Do you consider yourself a thrill-seeker? Do you thrive on the rush of adrenaline involved in doing something scary? Well, you’ve come to the right place – this category is designed just for you.
Some people like to spend their weekends hiking, swimming, horse riding and alike. But you want something that will get your blood pumping and heart racing – whether that’s ice climbing, cave diving, zap cats, wing walking, bungee jumping or traversing a gorge, we’ve got you covered.
So get ready to laugh, scream, cheer and generally have your breath taken away, because we’ve pulled together some top tips and activity suggestions. Get planning today!
What level of ‘extreme’ can you handle?
There’s a big difference between wanting to feel the wind in your hair – think kite surfing or water skiing – versus being battered by the wind as you skydive 10,000 feet out of a plane. There is no saying which is the best choice, just choose what’s right for you as there are plenty of options for all ages and abilities.
Who are you going with?
You might be the ultimate thrill-seeker but if you’re taking a partner, friend or family member – you will need to check that you’re both on the same page. Don’t promise your family a relaxing day out then pull up to a zombie apocalypse venue, it might not go down too well…
What’s your budget?
Typically the more extreme the activity, the more it will set you back. This is because they usually involve some degree of training, advanced equipment and injury insurance. If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly, kite boarding and other ground-based activities may be a good bet.
Figure out what’s on offer near you.
On the whole, extreme activities need more space, so it’s unlikely you’ll find too many of them in the city. Skydiving, paragliding, drifting and monster truck driving all need wide open spaces, and water sports will be lake or sea-based. However, most venues and destinations are easily accessible by car, but if there is a big group of you going then it will be worth bearing in mind that you may need to rent a vehicle where public transport isn’t an option.
Now all that’s left to do is take a deep breath, hold onto your hat and enjoy the ride.