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Outdoor Adventures


Outdoor Adventures

At Wanderlust, we love the great outdoors. And what better way of experiencing the diverse and fascinating landscapes of the world than through a new adventure?

Dog-sled your way through the Arctic or surf in a tropical paradise. Climb up a volcano or discover the world’s best dive sites. Cycle your way around capital cities or explore the countryside on horseback.

Whatever outdoor activity you choose, it’s bound to offer a unique and fun-filled perspective on the place you’re travelling through. The choices are endless.

If you want a gentle intro to adventure or a high-adrenaline, dice-with-death escapade, someone somewhere will offer the activity for you. Here’s just a few options to get you started…

Contents 

The list of outdoor activities is almost never-ending. We've split them into the categories below to help you find what you're looking for more quickly. Simply click the category that most appeals to you...

Activities on water

Activities on land

Activities on ice

Outdoor adventures in the UK

Outdoor adventures in the rest of the world

The best gear for outdoor activities

Quick top 10 outdoor adventures

The best outdoor activities in, on and under the water

 

 

Want an outdoor activity on water? 

Whether you're after a gentle paddle down a lake or a white water rafting experience to get the heart racing, getting out on the seas, rivers and oceans is a great way to start any adventure. Here's a few different ideas...

Kayaking

Surfing

Stand-up paddleboarding

Scuba diving

Chasing waterfalls

Kayaking

Surfing

Stand-up paddleboarding

Don't go chasing waterfalls... climb them instead

The best outdoor activities on land

Whether you're climbing up a snow-capped mountain or hiking across a desert, journeying across land is a fantastic way to see the world around you. Here's some different activities you can try...

Hiking

Climbing

Horseriding

Cycling

 

Hiking

Climbing

Horseriding

Cycling

Outdoor activities on ice

Outdoor activities in the UK

The best places for outdoor activities around the world

The great outdoors can be enjoyed all around the planet. But some countries are better than others at certain activities.

Have a think about where you have always wanted to travel and see which outdoor activities your chosen destination can be combined with...

Europe

Latin America

North America

Africa

Asia

Australasia

Europe

Latin America

North America

Africa

Asia

Australasia

The best gear for outdoor activities, reviewed

All those outdoor adventures will be a lot more enjoyable if you have the correct equipment and comfortable clothing.

We've reviewed the best gear in travel to help you decide what you need to pack before jetting off for your action-packed trip...

Quick top 10 outdoor adventures

Desperate to get out in the great big outdoors and itching to get going on an activity?

If you haven't got the time or indeed the patience to choose your own adventure, then allow us to decide for you. Read on for our quick top 10 trips that offer guaranteed outside action...

10. Canoe with loons and wolves in the wonderfully remote Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA

A lake in Isle Royale National Park (Shutterstock)

A lake in Isle Royale National Park (Shutterstock)

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