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Today Tom, our resident Honeymoon Expert, is back with some exciting alternative ideas for honeymoon destinations, particularly for those of you who like a bit of adventure! I know that I would like to link all of these trips together back to back, but Iceland has a soft spot in my heart (I have family there) so will be heading back there later this year! I shall pass you over to Tom for more ideas…
Looking for something different to do on your honeymoon? If you and your beau have a need for speed or an appetite for adventure, here are some unique honeymoon ideas that will really get your blood pumping. Take a look at these top 5 adventure honeymoons for adrenaline junkies.
For experienced divers, there are fewer places in the world more exciting than The Shaft Sinkhole near Mount Gambier in South Australia. Go cave diving down under in one of the world’s most dangerous dive sites. Once closed down due to the treacherous nature of the hole. After successful re-mapping, the cave was reopened to all qualified CDAA members. Other sites worth checking out for just-married divers include the Aldinga Drop Off, Black’s Reef off Wright’s Island, Gull Rock at Maslin’s Beach, Rapid Bay Jetty, and Lassiter’s Reef.
Skiing holidays make great honeymoons because they are the perfect mix of action and luxury. If you dream of romantic winter landscapes, skiing in the Alps could be the perfect way to spend your honeymoon. You can enjoy adrenalin fuelled days followed by evenings spent relaxing together in your luxurious chalet. For the best slopes, stay at the Swiss resort of Zermatt (voted the best ski resort in the Alps in a poll of more than 49,000 snow-sports fans for the second time running). Or head to Courchevel, Val d’Isère or Megève for unadulterated French resort luxury and romance.
Love cycling and culture? Head to Mount Toubkal in Morocco and enjoy an immersive cultural experience as you take in the stunning mountain views in beautiful Berber villages. All this whilst exploring on two wheels in the great outdoors! Some of the best spots for mountain biking on Mount Toubkal include High Atlas (also a trekking favourite with the most amazing panoramas and sunset points), Jebel Sahro (wedged between the snow-capped peaks of High Atlas and the Sahara), and Anti Atlas (a great starting point for anyone new to mountain biking with scenic valleys and traditional Berber settlements).
If you want a physical challenge to commemorate your wedding, brave the amazing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Make your way to the “roof of Africa” and choose from several different routes, all of which have their pros and cons. The main trekking seasons are January to March and June to October, compatible with safari seasons. So you can finish off your journey with some excellent game viewing for the ultimate outdoor adventure honeymoon.
Iceland is a great destination for those who want a holiday off the beaten path. With other worldly landscapes and endless outdoor adventures, the land of fire and ice is sure to set hearts ablaze. Trek through the Reykjadalur Valley, go scuba diving at the fault line between two tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, explore the lava fields and ice caves, go glacier hiking, or book an excursion to view the magical Northern Lights. There’s so much to do in wild and wonderful Iceland, and when you feel like it’s time for some civilisation, head to Reykjavik for some shopping, culture and fine dining.
Tom is a passionate traveller and blogger who loves travelling the world and discovering new cultures and experiences. After getting married to Claire in 2012, holidays changed from backpacking to flashpacking, but the intrigue to discover new places remains the same
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