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Gear up for these 11 summer adventures on a budget

Summer is finally around! Are you preparing to have some fun adventures this summer?

What adventures have you planned and prepared for this summer? This is our list of the must-do adventures this summer, maybe you can find some inspiration for even more fun summer adventures.

You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to go abroad or stay in the nicest resort. These 11 summer adventures are all possible on a small budget!

Adventures are more fun if you have the proper equipment and gear for it and at the same time don’t break your bank account.

So don’t break your bank account for your summer adventures, grab some of your best friends and get inspired by this list of the 11 must do adventures on a budget for summer 2022!

We also show you where to find the proper gear for all adventures at low cost!


Try a new food and cooking

Have you ever tried raw oysters, escargot or frog’s legs? Maybe you have never had something as simple as sushi. Think of all the things you have yet to taste, then go out and try something new. Or try out cooking appliances that you have never tried. A deep fryera smoker, a pressure cooker. Cooking known ingredients in a different way you have never tried before is a whole new experience!


Take a Road Trip

Pick a spot on the map, get into your car or rent a car and just drive. There are very few activities in this world that are as fun-filled and as exhilarating as going on a road trip either solo on a motorbike, with your best half in a roadster or renting a van to fit all your best friends.

Make a list of all the things you would like to do along the way and you can even easily combine it with other adventures along the way.

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Can you confidently say that you know your city in and out? Take the time to visit more than just your usual hangout places or do activities other than your usual hobby.

Be a tourist in your own city, go to new places and adventures and you will be surprised by just how wonderful that old town can be. Are there any activities you haven’t done in your hometown?


Have the Ultimate BBQ

Good food, good company, cold beers and warm outdoor weather, what more could you ask for in this world? Having an ultimate BBQ is one of the best ways to while away a boring Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Have you ever had a juicy steak from the smoker? This might be your call to rent a smoker or the ultimate BBQ grill that you would never buy.

Go Backpacking with a Friend

You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced wilderness and gone backpacking. Grab your most adventurous friend or two and take on this outdoor adventure! You can do something as simple as visiting the local park or the neighboring region. Or you go for a multi day adventure and camp in nature.

Make Ice Cream

Instead of going to the supermarket and getting your favorite ice cream flavor, rent an ice cream machine and make some at home! Imagine all the flavors you ever wanted to try and fill your belly with that delicious ice cream! Yummy!


Learn surfing

This is a bit more challenging than most other things on this list, but we want you to enjoy the summer while also learning how to catch a wave. You can find fun, beginner’s surf instructors and affordable beginner boards to rent near every surf beach.

Throw a summer party

Parties are always fun, even more so in summer, outside and with the proper equipment. Get together all your friends and rent all the bar equipment, a party tent and maybe even a bouncy castle for the kids (and grown ups).

Take a Canoe Ride

Spending at least one summer afternoon in a canoe is a must. You’ll feel the summer camp vibes for sure! Either on your neighborhood lake or you combine it with a roadtrip to a further away lake that you don’t know yet. Even more adventurous!

Hit the Road in a campervan

Itching to get away for a few days without breaking the bank? Then say hello to a campervan road trip. Map out your route before you go, then rent a campervan and set off to a few never-before-seen spots around the country (or abroad). 

Go camping

Bonfires, barbecues, and bike rides: A camping adventure conjures up the childhood joys of summer sleepaways; but with all the modern amenities you want as an adult.

Find someone’s garden or plot to camp at and rent all the camping gear you need, or even a motorhome. Also read our blogpost on how to have a great camping adventure with rented gear.


Did you find some inspiration for your summer adventures in this list? Did we convince you to gear up and go on adventures?

Is any adventure you have in mind missing in this list?

If you’re still not sure about renting gear and equipment for your summer adventures, don’t hesitate to contact our equipment rental experts at!

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Matt Graham