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Croatia Revealed as World’s Top Adventure Hotspot

Having spent the last couple of years indoors in our homes and unable to travel, many of us are craving the excitement and wanderlust that comes with travelling to a new destination. If you’re not one to lie on a beach doing nothing all day, there are many different ways for the more adventurous traveller to try something new. Whether you prefer to take to the water for a spot of surfing or kayaking, or you’d rather be up in the sky, trying a spot of skydiving, there is a whole range of activities to do on holiday for those looking for an adrenaline fix while on their travels.

New research by Superdry has revealed the countries around the world which are best for adventure travel, with Croatia, Israel and Hong Kong emerging as the top three destinations perfect for adrenaline junkies. 

The research analysed 99 countries against a number of different factors including hiking, camping, surfing, rock climbing, kayaking and the number of national parks in each country. An ‘Outdoor Adventure’ score was then formulated to reveal the best destinations for those looking for an activity-filled break.  

The World’s Adventure Travel Hotspots 

European country Croatia topped the list as the world’s capital for adventure travel. Scoring 81.4 out of 100 overall, Croatia boasts beautiful coastlines and a number of national parks, as well as several opportunities to get involved in kayaking, rock climbing and hiking.  

Israel, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore followed to make up the top five adventure travel capitals, each with overall scores over 77 out of 100. Scoring highly for skydiving opportunities, as well as having several camping sites dotted around the country, the UK provides travellers with a multitude of adventurous activities to get stuck into.  

Europe dominates the top 20 most adventurous destinations, with 15 of the top 20 being located in the continent. Outside of Europe, several Asian countries made the top 20 rankings too, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand.

Rank Country Outdoor Adventure Score (/100) 
Croatia, Europe 81.6 
Israel, Middle East 80.6 
Hong Kong, Asia 78.7 
United Kingdom, Europe 78.3 
Singapore, Asia 77.6 
Costa Rica, Central America 76.6 
Switzerland, Europe 73.7 
Austria, Europe 73.3 
Ireland, Europe 73.3 
10 Germany, Europe 73.3 
11 Cyprus, Europe 72.7 
12 Greece, Europe 71.9 
13 Montenegro, Europe 71.6 
14 Italy, Europe 71.4 
15 Netherlands, Europe 70.0 
16 Slovenia, Europe 69.6 
17 Thailand, Asia 69.4 
18 Belgium, Europe 69.0 
19 Denmark, Europe 67.3 
20 France, Europe 67.3

Jack Goddard
Jack Goddard
I have joined the ITTN team after working in many different disciplines across my career. Having worked in a solicitor’s office, the bar trade, and the travel industry. I bring a young and fresh dynamic to our editorial team.


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