Are you an adrenaline seeker on the lookout for your next adventure? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of Europe’s top adrenaline-inducing experiences for all the trill-seekers out there. From the world’s fastest zipline to the world’s most intense ice climb, take a look at the top bucket-list-worthy adventurers Europe has to offer.
1. Ride the world’s longest Zip Line in Snowdonia, Wales
Tucked away in the Northernmost part of Wales, in Snowdonia National Park, is Wales best-kept adrenaline-inducing secret. Visit Zip World to ride the world’s longest Zip Line that reaches up to 100mph at 152m high. Stunning views of Snowdonia included!
2. Bungee jump James-Bond-style off Contra Dam in Ticino, Switzerland
Channel one of the world’s favourite action heroes by braving this 220m fall from the highest dam in the world! Contra Dam in Ticino is one of the most popular bungee jump spots in the world, ever since 007 jumped off it in the film Goldeneye. And did we mention it’s also one of the highest spots in the world to jump off from?
3. Go Kayaking in the underground lakes of Križna Jama, Slovenia
Venture down this 8km long cave system in Slovenia for the kayaking adventure of a lifetime. Navigate one of the most bio-diverse and best-preserved cave systems in the world aboard your very own kayak. Bypass complex rock formations and explore the pre-historic caves as you journey down the beautiful natural lakes.
4. Go absailing or cable gliding down the Euromast in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam’s highest tower, the Euromast, offers a very unique experience to all adventure-lovers: an 100m- decent with nothing but a rope to keep you connected! Absailing is a climbing technique that involves a vertical descent on a rope. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to absail down one of the tallest towers in Europe- panoramic views of Rotterdam included.
5. Undertake one of the world’s hardest climbs in the Hanshelleren cave in Flatanger, Norway
The 45m ascent in the Hanshelleren Cave in Northern Norway is considered the world’s hardest single rope climb for good reason! The cave offers around 40climbing routes, but the route known as Silence takes the crown as the toughest climbing route in the world. In fact, it is one of only two routes in the world to have a proposed rating of 9c. Are you up to the challenge?
6. Do like an Olympic Champion and go Bobsledding in Lillehammer, Norway
Visit the host of the 1994 Olympic Games for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Northern Europe’s only artificially frozen bobsleigh and luge track. The bobsled fits 5-6 people and can reach speeds of up to 120km per hour. Experience 5G force and get a certificate at the end as proof of your adventurous spirit!
7. Go Deep Water Soloing in Split, Croatia
What is deep water soloing you ask? It’s a new type of rock climbing where every climb starts and ends at the sea. What better place to do undertake this adventure than in Split where you will find one of the world’s oldest DWS climbing areas. Take your adrenaline rush with a side of crystal clear sea views. Now, that’s adventure done right!
8.Go on a gravity-defying Thrill Walk in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Defy gravity by going on this 200m long Thrill walk at the Schilthorn summit in Switzerland. This adrenaline-inducing pathway clings to the edge of the mountain and consists of a glass walkway, a tightrope, and a mesh tunnel towards the end. Afterwards, you can reward yourself with a delicious meal at Schilthorn’s rotating restaurant, which boasts breathtaking panoramic views.
9. Go Ice Climbing at the Sólheimajökull Glacier in Myrdalsjokull, Iceland
Embark on the glacier adventure of a lifetime with a unique ice climbing experience in Iceland. Venture to one of the biggest glaciers in Europe and brave the icy structure under the guidance of experts. Picture this: awe-inspiring landscapes and you in your harness carrying ice-axe. Now, that’s adventure done right!