This list of best adventure holidays will take you from walks through the majesty of nature to cross-country skiing amongst the white, powdery landscapes. Take your pick from the list of breathtaking expeditions and reframe your idea of a great holiday!
1. Norway – Cross-country skiing
This adventure would require a competent level of fitness and experience in trekking through a multi-day, cross-country skiing itinerary in Norway. Experienced skiers may prefer to discover the relatively unspoiled nature along the mountainside. An important tip – it is recommended that adventurers familiarise themselves with the local conditions and the weather, as there is always possibility of mountain avalanches, especially during or following after major snowfalls. In addition to immersing yourselves amidst the vastness of nature and open skies, feeling worlds away from civilisation is also a spiritually uplifting experience.
1. 2. Lapland – Dog sledding
Animal lovers alert! Experience nothing like a typical Nordic weekend with multi-day dog-sledding trip in Lapland. With some careful planning and a bucketful of blessing, your exquisite experience may well coincide with the viewing of the Northern Lights, making this an adventure to remember! Cosy up to your warm cabin after conquering miles of powdery snow landscapes and take cover under the multiple layers of warm down blankets while the splash of stars hang overhead.
3. Joshua Tree – Road trip!
Joshua Tree is a remote place in California, located in the Mojave Desert and a quick two-hour drive from Los Angeles city, or an hour and a half by plane from San Francisco. The journey to and fro is peppered with beautiful landscapes with lots to see – makes for the perfect road trip! Once you’re there, venture further into the park (and away from Joshua Tree’s busier areas) and you’ll come to the White Tank Campground. This is the perfect spot for trekking, climbing, and soaking in the scenic evening views. Don’t miss the Arch Rock, an outstanding rock formation that towers over at 30 feet.
4. Rishikesh – White-water rafting
The Rishikesh strip of the Ganges is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, a famous location that is fit for people with all rafting competencies. The varied landscapes from shallow depths, big frothy waves to steep rocky drops, beginners and expert adventure seekers alike will thrive on the series of rafting challenges. Rishikesh is also dubbed “the birthplace of yoga”, so extend your adventure with a moment of mindful stretching within the cocoon of blossoming gardens and quiet lakes.
5. Ladakh – Motorcycle exploration
Adrenaline seekers with have time to spare, will appreciate the motorcycle exploration journey through Jammu and Kashmir state in Northern India, which can take up to 15 days, with the starting point from New Delhi. Tkae pit-stops in Manali and Leh, and you’ll be rewarded with views of the untouched mountainscapes with clear, overhanging skies. Feast on local delicacies like biryani, palak paneer and aloo tikki on this adventure!