Sports + Adventure

Matador brings you adventure sports and the athletes that inspire us, whether it’s an extreme sports pro, or someone just getting started kayaking, surfing, or on the road, learning how people play in other countries.

We follow events that bring the entire world together like almost nothing else can, such as the World Cup, as well as tightly-knit local events such as the Green Race that exemplify how entire communities can develop around a certain place and sport.

Matador has members who run surf camps and others who teach people how to paddle. We have climbers, mountaineers, long distance cyclists, and soccer players. No matter where and how people play, we’re always looking to try it out and share it.

Sports + Adventure Articles

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

by Liz Carlson

9 undeniable reasons your next ski destination needs to be Banff

by James Frazier Garland

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

by Jim O'Donnell

12 of the world’s most hardcore endurance races

by Chris Barstow

A portrait of Yosemite’s free spirits

by Ibrahim Centindemir

9 realities to consider before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

by Lauren Williams

7 of the raddest outdoor adventures in Idaho

by Ray J. Gadd

15 traditions only English football supporters will understand

by Jeremy Ullmann

Watch this guy turn the city of Montreal into a snowboarding trick course

by Matt Hershberger

Kite-fighting: Rio’s surprisingly badass sport

by Matt Hershberger

Some people drink margaritas on Cinco De Mayo… Other people SURF

by Blaze Nowara

20 images to inspire your Quebec wanderlust

by Yancy Caldwell

Extreme kayaker Rafa Ortiz teaches indigenous in Mexico to kayak

by Cathy Brown

America’s 20 coolest outdoor towns

by Matador Team

8 reasons all serious cyclists need to ride the Ronde in Belgium

by Joe Baur

Watch these two exceptional women show the beauty of modern climbing

by Ailsa Ross

15 differences between a normal friend and a boat friend

by Shelby Huff

15 ridiculously adventurous things to do on your travels (and where to do them)

by Matt Hershberger
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