The DTV Shredder is the new activity to sweep stag weekends all across the globe. The Shredder is a combination of a tank, skateboard and motocross bike – or the dream machine, as we like to call it. It’s an all-terrain vehicle, capable of tearing up the countryside and hitting high speeds. The aggressive tank treads and seriously powerful engine (196cc to be precise) mean this beast can travel through snow, sand, mountainsides – you name it. Riding the shredder is like riding a bike (except it’s not like a bike, more like a tank) and, once you give it a bit of throttle, you’ll be off with the wind in your hair and the world at your feet.
This Shooting Max package is the Mack Daddy of all shooting packages. In fact, forget everything else as this is it. Set in lively Budapest (home to some of Europe’s biggest and best clubs) – this package has every gun you’ve ever dreamed of. There’ll be 127 bullets per person and, wait for it, you get to shoot a Ruger Mark IV .22 pistol, a Remington 870 tactical shotgun, a Glock 17 .9mm pistol, a .357 Magnum revolver, either a semi-automatic AK47 or a Kalashnikov, an FN fall sniper rifle and a Czech tactical SA 26 assault rifle. Oh, and you’ll even get a beer each just to make it even more macho.
Mini Tank Battles and Outdoor Paintball
As seen on The Gadget Show and Top Gear, these mini tanks are powerful beasts. Basically, they’re a scaled down version of the real thing (with a paintball gun thrown in for good measure) – this is like World of Warcraft, but in real life (and with paint). Each tank is equipped with a hardcore SAW paintball machine gun and it’s your job to pepper your pals with neon coloured paint pellets, whilst rumbling through the countryside on the authentic tank tracks (that can pretty much run on any terrain – serious badboys) in the purpose built battleground. To battle, boys.
Golden Circle Tour and Snowmobiles
This is a seriously unique and once-in-a-lifetime activity for your stag weekend. The Golden Circle Tour is an epic way to get to grips with Iceland’s most famous and fascinating natural phenomena (and guarantee your entry into the Stag Hall of Fame). The first stop takes you to Þingvellir National Park, you’ll then head to the Geyser Hot Spring (where bubbling water bursts over 25 metres high) and finish the tour at Gulfoss, or ‘The Golden Waterfall’. And, then – you’ll kick the action into proper high gear and go snowmobiling. This thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled activity is certain to put hairs on your chest and set you up for the ultimate Icelandic night out.
Is it a boat? Is it a plane? Who cares, this is taking the stag do to a whole other level. These hovercrafts are all about speed and agility – so you have to be in total control throughout, as they basically fly (drive?) on a bed of air. Don’t worry, you’ll be taught how to handle these things before you take to the purpose built racing track. You’ll be bombing over ponds, navigating sharp turns, as well as attempting to stay in the thing. You’ll also receive instruction via the headset to make sure you don’t end up on the M26. Gentlemen, let’s have a toast to the future.
Baby Bull Running
Baby Bull Running is as epic as it sounds. This unique and authentic Spanish tradition of celebrating special occasions (and getting a horn a little too close for comfort) is the ultimate way to send-off the stag in style. You’ll spend at least one hour fighting (running away from) the baby bull, or cow, with an experienced Torrero on hand throughout the activity. We’d also like to point out that no animals are harmed in this activity, although the Groom-to-Be may suffer from a serious loss of dignity once you have dressed him up in full Matador clobber and stuck him in the ring with a red cape. This is going to go viral, lads.
Indulge your inner GI Joe and ride a tank – an actual, military-grade tank. Roll around the good, old English countryside in a 17 and a half ton machine and kick your stag do into high gear. You’ll have an instructor show you the ropes and take you around the course in the hardened steel monster, followed by a full briefing of the controls. He’ll then drop the hatch, let you loose on the pedals and send you off on your way. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never drive your Peugeot 207 the same again.
Riga is not only the King of Stag Weekends, but it’s also home to an impressive, Olympic-standard bobsleigh track. Set on Sigulda, the highest hill in the city, this track is the Dogs Baltics – with 14 curves and a bridge to negotiate. It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted, but life is for living. In winter, you’ll experience hurtling down the track with actual, real life Latvian athletes. And, you can even opt for an action-packed package, Vuchko, where you’ll be navigating the track all by yourself – no pilot needed. This is a fantastic way to add a Cool Runnings vibe to your stag do.
Fly right into the future with a Jet-Lev experience. This activity will give you an adrenaline rush like no other as you soar above the waves and, quite literally, look like the King of Superheroes. You’ll have basic training in jet-pack flight, such as how to take off, land and avoid the water – then it’s your turn to get up there and celebrate like it’s the year 3000. We recommend this futuristic package as a surprise for the stag because, let’s face it, this is going to be unforgettable.