Playing sports is a great way to stay fit and it’s a good social activity as well. But some people find that they get a bit bored of playing normal team sports like football, and they want something a bit more interesting. If you’re the kind of person that likes to push boundaries and test yourself, you’ll probably be more interested in adrenaline sports that introduce a bit of danger to your life. If you’re bored with normal sports, these are some of the best adrenaline sports to try.
When you think of adrenaline sports, hiking is the last thing that comes to mind. Taking a slow walk up a hill isn’t exactly exciting. But Via Ferrata is a hybrid form of hiking that is ideal for adrenaline junkies. Instead of taking well trodden paths up the side of a mountain, you will be climbing up a combination of ladders, wires, cables, and bridges to reach the summit as fast as possible. It’s a lot more dangerous than normal hiking and you’ll be climbing a lot higher and a lot faster. If you like the idea of hiking up a mountain but you want it to be more exciting, Via Ferrata is a great sport for you. It’s also quite a peaceful hobby because, even though it can be quite intense, you will still get to enjoy the view once you reach the end of the trail. There are some great places around the country where you can do it, but Honister in the Lake District is one of the most popular spots.
Cycling is another one of those sports that people think is quite dull, but it depends where you go cycling. Mountain biking down a steep trail that is filled with twists, turns, and obstacles all over the place is a whole different experience to taking a leisurely bike ride on the road. Some of the harder routes are incredibly dangerous but there are plenty of beginner’s ones so you can learn the ropes. It’s an easy sport to get into because, apart from mountain bike frames, and a bit of safety gear, you don’t need to invest in that much equipment. You can go riding wherever you like, so even if you can’t get out to a proper mountain bike trail, you can still practice. Just be aware that falling off is something that you will have to get used to.
Base jumping has to be the number one sport for adrenaline junkies and you have to have an iron stomach to handle it. Parachuting out of a plane is scary enough, but when you go base jumping, you’ll be launching yourself off buildings, bridges, or cliffs, which are a lot lower than a plane. You don’t have much room for error when it comes to opening the parachute, which really adds to the adrenaline. If you are looking for a thrill, base jumping is the best way to get it.
These are the best sports for adrenaline junkies that are looking for something a little more dangerous than your average team sport.