Climb into a bobsleigh and take on 19 bends and 1,500 metres of frozen race track in the French Alps.

Work your way around the world with these bucket list ideas from the Lightfoot Travel Designers 

 

Drive A Porsche On Ice In Lapland

Who needs tarmac when you’ve got ice! Each winter the team carves out 13 tracks in the snow and gives guests the chance to drive purpose-built Porsches up to 125mph through Santa’s homeland. Four of the tracks are full-sized replicas of some of the world’s most famous circuits – Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, Paul Ricard in France, Nurburgring in Germany and Silverstone in England.

 

Go Truffle Hunting In Tuscany

Gourmands should hotfoot it to the boutique luxury castle hotel, Castello Di Vicarello in Tuscany. During your stay, not only will you be given the chance to join a local farmer and his dogs as they practise the ancient art of truffle hunting, but you will be able to enjoy a private tour of the vineyard with the owner and taste his fabulous Tuscan wine. You will then head to the resort’s kitchen where you will learn how to cook an authentic Tuscan dish with the truffle that you found on your travels.

 

Spend The Day With The Russian Army

Yes, we did just say that. Lightfoot Travel can arrange for you to join a Russian military unit for the day at a secret location near Moscow. You will don a military uniform, ride in an Armored Personnel Carrier, visit the shooting gallery and learn how to assemble and disassemble weapon. You will need to know all this because you will be captured by armed group on arrival at the base. We’re sure that you will be let out in time to enjoy the soldier’s lunch they provide you with from their field kitchen.

 

See Polar Bears At The North Pole

Feel like an explorer of old when you join an Arctic icebreaker cruise to the North Pole. Set sail from Helsinki, cross the Barents Sea then arrive at 90 degrees North. Mark your trip with a dip in the Arctic Ocean before you explore the Franz Josef Land archipelago, which is home to walruses and polar bears.

 

Olympic Bobsleigh Run In France

Find out what it is like to be an Olympian by signing up for a trip down the Olympic Bobsleigh Track in La Plagne. You can live out your Cool Runnings’ experience as you climb into a bobsleigh and take on 19 bends and 1,500 metres of frozen race track in the French Alps.

 

Zero Gravity Flight In Moscow

If you’ve always had a hankering to be a spaceman this is for you. Join instructors from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on a zero gravity flight near Star City in Russia. After pulling two Gs above the clouds, the pilot will switch off the thrust, giving you the chance to experience weightlessness.

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