101 Reasons to Travel Now: Get Active
We've scoured the globe in search of hidden gems to experience around the world. Here are the best experiences to get you moving.
From the October 2015 issue of Traveler magazine
Reasons to Travel Now: 14-24
14. ZIP-LINING OVER JODHPUR:
Combine a thrill ride with Indian history via Flying Fox’s zip-line course above sites such as the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort.
15. WILL WORK FOR WINE:
We can’t think of a better locale to try our hand at WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) than on a vineyard in Australia’s Barossa Valley.
16. BEYOND THE BLUE LAGOON:
Hot springs and a cold river converge at Hveragerði, in southern Iceland, the perfect spot for a soak after a hike through ancient lava fields and around bubbling mud pots.
17. CLIMBING HUAYNA PICCHU:
That green Peruvian peak backdropping all those Machu Picchu photos allows only 400 hikers a day. Book early. The views are worth it.
18. ICE BIKING BUFFALO:
Pedal the Canalside ice rink on an ice bike with one wheel and one blade. It’s all part of a waterfront revitalization in this upstate New York city.
19. OMS AND SUDS:
During weekly Bend & Brew classes, Asheville’s Travelling Yogini leads sun salutation sessions at different breweries around the North Carolina mountain town, followed by beer tastings.
20. HIKE THE LYCIAN WAY:
Passing sleepy villages, beekeepers making honey, and ancient tombs carved in the rocks above, this ancient off-the-radar Turkish trail skirts the Mediterranean.
21. SURF PERU:
Catch the longest left-hand waves in the world from Peru’s northern coast, with its white-sand beaches and laid-back resorts. Find surf shops in Máncora and sleepy Punta Sal.
22. SKY BIKE BUILT FOR TWO:
- Nat Geo Expeditions
At Mashpi Lodge, in Ecuador, ride a tandem “bike” suspended from a 656-foot-long cable above the Andean cloud forest.*
23. WATER THAT GLOWS:
In Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, nighttime kayak trips glide through glittering water at the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay.
24. SLEDDING FOR GROWN-UPS:
“Sledging” down Swiss slopes on steerable sleds with runners is the latest Alpine craze. Try it in the cul-de-sac village of Arosa.
*Mashpi Lodge is recognized as one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World.
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