Sandboarding with Alter Action is certain to increase your heart rate. If you have any experience snowboarding or surfing, it’s highly recommended that you have a go at the stand-up option. You will be given a snowboard, gloves, goggles and enough polish to ensure a smooth ride.
While you can’t expect the same speeds as you would on the mountain, you can’t beat the experience of carving a dune face, and falling on sands hurts a lot less than ice! The lie-down option (which makes use of a greased-up sheet of Masonite) requires much less finesse but is equally fun. The highlight is an 80km/h ‘schuss’ down a 120m mountain of sand, which finishes with a big jump at the end. Slogging up the dunes can be rather taxing work, so you need to be physically fit and healthy.
Trips depart in the morning and last for approximately four hours. The price includes the equipment rental, pick-up, transport to and from the dunes, instruction, lunch and either a beer or soft drink upon completion.