Life in today’s world is fast-paced and hectic. We are so caught up in the race of trying to be the best, to be at the top of our games, that we overlook the monotony in life that comes consequently. This does not mean that our souls do not yearn for some change, some excitement, some thrill. Our hidden adventurous selves remain restless and demand that we succumb to them and step beyond our routines, into the arms of adventure. All of this is justified and very beneficial, for an adventure rejuvenates our spirits and freshens up our perspectives. This allows us to bounce back to our work life with heightened energy, which ultimately helps our careers. If you are feeling convinced and motivated to try this out, find attached a list of ten best accessible outdoor adventures around the world.
1. Hike through the Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland
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The Cape Wrath Trail is a famous trekking route that is situated along the west coast of Scotland. Approximately 200 miles, it offers one of the most challenging and exciting walks in all the United Kingdom. Navigate through Scottish Highlands on unmarked trails, rugged mountains, salmon rivers, and gorgeous beaches and find yourself lost in the world of nature’s beauty. The course starts at Fort William and ends at the lighthouse at the north-western tip of the Kingdom.
2. Ski down the snow-covered peaks in Park City, Utah
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If you are someone who rarely gets to see enough snow and would love to build some memorable moments playing in this soft-white blessing from the heavens, Park City in Utah is your destination. Its Park City Mountain Resort is an excellent spot for skiing, thanks to its adaptive ski program. You get access to not only adaptive equipment but also instructors who can reliably teach you the basics. Get your friends and family to come and have the time of your life here!
3. Get soaked in the Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
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The Iguazu Falls are a chain of waterfalls spread along the shared border of Argentina and Brazil. People looking for real adventure should not miss the opportunity to travel here. Nature here is at its finest, with gorgeous scenery, lush cliffs, and loud and clear water. Walkthrough the entire length of the falls or get into a boat to tour till the end. Perhaps one of the best things about this place is that it is inclusive of those with movement limitations, allowing everyone with a chance to enjoy here.
4. Swim with the fish in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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What could be more exciting than swimming with exotic fish in the world’s largest coral reef system? With over 1,500 fish species and close to 5000 species of mollusk and billions of other tiny organisms making up the reef, this is one breathtaking place to visit. Owing to its dynamic beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has been a favourite with divers for decades. However, sadly over the last century, due to rapid climate change and global warming, the reef is dying out at an alarming rate. So, visit it while you can, or you’ll have to regret not having witnessed this wonder in your later life.
5. Ride through New Mexico, USA
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Take in the gorgeous scenery of New Mexico while biking through the state. This is a popular sport amongst tourists who visit the land and it is so for all the right reasons. There are various route options that you can choose from depending on the kind of places you want to see and how long you want your journey to last. You can choose between lengths as short as two miles to as long as seventy miles. Plus, there are several options available for those with mobility issues, making the entire activity very inclusive.
6. Sleep under the Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway
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Tromso is situated in the heart of the northern lights zone in the Norwegian Arctic. Therefore, it is rightfully regarded as one of the world’s best destinations to witness nature at its play. You can play a romantic getaway with your significant other to this destination and lie in ‘cabins’ and ‘hunting lodges,’ and enjoy the sky view.
7. Go on a Kayaking Adventure in Al Thakhira, Qatar
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It might sound strange but the Middle East is not all about deserts, camels and expensive cars. For example, you can jump into a kayak and drift between the Al Thakhira nature reserve mangroves in Qatar. While you paddle your way through, observe the beautiful mangrove, the local wildlife and the fish. This is another inclusive program, well-suited for those with movement disabilities.
8. Cycle along the Sweden Coastal Cycle, Sweden
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Yet another biking adventure makes it to the list due to its accessibility, enjoyability, and affordability. You can bike through Sweden’s remarkable coastal cycle path. Cycles are available on rental, and there are several Airbnbs located along the route at cheap rates. The experience is rewarding, for one can enjoy Sweden’s lush scenery with one’s friends while cycling casually.
9. Climb an Active Volcano, Italy
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Italy makes it back on the list with yet another exciting adventure. Active volcanoes, while dangerous, always fascinate people. Every once in a while, one thinks about them and wishes to look upon them from close. Italy provides you with an excellent opportunity to do so by letting you climb Stromboli, an active volcano. You can trek up the peak with a guide and sit beside the crater’s edge, and witness nature in one of its most violent forms.
10. See the world from a squirrel’s view, Nebraska
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Located in Nebraska is a Treetop village, with three acres of bridges and lookouts in the treetops. You can plan a trip to this destination with your family and enjoy some time off the ground and in the lap of the trees. You can explore gazebos, various bridges and most importantly, the WonderNet, a net that lets you hop safely across branches.
11. Canoe through the Herault River, France
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Canoeing for eight miles continuously for four hours might sound very straining but it isn’t when one canoes through the famous descent down the Herault river in France. Owing to the picturesque landscape surrounding the river, one remains conveniently distracted from aching arms, for the view is so absorbing that one can only think about it. Some of the key features of descent include wooded pathways and thrilling waterfalls.
12. Run through the mountains across the Dinaric Alps, Bosnia
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The gorgeous Dinaric Alps of Bosnia-Herzegovina present a breathtaking sight to witness. There are approximately thirty-nine trail runs waiting for you to discover. Run through the pristine and untouched landscapes and absorb the sight of stunning forests, highlands, ancient villages and medieval archaeological spots.
So, that was the list of twelve best accessible outdoor adventures around the world. Each of these activities is packed with fun and guarantees adrenaline rushes as you have never had before. So, book a trip, step out, and build excellent memories to look back on with Irish Rugby Tours.