13:50

Stressed? Enjoy this relaxing flight through Europe’s skies

Take time out for a scenic, soothing flight across some of the continent's most beautiful places – courtesy of the National Geographic show Europe From Above. 
3:17

Flight at the Edge of the Ozone Layer

A Perlan glider uses air rising over the southern Andes to reach record heights and allow scientists to study the ozone layer. Images from the show "One Strange Rock".

A portrait of pastoral life in France's Central Pyrenees

A week in the Central Pyrenees, tucked in the south west corner of France’s Occitania region, reveals a pastoral life little changed in centuries. Here, among medieval market towns and lush valleys, the past’s thread snakes its way through the present.
PARTNER CONTENT

Life in the rapids: globetrotting sportsman Antonio Trani on making river rafting a lifestyle in Southern Italy

Antonio Trani rafted some the world’s major rivers before returning to his Italian hometown near Pollino National Park, founding rafting tour operator River Tribe and offering multi-day adventures in southern Italy’s largest protected wilderness.

Get on board: why there’s never been a better time to take up surfing

Surfing’s popularity is rising. Find out how surfing has been shown to improve mental and physical health, making the sport an ideal wellness holiday, with advice on how to start surf training.

Costa Rica: Not so easy rider

Aching muscles, fatigue and mosquito bites are a price worth paying on a cycle tour of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Its remote beaches, volcanic peaks and lush jungle are home to giant butterflies, macaws and howler monkeys — any of which could await around the next corner

Wales: Zip World

I always enjoy hanging about outdoors and today I’m doing that, literally, 1,500ft up a Welsh mountainside. Wearing a red jump suit, a helmet and goggles, I’m strapped into a harness similar to those worn by hang-gliders and about to descend the world’s fastest zip-line

Slovenia: Paragliding above the Soca

The driver turns the wheel hard left to take our minibus through another hairpin bend as we climb high up into the Julian Alps. We’ve been bumping along for nearly an hour now and have already passed through the cloud line, the steep slopes slipping away back down into Slovenia’s Soca Valley

Ballooning over the Masai Mara

Set off in a hot air balloon to see Kenya's Masai Mara and its stunning wildlife from a perspective few people have ever seen.

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us

Subscribe

  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved