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15 Epic Adventures To Start Planning Now

Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
Check out some of the world's coolest adventure that may take some foresight in order to accomplish. Pick your adventure(s) and start planning today.


The world is full of epic adventures that other people have paved in order to make the paths more accessible to other adventurers. Though many of the world’s great adventure missions are more accessible to modern-day travelers, these treks still take plenty of planning before they can be successfully accomplished.

If you have an epic journey on your bucket list, it’s time to start planning it now, even if you don’t plan to embark on the adventure for a few years.

Here are 15 bucket list adventures that you need to start planning now:

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1. Raft the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River
Everyone wants to whitewater raft down the Grand Canyon. But, you need a permit to raft the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River; that permit is granted on a weighted lottery system that can leave adventurers in the dark for years. Apply now to increase your chances of successfully embarking on this journey of a lifetime.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
2. Utah’s Five National Parks
Utah features five vastly different national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands. To visit Utah’s five national parks, adventurers need to dedicate serious time and planning to this type of road trip. Campgrounds, hotels, and backpacking permits are limited, so you need to apply and reserve your spots now in order to be one of the lucky few who get to accomplish this epic adventure.

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3. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Backpacking for four days up the Andes Mountains to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu is the Indiana Jones adventure of a lifetime; however, the Peruvian government only grants 400 passes per day for travelers to journey along the Inca Trail. To be one of those lucky few, apply early so you can reserve your spot on one of the most famous trails in adventure history.

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4. El Camino de Santiago
This medieval pilgrimage route from the French border to the northwestern tip of Spain follows the historic route along the Spanish coast and mountain ranges that lead to St. James’ tomb. On foot, this trek can take six weeks to three months. Stopping at monasteries, campgrounds, and hostels along the way takes planning, so start now so you can complete this journey that pilgrims have been trekking for centuries.

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5. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
Travel from across the U.S. West Coast’s mountain ranges from Mexico to Canada on foot, where you’ll experience some of the most incredible views in the world over the course of a few months. In order to prepare for this journey, you’ll need to plan food deliveries to yourself at specific outposts along the way.

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6. Train Across the Silk Road
For thousands of years, traders and adventurers have traveled the Silk Road, which reaches from Europe’s border to China through some of the world’s most diverse and harsh environment. Utilize various trains to experience this journey for yourself. Take the northern route and use part of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, or take a southern route and experience China’s vast railway system.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
7. Road Trip Around Ireland
Experience the lush, green landscapes, dramatic sea cliffs, and unique Irish culture by road-tripping around the entire island. Rent your car, remember to drive on the left side of the road, and stop in small towns and counties throughout your journey. To prepare, book your hotels and hostels now.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
8. Walk the Path of Gandhi
Follow Gandhi’s 241-mile path from his 1930 peaceful march to the Indian Coast and experience India in the process. Obviously, planning an international trip of this magnitude will take some forethought, so plan accordingly.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
9. Backpack the Continental Divide Trail
Explore the North American Continental Divide on foot, a trip which can only occur during certain months of the year. Plan your trek across the continental spine by sending yourself rations to key stations within the Rocky Mountains.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
10. Backpack through Patagonia
Travel to southern South America and explore Patagonia, which some adventurers call the most beautiful place in the world. Argentina is extremely conscious about how and when adventurers can explore the region, so acquire your permits early in order to secure your spot.

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Grant Allen/Adventure Tribune
11. Walk the Great Wall of China
Whether you want to walk the entire 1,800-mile section from the Gobi Desert to the Yellow Sea, or if you want to tackle a large portion of the Great Wall of China, you’ll have to plan your international adventure far in advance. Book a tour, or investigate smaller hostels and campgrounds along the way.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
12. Salmon Fishing in Alaska
Take a week to visit Alaska’s untouched wilderness, where you can fish for salmon to your heart’s content. Book your seat on a salmon-fishing boat in advance, along with your fishing license and gear.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
13. Pyramids of Giza
In order to travel through Egypt and explore the famous Pyramids of Giza, you’ll need to plan your trip, check visa necessities with the U.S. Embassy, and possibly acquire a permit in order to gain access to certain portions of the tourist area. But, it’s entirely worth it to see one of the most famous world wonders.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
14. Hike the Appalachian Trail
This trail takes adventurers through the East Coast’s mountain ranges, swamps, highlands, and forested lowlands. In order to accomplish this trek successfully, you’ll need to acquire permits and send yourself ration packages where you plan to intercept them. Like other U.S. long-distance treks, the planning will definitely pay off.

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Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
15. Bike Across the United States
If you’re into cycling, take an adventure across the United States and use it as a way to see parts of the country you otherwise wouldn’t see. This adventure takes preparation: bike-friendly roads, stopping points, food, gear, etc. Plan this in advance, that way the only difficult part will be the fitness.

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Know of another epic adventure that takes extensive forethought? Submit your story to The Adventure Tribune.

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Tom Malone is the Editor-In-Chief of The Adventure Tribune and author of adventure novels, like Across Americana. He is based in Denver, Colorado, where he adventures through the Rocky Mountains while not traveling abroad.
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