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Man-made adventures


If you are ready for an adrenaline rush and to do something different whilst on holiday, then we have just the thing for you! Man made adventures are great; we can even have some control and predictability on the wildest sports!

And don’t worry if you’re a first timer, many of these are made for you and all the family.

Have a go, and perhaps find a new love for a new hobby!

1 Indoor biking; Cleveland, USA

Rays MTB indoor park is a great bicycle park built specifically by guys that love to ride. If you want to have a go at developing your bike skills then this is your place! Specifically for mountain and BMX bikes, riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. It is aimed both to improve skills and introduce riders to new disciplines in a safer environment as well as providing riding facilities during the winter. Whether it’s just improving your balance for the road or bumpy dirt courses with hills, logs and stumps you want to challenge, this is the your place. Opened in the second half of 2004, with over 130,000 square foot and 2 story’s this worlds first multi terrain indoor bike park it is fun for all the family! The Milwaukee location opened 31st December 2010. It’s a great way to stay in shape too! Spend an hour or all day, the choice is yours!

2 Indoor Skiing, Dubai, UAE

Whether you are into skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or just playing in the snow, this indoor snow ski resort is fabulous! Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, which also operates the Mall of the Emirates, This is fun for everyone! An indoor mountain at 85 metres, 5 runs (slopes) that vary in heights, difficulty and gradient. The longest run is 400m and has a drop of 60 metres. The world’s first indoor black run is also here! Snowboarders will have plenty of space to practise their stunts in the Freestyle Zone and kids can enjoy the Snow Park. Ski Dubai features a quad lift and a tow lift that will carry skiers up the mountain too! If you are visiting Dubai this year, then don’t miss out – a great place to spend an afternoon for all you adrenaline junkies!

3 Via Ferrata; Borneo, Malaysia

The worlds second highest via ferrata (an iron road in italian) in the world is built on the side of Borneo’s 13,435-foot Mount Kinabalu and offers spectacular views. But do not fear, as you climb up the big peak, you are secured to the tall, steep walls with fixed cables, ladders and bridges as well as one of the worlds highest elevation suspension bridges. Designed for rock-crawlers of all abilities this route is designed for the beginner in mind too! A leisurely 2-3 hour climb with plenty of opportunity to capture the scenic moments on camera too! Whether you do it alone or with the family (minimum age 10 years), enjoy this adventure and the satisfaction of attempting a summit as well as the experience!

4 Hanging off the CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

You won’t get more of an adrenaline rush than hanging out of (literally) Canada’s CN Tower! Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure and world's tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. So for a real adrenaline rush try the ‘Edgewalk’ experience and dangle over the edge of the tower’s roof, 1168 feet above the city’s busy streets. You can walk around the circumference of the tower, hands free, the world’s first highest full circle walk! This thrilling attraction is the first of its kind and will no doubt push you to your limits! Look out for some great views over Lake Ontario beneath!

5 Indoor Skydiving, Bottrop, Germany

Have a flight in Germany’s high-performance indoor skydiving wind tunnel and have the experience of your life! This freefall simulator has an airflow speed of up to 290km/h and the 14ft fully glazed flightchamber is one of Europe’s most modern. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional skydiver, you are sure to enjoy this experience and is even suitable for kids (over the age of 4) Packages start with Beginners to Pro flights and every first timer package includes a briefing, equipment, assistance in the wind tunnel with an experienced instructor and a flight diploma. So if you want to experience the dream of flying, be sure to take part!

Whatever adrenaline activity or sport you take part in, Flexicover, the travel insurance specialists are committed to providing you the highest level of protection to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away. Many of your sports and activities are included in your policy as standard.





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