Some people can’t think of anything better than a holiday on the beach with a book. Then there are others who wish to get their adrenalin fix each time they step outside of the country – or the door. For this, we say go hard or go home. So, with insurance bought and ready for danger, you should check these top three thrill seeking locations.
Death Road – Bolivia
We start in South America, with this 70-kilometre stretch of road known as the North Yungas Road but also called the Road of Fate or Death Road. A perfect spot for cycling enthusiasts who love the rush, it is estimated to take the lives of as many as 300 people annually. Connecting the Amazon and northern Bolivia with the capital of La Paz, it came to fame in the 90s with thousands of thrill seeking mountain bikers coming to experience it. It was a road built by Paraguayan prisoners in the 1930s during the Chaco War and found its way on to Top Gear and a Mitsubishi commercial. It’s one that needs to be considered but it’s must do for a dare devil rider. Holiday insurance is a must but with some drops at more than 2,000 feet on a 10-foot wide road, you might not be able to claim holiday compensation.
Wild Cave Tours – Canada
Trekking and climbing around the Canadian Rockies is a common adrenaline junkie hotspot. But, for an even bigger thrill, getting into the wild caves in Canmore, Alberta is mind blowing. The best way to get to the heart of the mountains, this spot has the passageways that give you a chance to search for animal bones, stalactites and fossils. However, there is a twist, no handrails, lighting or walkways make this an authentic and raw experience and that’s before you consider the damp and dark conditions along the claustrophobic route.
Whitewater Rafting – India
When you think of whitewater rafting, California and Canada may come to mind but the Brahmaputra River in India is also said to offer some of the best courses and rafting offerings in the world. With rapids across all skill levels – from levels one to six – it is the perfect spot for a thrill seeker. Whether you are a novice or a pro, the gorges, strong currents and high drops give you a great adrenaline boost while the backdrop of dense forest and remote tribes adds some culture to go with the enjoyment.
Best of the Rest
These three might be a few of the best but there are so many other options for thrill seekers. From Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Australia to Ice Climbing in New Zealand to Mount Everest there are a number of options out there. Just be sure to do your research before hand to check what you need and how much you are letting yourself in for.
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