Adventurous activities available abroad for disabled travellers

Added 09/11/2010

Man in wheelchair

Disabled travellers might be up against certain challenges when they travel abroad, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy adventurous activities. Many adventurous activities don’t involve movement, so they are perfect for disabled travellers with reduced mobility.

Skydiving and paragliding are tandem adventurous activities, which makes them easily accessible for disabled travellers.

Many disabled travellers have no problem swimming in the sea, so snorkelling or scuba diving could be a great way to experience an underwater world. Dive buddies can assist divers with reduced mobility. If you’ve never been diving before, have a taster session in a swimming pool to make sure it’s an activity that you will enjoy.

Though disabled travellers might not be able to take part in skiing or snowboarding, winter holidays can present numerous opportunities to enjoy adventurous activities on the snow. Dog sledding can present a particularly thrilling ride and snowmobiles are also great fun. Or in Lapland, enjoy the thrill of a reindeer sleigh ride.

Depending on where you are travelling to, you might consider taking to the air for the ultimate holiday thrill. Many scenic destinations offer helicopter or small plane rides, and for the more adventurous, micro-light flights. On the ground, jeep safaris can be highly adventurous and a great way to explore off the beaten track.

Before booking any adventurous activities whilst you are on holiday, contact the organisers to ensure they can accommodate disabled travellers. Also, ask your doctor if there are any adventurous activities that you shouldn’t undertake. For example, if you have high blood pressure, you might not be able to scuba dive past a certain depth.