For some people, a holiday is all about lying on a beach and letting the stresses and strains of modern life wash away. (Featured image by Josh Aggars)

But for others, doing nothing for a week or two is the holiday from hell, and would much rather spend their free time jumping out of planes or climbing mountains.

For holidaymakers that fall into the latter category, there is no shortage of options to get the blood racing and adrenaline pumping.

With a world of exciting, exhilarating and downright dangerous pursuits available to try, adrenaline junkies are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday destinations. Here are some top holiday ideas for adrenalin junkies.



Swimming with sharks

If you’re not afraid of large fish that bite then you might be inclined to float in a cage whilst being dipped into the ocean surrounded by man eating animals.

Sharks­­ can be beautiful and fascinating creatures and shark diving lets you get up close and personal with them.



Sky diving

Does the idea of jumping out of a plane plummeting from heights of 15,000 ft to the ground with a person strapped to your back sound like your idea of fun?

If so, then welcome to the world of skydiving… breathtaking views, the wind in your hair and the elated feeling of flying that can last for longer than five minutes.

Skydiving can be done over the largest lake in, Lake Taupo, New Zealand, which is also one of the last remaining active volcanos in the region.



Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping can be done almost anywhere in the world where there are great big heights.

America is a popular destination for this thrill seeking activity, playing host to some of the world’s best bungee jumping spots.

The Royal­ Gorge Suspension Bridge hanging over the Arkansas River in Colorado, USA, is popular amongst jumpers, holding the record as the highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2003.



Mountain climbing

This is more of an endurance test which is guaranteed to get your blood pumping with the sun or snow against your back.

Push your body to the limit whilst taking in some of the world’s most beautiful natural sights.

Nepal offers a stunning mountain range, which could be added to the tick list of any budding mountaineer.




There are many fantastic surfing destinations all over the world for those who love to ride the waves.

If you’re new to surfing Australia has some of the world’s best beaches and great waves to go with them.

Gold Coast City in the southeast corner of Queensland is popular amongst surfers, not for nothing is it known as ‘Surfer’s Paradise’.

About the author

Alex FrancisBlogger and travel writer, I like my holidays either really cold or really hot. If I'm not flying down an icy mountain or relaxing on a scorching-hot beach, I'm not interested!

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