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The Best Adventures in World

This is a list of the greatest adventures one can do and they are broken down by:  Fishing, horseback riding, hunting, rafting, sailing, kayaking, auto touring, mountaineering, biking, safari, scuba diving, skiing, surfing, trekking, train travel and golf courses.

Mountain Biking

  • Pamir HWY, Whakhan Corridor , Khorg to Osh, Tajikistan to Kyrgystan by “Redspokes”
  • La Rute De Los Conquistadores, Cost Rica;
  • 11,500 decent in Peru single track on Inca trail by Sacred Rides 
  • Telluride to Moab by San Juan hut system
  • White Rim Trail – Moab Utah by Rim Tours 
  • Colorado Single Track by Rim Tours
  • Kokopelli Trail by Rim tours
  • El Retro del Quetzal, Guatemala – Race 
  • Iceland by Icebike adventure and do the heli bike 
  • ARMT Bike Race,   Guadalajara to Veracruz Mexico
  • Lhasa to Kathmandu by KeAdventures 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by KE Adventures Travel
  • Swiss Epic Graubunden Switzerland
  • The Old Ghost Road, New Zealand
  • Lupre Pass, Nepal
  • Colle de Fineste, Dolimites Itatly
  • 403-401 410 Trail, Crested Butte
  • Cotopaxi Ecuador
  • Shenandoah 100 Bike Race
  • Kettle Valley Railway, British Columbia
  • Redbird Crest Trail, Hyden Kentucky;
  • Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala 
  • Northern Thailand;
  • The Swakop River, Namibia
  • Snowy Mountains, Australia;
  • Northwestern Mongolia;
  • Lewis and Clarke Trail, Lolo Trail in Bitterroot Mts. Idaho;
  • Glacier to Jasper & US Canadian Border to Mex. =Advturecycling.org;
  • Ulaanbaatar Mongolia to Calcutta via China and Tibet;
  • Lava Lake Loop, Bend Oregon;
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia;
  • Downieville Loop, California;
  • Outer Loop, Gila Wilderness New Mexico;
  • Trail of Dragon, Gaungxi China – Bike Asia 86-0-773-882-6521;
  • Crested Butte to Aspen via Pearl Pass or Crystal/marble
  • India highest pass to Nepal to Bhutan Classic Bike Traverse or India to Cashmere – keadventure.com

         Road Biking, Road

  • Medellin to Bogota, by Redspokes
  • Cuba by “WOW” Cuba
  • 5 Balkan Countries by Mountain travel SOBEK
  • Norther Desert Argentina, 350 miles by Redspokes
  • Italy, Piedmont by Vermont Bike Tours
  • Cuba by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Bordeaux & Basque Country
  • The Baltic, 3 countries by Intrepid
  • Capetown and Winelands by KE Adventure Travel
  • Cycle Myanmar by Intrepid
  • Vietnam: Saigon to Hanoi, Vietnam by Rei
  • New Zealand, South Island by Backroads
  • Vietnam to Laos by KE Adventures
  • Marrakech to High Atlas, Morocco by KE Adventures
  • Prague to Budapest by REI
  • Bike China by Who Expeditions
  • Sausalito to Redondo Beach, California;
  • Giro Del Gelato, Italy by Ciclismo Classico
  • Nicaragua, Costa Rica Panama by Intrepid
  • Blue Ridge Parkway 
  • Chile , Vineyard hopping by Santiago Adventures
  • Dolomites:  Bolzono Italy by Backroads
  • Ice Land by Backroads
  • Route 66
  • Almaty, Kazak. –Kirghiz — Kashgar,China -Karakorum to Islamabad;
  • Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Aspen Loop;
  • New England: Lake Champlain, New York / and route 100 Vermont;
  • Croatia:  The Dalmatian Islands
  • France:  Normandy Brittany By VBT = Vermont Bicycle Tours
  • San Juan Islands to Victoria, North West Canada and United States;
  • Bali, Indonesia;
  • Croatia – Vermont Bicycle Tours;
  • Canadian Rockies – Free wheeling;
  • Sonoma California – Life Cycle Adventures;
  • San Antonio to Laredo-rt85 to Xilitla to rt120 to San Miguel Allende to rt45-to rt54 to Matehula to Pedas Negras to rt 57 to San Antonio;
  • Lhasa to Katmandu – Lasssa to Kathmandu by Exodus Travel
  • Visalia to General Sherman, California route 198;
  • Gila Hot Springs rt15 – Silver City180- Santa Cruz- Mimbres to Gila, N.M.;
  • Boulder36, Estes Park7, Ward 72, Nenderland 119 to boulder, Colorado;
  • Ride to top of Haleakala Crater, Hawaii

                 Cultural

  • Silk Road – Kyrgyzstan, UZbekistan, Turkmenistan by Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Ancient Monuments of Myanmar by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Andean Explorer byMountain Travel SOBEK
  • Cambodia’s Angkor Wat by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet by MOuntain Travel SOBEk
  • St. Petersburg to Moscow, Viking River Cruise
  • El Camino de Santiago, Spain by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Turkey Cultural Discovery by Mountain travel SOBEK
  • Gorillas and Birds – Congo, Sao Tome and Principe by Cox & Kings
  • Namibia – sand dunes and kayaking by Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Iran – Esfahan, Tabriz, Mashad by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Solar De Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Taj Mahal and Amber Fort, Rajistan India
  • Jeronimos Monastary, Lisbon Portugal
  • Iguazu Falls and Amazon River Cruise, Brazil by Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Victoria Falls and Zambezi River Raft, Zimbabwe, Mountain Travel Sobek

                    Fly-fishing

  • KULIK LODGE, ALASKA         
  • CHRISTMAS ISLAND 
  • MANGROVE CAY & FLAMINGO ROD AND GUN CLUB, ANDROS BAHAMAS  
  • TURNEFFE FLATS, BELIZE  
  • CHOCOLATE LAB EXPEDITIONS, ARGENTINA;  
  • PATAGONIA: ARGENTINA / CHILE: LOS ALERCES PARK;  
  • HEART OF THE ANDES LODGE, CHILE – CHILEAN FJORDS
  • TARPOONVILLE, COSTA RICO;  
  • MANGO CREEK LODGE, HONDURAS;    
  • TURKS AND CAICO;    
  • CAMPECHE TARPON AND ISLA HOLBOX , MEXICO;    
  • KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA;    
  • ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING COMPANY & CORSAIRE BOAT CHARTER, SEYCHELLES;  
  • PEZ RATON LODGE, VENEZUELA;  
  • RIO AND LAKE YELCHO, TASMANIA;  
  • COSMOLEDO ISLANDS NEAR TANZANIA;  
  • YELLOWSTONE LAKE;   19.THE PECOS RIVER, PECOS NEW MEXICO;  
  • OTTTA QUECHEE RIVER, WOODSTOCK VERMONT;  
  •  AU SABLE RIVER, MI;  
  • GREEN RIVER, UTAH;
  • MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON, IDAHO;  
  • THE MIRAMICHI, CANADA;  
  •  BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON, COLORADO;  
  • THE RANGITIKEI, NEW ZEALAND;  
  • AMAZON RIVER BASIN, BRAZIL- PONOIRIVER.COM;  FLYFISHINGPATAGONIA.COM;

                Fishing, Deep Sea 

  • Sailfish Bay Lodge , Guatemala;  
  • Quepos, Costa Rico;  
  • Azuero Peninsula, Panama;  
  • Barracuda, Seychelles;
  • Baja Anglers, Cabo San Lucas Mexico

             Hiking /Trekking

  • Whakan Corridor, Afghanistan – geoex.com and Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Mustang Valley and Annapurna, Nepal – Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Mountain Lodges of Peru, Machu Picchu, Peru by REI or Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Salkany Trek Peru into Machu Picchu By MTS
  • Lijiang, China
  • Haute route: Chamonix to Zermatt: Switzerland France Italy  by Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Mount Blanc circumvent by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Bhutan Bumthang Owl Trek, Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Buhtan Trek & Cultural by Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Solar De Uyuni, Bolivia by Tierra de Atacama 
  • Bolivia Cordillera Real Trek by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Ngorongoro by Safari Tanzania Africa
  • Lhasa to Rongbuk, Tibet
  • Death Valley Hike, USA
  • Del Mar to Salton City California 140 milesand Sierra High Route
  • Traversing timber;ine Country, California, Yosemitie Mountain Guides
  • India Sikkim: Kanchenjunga by Mount Travel SOBEK
  • Tracking the Snow Leopard, Ladakh India- Lotus Expeditions
  • Hemis National Park, India
  • Millford Sound, New Zealand
  • Crested Butte To Aspen, Colorad
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Kax Tax Range and the Baima Nature Reserve, China
  • Torres del Paine Patagonia by Tierra De Patagonia
  • Iraqi Kurdistan by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Xingu Amazon
  •  Slovenia’s Julian Alps

                 Horse Back Riding

  • Mongolia –Nomadic Expeditions
  • Patagonia Chile, by Tierra de Patagonia
  • Masai Mara, Kenya  by National Geo
  • Atacama Desert, Chile by Tiera de Atacama
  • Tian-Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan by Shepherd’s way Trekking
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana by African Horseback Safaris
  • Cappadocia, Turkey by Kirit Voyage
  • Ecuador, Cotopaxi or Avenue of Volcanoes by Hacienda de Algeria
  • Mozambique
  • Bob Marshal Wilderness, Montana and Grand Canyon US
  • Morocco Camel trekking  by National Geographic Adventures
  • Hawaii is awesome by Pony express
  • Pampas, Argentina
  • Chyulu Hills to Kilimanjaro, Kenya
  • Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Loire Valley, France
  • Jerez and Seville, Spain
  • Ring of Kerry, Ireland by Killarney Riding Stables
  • Rajasthan desert ride camels, India
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          House Boat & Cruise Lines

  • Moscow to St. Petersburg by Viking river Cruise
  • Amsterdam to Budapest by Viking River Cruise
  • Bucharest to Budapest by Viking River Cruise
  • Inside Passage, Alaska 
  • Burma by Viking River Cruise
  • Amazon by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Baltics by Holland America
  • Holland by barge, Holland
  • Inside Passage, Alaska
  • Cape to Cape: Argentina to South Africa by Silver Cloud
  • Sambezi Queen a Botswana Cruise
  • Andean Discovery on Santa Cruz Ship 
  • Southeast Asia by Viking river Cruise
  • Caribbean Cruise & Mexican Riviera;  
  • South Pacific, Wilderness Travel,;  22 day Wake of Bounty Cruise
  • Mekong River – China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam by Journeys Within
  • Lake Powell, Utah

                    Kayaking/Rafting

  • Amazon River Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Coral Reefs, Belize;  
  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil by Mountain Travel SOBEK staying in Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Monterrico
  • Alaska Yukon Tatshenshini River Raft, Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Apurimac River, Peru, Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Zambezi River, Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Hawaii Biotope Reserve, Guatemala;  
  • Channel Islands, California
  • North Shore, Molokai, Hawaii
  • Inside Passage & Nigu River Alaska / British Columbia and ;  
  • The Tons River, India;  
  • Virgin Islands, British and United States;  
  • Adriatic Waters Edging Dubrovnick, Croatia
  • New River Gorge, West Virginia and Adirondacks;
  • San Miguel River, Colorado;  
  • Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua island hop;  
  • Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Tuscan Italy Elba Sea by H2O Outfitters
  • Aitutaki, Cook Islands – Etu Moana;  
  • Deschutes River, Warm Springs Washington;  
  • Taveuni & Nayau River Gorge, Fiji;
  • Bouquet to Pacific Ocean, Panama;  
  • Sun Cozy River and Karnali, Nepal;  
  • Upano River, Ecuador;  
  • Colorado River and Grand Canyon US;  
  • Upper Mekong, Yunnan, China;
  • Blue Nile to White Nile, Ethiopia;  
  • Kafue River, Zambia;  
  • Futaleufu, Chile;  
  • Colca Canyon and Cotahausi, Peru;
  • Middle Fork of the Flat Head River, Montana;  
  • Rio Alseseca, Veracruz Mexico
  • Mozambique – Castaway Island by Extraordinary Journeys

                   Mountaineering

  • Cho-Oyu, Tibet  by Mountain Madness
  • Mustagata, China  by Mountain Madness
  • Annapurna, Circuit, Nepal by Mountain Travel SOBEK
  • Aconcagua, Argentina 
  • Sajama and Perinacota, Bolivia by Bolivian Mountain Guides,  Marco Soria
  • Shishapangma, Tibet
  • Kilimanjaro, Africa by African Travel Resources
  • Huayna Potosi, Bolivia by Bolivian Mountain Guides , Marco Soria
  • Chimborazo, Ecuador, by High Summits, Ismael Janisch
  • Cotopaxi, Ecuador by High Summits, Ismael Janisch
  • Orizaba, Mexico  by Servimont run by the Reyes family
  • Mt Elbrus, Russia
  • Chilian 19,000 foot peaks in Atacama
  • Damavand, Iran
  • Mt Kenya, 
  • Denali, Alaska 

                     Safari

  • Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Ranthambore National Park, India
  • Kruger National Park
  • Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 
  • Ngorongoro Rift and Serengeti National Park,  Tanzania 
  • Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya and Tanzania 
  • Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta , Botswana
  • Hwange Reserve and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
  • Singita Grumeti Reserve, Serengiti National Park
  • Yala Park, Sri Lanka
  • South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

         Sailing

  • French Polynesia, Tahiti
  • Bahamas, Mooring
  • Virgin Islands, Moorings
  • The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • The Adriatic Coast, Croatia
  • The Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Zanzibar off of Tanzania
  • Minorca, Spain
  • Greek Islands, Greece
  • Grenadines;
  • Pacific Islands, Tahiti –Moorings
  • The Seychelles, Island Hopping;
  • Tonga

                   Scuba

  • Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea
  • Simian Islands, Thailand
  • Blue hole light house, Barrier Reef, Belize
  • Rainbow Reef, Fiji
  • Blue Corner Palau, Yap Micronesia
  • Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Sothern Red Sea, Sudan
  • Coral Sea  Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Dinah’s Beach, Papua New Guinia
  • Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
  • Solomon Islands – Florida, Russell and Marovo
  • The Maldives –Banayan Tree Maldives Madivaru
  • East Timor – Dili
  • Bon Air, Carribean
  • Provo, Turks and Cacos
  • Cocos Island, Costa Rica
  • Cayos Cochinos, Honduras –Plantation Resort
  • Vieques, Puerto Rico – Hix Island House

                 Skiing

  • Chamonix, France
  • La Grave (7,100 vertical) France
  • Val d”lsere Franc
  • Zermatt and Verbier Switzerland
  • Haute Route, France-Switzerland – Rondonee
  • St. Anton, Austria
  • St.Moritz, Switzerland
  • Heli-skiiing, Alyeska or British Columbia
  • Whistler/Backcomb, British Columbia
  • Portillio, Chile – Heli ski
  • Cortina, Italy
  • Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado
  • Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-basin, Colorado
  • Utah – Snowbird, Alta, Park City, Canyon
  • Telluride, Colorado
  • Park City and Canyons, Utah
  • Squaw Valley
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Surfing

  • Bali and Sumba – Nihiwatu Indonesia
  • Teahupo’s Tahiti
  • Santa Catalina, Panama
  • 12 Miles north of Puerto Vareta, Mexico
  • Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
  • Maverick’s, California
  • Pacific Islands off Nicaragua
  • Nagigia Surf Resort and Cloudbreak Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Costa Azul Adventures, Mexico
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Mai Pais Surf Camp, and Tamarindo Beach @ Costa Rica
  • Hans Hedemann, Diamond Head Hawaii
  • El Paredon Surf Camp, Sipicate Naranjo Park, Guatemala
  • Jhalama Beach, California
  • Cloud Nine, Siargao Island, Philippines
  • Sultans, North Male, Maldives
  • Montana Beach, Ecuador
  • Rincon, California
  • Cape Hatteras, Buxton, North Carolina
  • Rincon , Puerto Rica
  • Barbados – Sea U Guest house

Auto Tour

  • Karakorum Highway, Pakistan / China
  • Silk Road, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, by Dragoman
  • Trans – Sahara, From Morocco to Algeria
  • Tashkent to Khiwa, Very Very cool Uzbekistan
  • Blue Ridge Highway and Sky Line Drive
  • Bolivia – Death Road – Bikes also are allowed
  • Austria Grossglockner High Alpine road
  • ALCAN Highway and California Coast
  • Chile to Argentina  on the Trans-Andean Highway = bad ass 
  • Solar De Uyuni, Bolivia from San Pedro Chile
  • Ocean road, Melbourne to Warrnambool
  • South Island, New Zealand
  • Pucon to Achao, Chile
  • Canada – Icefields Parkway
  • Morocco, Atlas Mountain Roady
  • US 2 Havre to Libby Montana
  • Langhe Valley Italy from Alba
  • Route 80, New York to San Francisco
  • Cape Town N2 to Johanesburg N1
  • Monteverde Route 1 to Limon route4, Cost Rica
  • Hirschhorn Germany to Prague: rt. 37, 14, 470, 303, 201
  • US 12 Outer Banks North Carolina
  • Route 145, Telluride Colorado to Moab Utah
  • Sante Fe to Sedona to Tucson to Gila Wilderness to Ojo caliente,
  • US 50 Baker to Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Cheltenham to Cotswold England
  • Alcan highway
  • All of Route 40 in Argentina especially in the South and near Bolivia
  • Atlas Mt Morocco

Train Travel

  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Golden Eagle Silk road, Moscow to Iran 
  • Rovo Rail Cape Town Dar es Salaam
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Belmond Royal Scotsman
  • Glacier Express, Switzerland
  • Quito to Lima to La Paz, South America
  • Singapore to Chang Rai, Southeast Asia
  • Blue Train, Africa
  • Oslo to Bergen,  Norway
  • Vancouver to Montreal, Canada
  • Darjeeling to Goranpani, India
  • Los Mochis to Chihuahua, Copper Canyon, Mexico
  • Darwin to Adelaide, Australia
  • NonKai Thailand to Bangkok Thailand
  • Rangon to Mandaly,  Burma
  • Villahermosa to Cancun or Merida, Mexico
  • Chicago to Los Angels or San Francisco
  • Anchorage to Seward Alaska
  • Antinito Colorado to Chama New Mexico
  • Montreux to Brox,  and Chur Switzerland to Tirano Italy
  • Paris to Madrid
  • Invernes Scotland to Gwynedd Wales
  • Flam to Myrdal Norway
  • Belgrade Serbia to Bar Montenegro
  • London to Venice and London to Istanbul
  • Bernina Express, Switzerland
  • Train in Clouds – Tren a Las Nubes from Salta to Chilean Border
  • Andean Explorer, Peru
  • Venice Simplon by Belmond
  • Copper Canynon, Mexico
  • The Ghan, Australia
  • Hanoi to Lao Cai, Vietnam

 

Golf

Inside the Volcano, Bali Indonesia
Manele Bay, Lanai Hawaii
Lodge at Koele, Lanai Hawaii
St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
Dramaland Castle, County Clair, Ireland
Reynoldds Plantation, Greensboro Ga.
Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland
Fairmount Whistler, British Columbia
Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Westin Turnberry, Resort, Ayshire, Scottland
Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach California
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Ariz.
Shady Canyon Golf Club, Calif.
Black Rock Country Club, Hingham Mass
Rustic Canyon Golf Course, Moorpark Calif.
CordeValle Rosewood Resort, San Martin, California
Dallas National Golf Club, Dallas Texas
Trump National Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor
Victoria Hills Golf Club Deland Fla.
Black Gold Golf Club, Yorba Calif.
One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island Bahamas
The Majors Golf Club, Palm Bay Fla.
Bulls Bay Golf Club, Charleston S.C.
Pee Dye Canyon Golf Course, Deer Valley Utah
Lahinch, Doonbeg, Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville, Ireland
The Ocean Course Cabo Del Sol, Los Cabos Mexico
Portmarnock Golf Club, Dublin Ireland
Bear’s Club, South Florida
The American Club, Kohler Wisc
The Boulders, Arizona
The Broadmoor, Colorado
The Cloister, Sea Island Ga.
The Greenbrier, West Virginia
Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Gauvaberry Golf and Country Club, Dominican Republic
Pinehurst
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Brandon Dunes
Sea Island Resorts
Pine Valley
Augusta National
Cypress Point Club
Shinnecock Hills
K Club, Ireland