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10 ziplines worthy of being placed on your bucket list

Published 5 years ago

There can be no doubt that ziplining is currently one of the world’s premier adventure activities. From fast speeds to impressive heights and steep drops, ziplining has a little bit of everything going for it. What’s more, the best zipline tours also offer visitors a glimpse into some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural settings. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked the following 10 ziplines in order to showcase the immense potential of this already very popular activity:

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01. El Monstruo – Toro Verde Adventure Park, Puerto Rico

01. El Monstruo - Toro Verde Adventure Park, Puerto Rico

The recently-opened El Monstruo currently holds the title of the world’s longest zipline, measuring no less than 7,590 feet in length, or the equivalent of 28 football fields.

02. Zip 2000 – Sun City, South Africa

02. Zip 2000 - Sun City, South Africa

With a top speed that reaches 100 miles per hour, South Africa’s Zip 2000 is the fastest zipline on the planet, offering a burst of raw adrenaline while at the same time boasting an impeccable safety record.

03. The Canyon Flyer – TreeTop Challenge, Australia

03. The Canyon Flyer - TreeTop Challenge, Australia

Located on Australia’s popular Gold Coast, the Canyon Flyer actually consists of 7 huge zip lines that make their way across Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times, for truly unforgettable tour of the area that takes around 3 hours to complete.

04. Dragon’s Breath Flight Line – Labadee, Haiti

04. Dragon's Breath Flight Line - Labadee, Haiti

An exclusive offering of the Royal Caribbean cruises that port in Labadee, Haiti, the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line is the world’s longest zipline over water.

05. Ziptrek Eagle Tour – Whistler, British Columbia

05. Ziptrek Eagle Tour - Whistler, British Columbia

This remarkable zipline launches you from Whistler Mountain’s Olympic Station, located at an altitude of 3,2000 feet, and can also be experienced backwards or even upside down.

06. The Kapohokine Zipline – Hilo, Hawaii

06. The Kapohokine Zipline - Hilo, Hawaii

Designed with couples in mind, this Hawaiian beauty features an all-dual track replete with suspension bridges and suspended staircases to keep things interesting along the way.

07. Zipflyer Nepal – Kathmandu, Nepal

07. Zipflyer Nepal - Kathmandu, Nepal

With an astonishing 2,000-foot vertical drop, the Zipflyer is one of the most extreme in the entire world and offers incredible views of Nepal’s snowcapped mountains.

08. Speleo Tour – Galleria Borbonica, Italy

08. Speleo Tour - Galleria Borbonica, Italy

If you’ve ever wanted to experience ziplining inside a cave, you’ll find plenty to like about the Speleo Tour, which offers an innovative way of exploring the labyrinth of tunnels that lies below the city of Naples.

09. Ziptrek Ecotours Kea Tour – Queenstown, New Zealand

09. Ziptrek Ecotours Kea Tour - Queenstown, New Zealand

The Kea Tour is built with adrenaline junkies in mind and features the world’s steepest zip line, a truly spectacular 30-story descent that reaches speeds of up to 44 miles an hour.

10. New York Zipline Canopy Tours – Hunter, USA

10. New York Zipline Canopy Tours - Hunter, USA

Located just a stone’s throw away from the Big Apple, New York Zipline Canopy Tours stand out by offering gorgeous nighttime rides over the Catskill Mountains.

That concludes our quick rundown of the 10 ziplines you owe it to yourself to try out in this lifetime. As always, make sure you pay attention to the activity guidelines, which are designed to safeguard you against accidents. If done correctly, ziplining is an immensely enjoyable outdoor experience that will leave you feeling fresh and exhilarated.

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