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 Hiking Boots for Desert

One of the most important aspects of any outdoor hiking trip is selecting a good pair of boots. When it comes to harsh desert environments and scorching hot weather, however, you need footwear that is both durable and breathable. No matter if you're going sand dune climbing, sand skiing, or…

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Best Dirt Bike Tires for Desert Riding

Taking your bike off-roading in the harshest of environmental conditions can take a toll on your wheels. Desert biking calls for a pair of hardy, durable tyres that can withstand some rough action while keeping consistent traction. Tires are possibly the most important asset of your dirt bike, so make…

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What skis can you use on sand dunes?
Sand skiing in Algeria. Photo courtesy of Olivier Lepetit.

What skis can you use on sand dunes?

More and more people are becoming interested in sand skiing, but this niche sport is still at its infancy and the technology supporting it is still not very advanced. Most people who practiced skiing on sand dunes use a regular pair of skis with a handful of sandboard wax, although…

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Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September
View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev.

Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September

QTNC Press Release For Immediate Distribution 7 April 2021 View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev. Snowboarders set to swap snowy slopes for sand dunes of Qatar Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with Q Explorer Tourism, is offering a…

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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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Best Chukka Boots & Chukka Shoes
Chukka boots are inspired by traditional African veldskoen shoes

Best Chukka Boots & Chukka Shoes

Clarks popularized desert chukka boots back in the 1950s, and their style is based on the popular veldskoen shoes worn in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Chukkas are now considered fashionable and are worn almost everywhere, not just in the desert. Whether you need a pair of desert trakking shoes,…

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