You know that feeling when your palms get sweaty, a hole forms in the pit of your stomach and you are not sure if you can actually do this? That moment of doubt and fear has turned into one of my favorite pastimes.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
So no matter where I am I always try to find some adventures packed with adrenaline. This summer my path crossed with a magical Swiss town between two of the bluest lakes I have ever seen – Interlaken. It turns out this small European town is a mecca for extreme activity lovers. A quick TripAdvisor search will show you exactly why 😉
Out of all the possible activities, skydiving, rafting, canyoning, etc, one thing really called out to me – hang gliding. I have never done it before and the view seemed unbelievable, so I booked it. 13th of August – hang gliding with Bernie, check!
Now flying across the sky is a rather serene experience, especially when paragliding, but hang gliding has a bit of extra punch. If you let your pilot go crazy you can really have a great time in the sky.
After the amazing scenery I still craved for a rush, so I decided to join fellow hang gliders who were going bungee jumping in Stockhorn. 134-meter drop from a gondola is definitely something that will make you shake in your boots. Then again it will also give you the biggest smile ever, as soon as you’re off the ledge.
The beauty of fear is that once you over come it you feel invincible.
Now this town is small as hell, with a few hotels/hostels and one bar, but I will go back there again and again, because there is just so much to experience and see. Hiking trails and canyoning get ready I’ll be back soon!
Now that you know that I am an adrenaline junky, let me know in the comments what is the craziest adventure you’ve ever done!
PS! I also had a camera with me, so check out all the flying and jumping: