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Best vacations for thrill seekers

For those of us that prefer an adventure rather than a vacation, the options are endless, as you will see from the wide range of choices that follow!


Horse riding in Arizona

Horseback riding vacations are a great way to absorb the scenery in rural surroundings, covering a wide area. Arizona provides fantastic riding opportunities. You can spend a week helping cowboys on a cattle drive in the Long Valley or venture to the north rim of the Grand Canyon where you can ride far into its depths. Accommodation is usually in tents – a camping adventure in itself!

Skiing and snowboarding in Switzerland

Take in the breathtaking surroundings of the Swiss Alps as you whizz through the snow, then marvel at the views below as you cable car back to your take off destination. Skiing and snowboarding tuition is available for all levels and ages so an ideal choice for families. Swiss chalet accommodation is often rented with a chalet host to take care of the chores and cooking.

England in spring

Many overlook England as an adventurous destination but in the spring there are some major events that will satisfy the hardiest thrill seeker. If you fancy a flutter there are some amazing events to raise the pulse such as the Boat Race between the iconic Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Better still, the Crabbies Grand National is one of England’s most famous national events and there’s the possibility of making a quick buck from this historic race. There’s always an abundance of great Grand National tips from the bookmakers to help those looking to cash in at Aintree; even if it’s your first taste of horse racing you can find a number of tips to get a big win and the ultimate thrill.

Cycling in Northern Cyprus

The Mediterranean climate of Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus provides perfect cycling conditions. Routes for all levels will lead you through pine-clad mountain tracks, picturesque olive groves and whitewashed villages. Stop off for a picnic lunch and swim at a secluded sandy bay. Services are available to transfer your luggage to and from your accommodation while you cycle, meaning you can enhance your vacation experience by staying somewhere different every night.

Multi-activity destinations

If you’re not sure which activity to choose or would just prefer variety, then a multi-activity vacation might be just what you are looking for:

Niagara Falls in Canada

Set in a national park, Niagara Falls is the perfect choice for adventure holidays. There is so much to see and do yet first-class hotels, great shopping and an exciting nightlife are also close to hand. One of the most popular activities is a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls itself. Boat tours of the basin also provide an exciting experience as you pass through the spray and hear the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls above. Ice-skating, hiking and horseback riding are also available. A great choice for a family adventure.