Because while spending quality time poolside can be damn fine, isn't it better to come back from your travels with a real story to tell?
That's what serious adventure and extreme holidays are all about. Be it tracking wild bears in Slovakia, traversing the Sahara, Bedouin-style, on a camel, or standing proudly atop the summit of Mount Blanc after a lengthy eight-day hike, these holidays give you the chance to really seize life and suck the marrow out of it.
Of course, the range of options out there is mind-boggling, with the mountains, seas, rivers, jungles, volcanoes and deserts that surround us just waiting to be explored and revelled in.Whether you fancy a solo mission, gathering a group of mates or travelling as a family unit, serious adventure is all about conquering new challenges and having the time of your life doing it. With expert instructors, passionate guides and a huge variety of serious adventure and adrenalin holidays on offer, being an active participant in the natural world has never been so thrilling.
The clock is ticking. What are you waiting for? Take your pick from caving, paragliding, kayaking, mountaineering, canyoning, mountain biking and off-road cycling or find the extreme holiday for you below.