Zip lines are incredibly popular for individuals and families on vacation, and you can find them all over the world. Of course, some zip lines are more exciting than others, thanks to incredible scenery, adrenaline-pumping drops, and impressive speeds. Here’s a look at some of the best zip lines from around the world to get you excited to start planning your next adventurous vacation!
6. Toro Verde Adventure Park – Puerto Rico
The Toro Verde Adventure Park is known for its massive zip line, dubbed “The Monster”. Spanning more than 7,500 feet in length and soaring over the canopy at more than 1,200 feet, this is the largest zip line in the Americas. Riders fly along the cable head-first, reaching speeds of more than 90 miles per hour. Helmets and goggles are provided at the start of the ride to keep fliers safe throughout the journey.
5. Arenal Volcano Park – Costa Rica
Taking riders around one of the world’s most active volcanoes, the zip lines at Arenal Volcano Park are sure to thrill. The entire tour takes about two and a half hours, starting with a gondola ride to the top of the mountain. From there, riders will make their way through seven zip lines, ranging from about 650 to 2,500 feet in length. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to spot a variety of local wildlife, including hummingbirds, toucans, and many monkey species.
4. Haleakala Skyline Tour – Hawaii, United States
The first zip line tour in the U.S., the Haleakala Skyline Tour takes visitors through Maui’s Haleakala National Park. In addition to standard zip lines, the tour also includes a “pendulum” zip line, which allows you to ride both backward and forward along the line at up to 45 miles per hour for an even more thrilling experience. There’s plenty of excitement on foot as well, including the swinging bridge.
3. Zip 2000 – South Africa
Zip 2000 is one of the fastest zip lines in the world, reaching speeds up to 114 miles per hour. You’ll ride tandem, so be sure to bring along a friend, or be ready to make a new one! The zip line flies over a dormant volcano in Sun City, as well as the beautiful grasslands surrounding it. It is a smooth ride, making it comfortable and safe for just about everyone, though there is still no shortage of heart-pumping action, thanks to the sky-high speed.
2. Zipflyer Nepal – Nepal
Situated high up in the mountains of Kathmandu, Zipflyer Nepal is one of the steepest zip lines in the world. Over a span of just over a mile, the zip line drops 2,000 feet at a sharp incline that is sure to take your breath away. As you enjoy your 2-minute flight, you’ll take in the beautiful sights of snowy mountains and lush, green forests. HighGround Adventures, the operators of Zipflyer Nepal, also offer bungee jumping for those who crave even more adrenaline.
1. Forever Florida – Florida, United States
Forever Florida makes the top of the list for its wide variety of zipline experiences. In addition to standard zip lines, there is also a pair of side-by-side zip lines, Peregrine Plunge, that allows you to race your friends to the bottom. This adventure park in Central Florida also includes Panther Pounce, a seven-story controlled free fall drop. They also have the world’s first zip-line roller coaster, which takes riders on an exciting flight that swerves, jumps, and drops instead of following a straight path to the bottom.
In addition to these individual zip line riders, visitors to Forever Florida can also join zip line tours, which take guests through seven zip lines and three sky bridges. These tours are offered at night and as overnight camping trips as well. For those who prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground, there are horseback riding camping tours that take riders through Central Florida’s beautiful wilderness before camping in tents for the night at the adventure park’s private campsite.
We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more about Forever Florida and the many ways we can help make your next vacation a resounding success. We’ll work with you to design the perfect experience for you and your loved ones. Call today to book your zip line tours, camping excursions, and more!