There is always something to do in every corner of Europe. Aside from sampling the local cuisine or enjoying the weather, why not burn those calories with some extreme outdoor activities. If you’re the adventurous type, take a look at these top 5 outdoor activity ideas that you can experience in Europe.
Cycling on a glacier in France
Cycling fans with a passion for mountain biking will love the Alps in France. This destination offers around 30,000 miles of cycling paths along Alpe d’Huez all the way to the fanciest mountain resorts. You will enjoy the breath-taking views of the glaciers while cycling through the cool trails, where Megavalanche was made famous by the local bikers.
Hiking in the Berchtesgaden, Germany
The Bavarian Alps is every hiker’s paradise thanks to its long trails that are suitable for all levels. This mountainous region in Germany has a beautiful glacial lake huddled between the mountains. The rocky peak along the trails will take you through the forest to a landscape that’s high above. After a day’s long hike up the mountain, you can use the cable car for making your way back as this will provide you with the opportunity to take pictures of the area’s most stunning views.
Mountain climbing in Interlaken, Switzerland
The snowy peaks and alpine lakes of Interlaken are recognised by UNESCO and are home to Europe’s most extreme adventure destinations: Altesch and Jungfrau glaciers are excellent for climbing and are easily accessible to all mountain climbing enthusiasts. Perhaps one of the best qualities of Interlaken is its convenient destination as it benefits from plenty of snow in winter and mild summers. Mountain climbing can be enjoyed at any time of the year in Switzerland so you can pack your bags now!
Surfing in Madeira, Portugal
Madeira, Portugal, is one of the most famous resorts for its wines and local cuisine. Just recently, it has become a popular destination for world-class surfing and other extreme water sports. This is mainly due to the fact that Madeira enjoys a mild climate throughout the year so tourists can take part in surfing activities whenever they want.
Flying lessons in the UK
If you want to try your hands on an extreme activity without leaving the country, why not take recreational flying lessons right here in the UK. Whether it’s helicopters, gliders, or even gyrocopters that you’re interested in, you will certainly have many options to choose from. Learning to fly is one of the most exciting and thrilling activities you can undertake, with the opportunity to go one step further and acquire a pilot license. A half an hour flying lesson will include one-to-one training from a licensed instructor and there are over 40 locations to choose from. As this is a serious commitment with regards to your time and budget, it’s important that you do some research before choosing the best training centre.