If the excitement of travelling round the world is not enough to get your heart racing, we’ve compiled our top 5 adrenaline activities which you can incorporate into your round the world trip. These are all located in and around popular destinations easily reached on a round the world trip.
So, whether your idea of fun is throwing yourself out of a plane or off a bridge, this Top 5 is for you!
1) Bungee Jump off Bloukrans River Bridge – South Africa
At an eye watering 216 metres, this is the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.
Situated along the Garden Route 40km east of Plettenberg, this bridge jump over the Bloukrans river is not for the faint hearted!
2) Skydive over Lake Wainaka – New Zealand
If jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet sounds like your kind of thing, there can’t be many more stunning locations in the world than this one – over the beautiful lakes and mountains around Wainaka.
3) White Water rafting on the Zambezi – Zambia & Zimbabwe
This white water rafting below the awesome Victoria Falls is classified as a Grade 5 which apparently translates to ‘extremely difficult, big drops and pressure areas, long and violent rapids’. A gentle river cruise this is not!
4) Hang gliding off Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, a stunning setting framed by green mountains and blue sea, lined with golden beaches. If you want to get an amazing aerial view of the city whilst getting your adrenaline fix, then hang gliding off Sugar Loaf Mountain is definitely for you!
5) Kingda Ka rollercoaster, New Jersey – USA
This is the world’s highest rollercoaster, located in Six Flags Adventure Park between New York and Philadelphia. This terrifying ride will take you up to a speed of 128 mph in 3.5 seconds up to a height of 456 feet, the equivalent of 45 stories – rather you than me!