Looking to add a little adventure to your summer? Want to put some excitement back into your workout routine? Seeking fun ways to enjoy the summer sun? Whatever you’re looking for this summer, why not try one of these super fun adventure sports?
Backpacking is a great sport to try if you’re looking for something challenging but low impact. While you won’t get the adrenaline rush you’ll feel with more extreme sports, backpacking is a great way to step up your game if you enjoy going on walks, hiking, or simply taking in nature.
While many popular backpacking trails have filled their reservation slots by now, you might be able to find a lesser known back country trail close by. Some state and national parks don’t require reservations, so start by taking a look at this list of trails to find one near you.
#2. ROCK CLIMBING
Rock climbing can really be as easy or as hard as you make it, but no matter what route you choose, you’re sure to build up some upper body strength over the summer. If you’re rock climbing for the first time and don’t have any equipment, start at a park near you with decent rock formations where you can try bouldering.
Otherwise, you might be able to find rock climbing tours nearby. That will provide you with the gear and assistance you need. Search On internet to find great climbing locations near you.
#3. CANOEING AND KAYAKING
Canoeing and kayaking can be fun leisure activities if you want them to, but you can also take kayaking to the extreme with whitewater adventures. There are tons of other opportunities for canoers and kayakers. Head out on a slow-moving river, take a break on the lake, or kayak along the ocean shore. The many options make this sport a great activity for all levels of adventurers in almost any regional area.
Canyoneering is similar to rock climbing, but if you’d rather go down than up, consider canyoneering. Canyoneering is a sport that involves traveling through canyons, so you might take on repelling, rock climbing, and wading activities. Unless you’re experienced or heading to a beginner-level canyon, you’ll need a guide to show you where to go and to get you hooked up with the right equipment, but once you’re all geared up, this is a really fun sport!
#5. SCUBA DIVING
Don’t let the summer pass you by without cooling off with water sports. One sport that appeals to low-impact adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies alike is scuba diving. The range of experiences you can have underwater are so vast that it will really depend on where you go. Swim just below the surface to check out local marine life. That make coral reefs their home, or dive deeper to explore a ship wreck.
You’ll find scuba diving tours throughout the tropics, so make sure you check out the offerings nearby if you’re planning an ocean-side getaway. If you’re seeking one of the best dive sites, you’ll really like the Great Blue Hole near Belize. But if you can’t find a scuba diving instructor or if your summer travels don’t lead you all the way to the ocean, purchase snorkeling gear and enjoy the life under water from the surface.
If diving underwater scares you, try surfing. This summer sport is great for those who love skateboarding and swimming, but it brings on new challenges of its own. Consider hiring an instructor if it’s your first time on the water. If you’re not sure you quite have what it takes. You can always start with boogie boarding to get the feel of the waves. If surfing sounds like fun, take a look at this list of the 50 best surf spots around the world.
Spelunking will take you out of the hot summer sun. So, it’s a great way to cool off and experience a range of amazing adventures. Spelunking can be as simple as taking guided walking tours through caves or as difficult as backpacking in with repelling gear. Before you head on your spelunking trip, check out this list of things you need to know.
Biking is another one of those sports that can be as simple or as difficult as you want it to be. While you may have spent your summers as a child biking around town. You might want to take this summer to step it up a notch. Try mountain biking, or if you really want to take things to the next level, get on the back of a dirt bike. Otherwise if you’re looking for something low-impact but fun, head on a multi-day bicycle tour where you can stop and camp along the way.
#9. BUNGEE JUMPING
If all of these activities seem too simple and like they won’t give you the adrenaline spike you’re looking for, try your hand at bungee jumping this summer. While the experience only lasts a few seconds, the adrenaline spike you get is worth it for the extremist.
If you can’t find a bungee jumping service near you, other adrenaline sports to try include skydiving, hang gliding, BASE jumping, and cliff diving (although it’s important to be very careful about your location so you know there aren’t rocks that could hurt you at the bottom of the cliff).
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Zorbing may be a new term to you, but it looks crazy fun! This sport originated in New Zealand and involves rolling downhill inside a giant inflatable ball. These particular balls are hard to come by, but if you ever pass through Amesbury, Massachusetts or Ngongotaha, New Zealand, it’s worth a try.