There are some people who are more than happy to spend their days sitting on the couch watching TV. They’ll come home from work and feel perfectly content to chill out for their entire evenings and weekends. A vacation to a person like this often involves being as relaxed as possible no matter what. Now, this is not to say that there’s anything wrong with any of these things, far from it! But for a lot of other people, there’s nothing more boring than the idea of spending all of their free time on the sofa. If you’re that kind of person, then it’s pretty likely that when you’re looking to take some time off, you’re going to be on the lookout for your next great adventure. You want something to get your heart rate going and the blood pumping through your veins. To help you make your mind up over what to do, here are some fantastic vacations for adventure lovers.

London to Paris

If you’re looking to take an amazing trip, challenge yourself and help a good cause all at once? Then why not take a London to Paris bike ride to see the finale of the Tour de France? This amazing cycling challenge gives you the chance to get involved in one of the best fundraising events in the world. Not only that but you get to spend some time in two of the world’s most amazing capital cities at each end of the trip as well! Not only that but you get to enjoy a whole range of amazing scenery as you travel three-hundred-and-eight miles over the span of four days.

The Great Barrier Reef

What could be more of an adventure than getting to explore one of the seven wonders of the natural world? The great barrier reef is truly one of the most incredible and beautiful sights that you will ever see so why not strap on some scuba gear and take a dive into the depths? The Great Barrier Reef isn’t thriving in the way it once was thanks to things like climate change, so if you want to experience it in its true beauty, now is definitely the time to do it.

Alaska Heli-skiing

Because obviously, normal skiing is just so boring and safe right? If you’re in the mood to really get your pulse racing, then there’s no better way than with the world’s most extreme winter sport! The main thing to know about heli-skiing is that, and this might seem extremely obvious, there are no ski lifts. This is because the kinds of slopes that you’ll be racing down are so remote that you need to reach the top by, you guessed it, helicopter. A few minutes ride is all it takes to get you up to the top and make no mistake; these slopes are serious business! You should only tackle them if you’re a seasoned skier and you feel very confident in your abilities. Plus it’s a good idea to get yourself in decent shape beforehand as well. Check out this list of the best skiing exercises. That way you can be sure that you’re ready for the slopes!

Of course, not every trip needs to be quite so exciting. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a chance to relax. It’s your vacation after all!