For many, a summer adventure isn’t complete unless there is a distinct sense of “adventure.” It doesn’t get any more adventurous than an epic zipline outing. But not all zipline parks are created equal, and the last thing you want is to be disappointed with your choice when the day is over. Stick to our list and you don’t have to worry about that happening. Here’s our list of some of the best ziplines in the world.
Icy Strait Point
ZipRider is a company that knows how to build a great zipline, and the Icy Strait Point line is one of the best on the planet. It’s the largest zipline in the company’s fleet and features six different drops as riders descend more than 1,300 feet in elevation at a total distance of nearly 33,000 feet and at speeds of almost 65 miles per hour. Plus, the Alaskan scenery makes this a top pick among zipline enthusiasts all around the world.
Flight of the Gibbon
Mai Kampong was one of the first zipline parks in the world, and the Flight of the Gibbon line makes the trip totally worth it. It’s Asia’s longest single-ride zipline at more than 2,600 feet long. But it’s not the only reason to go. The park has a total of 33 different platforms to choose from as you spend the day zipping through the treetops.
Arenal Volcano Park
Visiting a volcano makes for an amazing adventure in itself, but if you have the opportunity to tour a volcanic park by way of a two and a half hour zip line tour that adventure is ratcheted up exponentially. The tour starts by hauling you up the side of a mountain on a sky tram. Once at the peak, you’ll shoot down seven different zip lines, the longest of which measures nearly 2,500 feet. While the trip down the line is exhilarating by itself, it’s the scenery that really makes this attraction worth it. You’ll see tons of animals in their natural habitat, all while you sail over one of the most picturesque environments in the world.