Stag do is no longer just about getting hammered with your entourage of buddies. This rite of passage has transformed into an opportunity for outdoor action and adventure. In all candor, you can slurp on alcohol and stay in a bar until late hours pretty much anytime you want, but doing something outside of four walls can truly make the experience all the more memorable. So before you go and tie the knot, here is a suggestion of some of the best outdoor activities you can indulge with your closest brothers in arms and make those final bachelor days genuinely special.
Paintball and Airsoft
This is one of the favorites for stag parties! For all the fans of first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty or Battlefield, paintball will really get you in the zone, that is a given. Just don some stripey military gear and grab your gun because it is time to take down the enemy side in a lush forest setting. If you are new to this team shooting sport, you will be surprised just how easy it is to freeze and lose your breath when balls of paint start flying over your head. Test your mettle and see what your gang is made of. Try visiting Lisbon on your stag do holiday where each session of paintball also includes an optional boat tour or outdoor karting race.
You won’t come close to having an adventure like Finn and Jake in the land of Ooo, but you can still go on all sorts of extreme weekends to get the adrenaline pumping. This includes various physical and mental challenges – such as high ropes, obstacle courses, rafting, zip lines, and off-road buggies – to bring out your fun and competitive spirits. These weekends guarantee a lot of manly bonding and banter as you rally together to overcome trials and complete various tasks. For instance, you can go on a Green Adventure outside of Bucharest for your stag do holiday, which includes all sorts of heart-racing outdoor activities to choose from its itinerary.
If you want to level up and save your progress, you have to rest at the camp. Yes, heading out into the wild to camp out, make BBQ, and gather your adventurous folks around the fire is becoming more and more popular among bachelors. There is nothing cooler than sleeping under the stars in the middle of nowhere where you and your guys can enjoy some bonding time and disconnect from the world. Whether you bring a yurt, a tipi, or your regular bell tent, you will be inhaling fresh air with each breath. Plus, you can always include other local activities, such as kayaking, hiking, and fishing, to spice up the days. Just slap on a piece of meat on the grill, get those bottles of beer out of the cool stream, and take in all the splendor nature has to offer. What more could a man want, right?
Surfing and diving
Calabunga, peeps! If you love the ocean and the waves, then going surfing on your stag do weekend is definitely a must. It doesn’t matter if you are a fully-fledged maritime fanatic or a noob on the board – what is important is that you want to ride the wave. OR! Or, if you are more into exploring the depths and discovering new landscapes beneath the water’s surface, then consider going on a diving lessons, too. A lot of pre-organized seaside stag itineraries come with classes and additional schooling so learning how to master the waters will be an unforgettable experience. There are even amazing surf festivals happening all around the world, such as Boardmasters in the UK and Sea Sessions in Ireland.
Of course, these are all just suggestions. Remember: your stag do outdoor party depends solely on your imagination – there are a million ways to conceive the idea and realize it. Decide for yourself what activity gets your blood boiling the most and make that leap of faith just like you are ready to leap into marriage. What we do is what defines us so do something you haven’t done before but always wanted to. Go on an adventure that you can tell one day even to your kids.
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