Escape from your everyday life, break out of your comfort zone and experience the thrill of zip lining.
You have always wanted to know what it feels like to fly, but sky diving and BASE jumping is just too risky for you. That’s okay, zip lining gives you the opportunity to soar through the sky and experience the world from above without the hazards other extreme sports entail (See: 15 Extreme Sports That Can Kill You).
Unlike some of these extreme sports, you don’t need to be in top notch shape to experience the thrill. Just harness up, attach to the cable and take off. Because after all, birds shouldn’t be the only ones allowed to experience the view from above.
Zip lines come in different sizes and strengths; long rides, fast rides and rides with vertical drops are just some of the many things to look forward too.
If you have you ever dreamt of soaring through the sky, with the wind in your hair and your feet above the ground, take a chance and hop on one of these incredible zip lines.
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Las Vegas is full of exciting, adrenaline pumping zip lines. Zip line with Flightlinez for a once in a lifetime experience to soar over the Mojave Desert. Or, experience the thrill of Fremont Street on a whole new level. Hop on the SlotZilla zip line and soar down Freemont Street between the casinos and pedestrian promenade.
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According to NBC San Diego in 2015 California’s longest zip line opened at La Jolla Indian Reservation. Riders will soar through 1.25 miles of tree tops, canyons, valleys and mountains. Catching speeds up to 50 mph. Another exciting zip line in San Diego is Flightline Safari, which is located in the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park. Zip through the sky and catch views of the incredible wildlife below you. (See: The Most Incredible Adventure Destinations for Animal Lovers)
There are many Adventurous Things to do in Maui, Hawaii. However, Central Maui offers a range of zip lining courses. One of them being an eight-line zip lining course, which features the island’s longest zip line. So strap on your harness, because the majority of Maui zip lining courses offer incredible Maui sights, spectacular scenery, unique forests and beautiful mountain views.
Many of us know Whistler as one of the most incredible destinations for skiing and riding (See: World’s 50 Best Ski Resorts). What many of us don’t know is that they also offer some of the coolest zip lines in the world. Fly through the forest on a guided zip lining tour through Whistler. There are six tours/packages to choose from. Each gives you the opportunity to glide over creeks, through trees, see wildlife and experience the beauty of Cougar Mountain (The Sasquatch Tour).
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Race between 80 and 100 mph through Gravity Canyon on the Flying Fox zip line. Choose to ride by yourself or team up and ride with one or two of your friends and enjoy the experience together. Oh and the best part, you’re riding the entire time face down looking out and down at the grounds below. (See: 12 Thrilling Adventures in New Zealand)
Ice Straight Point, Alaska is home to one of the longest zip line rides in the world at 5,495 feet! Cruise ship passengers start at Icy Straight Point, hop in a tour van and drive 6 miles up the mountain to the top state of the ZipRider. Ride over cliffs and observe the spectacular views surrounding you.
Experience one of the seven wonders of the modern world on this incredible zip line through China. In order to get to the starting point, you have to hike or take a chair lift ride up the Great Wall of China. How do you get down? Forget walking, take the zip line! Experience incredible mountain views and spectacular views of the Great Wall from above.
View the beautiful beaches in Haiti on this thrilling tour. It is said to be the longest zip line in the world over water at 2,600 feet. Although the ride is short, enjoy it while it lasts, the experience of soaring over the water is sure to be life changing.
Sun City entertainment complex offers you the opportunity to travel more than 85 mph on one of the fastest zip lines in the world. Riders hang two-by-two on their stomachs and soar through the sky with incredible views below. Tip: It’s a long, fast ride so enjoy every minute of it!