If you’re looking for action packed, adrenalin pumping, thrill seeking adventure, look no further than Europe. Europe gives as good as it gets - from all guns blazing activities to more sedate adventure seeking, here’s our go to list for chasing thrills in Europe...
Greece remains a popular choice when it comes to adventure travel Europe. Hike to meet the monks in Meteora, stare at the aquamarine ocean from a guesthouse on Santorini, sailing Aegean Seas, surf or windsurfing the waves, skydive over Athens, hiking the mountains and valleys, scuba diving in fascinating underwaters, rafting along the Greek rivers or rock climbing in the mountains. Learn Greek, one of the world’s classic languages, to chat up the locals and explore Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and the seat of Western civilization.
Iceland is very popular nowadays for European adventures. It’s got everything you’d ever want and more: bubbling earth, harsh mountain scapes, glacier hiking, ice climbing, snorkeling at Silfra, water rafting, canoeing, cave tours, whale watching and soaking in hot springs and geothermal pools. Adrenaline junkies, in particular, head over to Iceland for tons of backpacking, spelunking, fishing, road tripping, eco tours, kayaking, and more! Keep that camera handy because you’ll definitely get snap-happy on this Nordic island nation.
Have lots of European adventures on this green, well-watered isle. Wander in small hamlets, catch the footie at the local pub, stalk Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel, or hike the Peak and Lake Districts. Outdoor activities – Walking the Arun Valley, Canoeing, Mountain Hiking, Cycling Gaint’s Causeway, Wild camping in the Cairngorms, Kayaking in Cornwall, Swimming Windermere and many more. Literature buffs, be sure to check out Bath, hometown of Jane Austen and ancient Roman baths, and the Brontes’ moody moors up north in Yorkshire.
Ireland is not only quirky, it’s adventure paradise. Climb the green hills and stark cliffs of Moher and down a pint or two of Guinness at a real Irish pub. Master the step dance in Dublin, chase the green fairy in Galway, kiss the Blarney Stone in Cork, Kayaking in County Kerry, Catch and cook into County Mayo, Canoe trail in Country Down, Seaweed foraging in West Cork or Cycling in County Mayo. If you’re really into Irish literature, why not make a pilgrimage to Joyce’s Dublin or C.S. Lewis’ Belfast?
Ready for more adventure holidays in Europe? Then make a beeline for the Netherlands - it’s so much more than canals, tulips, windmills, and legal weed. After checking out the pot cafés, visit Anne Frank’s house or the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam. Then, bike and potter around the port city of Rotterdam, quaint Leiden, and Edam. Activities to do – Zipline or abseil down Euromast, Rotterdam, Climb the tallest free-standing climbing wall in the world, Groningen, Bungee jump from Scheveningen Pier, the Hague, Go ice-skating on the Amsterdam canals, Try mudflat hiking in Friesland, Parachute jumping in Texelor Mountain biking in the Hoge Veluwe. Adventure means something different to everyone, which is why we provided a list of some insanely awesome and unique top adventure trips.