8 Best Outdoor Adventure Travel Destinations Around the World

8 Best Outdoor Adventure Travel Destinations Around the World


To travel is to experience life, but for some a few pictures and a stay in a hotel at their destination is not enough. They crave outdoor adventure. For the connoisseur of travel destinations here is a compiled list of the best. There are the obvious choices, but hopefully a few will surprise you. 

8. Canyonlands National Park
A place of unrivaled beauty Canyonlands offers plenty of hiking. Check out mountain biking at White Rim Road and there are lots of off-roading and four wheel drive tours there. Be sure to tune down those engines to glimpse the plentiful wildlife as well.

7. Isle of Tiree, Scotland
If you can think of it taking place in the water or on a beach, then you can probably do it at this travel destination. Experience outdoor adventure such as surfing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kite-surfing and tours to nearby isles, including Fingal’s Cave.

6. Acadia National Park
Paddle boarding, rock climbing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, horseback riding and carriage tours. With so many things to do and travel destinations you may want to write down the things you didn’t get to so you can plan them into your next trip.

5. Ouray, Colorado
There is plenty to do in Ouray, nearly all of it coming under the label of outdoor adventure. As a travel destination it is a little off the beaten trail but worth it. Hiking, biking, four-wheeling and horseback riding. That’s in the summer. In the winter, come enjoy the ice climbing.

4. Raglan, New Zealand
Raglan is best known for its surfing, however, there are a few other outdoor adventures available. Raglan also offers kayaking, biking, and cycling. As for travel destinations be sure to check out The Wainui Reserve or Bridal Veil Falls.

3. The Grand Canyon National Park
When does this one not make the list? However, if you have already been, check out the North Rim this time. It is slightly less crowded than the South Rim and not as hot for avid hikers. You may even spot some Buffalo.

2. Atacama Desert, Chile
The best time to get to this travel destination is in the summer months of December through February. The nights won’t get too cold and the arid desert is perfect for stargazing. This travel destination has geography unlike any other due to it being one of the driest deserts in the world.

1. Machu Picchu, Peru
The main outdoor adventure of Machu Picchu is the Inca Trail. There are other things to do, shorter hikes, horseback riding and archeology tours, but the main reason you are there is for the Inca Trail. A four day hike to Machu Picchu. Along the way you will see ruins that are only accessible to those taking the trail. The scenery is gorgeous and one of a kind.

Getting out and exploring the world is exciting, but with these 8 outdoor adventure travel destinations, you will be left with amazing views, challenging trails and memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy your travels!

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