A great thing about a road trip is that it can be whatever the traveler wants it to be. If you’re into adrenaline-seeking you can set up a road trip that will hit the perfect destinations for it. Using your own vehicle to get there, allows you to set up your own schedule and itinerary.
A foreigner driver will need an international driving permit issued by the InternationalDriversAssociation in order to drive legally. These permits last a year so they’ll keep you covered for most road trips.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town and South Africa, in general, is a fascinating places to visit even if you’re not into adrenaline-seeking vacations but most of those that are come here to swim with a big white shark. It’s an area with an unusual number of these animals and you get to swim with them while staying in a perfectly safe cage.
Surfing the waves around Cape Town is also one of the most challenging experiences you can have as a surfer and it’s only for those that have plenty of practice. Once you’re done with that, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful coastline.
Victoria Falls which is one of the natural wonders of the world will be your main playground when you visit Livingstone on a hunt for adventure. You can hang from the top of it with a glass pool around you. Some also jump with a bungee cord from the very top of the waterfall.
A microlight flight over the falls is also an amazing experience and you’ll have a guide to help you along. Once you’ve explored the falls enough try rafting on the Zambezi River. It’s one of the most difficult rafting tours in the world.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown plays a big role in the world of adrenaline chasing and it’s often called the world capital of adrenaline sports. There’s so much you can try while visiting that it’s best to set a week or two in order to do it.
Skydiving from 15.000 feet is the best place to start. You can also bungee jump from Kawarau Bridge where the first bungee cord was ever used. There’s also a gliding tour of the amazing mountains surrounding the town. The view is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas doesn’t often come to mind when it comes to chasing an adrenaline rush, because everyone focuses on gambling and entertainment. However, there’s plenty an adrenaline junkie can do in Vegas as well. There’s a sky jump from 855 feet or the 108th floor of a skyscraper to get things started.
Nascar also offers driving classes in Vegas and you can try out a variety of exotic cars going at breakneck speeds. A zip line operates over Fremont Street and it’s especially beautiful at night when you can glide over the city as it’s bustling with life.
Whistler, BC, Canada
Whistler, Canada is a great place for adrenaline junkies that operates during all seasons and always has something to offer to tourists. It’s mostly known as the ski resort during the winter and that’s why most visitors tend to come to the city.
There’s also a zip line that boasts to be the longest one in both Canada and the US. Using it provides you with a view of the mountains that you’ll never forget. The mountain is also great for biking and you can rent the proper equipment on the spot. A bobsled track that’s a leftover from the winter Olympics in 2010 is still in operation and you should try it out once in Whistler.
Macau is known as the Las Vegas of the East and there’s a reason why that’s the case. It’s a part of China but still has its own laws allowing for gambling. The glitz and glamor are quite similar to that of Vegas and so are the games you need to try while visiting.
When it comes to adrenaline rush activities, Macau boasts one venue in particular, but that’s the one you shouldn’t miss. It’s home to the world’s tallest bungee jump – 764 feet high.
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the US. It’s mostly because of its beauty and the wildlife it preserves. However, it’s also frequently visited by those who enjoy an adrenaline-packed trip.
It offers quite a lot of hiking opportunities, but keep in mind that this hike is no mere walk. It will be quite physically demanding and require planning and preparing, especially during the summer. It’s also a perfect place to visit if you’re into rock climbing and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice your skills, while surrounded by beautiful scenery.
This ancient place is one of the most visited tracks in the world and there’s a reason why that’s the case. It’s beautiful and nestled between the Himalayas, which means that you should visit it only if you plan to prepare for the track and give it your best.
Once you’re at the top (which is no small achievement on its own) you’ll also be able to glide down with the help of a safety instructor. It’s literally jumping from the very top of the world and a story you’ll tell for years to come.
Shaanxi maybe isn’t a household name like the others on our list. However, in the world of adrenaline-seeking it’s known as the most dangerous hike you can take and that’s why so many try it every year.
You can also assent from the top of Mount Hua Shan. This is done in a special suit so that you’re kept safe and it’s basically sliding down a black rocky mountain – so that you can rush to its summit with no other equipment needed. It’s a unique experience and one you should add to your bucket list.