For people who are adrenaline seekers and nature lovers will find something to love in these cities, all of which are located in or near some of the planet’s finest wildernesses. Today we will see few of such cities starting with:
1) Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town is blessed with natural setting between sweeping beaches and forest-covered mountains, which means almost any outdoor sport is within the reach. The Atlantic and Indian Oceans on either side of Cape Point attract world-class surfers who are looking to conquer the pipeline. Up on Table Mountain, there are endless hiking trails and opportunities for winter skiing and kloofing (canyoning through river gorges). Adrenaline lovers can get their juices flowing by skydiving from 3,000m, abseiling down Table Mountain or cage diving in False Bay, which is one of the world’s top places to see a great white shark.
2) Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown has good reasons for being the adventure capital of the world. Situated on the shores of blue Lake Wakatipu, this high-octane and high-altitude is the prime jumping-off point for exploring the South Island’s natural wonders. Not to mention Queenstown is also where the bungee jump was invented in, and you can still take the 43m-plunge at Kawarau Bridge. Year round, travellers come from around the world for skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, skydiving, hang gliding, abseiling and rock climbing. Plus, hiking and biking trails abound throughout the local mountains and valleys.
3) Interlaken, Switzerland: Interlaken’s alpine meadows are almost as soothing as hiking up or skiing down the nearby mountains. The peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are about 25km south. The town of Interlaken is also close to the alpine villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren and Meiringen. The outdoor possibilities around Interlaken are endless in summer and winter, they range from sailing, hiking, biking, gliding, skiing, sledging, climbing or just relaxing in a spa.