Zip lining has become the must-do adventure sport for gutsy travelers all over the globe. It’s relatively fool proof, no is experience necessary and it offers breathtaking views. Companies are upping the ante with new and improved zip line courses, trying to beat each other out for faster, longer and higher thrills. If you are an adrenaline junkie, look no further than these ten best zip lines around the world. Don’t worry, there are gentler options for apprehensive first-timers too.
1. Pronutro Zip 2000, Sun City, South Africa
Proclaimed as the longest zip line in the world, this exhilarating line runs a record 1.2 miles. Riders here will reach speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, the fastest speed one can reach on such a wire (thus far). To make things even more exciting, “zippers” are strapped in superman style with a rudder placed between their legs to keep from going straight down this course. Expect to soar over 900 feet above ground over rugged terrain on this heart-pumping thrill.