When you realize that hiking doesn’t do enough for you, where do you turn? You adrenaline junkies out there should read this list of the top exciting hobby ideas for thrill-seekers—these will get your blood pumping!
Mixed Martial Arts
If you searched up this list, we’re guessing you already know a thing or two about mixed martial arts, or MMA fighting. You may think it’s only a hobby for professionals, but that’s not true. Anyone who devotes serious time and dedication to practice can do well as an MMA fighter, but it isn’t for everyone. New fighters will be receiving a lot of blows, so MMA isn’t for the faint of heart.
Unlike MMA, there’s a version of rock climbing for just about everyone. Rock climbing gyms have walls that vary in skill level, so you can try out the hobby before taking things outside to the real rocks. Once you know you like it, this hobby gets as scary as you want it to. Most climbers use safety gear like ropes and harnesses, but some do free solo climbing with nothing but preparation and skill.
Free solo climbing takes years of safe practice to do well, and even then, it’s a massive risk. We recommend you always use safety gear and never climb alone.
We could have called this section “caving,” but that’s not nearly as fun as “spelunking.” If scaling mountains doesn’t appeal to you, try going in the other direction! Spelunking is a hobby of exploration and bravery in which you delve into dark caves, sometimes miles underground. Avoid caving at all costs if you’re claustrophobic—you’ll get into some tight spaces!
If you’re looking for a one-way ticket to an adrenaline rush, there’s no better option than motorcycle racing. Put in a little practice and acquire the necessary gear to get started (a bike, for instance), and you’ll be speeding down a stretch of asphalt in no time. There’s really nothing like hitting 70 miles per hour on a bike.
Now that you know these top exciting hobby ideas for thrill-seekers, pick up some gear and get your heart racing!