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Best Sky Adventure Sports around the World

You are at about 40,000 feet high up in the sky screaming at the top of your lungs while throwing yourself away from an extremely high altitude and falling down… ALIVE! Does that sound like one of your exhilarating fantasies? It definitely sounds like one of mine! And that is the reason I bring to you, a list of the best sky adventure sports around the world.

All of the outdoor sports fanatics out there! What are you waiting for? Take your pick from these hair-raising sky sports played around the globe and make your bookings at the earliest to experience the thrill of a lifetime.

Best Sky Adventure Sports around the World List:

1. Sky Diving- Mount Everest, Nepal

Best Sky Adventure Sports around the World

Being one of the most popular air sports, skydiving involves a diver that jumps from an aircraft at a certain altitude under free fall before landing on the ground by a parachute. For an adrenaline rush like no other, skydiving is an unforgettable experience, providing you with the opportunity to get over all your fears. Now, for all those looking for the best skydiving experience, what could provide a bigger thrill than soaring over the highest mountain peak in the world, precisely 29,500 feet? Everest Skydive is considered as one of most Elite Adventure Holidays in the world and therefore requires booking 6 months in advance to experience the best jump of one’s lifetime.

Price: $25000.
Risk factor: 5/5.

 

2. Wingsuit Flying- Lake Garda, Italy

This sky sport is the most desirable one among adventure enthusiasts. It is very similar to that of a bird soaring high in the sky with its wings spread wide apart. Wingsuit flying is the sport of gliding through the air wearing a wingsuit or a birdman suit. Be warned that you’ll need 200 to 500 skydives before even attempting to wingsuit. Passing through canyons, flying in between trees and circling around waterfalls are few thrills one can experience while attempting wingsuit flying. It is not only similar to but also riskier than skydiving. One of the most popular places to fly in a wingsuit is the Italian Lake Garda. What are you waiting for? Put on your wingsuit, jump off the gigantic Mount Baldo, glide over Italy’s largest lake and then skim along the refreshing water for an adrenaline-filled experience.

Price: $20000.
Risk factor: 5/5.

 

3. Sky Surfing- San Diego

Skysurfing is a type of skydiving in which the skydiver wears a board attached to his or her feet and performs surfing-style aerobatics during free fall. It is a 120 mph free fall that will last for over 40 seconds but will create memories that will last you a lifetime. The sky surfing school located in San Diego is one of the best and trains you so well that it is nearly effortless to lift yourself into the sky like a pro in just a matter of minutes. If your bucket list has something similar to jumping out of an airplane with a board strapped to your feet, then Sky Surfing from one of Americas finest sky schools over one of America’s finest cities is something you just cannot give up without trying.

Price: $1000.
Risk factor: 4/5.

 

4. Gondola Ride- Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Most popularly known as an aerial tramway, sky tram, cable car or ropeway, the Gondola ride is a rectangular aerial lift situated on a height and travels from one pole to another, circulating between stations. Taking a ride in a gondola rivals the sensation of pure bliss, floating in between the clouds, staring at valleys thousands of feet below, forgetting the world and its affairs. For all those who are looking for the best place to get freaked out in a Gondola, the ‘Titlis Rotair’ is the best option. Reach the top of Mount Titlis that is 9,908 feet above sea level -in the world’s first rotating cable car is only about 5 minutes! This is one of the most nerve-wracking gondola rides as it is not only one of the highest, but also stretches over one of Europe’s largest glaciers.

Price: $500.
Risk factor: 2/5.

 

5. Parasailing- Sydney Harbor, Australia

Parasailing is one of those adventure sports that is growing at an unstoppable pace. Imagine flying high up in the air like a free bird with cool wind piercing through the body. This just doubles the thrill and the excitement of flying, making parasailing exhilarating in every sense. According to Wikipedia, parasailing means soaring in the sky and free-floating while being harnessed to a parachute, which is usually towed by a motorboat, car or any fast-moving vehicle. For travelers who love sightseeing and adventure, Parasailing at the Sydney Harbor is the best thing to have happened to them. They definitely will be unable to resist seeing the famous Opera House and Harbor Bridge from 400-500 feet above ground level! Whoever thought one could sightsee while enjoying adventure sports.

Price: $100.
Risk factor: 3/5.

 

6.Bunjee Jumping- Macau Tower, China

Standing tall at more than 700 feet from the ground, the Macau Tower is famous for being one of the highest bungee jumping spots in the world. The main thrill of this sport comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps from a height, the cord connected to him stretches and again recoils, thus sending electrifying volts of thrill through the person’s body. China’s famous Macau Tower is also known as the AJ Hackett. It allows one to take a fall from a bewildering height of 764 feet in just 19 seconds by the clock! This sensational experience is every junkie’s dream that will leave one elated and terrified at the same time.

Price: $1000.
Risk factor: 4/5.

 

7.Paragliding- Mount Babadag, Turkey

Paragliding is that sport which is very often confused with Parasailing. It is a sport not of flying while harnessed to a moving vehicle but flying a glider itself. There are a million suitable places around the world to enjoy this recreational sport. But the breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make Mount Babadag one of the most popular places for Paragliding. Fly high in the sky for about 30-40 minutes admiring the most beautiful beaches of Turkey below you. You will also have enough time to enjoy bird’s-eye views of the famous Blue Lagoon and to gently land on the Oludeniz beach. The Babadag Paragliding flight is about 2000 m high. It promises experiences that include exciting 360 degrees turns, wingovers and even thermal flows that may extend the descent.

Price: $300.
Risk factor: 3/5.

 

8.Base Jumping- Angel Falls, Venezuela

BASE jumping is, without doubt, an extreme sport that requires a lot of courage and determination. There are mainly four categories of fixed objects from where a person can jump. These include a Building, Antenna, Span, Earth, thus the name. What better a location can there be for Base Jumping than the tallest waterfall in the world? With a height of about 3212 feet, the jump from the Angels Falls is definitely a hazardous one. The view from the top of the waterfall is spellbinding but one will not really have time to admire the view while falling at a speed of 90 mph! So daredevils, if you’re looking for an adrenaline kick, Angel Falls has it all!

Price: $5000.
Risk factor: 5/5.

 

9.Hang Gliding- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hang Gliding- Rio de Janeiro

Hang Gliding is a recreational sport that uses a craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing, with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame. It is one of the most popular wind sports practiced in Rio de Janeiro that has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, hence making it an epic place to plan a hang gliding trip. Hang Gliding in Rio happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain surrounded by mind-blowing views. This ride is an awesome way to see a few famous sights like Pedra da Gavea and Christ the Redeemer, in a whole new way. The fight lasts for about an hour or 2 and ends by landing on the Pepino beach known for its white sands and clear waters. Many a time, the wind currents and thermals are unpredictable and this can make the sport dangerous.

Price: $200.
Risk factor: 3/5.

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