A zip-line is a pulley positioned on a slope that is strung on a cable made of stainless steel. Its purpose is to pull the flyer by gravity, to travel from the top to the bottom of an inclined cable. The person is attached to the freely moving pulley and enjoys a serene view. Ziplining makes your adrenaline rush!
Here you will find out about some of the best zipline rides in the world that you should definitely try once in your life.
1. Sun City, South Africa:
It is the world’s fastest zipline ride which flies over the dormant volcanoes. It speeds up to 160 km/h with an average speed of 120 km/h. It is 280 meters high above the ground and covers a distance of 2 kilometres with 100% safety record. Anyone seeking action and adventure in a really unique and unforgettable way will find something remarkable, crazy, and exciting in the Zip 2000. As you descend the wire, you’ll feel like you’re flying as you’re strapped into two harnesses and suspended beneath a free-running trolley hooked to a steel cable.
2. Icy Straight Point, Alaska:
It is the world’s longest zipline ride which takes only 90 seconds to complete. As you soar 300 feet over the rainforest below, you will swiftly accelerate to speeds topping 60 mph. On the first half of the journey, you’ll most likely encounter whales and other marine life, and then you’ll get the opportunity to gaze into the deep forested Alaska…home to the huge coastal brown bears. It is a breathtaking experience.
3. Whistler, British Columbia:
It is rated as one of the best zipline rides on Earth, surrounded by snowy mountain peaks. The riders get a chance to glide over magnificent waterways and gorgeous old trees. Speeding over 100 km/h and 600 feet above the ground, it covers a mind-blowing distance of over 2 kilometres. The zipline is 7000 feet long and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore, learn, and experience the thrill of an airborne adventure in natural settings.
4. High Ground Adventures, Nepal:
It has an initial incline of 56 degrees which makes it the steepest zip line in the world. It is approximately 6000 feet long and 600 meters above the ground. It is also one of the tallest and longest zipline on Earth. The flyer experiences and enjoys a 180 degree panoramic view of the spectacular Annapura mountains.
5. Flight of the Gibbon, Thailand:
It is Asia’s longest zipline ride with a length of 2625 feet and 70 meters above the ground. The flyer gets a chance to glide smoothly through the treetops and witnesses a unique view of the magnificent Thai rainforest. On a journey like no other, you can see the region’s unique wildlife species as well while passing through the Thai jungle.