Tourist destinations that daredevils should only consider visiting

If you are always looking for adventures and you’ve already been to some of the most famous Europe destinations it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for in a guidebook. However, there are still a few places in this continent that can give you the adventure you seek. Here are some of our recommendations that will hopefully succeed at giving you the thrill and excitement you are looking for. Before you dive into your adventure of a lifetime, however, have some adventure activities travel insurance to cover your itch for extreme adventure, freeing you of the risks of running into unexpected things along the way.

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The Scottish Highlands

Biking and hiking the Scottish highlands is very scenic. Pedal your way through castles, herds of cows, grasslands, and then bask in the romantic vibe of the entire route. You can also hike to Fort William and explore the most popular park in Scotland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. You will enjoy a great variety of hikes, discovering beautiful scenery which is well off the beaten track. A combination of hill walks, coastal walks and valley walks is available across the itineraries.

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Provence

Located in France, Provence is very popular for its biking trail set on rolling hills with a beautiful view. You can look out to the ocean as you enjoy the fresh air. However if you want a bigger adventure you can also go for rock climbing and even skydiving. The word “Provence” evokes images of rolling hills and mountains, vineyards and farms, the scent of lavender and idyllic French country villages. Experience all that and more while walking off the beaten track, in the steps of Van Gogh and countless wanderers, for a unique view of this timeless land.

Image: The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are seen on the sky above the village of Ersfjordbotn near Tromso in northern Norway

Northern Norway

Northern Norway is very near to the Arctic Circle and it is just a couple of hundred miles from the Earth’s highest point. This of course means access to skiing in winter and kayaking in the summer. At night, the northern lights are displayed in the dark sky, the perfect way to end your day. You can participate in spectacular adventures in the kingdom of Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Go explore the north, experience the fantastic nature above the Arctic Circle, spectacular adventures, local culture and exotic history.

Croatia

Croatia

Croatia might be out of your radar but it is one of Europe’s best places to kayak in fresh water or near the coast, that means going through the forest making the adventure much more memorable. Enjoy a guided sea-kayaking excursion around Dubrovnik’s city walls, cycle in the Konavle Valley, hike along Dalmatian cliffs, visit the island of Kolocep, wander in Dubrovnik’s old town. This destination is ideal for travelers looking to try a variety of things in an out-of-the-way place, this idyllic slice of Croatia along the surprisingly balmy Adriatic is practically bursting with outdoorsy potential. Hike and bike the ruggedly beautiful rocky coastlines, paddle a sea kayak to an uninhabited island, or just laze about on the beach and let the time pass. There are infinite choices.

The Dolomites

The Dolomites

The Dolomites are located in Italy. What you can do here is hiking and trekking the world’s best ferrate route. You can behold the majesty of the Brenta mountain range while hiking the route. This can be a challenging hike so prepare accordingly. Truly a hiker’s paradise, thousands of trails wind their way between the fantastic pinnacles of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, and the Alta Via represent the “best of the best.” These routes are multi-day, hut-to-hut alpine tours, and offer some the most breathtaking, challenging, multi-day trails available in this mountainous wonderland.

Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. It is called “The city that never stays still”. Just in the outskirts of the city, there are country villages, Baltic towns near the coast, and woodlands that can be a great place to hike around. The Lahemaa National Park is also a must-see in Tallinn. If your idea of the perfect getaway involves whacking a ball with a racquet, taking a few laps at high speed or battling your friends with lasers, then Tallinn is definitely the place for you. There are sorts of places to get your pulse rate up, from health and tennis clubs to skating rinks to water parks. If relaxation is more your speed, you can visit one of the nearby golf courses for a round or two or take a leisurely sail across Tallinn Bay.

Europe has plenty to offer if you have the taste for adventure. It is not about the challenge but the raw beauty of these places that makes it ideal if you love to go outdoors and challenge your limits. To be on the safe side, having adventure activities travel insurance can make your vacation a worry-free undertaking.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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