Crossing deep gulfs, climbing on ice, riding among volcanoes or jumping from an airplane are just a few of the activities practiced by those who enjoy extreme sports . Whether it's getting to know beautiful landscapes, new countries, different cultures or just to taste the freedom, these radical rides are increasingly sought after by people who have adrenaline rushing in their veins.
And one of the most sought-after places for adventure sports lovers is the beautiful and charming South America . With dazzling scenery, ranging from the green of the trees to the bluish white of the ice, the territory is rich in new discoveries and lush places to explore extreme sports.
With that in mind, we have separated some extreme sports so that you can get inspired and experience unique experiences - such as getting to know some of the continent's national parks , for example - in 4 countries in South America . Check out!
1. Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes
It looks like a movie scene, but in Ecuador it is possible to experience something indescribable, like seeing snow falling while you are at the foot of a volcano. The show takes place at the scenic Volcanoes Avenue , a 300 km long route, formed by a mountainous area that includes 27 volcanoes.
With trails of different levels of difficulty and duration, the best time to visit the region is in the morning , when the weather is usually more open and visibility improves, giving adventurers breathtaking landscapes.
2. Bolivia: Ice Climbing
For those who prefer to venture on ice , a good option is to climb Huayna Potosí, a peak in the Andes, located in Bolivia. In a walk of approximately 2 days, it is possible to reach the top of the mountain, with 6,000 meters of altitude . To carry out the climbing is necessary to be in a good physical conditioning and disposition.
Considered one of Bolivia's most beautiful mountains, Huayna Potosí is one of the most popular destinations for adventure sports enthusiasts .
3. Brazil: Parachute Jump
One of the most popular destinations for tourists in Brazil is the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Known as Terra das Cataratas, the region is home to one of nature's most spectacular scenery . The strength of the waters becomes the stage for the diversion of the adventurers, enabling sports like rafting and climbing.
In addition, the famous city is also known for the parachute jump over the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant , practiced by SkydiveFoz. The sport can be performed by anyone, respecting the age group and weight limit, and only requires preparation and more in-depth knowledge for those who want to jump alone. In this case, SkydiveFoz offers courses and skydiving training for those interested.
4. Chile: Kayaking on Lake Gray
Have you ever imagined rowing alongside huge icebergs ? In Chile, more precisely in Glacier Gray, this scenario becomes reality . The ice block is so large that even less experienced tourists can get close to the blue and white expanse.
Climbing the blue walls is an indescribable sensation for those who enjoy adventure travel, in addition, you can kayak through the freezing waters and experience one of the most spectacular experiences of your life.
Posted on July 03, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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