An adventurous trip with a little bit of adrenaline can create a lot of memories, but for those who seek the adrenaline on a full-time basis, want the entire, there is an endless list of adrenaline-pumping adventures to discover around the world that are available on the internet.
It would be near impossible to experience them all so we asked travel bloggers to share their most epic adrenaline activities from their travels. So here are a few ideas for an adrenaline-filled adventure.
1. Abseiling Lion's Head and Signal Hill - South Africa
With the Atlantic ocean below you and stunning views of Lions Head, Camps Bay and Robben Island around you, it is hard to beat the 112 metres abseil off Table Mountain.
It is one of the largest commercial abseils in the world and a must for adrenaline junkies. Since the overall experience only takes about an hour to complete it still leaves plenty of time in the day to experience the other thrills available in the mother city.
2. Snorkelling the Silfra Fissure - Iceland
Head to the Silfra Fissure in Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park, wrap up in a drysuit and plunge into water that is around 2-3°C for the swim of your life.
The fissure’s crystal clear water is made of glacier melt-water filtered through the volcanic rocks over hundreds of years – this magical combination gives the best underwater visibility in the world – at one point, you can see for over 150 metres.
As you glide along the surface, the water appearing every shade of blue and green, it genuinely feels like flying over the rocks up to 23 metres below you.
Continuing along the fissure, you end up in the Silfra Lagoon which has a sandy floor and craggy rock pools, perfect for exploring until the cold finally makes you relinquish and head back to the van to warm up with a hot chocolate!
3. Bridge Climbing - Australia
Thrill-seekers don’t have to get out of the city to challenge their climbing skills — try clambering the rungs of these iconic bridges, where you’ll be rewarded with the best panoramic views in the city.
The famous Sydney Harbor Bridge isn’t just a monumental landmark, the 440-foot (134-meter) high walkway is also a bucket-list favourite — attempt the Sydney BridgeClimb at night if you dare.
4. Climbing the infamous sky-plank - China
Known as "the world's most dangerous hike", the sky-plank in the Huashan mountain is definitely a call of temptation for the adrenaline seekers. It’s definitely the star attraction in these peaks drawing thousands of visitors each week.
Wooden beams are haphazardly secured into place on the mountain face by a strange assortment of fastenings including an old table leg and some bent, rusty nails.
Lines of daredevils queue up to test their nerves on this precarious course, and to make matters worse, it’s two way traffic. You have to make your way behind people’s backs on the return journey, pushing you further over the abyss.
5. Bungee Jump in Bloukrans - South Africa
The views of the Bloukrans Valley from Africa’s highest bridge are all the majestic and tranquil but throwing yourself off more than 200 metres down towards the river below certainly is not.
Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungee is sure to give you a head rush of note and all aspiring adventure travellers should give this one a try.IOL