European Extreme Sports


Extreme sports are a great way to get a rush of adrenaline whether you’re rushing down the side of a mountain on a snowboard, or bungee jumping from the top of a huge building. However that’s not the only reason that people really love doing extreme sports, and at the same time they also provide the opportunity to be outside doing what you love and to see some truly fantastic views (helped by the fact that a lot of extreme sports take place outdoors). European extreme sports then offer the chance for adrenaline junkies to get their fix but to also explore the continent and see some of its beaches and mountain views. European extreme sports are highly popular and the varied terrain of the different European countries lends itself perfectly to all manner of European extreme sports.

When it comes to water sports you are spoiled for choice and there are any number of great beaches to provide European extreme sports. England is one such location and despite the cooler climate is great for water sports – particularly down the South coast in Cornwall where surfing and Wakeboarding is a way of life, and in Bournemouth which has recently seen the addition of the world’s first artificial coral reef designed specifically to improve the surf and attract tourists interested in European extreme sports. Away from England there are plenty of beaches suited to European extreme sports that offer a warmer climate and hotter seas with just as much surf including Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and Southern France.

European extreme sports aren’t all about the sea though and winter sports are also highly popular in some parts of Europe. Here again you are spoiled for choice and can choose from the Zakopane mountains in Poland, the Swiss and French Alps, Austria and many more. The Zakopane mountains in particular offer a very cheap way to experience some fantastic views and some great European extreme sports whether snowboarding, skiing or sledging is more your cup of tea.

There are a range of other great European extreme sports too though and many of these require cliffs and mountains for rock climbing, hang gliding or caving. Alfont in France is one location that is brilliant for rock climbing and has some areas overhanging the sea for some daredevil-ish ‘free soloing’ where you rock climb with no ropes and only water underneath. Holne Park in Southern England meanwhile offers a whole range of European extreme sports with guidance including high ropes, caving, canoeing and climbing.