There’s no doubt that zip lines are the closest most of us will ever get to flying. Moments like these are scary but incredibly fulfilling. There’s something about strapping yourself into a harness and zipping down at high speeds with a flimsy-looking line that will give you a tremendous adrenaline rush! If you want to experience this exhilirating experience, make sure you include these 7 great zip lines in your travel plans!
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1. Honduras Adrenaline
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In Roatan, Honduras resides the monstrous Honduras Adrenaline. Their zip line is 1,400 feet long – enough to get the ol’ adrenaline pumping. You’ll get to see a great forest view from 75 feet up in the air and there are numerous paths to choose from. You could usually lose yourself for a couple of hours here.
2. Slot Zilla
When in Vegas, don’t forget to go by Slot Zilla. It’s not the fastest, longest, or tallest of zip lines, but it makes for a great experience. Choose from the two options: the lower-flying Zipline and the altophobia-inducing Zoomline. Make sure to bring your best friends along – up to four people can ride the Zoomline at a time. It’ll definitely make great selfies for you and your buds!
3. Flight of the Gibbon
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There’s so much to see in Thailand and the Flight of the Gibbon is one of them. Based out of Mae Kampong, Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon is one of the first zip line parks in the world. Moreover, it is also Asia’s longest zip line, giving its riders and exhilarating 2,600 feet of zip line goodness. You can see the lush rainforests of Thailand with their 4-mile lines.
4. La Tyrolienne
Fancy a trek through the Alps? Deep in the Val Thorens ski resort is one of the world’s (literally) coolest zip lines. La Tyrolienne gives its riders an adrenaline-pumping 1 minute and 45 seconds. It is regarded as the tallest zip line in the world and is certainly not for the faint of heart.
5. Icy Strait ZipRider
Take the missus on a ride she’ll never forget with the Icy Strait ZipRider. Located in Hoonah, Alaska, the ZipRider is capable of taking two people on a zip line ride at once. Without a doubt, it’s a perfect experience for couples. It’s not as intense as most of the entries on this list, but it’s really good fun!
6. Arenal Volcano Park
When in Costa Rica, it’s always a good idea to take a zip line on one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Live out your action star dreams with Arenal Volcano Park’s Sky Trek zip lines! Located 2,000 meters above sea level, Sky Trek lets you choose between two options: a higher or longer zip line. It has 7 lines currently running, so you can take your time during your 2-hour tour and try them all!
7. Zip 2000
South Africa is a place filled with wonders. It houses the Zip 2000, the current Guinness World Record holder of the fastest zip line in the world. It has an amazing 114 mph top speed, which will take you from end to end in one minute. Sure, it’s only a minute — but it’s at over a 100 miles per hour. It can support up to two people at a time, so make sure you bring your GoPro and record this unique experience!
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Zip lines are a great way to get your heart pumping, making you feel like a kid on his first downhill bike ride once again. Although in this case, you’re speeding through a high point at speeds you’ll never reach on your own. Try these zip lines out on your next trip and have a great experience you’ll never forget.
Have you tried any of these zip lines? Tell us your experience in the comments!
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