4 Best Ziplines in the World

Author’s Note: A newer 2017 version, including the top 11 ziplines in the world, that features pictures, videos, trip advisor reviews, and google map location is available here.

Have you ever thought about trying a zipline?

Maybe you’ve had the opportunity but passed it by. Perhaps at the time, you were too apprehensive about the height and/or speed at which the zipline travels.(If this applies to you read our “How to Zipline with Fear of Heights” article) Completely understandable.

Ziplines allow humans to do things we shouldn’t be able to.

Humans, while intelligent and logical, are slow—in comparison to others in the animal kingdom—and bound to the ground.
Humans are not supposed to travel at blisteringly fast speeds. And we’re definitely not supposed to fly!

And yet…as we often do, we have overridden our physical limitations by using our intellectual gifts. These gifts have led us to build the zipline!

What has the zipline done for humanity?

Give humans the license to disregard millions of years of evolution, and fly above the ground at cheek-shaking speeds!

Sorry natural selection; you’re no match for human ingenuity.

Starting to regret not ziplining yet? Don’t worry. You’ll have many more chances.

In fact, you’ve stumbled on just the perfect guide for finding the 4 best ziplines in the world.

1. Selvatica (Cancun, Mexico)
When it comes to an extreme outdoor adventure in Cancun, Mexico, no one does it better than Selvatica. Selvatica’s two decades of experience has given them the expertise necessary to produce a spotless safety record. In fact, they have achieved a safety certificate from the Association for Course Challenge Technology.

Selvatica’s two decades of experience has given them the expertise necessary to produce a spotless safety record. In fact, they have achieved a safety certificate from the Association for Course Challenge Technology.

Situated in the heart of the Mayan jungle, Selvatica’s zipline circuit will have your heart-pumping and adrenaline coursing through your veins. Allow the crew to attach the harness, and fly through the air like Superman! No, really. The harness attaches you in the flying superman position. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s YOU, zipping through the air on Selvatica’s zipline!

Allow the crew to attach the harness, and fly through the air like Superman! No, really. The harness attaches you in the flying superman position. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s YOU, zipping through the air on Selvatica’s zipline!

It’s YOU, zipping through the air on Selvatica’s zipline!

2. Zip2000 (Sun City, South Africa)
When you think South Africa, you think Safari. And when you think Safari, you think adventure. That’s exactly what you’re going to get with Zip2000. Why do they call it Zip2000? The zip is self-defining obviously. But

Why do they call it Zip2000? The zip is self-defining obviously. But the 2000 comes from the two-thousand-meter long distance you travel on the zipline. This makes it the longest zipline in the world!

It’s simple actually. The 2000 comes from the two-thousand-meter long distance you travel on the zipline. This makes it the longest zipline in the world!

3. Zip World Velocity (Wales)
Wales is perhaps the United Kingdom’s most forgotten territory.

Between England and Scotland, Wales gets lost in the mix. That’s why it’s a bit surprising to find out that it is home to the world’s fastest zipline, Zip World Velocity. Soar the air at an eye-popping 118 mph as you take in the beautiful montane scenery.

Soar the air at an eye-popping 118 mph as you take in the beautiful montane scenery.

4. Zipflyer (Pokhara, Nepal)
Nepal is home to the Himalayas. The Himalayas have 9 of the 10 highest peaks in the world, which includes Mt. Everest. It should come as no surprise that their

The Himalayas have 9 of the 10 highest peaks in the world, which includes Mt. Everest. It should come as no surprise that their zipline, named Zipflyer, drops an impressive 600 meters at a steep angle of 56 degrees!

Have the 4 best ziplines in the world motivated you to overcome your fear of ziplines? Good. Then get ready to defy Darwin and do the impossible. FLY!

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