Around the Globe in Zip Lines

If you’re a fan of heights, and love the thrill of flying, then you should definitely try and fit a visit to a zip line into your next vacation. Zip lining has come a long way from the quick rides that zipped you around an amusement park. Some of the top zip lines in the world allow people a bird’s-eye view of mountains, deep forests, and even whole cities like Las Vegas.

All you need is to pass a certain height or age restriction, and your next adventure will unfold before your eyes – sometimes at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour! Buckle your harness and get ready for the coolest zip lines in the world.

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry  

This zip line, which is located over the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in North Wales, UK, has just received the record for fastest zip line in the entire world. It’s the masterpiece of Zip World, the adventure company who built the Penrhyn Quarry line in 2014.

There are actually two zip lines on site. There’s a smaller, slower line for those who aren’t sure about their need for speed, which reaches up to 40 mph. For speed demons, the larger, steeper zip line reaches astounding speeds of up to 100 mph – it’s the closest thing in the world to flying.

Image via Zip World