10 Adventurous Things To Do in Europe

You would have come across the fabulous architecture, creative artwork, and rock solid bridges being part of the European landscape. But what will leave with you are the memories of the path that was unique? Move beyond culture, history, and cuisine and enter the world of thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies. Challenge the daring side in you and indulge in some of the best adventurous activities. So what are you waiting for, strap your boots and be ready to uncover a new self? Below listed are some of the best adventure destinations that you should explore in Europe.

Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest - note that it is about 2 C outside.
Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest – note that it is about 2 C outside.
1) Bathe in the Budapest

Eastern Europe comes with a host of adventurous activities on its list and Budapest tops the list. Budapest is a considered a romantic destination with its beautiful castles, bridges, and landscape. But not many know that this romantic city was built on caves and hot springs. Explore an underground adventure as you go caving under the city all day. After you are done with all the exploration, relax with a gorgeous mineral bath dotting the city. There are medical benefits of indulging in this luxurious mineral baths.

 

Pamukkale in Turkey
Pamukkale in Turkey
2) Climb the cotton castle in Pamukkale in Turkey

Southern Turkey houses the great cotton castle in its Denizli Province. One of the most significant masterpieces of nature, the captivating pink and white terraces, beautiful pools of the thermally heated water is lovely to explore. Get awe-struck by a splash of hot springs and the ancient Roman ruins including the evergreen amphitheater viewed from the beautiful terraces.

 

3) Climb one of the highest summits in the world in France

Probably the ultimate adrenaline rushing experience you can ever experience. The iconic Mount Blanc in France is one of the highest peaks in the world and climbing it is no mean feat. During your challenge, you can get to view the actual interior of the glacier or paragliding in between the tall, rugged mountains. Enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes all around as you undertake one of the most significant challenges in your life.

 

4) Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia’s, Turkey
The Cappadocia’s are located in Central Anatolia, in Turkey. This entire area is a geological phenomena.
The fairy chimneys and the unique and very Escher like formations make this a place where it is best seen from the air, via a hot air balloon.
These hot air balloon rides tend to go at dawn to allow you to see the light play on the shapes of the unique landscape.
The local village of Goreme is where people live in caves as troglodytes and is the starting point to see this ethereal landscape by hot air balloon.

 

Lake Bled in Slovenia
5) Enjoy splashing around Lake Bled in Slovenia

This far away land in Slovenia with its beautiful landscape consisting of iconic churches placed in the middle of a lake. This lake is home to all kinds of watersports you can ever imagine ranging from paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and diving into the deep green waters. There are boats available for rent that you can use to paddle through the green waters to the Island in the middle of the lake. Before heading back, don’t forget to make a wish and ring the bell inside the church.

 

Fjords of Norway

6) Unleash the adventurous side in you in the Fjords of Norway

Norway is an all year round tourist destination and is considered by many as one of the most fabulous adventure travel destinations in Europe. The Fjords here is one of the unique

destinations in Europe blessed with a beautiful landscape, all thanks to the glacial erosion. Hike to the top of the tall cliffs or indulge in some fishing, head to riding expedition riding on a horse, and cruise on the Lysefjord. There are plenty of adventurous activities to engage yourself and uncover the bold personality in you.

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water-rafting
7) White Water Rafting in Austria

One of the fun activities to indulge in is White Water Rafting. Most of the travelers end up losing grip on their shoes, but the overall experience is refreshing. Witness the beautiful Austrian landscape you go up and down the rapid white waterfalls. A rejuvenating experience and probably one of the best things to indulge in to get over a hangover.

 

wine-battle

8) Enjoy the Haro Wine Festival in Spain

If you are a real wine lover, then this would be heaven for you. Probably once in a lifetime experience to soak yourself in wine from head to toe. A unique tradition in Haro, Spain where people trek a mountain and then indulge in a massive red-wine fight. People absorb most of the wine as they fight and in the end, be prepared to be drenched in red-wine. This tradition is also called La Batalla del Vino, and it kickstarts a day in advance. Once the epic wine-battle ends, there is partying, dining, and dancing everywhere.

 

swedish-lapland-icehotel

9) Relax and take some rest in an airplane, treehouse or an IceHotel in Sweden

Scandinavia houses some of the roughest terrains in the world. It is tough to survive here due to the extreme weather conditions. Well, to unleash the adventure junkie in you, Sweden brings on the plate some of the weirdest hotels in the world. The popular IceHotel Jukkasjarvi is an ice palace where you get to witness the stunning Aurora Borealis. For the curious travelers, head to the capital city, Stockholm, where a jumbo jet airplane is converted into a hotel. For people looking for some peace and tranquility, head to the fancy treehouses amidst the tall forests. There are many strange places to explore in Sweden that will surely give you a memorable experience.

Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes
10) Explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

This incredible National Park has plenty of activities for the thrill seekers and the adrenaline junkies. The Park houses cascading waterfalls forming several turquoise water lakes in the region. Trek along the trails witnessing the beauty of the river. The magnificent views of the river and the waterfall will refresh your mind, and you would feel that you are in a different world altogether.

Whether you want a relaxing adventure or an adrenaline rushing experience, Europe has it all to uncover the adventurous side in you. Blessed with beautiful landscapes and a mind-blowing ambiance gives you a fantastic opportunity to indulge in once in a lifetime experience.

 

Author Bio:
Akshay Koranne is a travel blogger who likes travelling the across the world and sharing the experience through blogs and articles. He wants to inspire people why to travel. Apart from travelling and blogging he likes playing Cricket and Chess.

 

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