“Life is like a zip-line. It’s over before you know it and you don’t remember much because it all went so fast.” – Linda Poindexter (Author of Quips and Quotes)
Bold people love adventures that test their limits and make them conquer their fears such as the thrilling experience of Zip-lines. There are many various thrilling outdoor activities nowadays but zip-line has become more popular since it is definitely an exciting experience of sheer adrenaline, which you should add to your bucket list, and can be enjoyed by all ages. Zip-line lets you ride through the air while attached to cable lines, in the safety of a harness.
Hey, you must be wondering of How or When did this exhilarating outdoor activity originally started. It was basically used to transport goods or for people who had to pass through rough terrain and/or mountainous areas for many years. However, nowadays zip-lines are being used as a fun outdoor activity, especially for adrenaline junkies, and are very much available in many countries.
Why try Zip-line Adventures?
If you haven’t tried this kind of adventure yet then you haven’t yet lived your life to the fastest…I mean, to the fullest! This experience is fun and exciting. It can only last for a couple of minutes but that could be the longest and most breathtaking couple-of-minutes of your adulthood, at least. So if you’re looking for something new, go ahead and look for the nearest zip line site to experience it.
Enjoy the Scenic View
Riding through the air gives you the perfect chance to glimpse the picturesque and astounding beauty of nature whether you’re zip lining in the city, dessert, or mountainside.
What to wear when doing the Zip?
Don’t just pick your favorite OOTD’s to impress your Instagram followers. In Zip lining, you need to dress for the weather. If you choose to zip in tropical countries, then you might want to wear light material clothing.
On the other hand, for countries with the usual low temperatures, then you might need to wear layers of clothes to stay warm and comfortable.
As for the lower body part, yoga pants, leggings, jeans, or stretchable pants are perfect since you’ll be wearing a snug harness. If you’re a lady, you wouldn’t like it if you choose to wear short short pants because the snug harness can make them ride up.
As for the footwear, remember that you’ll be taking an Aerial adventure so a closed toe pair of shoes is recommended. The crews might not allow you to take the zip adventure if you show up wearing sandals or flip flops.
The most important thing is, you dress comfortably and enjoy the moment of zip lining.
Safety Helmets and Snug Harnesses will be provided to you by the crews. Make sure to double check everything for your safety. Although, honestly Zip line is one of the safest adventure activities we could do.
If you’re ready to soar and see different scenic places, here are some of the most thrilling and most exhilarating Zip-lines in the world.
1.The Monster | Toro Verde Adventure Park, San Juan Puerto Rico
It’s the longest zipline in the world. Not only that, this incredible zipline in Puerto Rico is in an Island that’s known for its waterfalls and lush forests. Definitely, you can enjoy the scenic view of nature while flying. It’s like you’re on an ultimate tour high above the trees, mountains, and rivers. Isn’t that wonderful?
LENGTH: 7,590 ft.
DROP: 1,200 ft.
SPEED: 93.20 mph
Read Reviews HERE.
2. Zip Rider | Icy Strait Point, Alaska
The largest zip-line in the Western Hemisphere. As you go on your way to the Icy Strait Point, Travel past the quaint fishing village of Hoonah, where a thriving community of indigenous Tlingit people resides. And through the zip ride, capture a panoramic view of nearby Port Frederick and majestic snow-capped mountains before landing safely on the beach.
LENGTH: 5,495 ft.
DROP: 1,320 ft.
SPEED: 65 mph
3. Ziptrek’s The Sasquatch | Canada
The longest in Canada and the USA.
LENGTH: 2 KM
DROP: 600 M
SPEED: 100-120 KMPH
Watch the Official Video of The Sasquatch below.
4. Flying Fox | Mokai Gravity Canyon, New Zealand
LENGTH: 1.1 KM
DROP: 175 M
SPEED: 160 KPH
Experience another exhilarating zip-line while overlooking a river canyon.
5. Flight of the Gibbon | Thailand
Southeast Asia’s longest single zip-line with a twist. You have to go through a course of 30 stations to experience the 18 zip-lines, each has different length, depth, and speed.
You can check out their website HERE.
6. Zip 2000 | Sun City, South Africa
LENGTH: 2 KM
DROP: 280 M
SPEED: 120-160 KPH
Aside for their amazing and extreme zip-line, Sun City offers a breath-taking view of nature along the way.
You can check their website HERE.
7. The Zip Zone | Bukidnon, Philippines
Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline. Fly like Superman and bolt through lush greenery and breathtaking views only found in the mountains of Dahilayan. Guaranteed safe and fun for every age, Zipzone has become the ultimate adventure destination for both young and young-at-heart.
LENGTH: 840 M
DROP: 100 M
SPEED: 60-80 KPH
Read more: http://www.dahilayanadventurepark.com
Featured Zip-line Destination for Beginners.
Zip City | Davao City, Philippines
LENGTH: 320 M
Glide from above whilst enjoying a scenic view of Mount Apo and Davao Gulf so fear of heights or fear from falling could be set aside for awhile due to the relaxing view on top. They have complete and safe equipment like a harness, head gears, cable and trolleys that have passed the standard requirement of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. And the crews assisting the riders are professional and helpful to their customers.