Zip lining is super fun and I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoys it. A few of these places I’ve also been to, but not all. I’ve compiled a list based on experiences and the desire to go! Check it out below and let me know any of your zip lining experiences. J
This place is very common for cruise ships. According to the owners of the Zip Rider, this is the largest in the world. This 5,200+ feet zip line drops you down 1,300 feet over the minute and a half you’re riding. You and 5 other friends can take off at the same time on the deck and race each other! Dan was my trusty race partner as well as another couple and some random people. We had a lot of fun and made some great friends. I used Google to search the record speed and apparently it’s average is 60mph while the record is 82 mph.
This crazy zip line is in Arenal Volcano Park and the two-mile ride takes you over the jungle, the volcano and the lake. The last time the Arenal Volcano erupted was 1984, but the rangers monitor the lava flow to make sure you’re able to ride safely. You won’t have to “ride at your own risk”, thankfully. Enjoy the beauty of the jungle and being so close to a volcano!
The Gubeikou Twon of Miyun County brings you on the zip line over one of the Seven Wonders of the World. That wonder is the Great Wall of China. You can choose to chairlift or walk, you can check out the Simatai part of the wall and it’s 6th century architecture. But to go back down, you can take a zip line over the lake called Mandarin Duck Lake. Unfortunately this one isn’t open currently due to safety hazards. I also have never been on this one, but would love to!
This zip line at Whistler, BC was actually featured in the 2010 Olympic Games (Winter – duh). The zip line includes lines that range from 200 feet to a whopping 1000 feet. But if you’re looking to be a tad more adventurous, you can choose the freestyle zip line that allows you to go upside down and pretty much scare yourself to death. But hey – it’s all a part of the zip-lining thrill!
This beautiful zip line is available to all of the Royal Caribbean cruises. This is another one that claims to be the longest/largest in the world, taking you 2,600 feet. This one drops you 500 feet over the gorgeous blue waters and mountains while keeping you between 40 and 50 miles per hour at maximum speeds.