The 10 Best Places in the World to Get Active

Summer’s almost here, and that means it’s time to cash in a few vacation days. So why not ditch the water wings and koozie and head to territory unexplored for truly scenic surfing, biking, climbing and more? Book a ticket to one of these global hotspots for the most breathtaking outdoor action known to man. Don’t forget the sunscreen… —Lacey Maulding

Fly Fishing: Sun Valley, Idaho Why it’s the best: A freshwater Mecca for anglers, the slow-moving spring creeks of Sun Valley offer a serene oasis, not to mention a constant stream of brown and rainbow trout. Best time to go: June–September More info: flywaters.com

Surfing: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia Why it’s the best: Known for their perfect waves, the Mentawai Islands have breaks ranging from crystal-clear barrels to soft, white-capped swells. It’s like heaven on earth, bro. Best time to go: May–August More info: mentawaiislands.com

Mountain Biking: Moab, Utah Why it’s the best: The ride through the warm-colored canyons and mesa tops is a visual spectacle for bikers with nearly all levels of experience. Best time to go: Spring or fall More info: discovermoab.com

Sea Kayaking: Clear Blue Kona, Hawaii Why it’s the best: See-through kayaks allow adventurers to enjoy a kaleidoscope of colors and marine life in the gorgeous Pacific. Best time to go: November–February More info: clearbluehawaii.com

Hiking: Highlands, Scotland Why it’s the best: The Highlands’ lush green forests captivate hikers with their enchanting summer beauty. Best time to go: June–August More info: walkhighlands.co.uk

Camping: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Why it’s the best: The Kenyan National Reserve features pristine, untouched nature, an array of wildlife and priceless glimpses of a Wildebeest migration across the endless savannah. Best time to go: July–February More info: cottars.com

Rock Climbing: Las Torres, Patagonia Why it’s the best: Nestled between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia’s majestic mountains disgorge a visceral siren song calling you to climb. Best time to go: December–February More info: lastorres.com

Cycling: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy Why it’s the best: Italy’s expansive landscape of rolling hills and meadows provides the perfect backdrop for long country rides. Best time to go: November or March More info: lacorsa.com

Trail Running: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Why it’s the best: Let your feet carry you on a true Mayan adventure that boasts volcanic peaks, breathtaking shorelines and exotic jungles. Best time to go: November–April More info: mayanrunningadventure.com

Snorkeling: Niue Island Why it’s the best: This small island offers pristine waters, exquisite pools, chasms and reefs and a variety of wildlife interaction. Best time to go: June–September More info: niueisland.com

Head to territory unexplored for truly scenic surfing, biking, climbing and more. Book a ticket to one of these global hotspots for the most breathtaking outdoor action known to man.

 

 

 

 

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