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If you want to fly but don’t have you are not brave enough to try hang gliding or BASE jumping, ziplining is a fun, safe alternative. With lines that range from 100 feet to more than a mile, locations around the world offer an incredible variety of great opportunities to try it out.
Fly at speeds up to 100 mph over rivers and mountains, past volcanoes and even the Great Wall of China.
A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope.
It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley.
Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy.
Zip line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course.
The jungles of Costa Rica, Florida, Puerto Vallarta,and Nicaragua are popular destinations for zip line enthusiasts.
Here is the list of 10 Amazing Zipline Tours All Around the World
- Icy Straight Point, Alaska
- Gravity Canyon, New Zealand
- Arenal Volcano Park, Costa Rica
- Labadee, Haiti
- Whistler, British Columbia
- Flight of the Gibbon, Thailand
- Simatai, China
- Hocking Hills, Ohio
- Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
- Sun City, South Africa