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Top 10 Extreme Sports Bucket List ideas

There is nothing like the adrenaline rush that comes with extreme sports and there’s nothing like getting engrossed in activities like this whilst travelling. We all have a version of our own bucket list but this one is especially for you ultimate thrill-seekers. Also listed within the top 10 are the best spots in the world to get the “been there, done that” t-shirt. Enjoy!

1) Bungy Jump over the Nevis Valley

The Nevis bungy jump is something that only the most adrenaline fuelled daredevils should try because this is not for the faint hearted at 440 feet! Experience 8.5 seconds of freefall whilst overlooking the Nevis Valley in Queensland, New Zealand.

Nevis Bungy by AJ Hackett Bungy Photo & Video Team

Photo courtesy of www.bungy.co.nz

2) Skydive above Palm Island

One of the most unique Skydives in the world. Jump out at 13,000 feet above the man-made island based in Dubai, UAE. The views are stunning and the weather is always fabulous. I mean, check out that view!

Skydiving above the Palm

Photo courtesy of www.skydivedubai.ae

3) Cliff Jump off the South Point Cliffs

Enjoy cliff jumping in one of the original cliff diving locations on the Big Island, Hawaii. During the reign of the Hawaiian King Kahekili in the 1770s, cliff diving was a means for men to prove their courage and loyalty, now it’s just fun for the fearless adrenaline junkies. Watch out for sharks and strong currents on this one!

Cliff Jump Hawaii

Photo courtesy of shibbystylee on YouTube

4) Base Jump over the Angel Falls

Rising over 3,000 feet from bottom to top, the Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. Tour operators and professional jumpers are available to assist those who are willing to trek through the jungle for this unique experience.


Photo courtesy of Ken Fisher via Getty Images

5) Dive with Great White Sharks 

One of my favourites and definitely on my own Bucket List is Cage Diving with the infamous Great White Sharks. There are several locations you can see these amazing predators including Australia, Hawaii and Mexico but South Africa is definitely a top location. The best place in the world to spot them is the tiny South African settlement of Gansbaai, 100 miles South-West of Cape Town, a place that has found a lucrative niche in the world of animal encounters.

Great White diving

Photo courtesy of www.nationalgeographic.com

6) Hand glide over Rio de Janeiro  

Experience the sensation of flying like a bird with a light tropical breeze in your face, surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beached of Rio de Janeiro. There’s no better place to go hand gliding!

Handgliding in Rio

Photo courtesy of www.sport-kid.net

7) Rock Climb in Yosemite Park

Yosemite is the home of rock climbing. Some of the greatest climbs in the world can be found here in California, USA. The National Park offers an endless variety of challenges for passionate adventure seekers. Half Dome alone is a sight to behold.

Rock Climbing Yosemite

Photo courtesy of www.nationalgeographic.com

8) Surf in Dungeons, Cape Town 

The home of Red Bull’s Big Wave Africa contest, Dungeons is one of the best and prettiest places to visit in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. The water is viscous but is one of the best surf spots in the world.

Surfing in Dungeons

Photo of www.mutluibili.com.tr

9) Zip Line over Sarangkot, Nepal  

ZipFlyer Nepal is one of the world’s most extreme zip lines. With a vertical drop of almost 2,000 feet over the course of a mile makes it the world’s steepest, tallest and one of the longest zip lines. It’s also one of the fastest with top speeds of up to 87 mph.

Ziplining in Nepal

Photo courtesy of www.nepaladrenalinesports.com

10) Wing walk 

For the ultimate in thrill-seeking excitement, wing walking simply can’t be beaten. How insane does it sound to be strapped to a plane wing in the high skies at 135 mph?! An activity for the reckless daredevil in all of us and can be done all over the world.

Wing Walking

Photo courtesy of www.rodmanuk.blogspot.com

What would you put on your Extreme Sports Bucket List? Comment below :)

Mel x

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Hi, I’m Mel! The adventure-seeking vegan travel blogger behind Footsteps on the Globe. On this blog you'll find my latest adventures, travel inspiration as well as tips and tricks on how to be vegan around the world. You don’t have to give up being vegan to follow your travel dreams and I’m here to show you how!