Extreme Sports on Tenerife
The saying is true: there is something for everyone in Tenerife – even if your idea of a dream holiday is plummeting 90ft down the Tower of Power slide at Costa Adeje’s water haven Siam Park, rather than relaxing on a sun lounger and sipping on a fruity cocktail by the pool. If you’re visiting Tenerife for the first time – perhaps with CLC World’s free holiday accommodation promotion – or you’re a seasoned traveller to the islands, here are some more ideas to help get your pulse racing during your holiday to CLC’s resorts in Tenerife.
Racing the waves
As kitesurfing enthusiasts will tell you, this acrobatic water sport is guaranteed to get your heart racing like a speedboat. The cocktail of speed, wind and water is an exhilarating, refreshing treat for the senses and there is more than enough coast in Tenerife to really experience the thrill.
It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or taking to the waves for the first time. In El Médano there are schools offering both lessons and equipment hire for a variety of water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.
The mountainous landscapes of the Canary Islands are more than perfect launch pads for paragliding and it’s no surprise that they attract adrenalin junkies from all over the globe, ready to fling themselves from the heights and fly like a bird. Paragliding truly is one of the closest ways you’ll ever get to the power of flight, so head to the hills and get ready to take to the skies and soar like an eagle. The best spots in Tenerife for paragliding are along the Costa Adeje and Mount Teide.
Climbing a Canyon
If regular climbing is just a little on the tame side for you, then you might just find your dream sport in canyoning. Not for the faint of heart, canyoning is an extreme mix of climbing, hiking and abseiling across wild terrain and is best undertaken with professional guides – the team on-resort at CLC World Tenerife will be able to advise you on the tour companies of choice.
Flyboarding like James Bond
If anything can make you feel like an unstoppable hero ready to take on the world then it’s flyboarding. If you’ve not heard of this extreme watersport, it’s something close to jetpacking on the water and looks and feels as impressive as it sounds. Experienced flyboarders can pull off some truly spectacular flips and tricks so if you’re looking to take on a completely new challenge on your holiday this year, this one might just be for you. There are a selection of flyboarding companies to choose from along the Playa de las Americas.