For a hen party that loves a thrill this is one activity that has so many variations that there are choices come rain, shine, home or abroad. Forget any corkscrew roller coasters, this is for girls who want some raw action as bobsleighing, or sledding, loves speed freaks who don’t have their foot on the brake!
We like to be a little bit kind, so in winter you can torpedo down Olympic standard tracks in the Baltics in the comfort of a leisure version of the bob made of soft padding and rubber called "vuchko" (soft bob). This is on ice, not piloted and the bob takes five participants at a time. Come summer you can still enjoy this leg-quivering sport on a tarmac descent in a bob on wheels. No less awesome and what’s more you’re piloted by an Olympic team instructor….nice.
Other variations include a bob on a slick metal shoot, where you’ll feel like a bullet down the barrel of a gun as you shriek along breaking all the records. Or hark back to your crazy childhood and winter days with an individual toboggan hurtling down a deeply snowy indoor track at up to 50kmph. The beauty of this one is it’s not weather dependent like some of the others and it never rains.
Of course tuition, attire and equipment are supplied – just bring your squeals.