Top adventure holidays across the world
Got the spirit of adventure in you? For some of us, relaxing in the sun on holiday isn’t quite enough. So we’ve lined up eight active and adventure holiday ideas for those that love to be on the move or get the adrenaline pumping!
Horse riding in the Pyrenees
Even the most fearless horse riders will be challenged riding through the stunning Andorran Pyrenees. You can cover up to 350km from the coast into the mountains – passing through France, Andorra and Spain all in one trip. Explore remote wilderness only accessible on foot trails and camp out under the stars each night. There are a variety of packages available starting from either France or Spain.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Barcelona.
Diving and trekking in Iceland
Iceland is a geological wonder with its volcanic landscape, glaciers and hot springs. The incredible landscape offers adventurers everything they need – from hiking the magical terrain formed from flowing lava or diving in the Silfra fissure for an otherworldly underwater experience.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Reykjavik.
Ice climbing in Switzerland
Sure you’ve heard of rock climbing, but have you heard of ice climbing? If scaling a mountain isn’t enough, try an ascent on sheer ice. During the winters in Switzerland, instructors take out groups of brave climbers to try their hand at a week of ice climbing. Sleep in huts, tackle explored snowy peaks and wake every morning to hot coffee on the top of Alps!
Fly direct from Heathrow to Geneva.
Paddleboarding the Amazon in Brazil
Paddleboarding has gained in popularity and now there are tours of the Amazon offering treks through the rainforest and paddleboarding on pristine lakes. You will sleep on hammocks every night and meet local communities on the way. The Tapajos river is one of the best preserved in Brazil and many trips start out from here.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Sao Paulo and take onward transport.
Hiking in the USA
There are many hikes with jaw-dropping vistas and exciting wildlife in the USA but the longest, spanning a multitude of states, is the Appalachian Trail. Over 2,000 miles long and starting or finishing from Georgia or Maine – not many people hike the entire route but there are options to pick up the trail from any point. Traverse the blue mountains where black bears roam and hawks soar in endless blue skies. Fly into any of the below cities and join the trail for a day or two.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte NC, or Atlanta.
Ice surfing in Canada
Tried surfing before? We’re sure many adventurers have, but have you ever tried the unusual sport of ice surfing? This is windsurfing on snow or lakes of ice. On Lake Simcoe in Ontario you can get board rental and lessons for a day.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Toronto.
Caving in Vietnam
The world’s biggest cave, Son Doong, opened to the public in 2013 and since then has drawn travellers to explore its depths. This is just one of many incredible caves in Vietnam. There are many guided tours of the caves which include lunch along the way and some beautiful walks through the jungle.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh City.
Skydiving in New Zealand
Queenstown is a mecca for adrenaline junkies with sky diving, bungee jumping, incredible skiing and a whole host of thrilling activities available. Why not throw yourself from a moving plane or plummet off a dazzlingly high bridge? If it’s heart pumping thrills you want New Zealand will keep you busy for weeks.
Fly direct from Heathrow to Auckland and take short flight on to Queenstown.
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