Extreme sports and activities on sand – whether at the beach or on desert dunes. Think sandboarding, sand sledding, dune buggy, and riding dirt bikes on sand!

Best Dirt Bikes for Desert Riding

Riding a dirt bike on sand comes with its own challenges, and some thoughts need to be put in the choice of a motorcycle that can perform greatly on desert trails and sand dunes. Adventure bikes that area meant for off-roading are most suitable for sandy terrains, and many of…

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Sports of the future: climate change and the faith of winter sports
Sandboarding in Anna Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Photo courtesy of REVOLT.

Sports of the future: climate change and the faith of winter sports

The sports industry worldwide faces major disruption due to the effects of global warming in the next decades, according to recent studies. Snowsports such as snowboarding, downhill skiing and sledding are likely to be most affected by climate change due to temperatures rising and glaciers shrinking in size. Nearly one…

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Kite landboarding gear and equipment
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Kite landboarding gear and equipment

What do you get when you combine power kiting with mountain boards? Kite landboarding, the challenging sport that uses energy from the wind to make you fly on any kind of terrain. It takes many names and variants according to where it's practiced - think of sand kiting or grassboarding.…

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Sandboarding in Germany

You may be surprised to find out that Germany is one of the top sandboarding destinations in Europe - and the one where the Sandboarding World Championship is held every year. The reason for this? Germany is home to the world's only sandskiing facility! The so-called "Monte Kaolino" dune near…

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Packing List for Desert Camping

Venturing into the desert? Here's your ultimate guide to desert camping and check list of recommended gear and equipment that you need to bring with you when you hit the dunes, in order to make the most out of your desert adventure. As part of the Amazon Associate and eBay…

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Sleeping Bags for Desert Camping

Outdoor camping in the desert can get tricky due to the extreme climate conditions which see very hot weather during the day and plummeting temperatures at night. On one hand, traditonal winter sleeping bags meant for cold weather may be too heavy to carry while hiking on sand dunes, while…

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Sandboarding & Sand Sports Insurance
Fall from sandboard. Photo courtesy of Leeo123

Sandboarding & Sand Sports Insurance

Sand boarding, sledding and skiing are all exciting, action-packed activities that will make any trip to the desert memorable. But, as with any extreme sport, accidents can happen, and your travel insurance may not cover these niche activities in their package. If you are planning to go sandboarding, sand sledding,…

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Sand Dune Climbing

Climbing on sand dunes differs from hiking for the lack of trails and the fact that you are, well, attempting to climb on a huge pile of soft sand, inevitably ending up half step back after each step forward. Dune climbing is no easy feat, but the challenge is what…

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