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WHITE-KNUCKLE RIVER RAFTING
– TARA RIVER, MONTENEGRO

White-knuckle river rafting

Photograph: Rafting Center Waterfall http://www.raftingmontenegro.com

The white-knuckle sensation of white-water rafting is closer than you think, when you head to the Tara River in Montenegro. Don a safety helmet, jump into a rubber dingy, and prepare to get wet as you navigate eighteen miles of exhilarating rapids, with a paddle in your hands and your heart in your mouth.

DIVING WITH KILLERS
– ISLA GUADALUPE, MEXICO

Diving with killers

Photograph: EcoColors Tours Mexico https://www.ecotravelmexico.com/

There aren't many things more earth-quakingly terrifying than coming face to face with one of nature's most deadly predators. Visitors to Isla Guadalupe in Mexico can confront their fears by locking themselves into a reinforced cage, be lowered into the ocean, and encounter the killing-machines that are white sharks. Only for those with nerves of steel.

LEAP OF FAITH
– SAN GIL, COLOMBIA

Leap of faith

Photograph: nomadness.benlo.com

Leaping from a cliff and gliding through the crisp air sounds relaxing, but actually it takes a lot of nerve to throw yourself into the Chicamocha Canyon with only a flimsy parachute to hold you. The view and sensation of flight is well worth it.

FRESH POWDER SNOWBOARDING
– TYROL, AUSTRIA

Fresh powder snowboarding

 

For a real opportunity to unleash you inner daredevil, head to the mountains of Sölden in Austria. This is where the professionals go to carve up the snow and plummet through fissures in the rock from dizzying heights, so you know you're in good company.

DRIVING A FORMULA YAS 3000
– ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Driving a formula yas 3000

Photograph: Yas Marina Circuit https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Prepare to experience all the thrills of Formula One at the Yas Marina Circuit of Abu Dhabi - from the driving seat. If you have a need for speed then this is the ideal experience - for both petrol-heads and anyone with a love of adventure.

ADRENALIN INDUCING ROCK CLIMBING
– PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

Adrenalin inducing rock climbing

 

It's easy to feel the fear and do it anyway when the views are this magnificent. Argentina offers some of the most superb opportunities for climbing, both moderate and extreme, against a stunning backdrop.

DIVE INTO THE PAST
– YONAGUNI, JAPAN

Dive into the past

Photograph: InsideJapan Tours https://www.insidejapantours.com

Although not widely known for diving, Yonaguni in Japan, offers some sensational opportunities to explore the beauty of the ocean. Swim amongst pockets of history as you explore ancient underwater monuments in the most pristine of waters, for an experience you won't soon forget.

SAFARI CYCLE
– ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Safari cycle

 

Starting in Arusha you can journey through the heart of Africa while keeping your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife, all from your own two-wheeled chariot. You can find unique cycling adventures that give you the chance to explore some of Tanzania’s best sights from the back of a bike.

CANYON SWING
– KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Canyon swing

Photograph: The Last Resort www.thelastresort.com

'The World's Highest Swing' doesn't sound too bad, does it? Swings can be relaxing, but how about when it's positioned 160 meters above a treacherous canyon and rushing river? With double the free-fall of a regular bungee jump, this is one adrenaline rush that will have your heart caught in your throat…either that or you'll feel like you've left it on the bridge, 100 meters up.

QUAD BIKING
– MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Quad biking

Photograph: Dunes & Desert, Marrakech / @dunesdesert

Head just outside the bustling red city of Marrakech and enjoy a spot of quad biking in the palm-fringed desert of Morocco, in full view of the Atlas Mountains.

• Experiences by Rebecca Milford. An adrenaline junkie who has travelled the world exploring, discovering and blogging about her experiences

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