Family travel winter vacation

7 Extreme Sports Destinations for Your Entire Family

Family travel winter vacation

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Some like peaceful and lazy rests on the beach, while others prefer adrenaline and active sports, and the number of extreme lovers grows from year to year. Today, the most popular extreme sports include bungee jumping, surfing, windsurfing, and paragliding. Sure, each of them has its own risks, but they also bring extraordinary impressions you’re unlikely to get, lying on the beach near your hotel. Here are seven best destinations to enjoy some adrenaline sports together with your family.

New Zealand: bungee jumping, rafting, diving

New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Magnificent green landscapes, endless mountain ranges, dozens of waterfalls and lakes, perfect for rafting and diving, and wild coasts – it seems like nature has gathered all its miracles in one place. This country is the dream of every traveler, even those who seek bright sensations. Such combination of extreme sports and fascinating nature never disappoint. Besides, New Zealand is famous for bungee jumping. If this is what you’re looking for, go to Taupo, the city in the northern part of the country.

Bali: surfing, windsurfing, and diving

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Family adventure-travel, lake vacation

True lovers of water sports and surfing prefer Bali. The sandy beaches of this picturesque island are an ideal spot for beginners. Probably the most famous surf resort in Bali is Kuta, located on the south coast of the island, where it’s washed by the Indian Ocean. Since it’s in close proximity to Denpasar, the island’s capital, the resort is easy to reach. Powerful waves of Kuta are perfect for surfing fans.

Greece: windsurfing, rock climbing

Greek islands offer warm weather, beautiful landscapes, and gorgeous women. That’s why so many wealthy tourists travel there. But the country also provides excellent conditions for windsurfing, especially the island of Lefkada. Every day, a large local beach near the town of Vasiliki turns into a festival for fans of this extreme sport. Vasiliki is located in the southern part of the island, and if you rent a scooter or a car, you can easily reach the most beautiful beaches in Greece: Egremni and Porto Katsiki.

Mexico: base jumping

Mexico offers travelers the largest cave in the world. It’s called Cave of Swallows, and it’s perfect for extreme sports lovers, as it provides great conditions for jumping from a rock with a parachute. The depth of the cave reaches over 1080 feet.

Finland: skiing, biking, and winter fishing

If you’re looking for some extreme winter entertainment, Finland is the destination for you. This country will please you with a variety of activities. Its southern areas are great for fishing, both winter and summer. You can even sell your catch – the most successful fishermen manage to recoup all expenses for the trip. Those, who just want to rent skis or a bicycle and take a ride through snow-covered slopes, will appreciate the holiday in Finland the most.

Austria: trekking, rafting, and rock-climbing

Austria does everything it can to become something bigger than just a ski mecca. And the efforts are worth it because this country is full of summer and winter entertainment: rafting and trekking, rock and ice climbing, and hiking trails through beautiful mountains. Cyclists will enjoy the routes of all difficulties or practice downhill there.

Switzerland: rafting, downhill, and base jumping

Switzerland became famous for its watches, banks, and chocolate. And downhill skiing. And the love of archery. And beautiful lakes. In short, the Swiss do everything excellently, even when it comes to planning active pastime. It’s an alpine country with a full range of alpine amusements: trekking, ski tours, downhill, rafting, paragliding, and base jumping. If you want to learn to jump with a parachute from the rocks, the safest way to do it is to learn from Swiss instructors.

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Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll asked himself a question: "If I could do anything, what would I do?" His answer resulted in a quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle (32,344 miles, 4 years, 59 countries, 6 continents). An adventure described as having moments from pure survival to pure enlightenment. He was honored to be the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina by the US Dept. of State and has received numerous other awards. Now Scott writes children's books to teach them how to live the life of their dreams.