4 Outdoor Adventures Everyone Should Try at Least Once
Do you believe in the saying “try everything at least once?” We’re not sure we’d apply the concept to every part of life — there are definitely at least a few things that no one should ever try — but when it comes to having fun and challenging yourself with unique outdoor activities, we believe that everyone should widen their horizons!
In today’s post, we’re talking about four outdoor adventures that everyone should try at least once. Read on to learn more, and be sure to stop by Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge to cross at least one adventure off of your bucket list!
Have you ever put on a harness, attached yourself to a pulley, and jumped off a ledge to careen down the length of a long steel cable? There are few things in life as exhilarating as feeling the wind whipping around you as you zip through the air, propelled forth by the relentless force of gravity.
In some mountainous countries, aerial cables have been used as a method of transportation for more than 2,000 years, and they remained in use in some remote parts of China as recently as 2015. Nowadays, they have mostly been replaced by bridges, so zip-lining is purely recreational.
2. Bungee Jumping
If hurtling horizontally through the air isn’t enough of an adrenaline kick for your tastes, then what about hurtling vertically? Bungee jumping is certainly not for the faint of heart, but for anyone who’s interested, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Bungee jumping has its roots in the “vine jumping” coming-of-age rituals of the aboriginal residents of Vanuatu, but modern bungee jumping with elastic cords was not invented until the late 1970s. Now, millions of bungee jumps have been safely completed all around the world, including jumps combined with the next activity on our list…
3. Hot Air Ballooning
Some people have bungee jumped out of hot air balloons, but most people are more interested in enjoying the bird’s eye view. Hot air balloons are the first successful human-carrying flight technology; the first flight took place in Paris in 1783, and the magic has not diminished since. Feeling the crisp morning air on your face while you’re buoyed up into the sky in a whimsical floating basket… who wouldn’t want to try that at least once?
For our last recommendation, we’re bringing things back down to earth. Have you heard of zorbing?
Invented in New Zealand in the 1990s by a couple of bored brothers, zorbing has emerged as one of the world’s most unique outdoor extreme sports. It’s simple and easy to do — to zorb, you climb inside a giant inflatable human hamster ball (officially known as a zorb ball), and from there you have several options. Downhill zorbing is the classic, where you tumble down a slope at up to 30 miles per hour. There’s also water zorbing, zorb racing, and even zorb sports like zorb soccer!
Try Zorbing at Outdoor Gravity Park!
Ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure? Get the full zorbing experience at Outdoor Gravity Park in Pigeon Forge today! We’re open year-round, rain or shine, so as soon as you’re ready to cross this outdoor adventure off of your bucket list, we’ll be here.
Contact us to learn more about zorbing or get your tickets now!