Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Coasteering Vs Gorge Scrambling

Coasteering and Gorge Scrambling are two very extreme stag do activities and are both popular with stag and hen parties alike.

Coasteering
Extremely popular in Newquay and South Wales, explore the rugged coastline, whilst jumping into deep pools and traversing rock faces. This activity is fantastic fun having doen it 3 times now, each time just gets better!

All your specialised equipment; Buoyancy aid, helmet and wetsuit is included all you need to bring along with you is old trainers which will get soaked and something to where under your wetsuit.

Gorge Scrambling
Explore gorges which have taken millions of years to be created by mountain streams and rivers producing waterfalls, caves, deep pools and stunning scenery.

Gorge walking, also known as gorge scrambling and canyoning has become a popular stag do activity because it has something for everyone well, except for people who are scared of water!

Walk behind waterfalls, jump into deep pools, explore caves and just have a load of fun with your mates, this activity will certainly bond your stag group.

Again like Coasteering, all your specialised equipment is include.

If I had to choose which one I would do this weekend...... I would have to go for Coasteering in Newquay, but if that's to far, I'd stay in Cardiff or Bristol and go Gorge Scrambling in South Wales.

This is why the UK is so fantastic for adventurous stag parties, there is just so munch to do!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

What's Happened To The Cheap European Stag Do?

We are in strange times people, Prime Minister Cameron has just made the UK a lodger in the European house and prices are going up left right and centre.

Flight prices on low cost airlines are no longer low cost and a pint of beer that used to cost 80p now costs £4!!

Prague, Tallinn, Bratislava and Riga led the way in the nineties and naughties with cheap accommodation, beer, clubs and food now but they are as expensive as London.

But we shouldn't put everything down to price, Prague and the other cities mentioned are still great stag do destinations, offering fantastic activities and stunning squares to sit in, drink beers and watch the peaches go by (a stag do favourite).

There are emerging cheap European stag destinations including Bulgaria and Slovenia which take on that role of cheap beer and digs, however with European country wannabes I feel stags will need to travel further to get more doe for their buck.

But getting there is still a lot more expensive then it used to be, I would say looking at flight prices for popular dates in 2012 the £60 per person flight is no where to be seen, well unless you go on a Monday.

That's it, go midweek and this will leave you more sponds to spend.

If you need to go weekend then dig deeper or consider a ferry to Holland or stay in the UK, last year we noticed a huge rise in UK stag dos.    

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Stag Do Snow Must Go On

You’re planning your winter stag do and wondering what the weather will be like? The biggest possibility is rain, but hey, what happens if it snows? That changes everything, unless of course you make it an integral part of your stag do activity selections.

Take bobsleighing. How many people do you know who have done that? The Baltic States are the place to go for this need for speed and the ride of your life. Riga has the only Olympic standard bobsleigh track in the Baltics and it will scare you witless as you rip around ten curves and over a bridge sin your gently padded rubber leisure ‘vuchku’ soft bob. The slick ice will have you going up to 50kmh and with four screaming stags on a bob, it will definitely tax your coordination. Wicked.

The Bratislava location is more like a mega zooped up version of your childhood sledding, in a more simplified sledge, but no less crazy down a 360 metre tubed track, or restricted on the speed front.

Too out of control for your stag party? Then take your stag do on snow mobiles instead. Staying in Riga, this snow safari in the white open wilderness will have two of you at a time with your own cool James Bond style vehicle slicing through the blanketed expanses of a fresh freeze like a jet ski on skis. 

If your teeth are chattering at the thought, then we can even shield you from the elements with an indoor snowboarding option. No less authentic, with real snow and at a constant temperature of -5C, you’ll still need to wrap up, but at least you’ll be safe from any avalanches and freak snow falls. With a beginners or advanced slope you’ll soon be adept at this cool sport after a couple of hours. There’s even an apr├Ęs ski bar where you can warm up and laugh at the others in action.

Better still, this one’s in Amsterdam – and we know where your stag night can go to get really sizzling hot later! 

Suddenly this winter doesn’t sound like it’s going to be so miserable after all.