Take a POV Ride on 6 of the World’s Best Zip Lines

See what we saw as we experienced some of the most exhilarating zip lines the world has to offer.
By Alison Mann

Looking for a little extra thrill in your day? Try taking a ride on these zip lines — whether they're the highest, the longest or the steepest, these are some of the best you will find on planet Earth. Obviously, we just had to try them out! So whether you want to fly like Superman or have some near misses with trees, get ready to feel the air rush past as you watch our footage of these super-fast, super-high zip lines.

The longest in Canada (video above)

What: Ziptrek’s The Sasquatch
Where: Whistler, Canada
Why it’s awesome: It’s the longest in both Canada and the U.S. — spanning over 1.25 miles — and it reaches speeds of around 80 mph.

This line, which opened in July 2015, spans the spectacular scenery of Whistler. It can pick up pretty fast speeds; over 80 mph has been recorded. At points riders are traveling 600 feet above the ground.

 

The fastest

What: Zip2000
Where: Sun City, South Africa
Why it’s awesome: It’s 1.25 miles long and reaches speeds of up to 100 mph.

Watch as Red Bull Motocross athlete Kerim Fitzgerald tries the Zip2000, one of the longest zip lines in the world. The highest speed ever recorded was 115 mph.

 

The steepest line

What: Zipflyer
Where: Kathmandu, Nepal
Why it’s awesome: It has an incline of 56 degrees, making it pretty steep — and therefore fast.

The Zipflyer spans just over 1.1 miles and has a vertical drop of 1,968 feet, reaching speeds of up to 75 mph. This is all set among spectacular Himalayan views at High Ground Adventures near Kathmandu.

 

The fastest in Europe

What: Zip World Velocity
Where: Wales
Why it’s awesome: You can fly like Superman at over 100 mph.

When thinking of Europe’s longest zip line, Wales perhaps isn't the first location that would spring to mind. But the country offers a zip line traveling over 100 mph. Zip World is also home to an underground zip line and a group of lines that make up the longest in Europe at 5 miles.

 

Fly forward — and backward

What: Flying Fox
Where: New Zealand
Why it’s awesome: Unleash your inner Birdman at speeds of up to 100 mph.

Over 0.6 mile of zipline awaits participants on the Flying Fox, 575 feet above a river. Riders soar through the valley and then, they go backward!

 

Fly through the trees

What: 7 Line Treetop Zip Tour
Where: Pi’iholo Ranch, Hawaii
Why it’s awesome: Soar among the trees.

Above the trees in the Kahakapao Valley, you can soar between seven separate zip lines. The ranch has a whole selection of zip tours, with another allowing riders to fly down a 1,420-foot line to the base of Pi'iholo Hill, then travel half a mile across some incredible island scenery.

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