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Active sports information



Your guide to active sports around the world

Absailing

Around the world you can find many people running tours and lessons in the art of coming down mountains and cliff faces, can be a lot of fun if you are not scared of heights.

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BMX

Some people see this as a kids sport, the Americans have a huge raft of places to practice the sport and some of the best riders inthe world are older then 21 so dont be scared, give it a go.

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Bungee

Throw yourself of a platform with a big elastic attached to your feet, again not for the people with a fear of height, the rush is supposed to be better than sex.

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Ballooning

More of a relaxed past time, get the best view in the house of many of the worlds best aatractions.

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Climbing

The opposite of abseiling, the art of going up mountains and rock faces, one of the most heavily participated active sports in the world.

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Canoeing

This sport means so many things to so many people, check out the links to find your particular type of canoeing, anything from leisure to extreme.

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Caving

Sounds like looking round caves, but it isn't. This is an exhilirating activity that can show you places that most people will never go.

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Hand Gliding

Fly like a bird anywhere in the world, not for the height scared, but can feel like flying so it must be an excellent experience.

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Horse Riding

This means so much to so many, you can ride horses anywhere in the world over most terrain.

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Jet Skiing

Get a bath, attach an outboard motor and throw yourself around a lake or around the oceans of the world. The most exhilirating motor based water sport in the world.

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Kayaking

The most fun you can have kneeling down.

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Mountain Biking

The largest active sport in the world, grab your bike and go anywhere at anytime.

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Mountain Boarding

Off road skate boarding, this was the fastest growing board sport around the world last year. this is not a craze it is now officially a sport.

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Moto X

Bikes, petrol, big jumps, what more can be said?

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Micro Lights

Gliding with an engine, some people say light weight airoplanes, the most fun you can have in the air, apparently.

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Orienteering

Getting from point to point, sometimes done in teams, if you are in to walking then this adds a little bit extra to the experience.

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Parachuting

Jumping out of a plane, cant really say anymore. Oh apart from the parachute.

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Paragliding

Jumping off the side of a mountain with a parachute, see above, but no plane.

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Rafting

White water rafting is a lot of peoples dream activity. You may fall out and get wet, but it is all part of the fun.

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Snowboarding

The ultimate extreme sport, the largest board sport in the world, sun, snow, boards, if you have not tried it, you should go and do it now.

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Scuba Diving

Self contained under water breathing, very strange concept, but the world is 2/3 water so this shouldnt be a sport it should be a necessity.

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Skiing

The first snow sport, easy to pick up and relatively cheap.

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Surfing

The original water sport and one of the forefathers of extreme sports. Australia and the USA are famed for their surfing pedigree.

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Skate Boarding

The founder of the boarding culture, the largest participant board sport in the world, you can try this all over the world.

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Windsurfing

The fastest no motorised sport in the world, this is getting extreme, wave jumping and speed races are a spectalce not to be missed.

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Water Skiing

Being dragged behind a boat at great speed is something that you cannot miss, you havent lived until you have fallen off water skis.

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Wake Boarding

Same as above but with one board, same exhiliration, same pain and same life changing experience.

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