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Traveling alone not only provides the opportunity to explore a new destination, but it also offers the option to add a touch of exciting outdoor adventure to your vacation. 

Perhaps you actively seek destinations where you can take advantage of the outdoors, or maybe you reserve thrilling adventures for when you’re on a one-of-a-kind vacation. 

From ziplining through lush greenery, bungee jumping amongst a scenic backdrop, hiking through forests, or climbing up rugged mountains, there’s plenty of adventure for solo travelers to experience.

Get your adrenaline pumping, or get a good workout in, all while having an amazing opportunity to see the beauty and natural landscape in a new place. Keep reading below to see the best adventures for singles. 

Iceland

Iceland hiking trips for singles

Iceland is a panorama of exquisite landscape, making it a wonderful destination for solo adventure travel. From deep fjords, to natural hot springs, to volcanic craters, mountain peaks, black sand beaches, and lava fields, there’s no shortage of natural sights to see. 

Stop by the popular Skogafoss Waterfall, often recognized as one of the most spectacular attractions in the country.  A hike on the trail is available, revealing serene landscapes with rolling hills and rapids.

Visit the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site with an abundance of natural beauty to uncover. In the park, you’ll find a looped trail to hike by Glymur Waterfall, the second largest waterfall in Iceland. There’s also the option to dive or snorkel in the Silfra fissure, which is situated right in between the North America and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Single travelers can opt to join small group tours for more spectacular experiences such as thrilling glacier hikes, white water rafting, whale watching, ice caves, and much more.

 

Utah

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With five impressive National Parks, Utah is a prime destination for solo adventures. The landscape is quite impressive at each of these parks, as they feature spectacular geological formations and natural sandstone arches.

Hike through the trails of Arches National Park, where you’ll discover over 2,000 natural sandstone aches, including the notable Delicate Arch. Bryce Canyon National Park is sprawling with a vast array of crimson spire-shaped rock formations, known as hoodoos.

Zion National Park is home to 2,000-foot cliffs, narrow gorges, and numerous trails with breathtaking panoramas. 

Plenty of adventure tours are available, such as popular 4×4 off-roading through the Hells Revenge trail, and rafting in the Colorado River.

 

Banff

adventure travel for singles in Banff

Situated in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Banff is bursting with stunning mountain ranges and outdoor adventures for singles.

In winter, there’s no shortage of activities for those that intend to travel alone. There’s skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and more.  Hit the slopes at one of the many resorts, such as Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay, and Lake Louise Ski Resort.

During the summer season, plenty of hiking trails are available, with varying levels of difficulty. Embark on a gruelling hike up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, capturing stunning scenery at the top. Choose between hiking back down, or taking a ride on the spectacular Banff Gondola. 

Take a stroll down the lovely Banff Avenue, lined with quirky shops and eateries. Solo travelers can revel in the energetic and social atmosphere throughout the town.

 

Queenstown

adventure trips for singles in Queenstown

With a backdrop of the dramatic Southern alps and the spectacular Lake Wakatipu, this cozy town in New Zealand is a well-known hub for all things adventure.

Take a hike through the popular Queenstown Hill trail, traversing through lush forest to reveal sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Hit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area or Coronet Peak, which showcases plenty of beginner and challenging terrain. For more thrilling adventures, choose from various bungee jumps such as the Kawaru Suspension Bridge, a powerful jet boat ride, and paragliding.

Queenstown also offers plenty of more laid-back adventures for solo travelers to enjoy, such as cycling through the Queenstown trail, and a leisurely stroll through the Queenstown Gardens. 

 

Costa Rica

solo female traveler hike Costa Rica

Escape to the warm climate, soft sand, biodiverse rainforest, and coastline beaches in Costa Rica. Its diverse landscape provides a fantastic backdrop for outdoor adventure. Popular amongst single travelers, the region of Guanacaste is an excellent spot for surfing and nature treks. 

Capture magnificent sights while ziplining through lush canopies. At the end of the day, the numerous beaches will provide an oasis to relax on. With year-round warm weather and exceptional beaches, take surfing lessons on the spectacular Tamarindo Beach. Tamarindo is also a favored hub for solo travelers, making it a great opportunity to meet new people. 

Hike through the jungle-like atmosphere of Playa Manuel Antonio, where you can catch a glimpse of wildlife including monkeys, birds and sloths. Or venture over to the Arenal Volcano National Park to hike through the beautiful scenery and catch a glimpse of the volcano itself. Local adventure tour companies offer a wide range of guided adventure trips for singles. Popular options include ATV tours, zipline adventures, dirt biking, canopy tours, and even waterfall jumping.

 

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