A to Z Adrenaline Junkie

Below is the A to Z of Adrenaline fuelled activities and places where in the world you can fulfill them:

A is for abseiling
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is home to the world’s highest commercial abseil – a 112m (367ft) drop from 1,000m (3,280ft) above sea level. The views are unbeatable, but you may not appreciate them until you’re back on terra firma

B is for bungee jumping
If you’re going to fling yourself headfirst into nothingness attached to an elastic cord, you may as well go big. The Nevis Highwire, in Queenstown, New Zealand, plunges you 134m (440ft) from a suspended cable car

C is for coasteering
Slide into a wetsuit, clamber round rocks and jump off seacliffs as you traverse your way round the Pembrokeshire coastline. This national park in southwest Wales is the original coasteering destination

D is for dog sledding
Grab a pack of huskies and try your hand at driving dogs with the help of a guide. Howling Dog Tours can take you for a winter ride along spectacular mountain trails in the Canadian Rockies

E is for Extreme sport
An extreme sport also called action sport and adventure sport is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger

G is for golf
Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players (golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes

I is for ice climbing
The Ice Factor, near Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, boasts the world’s biggest indoor ice wall and is the place to learn the ropes before progressing to the real thing at Ben Nevis or Torridon

J is for jet boating
High-speed jet boats skim the water in the narrow gorges of the Shotover River near Queenstown, New Zealand, coming within a hair’s breadth of the canyon walls and spinning you 360 degrees

K is for kite surfing
You’ll need a hefty dose of determination to master this sport a combination of power kiting and surfing

L is for luge
The luge track at La Plagne, in the French Alps, The scariest way to hurtle down is in a mono bob, a 90kph (56mph) one-man adrenaline rush

M is for mountain biking
Moab Valley and the Colorado River in Utah, USA. Be prepared for heart-pounding narrow ledges and nerve-wracking drop-offs

N is for New Zealand
Looking for the A to Z of extreme adventures in one destination? New Zealand’s smorgasbord of extreme activities, from aerobatic flights to zorbing

O is for orienteering
Orienteering is a family of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed,try Finland,50km (31 miles) south of the Arctic Circle

P is for potholing
The challenges involved in the activity depend on the cave being visited, but often include the negotiation of pitches, squeezes, and water (although actual cave diving is a separate sub-specialty undertaken only by very few cavers). Climbing or crawling is often necessary, and ropes are used extensively for safe negotiation of particularly steep or slippery passages.

Q is for quad biking
The adventurous way to explore the gigantic sand dunes at Namibia’s Walvis Bay is by quad bike – semi-automatic or manual, depending on how brave you’re feeling

R is for roller coaster
Riding the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, New York is mostly about the fear of whether the rickety-looking 1927 wooden structure is actually going to stay up

S is for skydiving
A tandem jump in Vegas involves plummeting 4,600m (15,000ft) at 190kph (120mph) with incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.

T is for twilight rafting
On the River Tummel in Perthshire, Scotland, there’s white-water rafting, then there’s rafting with the added joy of paddling at dusk

U is for underwater hockey
Armed with a mask, snorkel, fins and a mini stick, you duck under water, whack the puck and go for goal

V is for via ferrata
Meaning ‘iron ways’, vie ferrate were constructed for soldiers in the Italian Dolomites during WWI. Steel cables, foot and handholds and ladders open up seemingly inaccessible peaks and mountain faces

W is for wakeboarding
Instead of standing on two waterskis, wakeboarders attach both feet to one board, a bit like snowboarding on water

X is for X box
For armchair adrenaline seekers who prefer spectating to participating

Y is for yachting
Follow in the sails of Ellen MacArthur on the ultimate yachting adventure

Z is for ziptrekking
Launch yourself off a treetop platform and soar above temperate rainforest on a series of ziplines (suspended cables) in Whistler, western Canada

For all your sporting activities make sure you cover your extreme sport by adding your activity to your sports travel insurance. Cover starts from as little as 47.95( inluding Zip trekking cover) for an eight day duration to Europe excluding Spain.
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