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8 Activities Around the World That Are Accessible To Everyone

It can be hard to find adventures around the world that are accessible to all types of people. Disabled adventurers may find it hard to find activities that are well suited for them. If you know where to look, you will find plenty of activities that work for both abled and disabled people, making for great adventures amongst friends or family. Here are eight activities that are accessible to everyone.

It can be hard to find adventures around the world that are accessible to all types of people. Disabled adventurers may find it hard to find activities that are well suited for them. If you know where to look, you will find plenty of activities that work for both abled and disabled people, making for great adventures amongst friends or family. Here are eight activities that are accessible to everyone.

Skiing in Park City, Utah

For a picture-perfect snowy scene, Park City in Utah is perfect. The Park City Mountain Resort has an inclusive program, it offers adaptive ski equipment and has certified instructors thanks to a partnership with the National Ability Center and Vail Resorts EpicPromise. The instructors have all been certified to teach others the necessary skills for many different types of adaptive skiing, such as 3-track, 4-track, mono-ski, bi-ski and more.

"Skiing and snowboarding are so much about experiencing an adventure and spending quality time outdoors with family and friends," says Whitney Thompson, senior marketing manager at the National Ability Center. "Drawing from decades of experience and using specialized equipment, techniques, teaching methods and the support of volunteers, instructors are focused on empowering people to get active and outside with friends and family." - © Eric Romano / Shutterstock

Admiring the Iguazu Falls

If there is one thing that everyone should do is visit the Iguazu Falls between Argentina and Brazil. The Iguazu Falls is a chain of waterfalls right on the border between Argentina and Brazil and offers stunning views. The falls are surrounded by a magnificently lush rainforest. The park is well adapted for wheelchair use or for others with mobility aids, the paths are wide and well-kept, making it simple to reach the breathtaking falls. If you need some help, you can ask a staff member for an electric cart that doesn't cost extra, you'll only pay the price of your entrance ticket. - © Ivo Antonie de Rooij / Shutterstock

Biking in New Mexico

Our next trip is to New Mexico in Albuquerque, USA. You can easily visit the city thanks to Route Rentals, who pride themselves on being as inclusive as possible. The owners, Heather and Josh Arnold, believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for adventure. Their company offers myriad options for riders, such as guided tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, electric bikes and tricycles, just to name a few. - © Sean Pavone / Shutterstock

Kayaking Through the Mangroves in Qatar

For something different, head to Qatar in the Middle East for some kayaking. Wheel the World will take tourists from Doha to Al Zubarah, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. They will also take visitors on a kayak tour in the Al Thakhira nature reserve. Here, kayakers can float and drift among the mangroves and observe the surrounding wildlife, like fish, birds and even crabs.

"Traveling should be for everyone - there are millions of people with disabilities that want to get out and discover our planet, and it is not only them but their friends and family too. At Wheel the World our dream is to allow millions of people with disabilities to travel to thousands of destinations," says Chief Partnerships Officer, Arturo Gaona. - © Ebonyeg / Shutterstock

Hiking in the Austrian Alps

Hiking may not be an easy adventure to find for disabled people, unless you know where to look. Tyrol, Austria is a very popular hiking destination and has many trails that are easily accessible for wheelchair users. Visitors can follow the path that leads and circles Lake Achensee, which is the region's largest lake, or you can choose to follow the trail along the Kalser Bach river, that goes from Arnig to Grossdorf. If you need a break to refresh yourself, the trails have many bars and restaurants along the way, so you can rest with a view. - © Guenter Purin / Shutterstock

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Sky High in Nebraska

Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska has a beautiful Treetop Village that gives visitors the possibility to view the world as a squirrel or bird might. Wander through three acres worth of bridges and lookouts suspended in the trees. The suspension bridge that leads to the main viewing platform is wheelchair accessible, you can then head toward the other gazebos and bridges that have specifically been designed to be accessible to all. If you can, you can give the WonderNet a try. It is a trampoline-like net that allows visitors to jump and fly safely through the treetops - like a squirrel.

Going on a Safari

Many people dream of going on a safari in one of Africa's deserts, grasslands and forests. Endeavour Safaris, which is a Botswana-based company, offers safaris to everyone. They promise that "no matter the difficulties or barriers, we will find a way around this and ensure the opportunities are there for you to decide the level of adventure you prefer." The company runs in numerous countries and offers a wide range of activities for different levels of mobility. For example, you can admire the sand dunes in Namibia or sip delicious wine in a South African vineyard. No matter what type of safari you are after, Endeavour Safaris can help. - © Violetta Aschenbrenner / Shutterstock

Kayaking on Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Our last trip is in the beautiful country of New Zealand where you can also go kayaking across Lake Wanaka. Paddle Wanaka offers incredible experiences : "Our aim, for everyone, is to get people out kayaking with friends and family and enjoy the lake," says Charlie Ives, operations manager for Paddle Wanaka. Their team works with each person individually to see if and how they can safely partake in the kayaking trips, making the experience very personal. Modifications can be made to the kayaks, including back and seat support, hand straps for paddles, and mini outrigger floats. Once you are all set up, you will be taken on a guided tour of the beautiful lake, surrounded by trained guides to ensure everyone's safety and to offer support if needed. - © Wirestock Creators / Shutterstock

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