Best Countries In The World For Adventure Travel

Edge Walk Toronto

Adventure travel isn’t just a way of experiencing the world for young people. Adventure is for everyone no matter your age and is yet another reason to travel to specific destinations. The type of adventure can vary from place to place. Some destinations may offer a chance to journey into the wilderness while others offer extreme sports. There are plenty of places around the world where you can indulge in your passion for adventure travel, but here a few top ones you should definitely consider:

New Zealand

Kaituna River - NZ
Photo Credit: River Rats Kayaking

The mecca of adventure sports has been drawing visitors for decades and one of the biggest aspects of the country’s attraction is the wonderful diverse terrain to be found there. From high snow-capped mountains with steep slopes to long stretches of golden sands facing azure waters, there’s plenty of adventure sports to experience in New Zealand. For those wanting to check bungee jumping off of their bucket list, New Zealand is the place to do it! There’s also excellent rivers for kayaking and white water rafting along with mountain bike and hiking trails. For a more unusual activity, there’s even sand surfing.


Surf in Chile
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As a long and narrow country, Chile is bordered by the Andes mountain range to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, which means there are plenty of different adventurous activities. The northern beaches offer great surfing and there are plenty of animal spotting trips available along the coast, while there are a range of great ski resorts, many within an hour’s drive of the capital Santiago.

United States

rock climb america
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The United States is a huge country with a vast range of adventure sports to offer any willing traveller. You can go rock climbing or white water rafting in the high peaks of the Rockies, or head out into the vast wilderness in the many northern areas of the country. Long distance hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are epic journeys, while Florida’s beaches are popular destinations for those with a passion for swimming, surfing and scuba diving.


slovenia paraglide
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Countries from the former Soviet Union have really been coming on to the international tourism scene since the break up of the Communist regime, especially for the adventurous. The stunning mountains and valleys of Slovenia provide a wonderful backdrop for adventure activities. From airborne action such as paragliding, skydiving and hot air ballooning to hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.


israel canyoning
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With a coastline on the Mediterranean on one side and the highly saline Dead Sea on the other, there are plenty of adventure sports to be enjoyed in this country which is often overlooked by visitors as a potential destination. Kayaking and surfing are both popular adventure activities, while you can also enjoy more unusual activities such as sand-boarding and canyoning in the Golan Heights. Israel even has one ski resort at Mount Hermon for those wanting to hit the slopes.


switzerland biking
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The home of the Alps is one of the best destinations for adventure travel and here you will find that the hiking and the mountain climbing is particularly good. Switzerland also offers good cross country, downhill and road cycling. During the winter it’s the snowy slopes that really draw visitors. Zermatt and Verbier are among the most popular destinations for great skiing and snowboarding.


Rainforest in British Columbia

If you are looking to really head off the beaten path with your adventure, then Canada is definitely the place to do it! With a vast wilderness, Canada has many opportunity for hiking, cycling and wilderness camping in deserted and beautiful areas. There’s also plenty of rivers and lakes where you can go kayaking. Canada is also home to one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world located in the province of Quebec. Even in Canada’s busy city of Toronto, you can find an adventurous activity you can’t find anywhere else in the world – the CN Tower EdgeWalk! The EdgeWalk (which you allows you to literally walk around the circumference of the roof!

What’s been your greatest adventure to date?


  • By far the most memorable adventure we had was in Kiruna dog sledging in the middle of snow with complete silence. Watching the dogs have fun, camping in a traditional tent and so much more!

  • Yeah, agree with you!! Florida has the wonderful beaches so if you are a beach lover you must visit this place. I read somewhere about this and last month I went there trust me it is more beautiful than your expectations. Thanks a lot for the information!

  • Experience travel isn’t only a method for encountering the world for youngsters. Experience is for everybody regardless of your age and is one more motivation to head out to explicit goals. The kind of experience can fluctuate from spot to put. Please follow us here for the latest Sports up dates: PSL

  • Thank you for the wonderful post.
    Make it a point to avoid other travelers from time to time and start conversations with local people. Basic English is spoken widely all over the world, so it’s easier to communicate than you might think, especially when you combine hand gestures and body language.

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  • Being from Washington State, the Pacific Crest Trail comes up in lots of conversations off and on. So going to its Southern Terminus was a pretty cool and no cost way to explore on New Years Day. After visiting Tecate, BC, Mexico we drove for about 10 minutes maybe to Campo, California where the PCT Southern Terminus is. Just follow the signs! It maybe takes 5 minutes from the old highway. Its a bit of a spooky area after you see the tons of US Border Patrol Agents all over. We drove right up next to the Wall on the border.

    However watch out for the big washout areas in the soft sand on the road. Be very careful if you do not have a truck. You can make it easy just pay attention and park below the small monuments northwest of the border wall. There is a US Border Patrol parking area just to the West of the monuments, do not park there or go over there unless you want a bit of excitement from the US Border Patrol.

    Otherwise just walk 3-5 minutes uphill in the sand to the monuments, which have a small barbed wire fence with the road that follows the border wall as you can see in the photos. Its cool and a bit creepy at the same time.

    One of my friends was not detoured and walked right up the wall and looked through. No one came but maybe they do at times? Hit and miss.


  • WoW!!! really admirable. Sounds like something freaky cool. Being grateful as you posted such a useful and informative post with loads of stunning pics. Keep posting, looking forward for more from you.

  • My greatest adventure was actually climbing Mount Fuji. But actually, I would love to savor the beauty of the Swiss Alps. The term “Swiss Alps” seems so magical to me. I’ve been to Switzerland twice and explored a museum devoted to the Swiss Alps. But never been there.

    • I just flew over it two days ago and OMG the Alps are unreal. I need to actually spend a good amount of time in the country! I’ll be back for sure. Just in Spain now and there’s a lot of adventure here too. I’ll have to post a part 2 to this post.


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