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Thrill-Seeking Worldwide Adventure Holidays for Adrenaline Junkies!

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Published 21/04/2021 Thrill-Seeking Worldwide Adventure Holidays for Adrenaline Junkies!


If you're in the mood to let off some serious post-lockdown steam, then why not swap that deluxe hotel break for something more adventurous?

Inspired by fresh air and adrenaline, our list of thrill-seeking stays includes all manner of blood-pumping adventure, from roaming the hills in a Land Rover Defender (then camping on the roof!) to cosy canvas bedrooms suspended from scenic mountains.  

Prefer less dramatic accommodation, but with plenty of heart-racing activity on site? No problem! Just grab yourself an energy-boosting cuppa, and get ready to dive in.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Defender Camping | Yorkshire

Loch Ken Eco Bothies and Glamping

Loch Ken Eco Bothies and Glamping

Off-grid lochside eco-retreat featuring beautiful bothies with private hot tubs, Mongolian yurts and more - plus a wide range of exciting on-site activities. For an off-grid holiday featuring maximum style and comfort, make your way to Loch Ken Eco Bothies. Set in the heart of Southwest Scotland, these beautifully crafted homes sit on the shores of Loch Ken, surrounded by…

With links to the Galloway Activity Centre, guests can try their hands at activities on the loch, as well as adrenaline-pumping choices on dry land, such as zip-lining, archery and Laserquest!
Boris the Military Pod

Boris the Military Pod

Brush off your camo, and quick march to Boris the Military Pod - a truly one-of-its-kind glamping pod on the stunning Isle of Skye. Atteeeention! Boris the Military Pod is a former military trailer which has been given an ingenious new lease of life as a unique island abode for two intrepid guests. Boris is dog-friendly too so your hound is most welcome. Nestled in a stunningly beautiful…

Explore the stunning Isle of Skye in a vintage Jeep with Skye Jeep Tours
Ace Hideaways

Ace Hideaways

Experience Scotland at its adventurous and natureful best, with a camping and glamping site that's fit for champions! This aptly named site (ACE is an acronym for Adventure, Condition and Essence) refreshingly located in Scotland's Findhorn glen, is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Nature lovers, thrill seekers and those in need of rest and relaxation will all find their…

Enjoy everything from white water rafting, canyoning, woodland paintballing and more, found either on-site or a short trip away.
Karostas Cietums

Karostas Cietums

Get yourself locked up in Karostas Cietums, an extreme Latvian prison experience that isn't for the faint of heart! Originally built in 1900, Liepaja's notorious Karosta Prison spent its early years as an infirmary, before becoming a Nazi and Soviet military jail from which World War Two prisoners made desperate attempts to escape. Some were sentenced to death, and the prison has since…

This jailbird experience is definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Otter Inn

Otter Inn

Go fish-spotting at Otter Inn, an artist-designed underwater cabin for two, set on soothing waters in one of Sweden's oldest cities. Populated since the Viking age and full of cultural heritage, Västerås is one of Sweden's oldest cities, found on the shore of the rippling Lake Malaren. Otter Inn is a charmingly rustic cabin that floats on and below the lake, located just a short…

Sleep with the fishes, three metres below water!
Glamping Corsica

Glamping Corsica

Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest. Just twenty minutes from the stunning hilltop town of Porto Vecchio, in the heart of Corsica's lush Ospedale Forest, you will find an eco-paradise that's quite unlike any other. Glamping Corsica consists of ‘Cocoon Village', four serene eco-bubbles for two people,…

Take in the thrilling views from four eco-bubbles in ‘Cocoon Village', suspended within a cliff in the heart of Ospedale Forest.
Skylodge Adventure Suites

Skylodge Adventure Suites

Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of Peru's Sacred Valley, in a transparent capsule suspended from the mountaintop. The next best thing to soaring high above the Cuzco clouds, native Condor-style, the unique Natura Vive Skylodge comprises three transparent 24ft x 8ft capsule suites suspended from the top of a 1,200-foot mountain, allowing truly breathtaking panoramic views across…

A truly out of the ordinary holiday experience for thrill seekers
Canopy Lodge

Canopy Lodge

Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart. El Valle de Antón is a truly unique and captivating village, found in the centre of an enormous crater from a (happily extinct!) volcano, set 60 miles from Panama City in the region's Coclé Province. Expect endlessly romantic scenes of mist-covered mountains -…

Canopy Adventure consists of a nature hike through outstanding natural trails, and thrill-seekers can take on the exhilarating zipline adventure
Macaronesian Eco Suites Caves

Macaronesian Eco Suites Caves

Live in harmony with the natural world in a Tenerife cave suite steeped in rustic luxury and just a short drive from the beach. Macaronesia, made up of islands belonging to Portugal, Spain and Cape Verde, translates as "islands of the fortunate", and with a relaxing stay in this quirky, much loved Tenerife cave house, you'll feel very fortunate indeed! You'll find your beautifully rugged…

The nearby climbing school nearby offers plenty of mountain-based activity for adrenaline junkies.
Glendoria

Glendoria

Discover one of Poland's best-kept secrets, with a soul-soothing rural escape in the "land of a thousand lakes". A special place that's bursting with natural charm, Poland's Masurian Lake District is known as the "land of a thousand lakes" for good reason!   With over two thousand lakes rippling through endless stretches of unspoilt forest and marshland, the breathtaking scenery…

Sign up for a thrilling 4x4 off-road adventure, or take a treasure-hunting trip.
Nebesa

Nebesa

Peaceful, scenery-showcasing chalets set far from the beaten tourist track, on the unspoilt slopes of Slovenia's remote Kuk Mountain. Featuring just four immaculate, minimalist chalets-for-two that overlook the breathtaking Soca Valley, Nebesa feels like a wonderfully well-kept secret. Nebesa translates as "heaven", a description which simply couldn't be more apt. Once you've completed…

If you are looking for adventure, why not try winter skiing, or even white-water rafting along the Soca river
Coucoo Grands Lacs

Coucoo Grands Lacs

A lush eco-friendly retreat, set amongst acres of magical forest land and sparkling lakes in dreamlike Franche-Comté. As one of France's very first eco-resorts, Coucoo Grands Lacs (that's "Great Lakes" in English) is sure to re-awaken your love for the natural world in all its timeless glory. Spread across over 200 acres of forest land and shimmering lakes in the glorious Franche-Comté region,…

Adrenaline-fuelled activities include treetop adventures for the brave!
Eilean Sionnach

Eilean Sionnach

Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye. There's a distinctly magical ‘time travelling' feel about the journey to Eilean Sionnach (Gaelic for ‘Island of the Fox'), which was  featured on Channel 4's series on Extraordinary Escapes in the UK. You'll want to savour every windswept second…

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Meet the resident ghosts of Britain's ‘most haunted historic castle', surrounded by Northumberland countryside just 20 minutes from the coast. Haunted castles don't come more spine-shiveringly authentic than Chillingham, a 13th century, Grade 1 Star-listed fortress in rural Northumberland. Here you'll discover a captivating juxtaposition of beautiful gardens, sparkling fountains, impossibly…

Dare you embark on a night-guided ghost tour of Britain's 'most haunted historic castle' and grounds?
Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

View the clear night sky (and possibly the Northern Lights) with a breath-taking stay in a glinting glass igloo on the edge of the Arctic Circle. A glistening display on the shores of Finnish Lapland's Lake Ranuanjärvi, Arctic Fox Igloos are luxurious glass havens that promise to cocoon you in breath-taking natural beauty. Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle, and dotted with towering fir…

Head off on a dedicated Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) search, take a husky safari in wintertime, or visit Ranua Wildlife Park just a few miles away, with options to go reindeer-watching, or even meet a polar bear.
Honister Cliff Camping

Honister Cliff Camping

A unique, not-for-the-faint-hearted camping adventure, in a hanging tent that's dramatically suspended 2000ft above Honister Pass for awe-inspiring Lake District views. Enjoy camping, but wish that cosy tent could come with a little extra adventure? Honister Cliff Camping takes sleeping under the stars to a thrilling new level, offering you the chance to sleep in a comfy portaledge (a safe,…

Take sleeping under the stars to a thrilling new level!
Defender Camping

Defender Camping

Unleash your inner adventurer, with a nomadic, dog-friendly break exploring the UK at its ruggedly scenic best, from the comfort of a Land Rover and a rooftop tent! True adventurers know that you can't get under the skin of new surroundings without completely immersing yourself in them... which means swapping boring hotel rooms for fresh air and canvas walls. The brainchild of Yorkshire Vehicle…

Explore some of the UK's finest, most ruggedly beautiful landscapes from a Land Rover Defender with a rooftop tent and full camping kit.
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