Adventure travelers love the rush of adrenaline they feel while being active and experiencing a new destination. The destinations on our list are some of the top worldwide adventure destinations with a multitude of activities available. These adventure activities include mountain climbing, biking, and hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, wildlife encounters and water sports. Read on to learn about these adventure travel destinations for your bucket list.
Best Adventure Travel Destinations
Have a Unique Mountain Biking Experience in Slovenia
Slovenia is the only country in Europe where the Pannonian Plain, the Mediterranean and the Alps meet. This makes Slovenia the ultimate bucket list destination for mountain bikers. Visitors can book a private multi-day mountain biking tours that travel from the Alps through wine country and the Adriatic Coast. If you prefer biking on your own, Triglav National Park has outstanding bicycling routes ready for exploration. Slotrips offers many tailor made outdoor holidays that are sure to bring phenomenal experiences and lasting memories.
Go Rafting at The Royal Gorge
This deep and narrow canyon in Cañon City, Colorado is known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Arkansas’. This area of the Arkansas River has some of the best whitewater rafting experiences in Colorado. The outstanding rapids that can be found here are class III, IV and V rapids, which popular routes including Sunshine, Boat Eater and Sledgehammer. The Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA) has licensed professionals that offer incredible whitewater adventure tours for all ages and skill levels. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge while in Cañon City. This bridge sits 955 feet above the river and is the centerpiece of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, an amusement park that is located on both sides of the gorge.
See Polar Bears Up Close
Travel up north and view the mighty polar bears guided by expert naturalists at pristine Hudson Bay. Every fall, Natural Habitat Adventure, partnered with the World Wildlife Fund, hosts a polar bear viewing experience in Manitoba, Canada. Gusts come to the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and stay in The Tundra Lodge, a hotel designed specifically for polar bear viewing. This establishment has custom made vehicles that allow once in a lifetime polar bear encounters and photo opportunities. The Classic Polar Bear Adventure is a seven day small group polar bear expeditions and cultural experiences with Churchill residents.
Conquer The Italian Dolomites
You can climb, hike, or participate in a ski safari at the magnificent Italian Dolomites mountain range. Many ski enthusiasts come to Italy every winter and have an awesome ski adventure while staying in great rifugi (mountain huts) with the best Italian food and wine served too. Year round, the region is also a spectacular location for mountain biking and hiking, trail running, and rock climbing, plus much more. A wonderful multisport Dolomites trip is A Taste of South Tyrol: Hike, Bike, Explore and Savor! This tour allows you to do it all on your Dolomites trip including luxury hotels, spectacular Italian cuisine, professional mountain guides and private transportation.
Enjoy An Outback Adventure at The Kimberley
This region of northwestern Australia known as The Kimberley, is on many adventure traveler’s bucket lists. There are numerous outdoor activities available for this western Australia trek. In the water, you can enjoy diving and snorkeling, marine encounters, and beach life. On land, you can hike bike, experience nature, camp and learn about Aborigine culture, plus much more.
One of the most remote areas of the region is El Questro, which is 700,000 acres of an adventure’s traveler’s dream. Adventure travelers here will love playing and exploring the natural wonders of tidal flats, rainforests, hot springs, gorges, waterfalls, and a mostly unexplored range of mountains. Get out there this year and experience some of these adventure.