Bungee jumping the now trendy sport that many of us love and many of us are scared out of our wits to try is not something new. The sport has been traced back to the people living on the island of Pentecost where allegedly a woman who had been hit by her husband ran all the way up to a very tall tree and her husband despite her luck was right behind her, during the time her husband was catching up to her the woman tied a long stemmed woody vine around her ankle, jumped of off the tree and her husband did the same, unfortunately the husband died. However now that is an active sport people are in search for some of the coolest places that will not only take your breath away but will make you want to bungee jump. So for all those fans here are the World’s 15 most Thrilling Bungee Jumping Destinations.
15. Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
111 meters high this beautiful spot will not only give you a view to last a lifetime but the hormones will be pumping adrenaline as soon as you jump. The bridge known as the Victoria Falls Bridge officially was open for use in 1905. The bridge is high atop with the length of 198 meters and below you can see the Zambezi River and walking across the bridge you will not only be walking such a high bridge but the bridge actually bridges between the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia so you will catch two birds with one stone and enjoy and awesome dive down below.
14. Nevis Highwire, Queenstown (New Zealand)
Another high rise that will make your head spin is the Nevis Highwire platform which is hung by heavy duty tension cords and is another go to spot for Bungee jumping, it will give you a fall of about 8 seconds and the drop is about 440 feet while the platform or the cable shuttle is about 134 meters above the famous Nevis river. The platform although located in a grungy area where there is little room for a vehicle to travel on but the company providing the Bungee jump also makes sure you have a safe trip from the city all the way up to the platform.
13. Navajo Bridge, Marble Canyon (Arizona)
If you are looking for something within the states to fulfill your thirst of adventure then you can take a look at the Navajo Bridge. Railed across the Colorado River and giving you epic scenery of the Grand Canyon, you will surely not be disappointed by the bungee jump which is officially dubbed as one of the tallest bridges to free fall from within the United States.
12. Kaivopuisto (Sky Breakers), Helsinki (Finland)
If you are roaming around the peninsula of Finland and are looking for some good and outrageous fun to invest in then head onto Helsinki where the park of Kaivopusito or also known as “Kaivari” gives not only entertainment but sky high fun where you can enjoy Bungee jumping at 150 meters and drop down into a platform under water. The interesting thing about the Bungee Company “Skybreakers” is that it pulled off a world record breaking 12 people bungee jump using a rope that weighed 100 kilos.
11. Perrine Bridge, Idaho (United States)
Another North America favorite for Bungee jumping is the I.B. Perrine Bridge, originally this four lane truss arch span was named Twin Falls Jerome Inter-county Bridge after the city and was a toll bridge, and however the toll bridge idea did not last long when the bridge went under the property of the state of Idaho in 1927. Nowadays the 151 meters high suspension is used as a BASE jumping site which is another term often used for Bungee jumping and stands for a building, antenna, span and earth (or cliff) that one can use for jumping off.
10. Ponte Colossus (Veglio-Pistolesa Bridge), Biella (Italy)
Thrilling Bungee Jumping Destinations
If you are a first time bungee jumper perhaps you really don’t know whether the fall from the base will give you a high or the high is from the rebound which is when the elastic cord from which the jumper is straddled releases back and makes the jumper go back up once it has gone down. If you want to find out, what better option than to bungee jump and another exciting destination for bungee jumping is in the scenic Italy located in the middle of the Biellese Alps where the jump is not only for those who want to do it again and again but also for first time jumpers from 152 meters!
9. The Last Resort, Bhote Kosi River (Nepal)
It may be called “The Last Resort” because once you have set your eyes on the areas around you probably will think you have enjoyed every place on earth. The Last Resort is mounted on top of a tropical gorge surrounded by beautiful waters. 160 meters high on a suspension bridge and then you fall smack dab near the face of the Bhote Kosi River. This is one of the best bungee jump.
8. Kolnbrein Dam (Kölnbreinsperre), Carinthia (Austria)
A dam that is 169 meters high and built for the purpose of supporting canyons like those surrounding the Kolnbrein but breathtaking none the less imagine what it would feel like to jump from it? a prime location for bungee jumpers around the world at one side you have the depths of the water and on the other side the depths of the dams reservoir, not only will you be holding on to dear life but you will certainly want to revisit this place.
7. Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza (Italy)
Though the name Asiago will remind you of cheese, but don’t mix it up with the delectable item for it is a township in Italy where apart from ice hockey and inline hockey you will also find bungee jumping as a trendy activity enjoyed both by locals and by tourists who visit the altopiano dei sette comuni (plateau of the seven municipalities), jumping off from the 175 meter platform you can enjoy it solo or couple up for the “tandem bungee”.
6. Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers (Switzerland)
You would be surprised to know bungee jumping began officially in Europe, so it seems obvious that there would be a great number of places in Europe and one of the places that is known for a good 190 meter high platform is in Switzerland at the Niouc adventure park where besides bungee jumping you can go for activities such as zip-lining too. The place is beautiful as you will get to inhale the most scenic views from around the Alps whether your bungee jumping or not.
5 Europabrücke Bridge, Innsbruck (Austria)
Thrilling Bungee Jumping Destinations
If your taking a chance on conquering your fears then why not go out and bungee jump, not only will you have a memory to last you a lifetime but you will be sure enough to gather some courage to face your next fears and you can do this on the Europabrücke Bridge where you are a whopping 192 meters high and get to enjoy the upside down view of the greenery around you.
4. Rio Grande Bridge, Taos (New Mexico)
Many of the bungee jumping sites are particularly open for the jump once a year that is why when you are preparing for your epic adventure makes sure you know that the place you want to jump from is available. Similar is the case with the finely built Rio Grande Bridge which gives you a 206 meter jump. This bridge also known by the names “Gorge Bridge” and “High Bridge” and gives spectators spectacular views that one can enjoy whether at rest or in an activity.
3. Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape (South Africa)
Above the Bloukran river at an immense 216 meters high the Bloukran bridge is not just a place tourists visit to breathe in the picturesque views around it but many come here for the steep dive that jump gives you. A number of people have bungeed from this bridge and have set different world records including the oldest man to bungee jump at the age of 96.
2. Verzasca Dam, Ticino (Switzerland)
If you are one of those people who like to follow the footsteps of things all famous then try bungee jumping from the spot marked “best movie stunt of all times” because the dam is known for the scene from James Bond’s “Golden Eye” and his stuntman’s epic jump from the dam which is 220 meters high.
1. Macau Tower, Macau (China)
The holy jump for BASE jumping is none other located in the city where there is a ton of hustle and bustle. The Macau tower at a 233 meter high stance will give you a free fall into the city lights and the fun doesn’t stop there. The tallest building in China has loads stacked up for those who are interested in more than just the razzle dazzle of casinos and nightlife. Apart from bungee jumping you can even walk around the Macau tower and take a sight for sore eyes while “sky walking”.