Aside from being an adrenaline rush (and a great workout), ziplining is a fantastic mode of transportation. Whether you’re zipping through jungles or across mountaintops, it’s a way to get around while experiencing something truly thrilling.
Take flight with these high-speed zipline tours that show you the sights in the most exciting way possible.
1. Montezuma, Costa Rica: Montezuma Waterfall Canopy Tour
This adventure over Costa Rica’s jungle combines ziplining with a visit to an impressive waterfall and local wildlife.
The Central American country’s rainforest is the perfect spot for this tour, which has 13 different platforms and nine cables. A break in the middle gives you a chance to take a dip below a waterfall before hopping right back onto the zipline to finish the tour. Keep an eye out for howler monkeys and iguanas as you go.
2. Taihape, New Zealand: Flying Fox
New Zealand’s Flying Fox offers an extra adventure for couples: ziplining on your stomach. Compared to the seated position of typical ziplining, this gives participants the feeling that they’re flying.
Guests soar over 3,000 feet over a river-filled canyon, getting up to 100 miles per hour, an insane feat. Rather than zipping you to one end, it moves back and forth a few times so couples can enjoy the view together before getting down.
3. Crikvenica, Croatia: Zip Line Kajak
With stunning seascape views and interesting architecture, Croatia is a leading destination for both nature lovers and city folk. But adventurous couples can rejoice; the new Zip Line Kajak attraction offers a whole lot of fun.
Ziplines over the sea are pretty rare, but the deep blue water off the coast of Croatia is the perfect spot for this tour. While descending, guests have 360 views of the area.
4. Toledo, Spain: Fly Toledo
Take a ride on one of the longest urban ziplines, Fly Toledo. While it’s difficult to find zipline tours in big cities, quaint Toledo is the perfect place for such an adventure.
This is a quick ride, but though it doesn’t last very long, it’s worth every penny. The cable zips guests over the river and the San Martin Bridge. The architecture in Toledo is stunning so the views are incredible.
5. Mount Hermon, California: Redwood Canopy Tour
California is wildly known for its flawless beaches and celebrity tendencies, but head up north and you’ll find a nature-filled paradise with some of the tallest trees you’ll ever see.
The ancient redwoods are the perfect setting for a relaxing zipline adventure. Soak up the fresh air and the stunning greenery as you fly by these massive trees. It offers six different cables that are sure to leave visitors wanting more.
6. Dubai, UAE: XLine
For a truly spectacular big city ziplining experience, try XLine by XDubai. Whether you sit or use the harness to “fly,” it’s an experience like no other.
The XLine starts in Downtown Dubai, where guests launch from the city’s W1 tower. Jumping from this skyscraper is a thrill in and of itself, but soaring over the city of Dubai offers a chance for unparalleled views of the city’s skyline as well as Dubai Fountain.
7. Whistler, British Columbia: Ziptrek Bear Tour
If you’re seeking a mountain adventure, consider Canada’s British Columbia. Their zipline tour offers five different zipline paths as well as some other interesting components, including boardwalks and the always-fun suspension bridges.
This mountainous experience is especially great because it’s open in both winter and summer. Summertime brings plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures that are perfect for ziplining. But winter is just as exciting when you can soar over a winter wonderland, covered in snow.
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