If you’re not an adrenaline junkie, but want to add some adventure to your life, then you’ve found the right article.
Here are eight easy adventures you may want to try that don’t have much risk or necessarily require a lot of physical effort.
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1) Bicycling is one of the best ways to add some adventure, and it’s perfect for a family outing. Try a new location like along a beachfront road or through a local park.
If you want to turn the experience up a notch then take a ride on a mountain trail or join a tour through beautiful landscapes like in the wine country.
2) Cultural tours have something for everyone. Just about anywhere you travel you can find some interesting cultural activities to enjoy.
Even if you take a short business trip to a place that’s new to you, you can probably find a quick cultural outing that can easily be added to your itinerary.
3) Walking tours are another great way to add some adventure to many places you may travel, especially large cities throughout the world.
For instance, if you find yourself in London, Paris, Los Angeles or Rome you will have plenty of walking tours to choose from that will help you soak up the local history, sights and culture.
4) Ecotourism is one of the more popular easy adventures because it lets you get immersed in all that nature has to offer.
This is a perfect adventure for anyone that wants to support something that’s both ecologically and socially responsible. That’s why some people refer to this as a “green” adventure.
5) Hiking is a classic adventure that just about anyone can enjoy. Think of a place you want to go and you’ll only be limited by your outdoor access and the feet that will take you there.
You can customize a hike for pretty much any level of fitness. So, plan a short hike through a local nature area or turn it into an all day event with a long walk.
I like to go out into the dessert in the cooler months when it’s in the mid 70s and the snakes are hibernating. Take a lunch and it’s a nice little adventure not far from home.
6) Wildlife watching is one of my favorites. Probably the most difficult are those that are in remote areas. I went on a gorilla trek in Rwanda that required a bit of an uphill hike, but it was well worth the effort.
However, you can get to remote areas using cars, boats, airplanes, etc. and you can just sit there and relax as you take in the view. You can find tours to see all kinds of animals, and you might want to look to the sky and give bird watching a try.
7) If you like the water then try snorkeling. There are plenty places where you can see lots of sea creatures, and you don’t have to dive deep to watch them.
And you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to have a good time. There are many places with good snorkeling that have shallow water and easy boat or beach access.
8) The last easy adventure I suggest is up in the air: zipline canopy tours.
All you really need to do is get hooked up to the line, observe a few rules for safety and have a great time as you fly down the line.
This one actually will give you a rush of adrenaline, and you don’t really have to work for it.
Here are some bonus ideas for easy adventures…
- Camel riding
- Canoeing (as long as you’re not going too far or through white water)
- Elephant riding
- Fishing (as long as the fish aren’t too big, like marlin)
- Flying adventures (tours in the air… aerobatics might not feel so easy on your body)
- Hot air ballooning
Cultural tour: European Commission
Walking tour: Michael Caroe Andersen
Eco tour: Alex Schwab
Hiking: Moyan Brenn
Wildlife watching: Adventure Travel Mentor
Snorkeling: Mohamed Iujaz Zuhair
Zipline: David Lytle