12 Longest, Fastest, Steepest, and Most Extreme Ziplines in the World

A zip ride is not for the faint of heart nor those with a fear of heights as you’re literally flying through the air at speeds of up to 160 km/h, usually from the top of a mountain. A zipline can carry cargo or a person from the top to the bottom of a long steel wire. It has been a mountainous way of transport for more than 2,000 years.

Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The world’s longest zipline, 2,832 meters long, can be found in Toroverde Adventure Park.

Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The world’s longest zipline, 2,832 meters long, can be found in Toroverde Adventure Park.

Il Volo dell’Angelo, Italy

The Angel Flight consists of two ziplines between the small Italian mountain towns Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano. The outbound zip flight is 1415 meters, and the return flight is 1452 meters long. Two people can ride together in… Read full text

Il Volo dell’Angelo, Italy

The Angel Flight consists of two ziplines between the small Italian mountain towns Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano. The outbound zip flight is 1415 meters, and the return flight is 1452 meters long. Two people can ride together in a tandem harness.

Unreal Zip 2000, Sun City, South Africa

The 2 kilometers long Unreal Zip 2000 claims to be the world’s fastest zipline, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. It has been operating since 2004.

Unreal Zip 2000, Sun City, South Africa

The 2 kilometers long Unreal Zip 2000 claims to be the world’s fastest zipline, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. It has been operating since 2004.

Copper Canyon Adventure Park, Mexico

Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre in Mexico has the world’s second longest zipline, 2,545 meters.

Copper Canyon Adventure Park, Mexico

Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre in Mexico has the world’s second longest zipline, 2,545 meters.

Little Rock Lake, Klavreström, Sweden

Europe’s longest zipline track, almost 5,000 meters of ziplines, can be found in Klavreström, Sweden.

Little Rock Lake, Klavreström, Sweden

Europe’s longest zipline track, almost 5,000 meters of ziplines, can be found in Klavreström, Sweden.

Zipflyer, Pokhara, Nepal

Zipflyer Nepal in Pokhara claims to be the world’s steepest zipline with an initial incline of 56 degrees. It has a length of 1,850 meters and a 600-meter drop.

Zipflyer, Pokhara, Nepal

Zipflyer Nepal in Pokhara claims to be the world’s steepest zipline with an initial incline of 56 degrees. It has a length of 1,850 meters and a 600-meter drop.

Zip World Bethesda, Wales

Zip World Bethesda has the longest and fastest zipline in Europe, measuring 1,600 meters.

Zip World Bethesda, Wales

Zip World Bethesda has the longest and fastest zipline in Europe, measuring 1,600 meters.

Ziprider, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

The ziprider in Icy Strait Point has six parallel zip lines so you can ride together with your friends. The zipline is 1,625 meters long and has a 405-meter drop.

Ziprider, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

The ziprider in Icy Strait Point has six parallel zip lines so you can ride together with your friends. The zipline is 1,625 meters long and has a 405-meter drop.

“El Monstruo”, Puerto Rico

Toroverde Adventure Park has the world’s third longest zipline, 2,530 meters long.

“El Monstruo”, Puerto Rico

Toroverde Adventure Park has the world’s third longest zipline, 2,530 meters long.

Skywire, Cornwall, England

Skywire is the longest and fastest zipline in England, measuring 660 meters.

Skywire, Cornwall, England

Skywire is the longest and fastest zipline in England, measuring 660 meters.

Eye of the Jaguar, Peru

The world’s fourth longest zipline, 2,130 meters long, is the “Eye of the Jaguar” zipline.

Eye of the Jaguar, Peru

The world’s fourth longest zipline, 2,130 meters long, is the “Eye of the Jaguar” zipline.

Jaguar Paw Zipline, Belize

Jaguar Paw Zipline features an exciting network of ziplines through the jungle and into dark caves. The entire tour takes 45-60 minutes.

Jaguar Paw Zipline, Belize

Jaguar Paw Zipline features an exciting network of ziplines through the jungle and into dark caves. The entire tour takes 45-60 minutes.

The word zipline can also be written as zip-line or zip line, and is sometimes called zip-wire, ziprider, zip-power-line, or aerial runway.

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