Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Best Destinations For Extreme Sports

Does jumping off a cliff, or climbing a volcano get you giddy? Then, you are probably an adrenaline junkie, always looking for the next place to get your fix. These destinations have plenty of options for you to get your blood pumping.

Nepal, Asia

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Nepal is home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. The peak of the mountain is 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. Are you daring enough to climb that? Extreme hikers flock to the mountain to join the prestigious groups of hikers that are able to successfully finish the climb. The mountain recently opened for the hiking season (in 2017). The Department of Tourism said “over 250 mountaineers from 28 countries obtained climbing permits for Mt. Everest.” Will you be next?

Arizona, U.S.A.

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Tourists from all over the globe flock to Arizona mainly to see one amazing spectacle, the Grand Canyon. However, a minority don’t go just to see it, but to white-water raft in the canyon’s Colorado River.  The Travel Channel reports “Thrill-seekers have their pick of various commercial to non-commercial river trips that range from a half-day to a 25-day trip. Experience the scenic wonder and adrenaline rush on this adventure of a lifetime.”

Pamplona, Spain

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If you are brave enough, one can receive the ultimate adrenaline rush, in Pamplona, Spain. The city hosts the annual San Fermin Festival, every year from 6th to the 14th of July. Although there are multiple celebrations and activities throughout those few days, the most prominent one is the running of the bulls. The angry, half-toned animals are released in the streets of the city, and led to the bull ring. However, millions try to outrun the bulls – certainly a life-endangering but thrilling experience.

Interlaken, Switzerland

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Interlaken is located in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland. The area offers amazing winter-outdoor sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. However, there are numerous companies that also offer outdoor adventure companies. Skydiving, hang gliding, and glacier and canyon bungy jumping are only some of the experiences offered.