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Tourism and ATVing Combine

Aug 17, 2007
Many of you who are new to the sport of ATV riding where exposed to it from a tourist standpoint. The business of renting all terrain vehicles out as a tourist attraction is a growing trend all around the world. If you are interested in testing ATVs out, it should be no problem to find a park fairly close where trails are set up and rentals are available. The ease of getting a hold of an ATV by renting them instead of having to buy your own contributes to the growth in popularity of riding quads.

Areas where tourism is a major source of income are often established that way because of the attractive terrain and nature surrounding the place. Untouched and unexplored land is any ATV rider's dream, which is why trails have been established in these nature tourist areas. An area with already high tourist traffic is only enhanced when ATV riding trails are set up because a new crowd is lured in.

You could be very safe with saying that there are ATV trails and rentals established in every state in the nation. ATVing is popular all over the world as well, in places like Canada, Britain and Australia. In the United States Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and Virginia have some of the most well known ATV trails. These trails, and many others, have become an important element in the tourist business.

People from all over enjoy ATV riding on their vacations because adventure tours and experiences are a popular tourist attraction these days. A thrill ride through the rough trails to give a person an adrenaline rush for a few hours is how many people define their vacations. Sky diving, bungee jumping and parasailing are all sports that have become major tourist attractions, and ATVing has joined the bunch.

An ATV ride for a thrill is a great day adventure for a tourist, but just as with the other thriller sports, ATVing can be very dangerous and tourist are often newcomers to the sport as well, which could cause a more dangerous scenario. This is why you and any tourist trying ATVing out for the first time on vacation should strictly follow the rules and regulations established by the rental shop taking you riding.

Protective equipment ( see http://www.atv-parts-n-accessories.com/used_atv_parts.htm) is necessary. Ask for a helmet and safety goggles if they are not offered to you on your guided tour. Any time you are riding ATVs, no matter how much a beginner you are, expect to get dirty. You will be riding over rough trails that may not be much of a trail at all, which means branches, leaves, sticks and other objects will be kicked up as you ride over them. For this reason, wear full coverage clothing. Long pants and a long sleeve shirt should be satisfactory.

ATV riding and tourism are a great combination as long as the proper safety measures are taken. Newcomers should go through a short lesson before straddling the seat and taking an ATV for a ride. For tourists in any area where trails are set up, riding ATVs are a great way to get a rush and experience the environment at the same time.
About the Author
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for http://www.atv-parts-n-accessories.com/ , a site that focuses exclusively on atv reviews, as well as tips on choosing parts and accessories. His articles have also been featured on recreational automotive sites such as http://www.go-cart-plans-n-kits.com/ and http://www.best-scooters-n-mopeds.com/
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