15 Best Locations for Extreme Sports
Sometimes, it’s not enough to just visit another country and explore its culture. Some travelers are looking for something to shake them to the core. These people want the ultimate adventure, even if it means they might be facing life or death situations.
Every time a new extreme sport is invented, it doesn’t take long for it to be copied all over the world. That’s not a bad thing, it just means travelers have a wide range of options on where to practice their favorite sport.
So, where are the best places to get that adrenaline pumping? Read on to find out!
15. Bungee Jumping – Queenstown, New Zealand
Bungee jumping was inspired by the land diving ritual of the young men in the Pentecost Island, in Vanuatu. These men would jump from makeshift platforms of 20 to 30 meters high with vines attached to their ankles as a rite of passage.
Nowadays, it’s a worldwide recognized sport where people jump from super high buildings and bridges with an elastic cord attached to them. It’s impossible to go to Queenstown and not consider attempting a jump at the Nevis Bungy, which is 134 meters (the most famous and highest in New Zealand).