If you’re an adventure seeker, chances are you’ll thrive in areas where you know your next thrill is never far off. But with about 80 percent of us living in urban areas, odds are good that your trail shoes or bike tires aren’t going to deliver you to the sort of ego-shattering experience that you hope to have more of in your life. That’s where travel becomes important. It’s the key to finding the mountains and trails that will leave you existentially sated.
In the list below you’ll find the world’s best cities for adventure. Hopefully, you’ll have more than a day to spend in each one, but the point is, no amount of time is too short. Even with just 24 hours to kill, you can pack in at least two mega-size thrills.