore sunken ruins and darker caverns with deep-sea diving. However, each one requires some training before setting out.
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Guided Tour Mountaineering
If trekking a hiking trail doesn’t cut it for you, there’s always the call of the mountain. Mountaineering is a more profound experience that will challenge even the most experienced hikers. However, you will get to see the most remarkable vistas if you can cut it. Many mountain top views are unsullied by human interference and are therefore crawling with wildlife. For example, bears, eagles, and wild wolves are among the most common in North America. Therefore, this is a dangerous hobby, and you should consult with a guide beforehand.
Mountain Biking Through Popular Trails
Sometimes your feet just aren’t fast enough, and you need to feel the adrenaline of hurtling towards a drop at 30mph. If that’s your idea of fun, then perhaps consider taking your bike up a mountain trail rather than walking. Mountain biking requires far more physicality than walking, and it’s a lot quicker. But it’s no less fun or satisfying. Additionally, you will get to vista points faster on two wheels than on two feet. While it’s immense fun shifting gears over varying terrain, the fun really starts when you begin your descent and let gravity do most of the work.
Summer is here, and you might be looking for outdoor adventures for adults. Some of the most intense include bungee jumping, mountaineering, and mountain biking through trails.