02/15/2013 07:02 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2013

10 Adventure Travel Trips For Right Now

Every year new destinations open up to adventurous travelers, whether through the efforts of enterprising tour companies, better access to backcountry, or increased political stability.

Be warned: these picks aren't for kicking back on the beach with a margarita -- unless you're rewarding yourself after a 100-mile trek from the Colombian Andes. This year, you can cycle the once forbidden island of Cuba, explore unseen corners of Patagonia, and track gorillas in the deepest rainforest.

-- The Editors, The Active Times

More from The Active Times:
10 Untamed Winter Getaways
9 Vacations That Keep You Fit
13 Crazy Obstacle and Mud Runs

The Best New Adventure Travel Trips