Top 10 Multi-Sport Vacations - Overall
- Ladakh, India
This northern state known as "Little Tibet" features deep gorges, snow mountains, ancient monasteries and plenty of adventure options. Mountain bike through the fertile valleys and high altitude moonscape, raft down the Zanskar and Indus River and enjoy rugged mountain trekking on a monastery trail camping along the way.
The ancient and isolated mountain kingdom of Bhutan is perfect for hiking and biking as traditions remain intact and the landscape undeveloped. Hike to ancient monasteries and dzhongs, pedal through virgin pine forest and visit untouched villages.
Safaris in Africa take on a new meaning when you throw in some Multi-Sport and adventure. You can hike Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, hot air balloon over the Serengeti plains or mountain bike amongst the grazing herds themselves.
- Queenstown, New Zealand
Possibly the adventure capital of the adventure country of the world where you can do just about any activity from bungee jumping to river surfing, water skiing, mountain biking or fishing. You could cycle part of the Eglington Valley, walk the famous Routeburn track or any of the walks in Fiordland national park and sea kayak through Milford Sound.
- Alberta, Canada
Canada is the place to come if you crave the outdoors. It’s all about unspoiled, pure wilderness. Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks are a Multi-Sport nirvana. Canoe across glacial lakes and raft down the rushing rivers, hike through vibrant wildflowers or dense pine forests with other characters like black bear, moose, eagles and deer.
It’s not quite the Dakar Rally but mountain biking through the deserts and oases into the Atlas Mountains will get your heart pumping. Swap your bike for a 4x4 to get further into the Sahara desert, then ride a camel or trek with nomads. If you’re worried about your endurance, there will be endless tea invitations on route to break up the journey.
- Black Forest, Germany
Sophisticated networks of hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails make this a favorite Multi-Sport destination. Work off enough calories and you’ll enjoy the Black Forest cakes, wines and microbreweries even more.
- Mt Etna, Italy
There aren’t too many places you can hike, bike, ski, horse ride or taste wines on a volcano then head back to the coast for a refreshing swim in the ocean or to dive or snorkel. Mt Etna and the coastal region near Catania is unparalleled for adventure travelers.
- Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming
These two famous parklands simply invite exploration by bike, foot and kayak. Wander the varied and rugged wilderness of Wyoming enjoying the jagged waves and alpine lakes of the Tetons and the steaming fumaroles of Yellowstone.
- Amazon basin, Ecuador
The Amazon is not just a wilderness area but also a Multi-Sport haven. Hike through the Andes, horse ride on mountain trails, mountain bike through the jungle and raft down fast moving rivers.