Photograph: Andy Ross, Exodus Travels

Although it seems impossible, we’ve now rounded the corner into mid-March. Signs of spring are popping up everywhere we look even while winter’s last ditch effort falls white and slushy from the sky. And with spring comes the buzz of future adventures: finding secluded singletrack, shredding the snow still clinging to the high country and setting out on the trail for the first backpacking trek of the season.

The days are stretching out, the sun seems brighter and our 2012 adventure bucket list keeps getting longer, so here’s a great list from National Geographic Adventure to get you going…

In 2009, the Lonely Planet guidebook company prophesied that Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Eastern European country perhaps still best known for its ethnically charged war in the 1990s and for hosting the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, had a bright future ahead of it. The country was poised to become Eastern Europe’s year-round center for adventure. Since then, skiers, hikers, and whitewater enthusiasts have indeed made their mark—and now mountain bikers are starting to do the same. The ancient highland caravan routes that linked mountain towns for centuries now make for a heavenly singletrack system for the knobby-tire set.

Read the rest of National Geographic’s Best Adventure Destinations here

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  1. Scott Penzarella


    every time I think I know the world and where I want to travel, I am enlightened by a new destination. Thank you Osprey and NGA for the great new find! Cheers. SFP