Adventure tourism is a rapidly growing, new area in tourism where the activities are still being defined by the academics (Buckley, 2006). There are few already established definitions, which suggest that risk is the key element in adventure tourism, for e.g. according to Beaver (2012), adventure tourism is “Recreational travel which may be hazardous, varying from extremely dangerous activities to involvement in thrilling but relatively safe pursuits”. However, some forms of adventure tourism such as a walk to discover the local culture may not seem to be risky. Therefore, this essay will discuss this topic and will try to find out if the risk is the key element in all adventures.
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