Exercise is good for you and exercising outdoors is extra pleasant. We have listed a few outdoor sports for you that you probably wouldn’t have thought of.
1. Woman wearing
Woman wearing or wife carrying comes from Finland and has since conquered a place in the Guinness Book of records. The intention is that the man bears his wife or girlfriend while an obstacle course must be completed. Every year there are world championships in Finland and the main prize is beer by weight. It is said that wearing a woman dates from the time when it was very common in Finland to “steal” a woman from a neighboring village. In order to escape as quickly as possible, the future person was then carried on his back when escaping from the village. Sometimes obstacles had to be overcome. It may sound like a joke, but the participants take this sport very seriously and it is certainly not an easy job. Maybe your partner also likes this species?
Bossaball is a new outdoor sport developed in Spain in 2004. The sport has many similarities with volleyball. The aim of the game is to get the ball over the net and score points as soon as your opponents can no longer return the ball. Bossaball is played outdoors on a huge inflatable field with a trampoline on each side for extra jumping power. A team consists of 3 to 5 members and can be a mix of men and women. Whoever scores the most points wins, that is clear enough. The sport is practiced at a high level in many countries, including the Netherlands.
3. Quidditch Ball
Quidditch is based on the game played in the Harry Potter books. As much as possible has been done to later match the game with that in the book. The participants also sit on a broomstick during the game. It goes without saying that the game takes place on the ground and not in the air. This sport is also taken very seriously and there are now more than 300 teams in 20 countries practicing it. International meetings occur regularly.
4. Mountain biking
Mountain biking originated in the sixties and seventies of the last century. At that time, the participants themselves had to assemble their bikes. Today you can buy a mountain bike at mantel.com that exactly matches your needs. In the first instance, mountain bikes had the dimensions and appearance of road bikes. But the terrain in which the sport was practiced became more and more extreme. For that reason the mountain bikes had to be adjusted accordingly. The modern bike often has separate suspension on the front and rear wheels.