Adventure holidays offer outdoor activities and cultural discoveries, as well as the chance to take on new challenges in stunning surrounds. These destinations are particularly known for their diverse terrain and weather conditions, allowing you to try a range of activities in unique environments. From cycling and water sports to the more extreme canyoning and snowmobile tours, all tastes are catered for at these epic destinations.
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Adventure Holidays: Top Destinations
Four Best Destinations for Unusual Adventure Holidays
If you enjoy water sports, Oslo offers a variety of stunning glacier lakes, rivers, and the Norwegian fjords, but if you prefer obstacle challenges, go beat your personal best at Lake Balaton in Hungary on 10 hectares full of obstacles. However, for a mixture of activities on varied outdoor terrain, Ljubljana in Slovenia is the place to be. From hiking to skating, kayaking, and canyoning, this capital has you covered. Finally, there is Zakopane in Poland, known for its challenging Tatras Mountains, and winter sports.
Sandwiched between Austria and Italy, Ljubljana boasts a mix of Slovenian, Mediterranean, and German cultures. In this beautiful car-less city, people cycle or walk. With a Ljubljana Card you will get a bike for free for up to four hours. Try sightseeing aboard boat 'Ljubljanica', on a stand-up paddleboard, or a canoe. You can also hike to the summit of Šmarna Gora, walk or ride to Ljubljana Castle. Explore historic and cultural landmarks such as Dragon Bridge, Prešeren Square, Ljubljana Cathedral, and the National Gallery of Slovenia is fun too.
2. Lake Balaton
If you love kayaking or canoeing, you'll enjoy the ride to Lake Cave in Kapolca, Hungary. However, for an adrenaline rush, go climb 9m up at the Sherpa Adventure Park. Test your willpower at Zánkaland Adventure Park - a 10-hectare piece of land with over 100 obstacles. If you enjoy extreme sports, try infra-flight and quad biking at Full Extreme Sport Park (Siofók). While there, try Nordic walking.
To test your stamina and perseverance, try hiking the rugged Tatra Mountains in Poland. It's the highest of the Carpathian mountains chain; standing at 2,655m. In winter, go for a snowmobile tour taking in the beauty of Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains. Try torchlight sleigh rides too, country skiing, ice skating, and other winter sports.
From mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, and every ice game you can think of, Oslo offers a range of activities for adventure seekers. You can go biking, hiking, or swimming at the beach (though it may be cold!). If you are a licensed kayaker, acquaint yourself with the deep and still Norwegian fjords, rivers and glacier lakes. There are also opportunities for beginners to take kayaking lessons and participate in the sport.