Best zip lines in the world - world record adrenaline flights
Love adrenaline? And flying? Then you probably tried some of the best zip lines in the world already…maybe not exactly the world record ones, but I am sure some of them made your heart pumping. Let’s see what are the top of the top so you can add them on your 'adrenaline rush bucket list'!
The longest zip line in the world – Jebel Jais Flight, United Arab Emirates
Situated on top Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain the country, Jebel Jais is the longest zipline in the world at this moment, measuring over 2.8km in length.
The zipline was opened in 2018, and it was created by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Toroverde, the same company that designed El Monstruo in Puerto Rico (which previously held the title of the longest zipline in the world)
The price is not cheap ($177), but the experience is totally worth it. However, book in time, as places are limited, and it is usually sold out.
The highest zip line in the world – La Tyrolienne, Val Thorens, France
Situated at over 3.000m altitude, in Val Thorens, France, La Tyrolienne is the highest zip line in the world. The flight is not long (only 1 minute and 45 seconds), but the view is breathtaking, as you fly surrounded the 3 Valleys, starting at its peak at 3.230m (the top of the Bouchet lift), and over the Val Thorens crest, at 3.000m altitude.
With over 100km/h speed, you can imagine how it is to be a high-altitude bird in the sky! Even better, you can take your skis up as well, so once you finish you can just slide down.
The longest zip line in America– Toro Verde Adventure Park, Puerto Rico
Since we have mentioned the latest creation of the Toroverde company, the Jebel Jais zip line in UAE, it makes sense talk about the one in Puerto Rico as well.
Opened in 2015, Toro Adventure Park has the longest zip line in America at this moment, and the third in the world, measuring 2.5km (to have an idea this is the equivalent of 28 football fields). Fairly called ‘El Monstruo’, translated in English ‘The Monster’, this is probably the scariest attraction on the island, situated at 380m high. Speed wise you will be flying with 95mph, depending on weather conditions.
In the same park you can also try out La Bestia. Unlike El Monstruo, here you will be flying parallel with the ground, with 100km/h.
The steepest zipline in the world – The flying Ducthman, St. Maarten
Situated in St. Maarten, the Flying Dutchman is the steepest zipline in the world, with a drop of 320 meters. With amazing views over St. Maarten, the zipline is part of the park situated on the island. The place is built on the Emilio Wilson Estate, a plantation whose buildings date back to the 1700s.
Even more interesting is that before you go to the attractions, you will pass through the museum, located in the former plantation house, where you can learn about island’s culture and history.
Emilio Restaurant is offering on-site lunch and dinner – so after your adventure, have a moment and relax with a glass of wine.
The fastest zip line in the world – Zip World Velocity 2, Bethesda, Wales
If we talk about speed, Wales is the place to go, as Zip World Velocity 2 is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest one in Europe. Enjoying the view of the mountains of Wales, you will be flying with over 100 mph, just like Superman, head-first.
After the adrenaline settles down, have a snack at the Blondin Restaurant while watching the flyers.