One thing I’m trying to do more of this year is experience a little more adventure travel. Sight seeing is cool for a while and museums are good for rainy days, but I miss a good ole’ adrenaline rush like when my parents let me go to extreme sports camp for two weeks. I begged them to let me go and I ended up messing up my tail bone and broke my hand, oh well (shame on them!)
I think the controlled chaos of a zip line would be more my speed these days, so here are the 5 longest zip lines in the world. Check them out!
5. The Kapohokine Zipline
Situated nearby the city of Hilo on the big island of Hawaii, The Kapohokine zip line spans an impressive 3,400 feet and at its highest, 160 feet above the tropical forest below. When riding, you fly right over the Umauma Falls as well as 14 other waterfalls along the way.
4. Mi Universo Zip Line
The largest zip line in South America, and the 4th longest in the world is the Mi Universo Zip Line located just outside Cali, Colombia. It spans almost 4,000 feet and is over 600 feet from the ground at its highest point. Top speed is around 50 MPH.
3. Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park Zip Line
Located in lush and beautiful Orocovis, Puerto Rico, The Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park “La Bestia” zip line stretches an impressive 4,745 feet! It is also considered the highest zip line in the world at over 900 feet from the ground below. You have the option of either riding sitting down or superman style.
2. Icy Strait Point Zip Rider
Situated in painfully beautiful Hoonah, Alaska in the southern part of the state, the Icy Strait Point Zip Racer will sure to put shivers down your spine, not from the frigid weather but from the jaw dropping 24 degree grade and amazing snow capped mountain views. This bad boy sports 6 cables side-by-side and also the highest zipline ride with a vertical drop of over 1300 feet. A few cruises stop at Icy Straight Point including one from Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, so the best thing to do is look for cheap flights to either Vancouver, Canada or Anchorage, Alaska and hop onto one of the ships heading to Hoonah. The zip line is over a mile long (5,330 feet to be exact) and last over 90 seconds.
1. The Pronutro Zip Line
Coming in at numero uno is the Pronutro Zip line in Sun City, South Africa. This behemoth is 6,561 feet long (the longest zip line in the world) and hits speeds of over 100 mph!