Zip lines are fast and exciting ways to get your next adrenaline fix. With many around the world, you are able to travel at high speeds from mountains, through forests, and looking over lakes.
Walking down mountains can be fun for sure, but can they get you as pumped up as "flying" down a zip-line at up to 100mph??
In the past they were used in early history by people living in the Alps and Himalayas as a means for transport through treacherous terrain and an efficient way to transport supplies.
Some of the most electrifying zip lines on the planet not only offer a large kick of adrenaline but also stunning views that you will remember for a life time.
Velocity in Snowdonia, Wales is the longest zip line in Europe and in the right conditions the fastest on the planet with tops speeds exceeding 100mph (160km/h).
Once you enter the drop zone there’s no going back… descending 1560m and reaching speeds of 165km/h there’s no doubt Velocity is up there with the best zip lines experiences the world has to offer.
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Zip-lining is much safer than it's white knuckle alternatives such as windsurfing or kiteboarding. Whilst injuries can happen as with any physical endeavour the numbers are far lesser than 1 per 100,000.
Zip lining is the best activity to have children taste the wild side without some of the dangers that adrenaline junkies are accustomed to. It's a great way to give them an endorphin boost and see the beauty of nature from above.
Different zip lines have different age limits so check with the website you intend to book with beforehand to ensure your little ones are able to join in.
Freefall at a (quite literally) breathtaking 120mph, from a heart pounding height of 10,000+ feet, and enjoy a birds eye view like no other.
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?
New Zealand has thousands of miles of untouched natural scenery. With mountains, fjords, beaches and glaciers spread across 600 different islands, there’s enough to do in New Zealand to fuel a lifetime of travel.