The definition of a thrilling outdoor adventure varies. For some, it entails death-defying activities like skydiving and bungee jumping. Others prefer something a bit more grounded like mountain climbing.

If you’ve got a hankering for thrills, check out these destinations.

Switzerland – Hiking and Mountain Climbing

Whether you’re in a chalet in the Alps or the Ritz Carlton in Geneva, the beauty of Switzerland will astound you.

There are hiking trails for all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. You can trek for a few hours, or book a multi-day excursion.

If you want to get up close and personal with the Matterhorn, it helps to have alpine mountaineering experience. Stamina alone won’t get you to the summit. You’ll need to be sure-footed and an experienced guide is a must for safety.

Biarritz, France – Surfing

Experienced surfers flock to Biarritz, the surfing capital of France.

Catch waves at La Grande Plage and Lafitenia Beach, among others. If you’re new to the sport, book some sessions with one of the surfing schools. They’ll teach you about how to control the board, how to pop up, and how to spot rip currents.

Dubai – Skydiving

Dubai is one of many places to skydive. You and your instructor can freefall at the Palm Dropzone or Desert Dropzone. If your eyes aren’t squeezed shut, look out for the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah Island.

Mountain Coasters – Numerous Locations

Mountain and alpine coasters are available in regions across Utah, Colorado, and California, among other states. Some are part of theme parks, while others are standalone attractions.

In Switzerland, buy tickets to ride The Gelmerbahn. In the old days, this rail car transported construction materials. Today, it slowly moves up a steep incline, affording stunning, Instagram-worthy views.