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Summer Edit: Extreme Sports Holidays for Adrenaline Junkies

Looking for some more excitement this summer? Bored of just sitting on the beach? We have lined up some of the best extreme sports activity holidays to get your adrenaline going this summer!

UK

Surf Camp in Cornwall

Want to learn how to surf? Or improve your surfing skills? Surf camps are a fantastic way to acheieve both.  O’Neill Surf Academy run camps throughout the summer with a variety of lodging option from camping to luxury accommodation. Surf Sistas also run a number of girls only camps throughout the summer. They offer a range of other activities, from paddleboarding to spa treatments. You even get a Surf Sistas goody bag!  They also run camps abroad.

Adventure Holiday in Snowdonia

Snowdonia Adventure Activities provides instructor led activities to people of all ages and abilities. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking,  scrambling, canoeing and high ropes courses.

Multi-Activity Weekend with Adventure Britain

Quad biking, climbing, caving, paintballing and clay pigeon shooting are just some of the activities on offer. Adventure Britain offer a variety of packages and holidays ranging from father and son holidays to stag dos.

Celtic Quest Coasteering 

Celtic Quest work from a fantastic location which offers guests a little bit of everything – small to big cliff jumps, scramble climbing and water features. Typically you are in the water a couple of hours. You finish the session in the Blue Lagoon, which was the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series location in 2012 and 2013.

Preseli Ventures Kayaking Holidays in Pembrokeshire 

Pembrokeshire is a fantastic spot for activity breaks in the UK. With blue flag beaches, miles of National park coastal trails, quiet country lanes for biking, and some fantastic local places to eat, Pembrokeshire is the ideal location for an adventure holiday. Preseli Ventures offers the perfect base to relax with their eco lodge getaway, or for an all-inclusive adventure package where they take care of your holiday needs.

Abroad

Kite Surfing in Paros, Greece

Paros is one of the best Greek islands for kitesurfing. The northern summer winds that blow over the Cyclades in summer make it the ideal spot. Paros Kite Pro Center is situated at the west side of Paros Island. Pounda Beach has become one of the world’s top kiteboarding locations. Its steady side shore wind, flat water and the big space free of obstacles make it unique for kiteboarding. Paros Kite Centre is very well equipped and in the rare chance that there is no wind they have many alternative activities to offer, such as PADI scuba diving, stand up paddling, canoe, kayak, snorkeling dives, wakeboarding, boat trips and much more.

Mountain Biking through the French Alps

The most famous Mountain Biking Holidays spots in France and Europe are found in Haute Savoie, such as Morzine, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, and many more. In the French Alps ,the alpine sceneries are breathtaking, typical old wooden mountain chalets, snow covered peaks, glaciers cascading from mountain tops, lush green and flower covered pastures, cow herds with their jingling bells and the best Savoyard mountain cuisine alongside locally produced wine to remind you this is definitely a holiday worth all the days effort. Alps Mountain Bikes offer a number of week long tours around the Alps.

Waterski or Wakeboard in Spain

Xtreme Gene is Europe’s most popular wakeboard and waterski camp. They offer world class coaching to all levels using the very best boats and equipment. The camp is situated on a stunning lake in the heart of Andalucia, Spain with full on site facilities including lakeside log cabin accommodation, bar & restaurant with a terrace and views to take your breath away. The lake and local area also has a great range of other activities. There is an activity center also situated on the lake which offers a large range of activities including climbing, mountain bikes, archery, kayaks, paddle board and much more. Locally there is also a new “Go Ape” type park and for those wanting even more extreme adventure there is Skydiving not far away in Seville.

Nitro City Resort Panama

NitroCity Panama Action Sports Resort is the world’s first athlete themed action sports resort. Being Travis Pastrana’s and Nitro Circus’ newest playground, the resort has quickly become known as the place where anything can happen. Located in Punta Chame, one of Panama’s top kiteboarding beaches. Also on the resort property is a wakeboard cable park, stand-up paddle boards, skateboarding park, Jet Skis, Four-Wheelers, beach golf, fitness gym, paintball, motocross track as well as a beachfront pool to cool off and enjoy food and drinks after a day of sports and activities.

 

Stephanie Contomichalos

Stephanie Contomichalos is a sports enthusiast. She is an avid crossfitter, wakeboarder and has recently qualified as a Level 1 CrossFit coach. She is also an advocate for women’s sport and for using sport as a tool for development. She is currently living in Athens, Greece.

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