1. City Three Peaks

Imagine gazing out across the skyline as you hang off the top of one of the City's tallest buildings. If the thought gets a rise out of you, sign up to the City Three Peaks challenge, in which 40 people will abseil a total of 1,916ft down the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie in quick succession.

For more info, visit citythreepeaks.org

2. Foothills of the Himalayas Cycle

You'll pass through dense forest, lush tea plantations and remote villages on this 12-day Himalayas cycling trail. If you get enjoy burning thighs, this one's for you: expect gruelling climbs of up to 10,270ft through snow-capped mountains. If the altitude doesn't take your breath away, the views are bound to.

For more info, visit discoveradventure.com

3. Mongol Rally

The premise of this mad motoring escapade is gloriously simple: you thunder through 10,000 miles, from the UK to Russia in a tiny, cheap car you either beg, steal or borrow. On your own. In the desert. Not one for the faint hearted, but it'll make a great showreel if you fancy the Top Gear job.

For more info, visit theadventurists.com