Not all of us get the chance to have a real travel adventure. However, 'adventure holidays' are becoming ever more popular, and accessible, and not just among the young. As baby boomers mature they find they are fitter, and generally more wealthy, than their parents were (even in the midst of the credit crunch!) - so your 50s and 60s is a great time to take that travel adventure you never had time or money to do.
Our experts have listed and reviewed hundreds of travel adventure experiences, from trekking to ballooning to cave diving - a round-up of the best adventure travel in the world. More adventure travel experiences are listed under Soft Adventures (cycling, riding, road trips etc) and in our Extreme Environments section - which covers deserts, volcanoes, mountains and more. For a growing list of great adventure travel companies, check out our holiday operators section.