Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping

Attention, Thrill Seekers

THINK YOU'VE DONE IT ALL because you’ve powder-heli-skied, caught the big fish, summited mountains, and more? You haven’t. No matter what you’ve already experienced, there’s always a new extreme adventure waiting. So pack a suitcase and hop in your jet. All of the destinations discussed below are near bizav-friendly airports, so if time is short, you can head out on Friday, test your mettle on the weekend, and be back in the office Monday morning. 

Foil Kiting, Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Kite surfers who want to be challenged are turning to foil kiting. A hydrofoil fin lifts the board above the water, giving you a smoother ride with more speed and less wind than kite surfers experience. Aficionados compare the sport to catching a wave on a cloud or roller-skating on ice. The place to do it is Necker Island, where “foilers” can surf to Anagada Island, 12 miles away, with ideal wind from 17 to 20 knots and with huge expanses of both flat water and waves. Airport: Tortola. Info: virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island

AXEperience, Nova Scotia, Canada
A fifth-generation, seven-time world lumberjack champion teaches you his art in this three-hour hands-on experience in Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic Wilderness, a Dark Sky Preserve. Climb a tree; throw an axe; use a bow saw and cross-cut saw; and logroll on the Barrington River. Bring a change of clothes and a spare pair of sneakers because you’ll probably fall into the water trying to balance on a log. Airport: Yarmouth International. Info: bit.ly/1r42dvI

Snowshoeing, Bryce Canyon, Utah
Bryce in winter? Yes, that’s when you’ll pretty much have this stunning hoodoo-filled national park to yourself. Strap on snowshoes with crampons, grab a whippet (a ski pole with a mini axe handle on it), and buckle on a helmet. You can choose the trail length, from a 4.5-mile loop to nine miles. Nothing is more beautiful than the red rocks against the snow. Snap photos from the top of the rim, drop down to Queen’s Garden, and hike underneath natural rock arches. Airport: Bryce Canyon. Info: elevatedadventurecompany.com

Paragliding, Sun Valley, Idaho
Jump off the top of Bald Mountain in Sun Valley, Idaho while connected to a tandem paragliding instructor. Take a few easy strides and suddenly you’ll be gliding. Depending on lift conditions, your flight will last from 15 minutes to an hour. Enjoy the exhilarating rush as you glide above lush mountain scenery, farmland, and the Sun Valley Resort. You’ll take home a video of yourself and your panoramic bird’s eye view. Airport: Sun Valley. Info: flysunvalley.com 

Ice Canyoning, Quebec
During winter, think of rappelling on ice, not rock. Canyoning is usually a summer activity that involves crossing over rugged rivers, hiking, swimming, and abseiling, but Qu├ębec invented ice canyoning and has turned it into a winter bucket-list activity. Don crampons, rope up, grab ice picks, and learn to descend by easing yourself down the ice while trying to avoid breaking the frozen stalactites in this four-hour extreme adventure. Airport: Quebec Jean Lesage International. Info: solotrekker4u.com

Redwood Bungee Jumping, Placerville, California
Bungee jumpers who’d love to leap off a tree can do it with Bungee Adventures. It’s really three adventures in one: you must first climb about 100 feet up the tree by rope (similar to rock climbing); then you traverse a rope bridge between two trees; and finally you do a bungee jump to the forest floor. Don’t want to climb a tree? Try a bungee jump from a bridge or a rock in the same area. Airport: South Lake Tahoe. Info: bungeeadventures.net 

Alaskan Dog Sled Expedition, Willows, Alaska
Answer the call of the wild and join dog-sledding champion DeeDee Jonrowe for a mushing adventure. Jonrowe, the fastest woman to ever compete in the Iditarod, will teach you the skills and techniques required to mush your team of dogs and your own sled on a journey through the wilderness. The trip, customized to your level of intensity, will take you through some of the world’s most rugged terrain. Choose to sleep overnight in a supplied tent or in a cabin on Jonrowe’s property. Airport: Anchorage International. Info: ifonly.com 

Helibiking, Whistler, British Columbia
Mountain bikers who crave Black Diamond trails should head to Whistler for an extreme helibiking experience. You’ll chopper up 6,000 feet to the peak of Rainbow Mountain, where you’ll take in the endless panoramic vistas of the Coast Mountain Range, Whistler and Blackcomb, Pemberton, Black Tusk, and Squamish. Your bike will also arrive by helicopter for this guided single-track ride. The descent starts out rocky, and the trail includes alpine meadows and steep forest. Talk about being pumped! It’s similar to a bike park, but with no other people. Airport: Squamish. Info: bearbackbiking.com

Ultimate National Parks, Western U.S.
Travel via a tour provider’s private jet to as many of America’s spectacular national parks as you have the energy to visit. Begin in California’s Yosemite with a strenuous five- to six-hour guided hike to the top of the 594-foot Nevada Falls. Continue to Page, Arizona. Climb one of Utah’s via ­ferratas or try the strenuous rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon. Take a chopper to Moab, Utah, for some whitewater rafting or bicycling. Experience Colorado’s Monument Valley and its vast sandstone buttes with a Navajo guide. For the extreme in technical climbing, don’t miss “Climbing the Grand” in the Grand Teton. Airport: Fresno. Info: kerdowney.com    

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You are missing rock climbing in one of the most spectacular canyons in the world! Todra Gorge in Morocco!

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