Reaching speeds of 100 mph with only a harness and a wire keeping you from certain death.
That’s the type of zip lining I want to experience.
Zip lines can be found all throughout Europe.
I had a good time zip lining at Seilpark Interlaken in Switzerland.
Even though it was a lot of fun, it’s not what I’d consider one of the best zip lines in Europe.
Making the grade for best zip lines requires Speed, Length, and Size.
The Fastest, Longest, and Best Zip Lines in Europe.
Zip World Velocity 2.
Bethesda, Northern Wales.
Known as the fastest zip line in the world and the longest zip line in Europe.
Velocity 2 cannot be beat.
As it whizzes 500 ft over a quarry at speeds of 125 mph(201 kph).
While traveling at that speed you’re also covering 5,101 ft(1,555 meters) of ground.
Velocity 2 is easily one of the best zip lines in Europe.
The Zip World website also has many other activities to choose from.
Yet it’s the Velocity 2 that is their main attraction for adrenaline junkies.
The Angel Flight(Volo Dell’Angelo).
Lucanian Dolomites in Southern Italy.
Considered one of the longest zip lines in the world.
This zip line sends you on a round trip between 2 different towns.
The first line is known as “San Martino”.
It starts from Pietrapertosa(altitude 3,346 ft/1,020 meters).
After covering 1,415 meters, with the top speed of 68 mph(110 kph), you arrive in Castelmezzano(arrival altitude 2,818 ft/859 meters).
The “Peschiera” line starts from Castelmezzano(altitude 3343 ft/1019 meters).
This one arrives in Pietrapertosa(arrival altitude 2,913 ft/888 meters), covering 1,452 meters, with the top speed of 75 mph(120 kph).
Adrenaline Xtreme Adventures.
St. Vigil, Italy.
Reported as the biggest zip line in Europe.
Not the longest or the fastest, but the BIGGEST.
The reason for this is the sheer size of the area that you’ll be covering.
10 different lines connect to 11 platforms.
Covering a total length of almost 2 miles(3.2 km).
Average time for completion takes about 90 minutes.
La Tyrolienne, French Alps.
Without a doubt the highest zip line in the world.
However, it’s slightly different from the others on this list.
This zip line is only available to skiers in winter months to carry them between two snowy peaks.
Starting altitude of 10,597 ft(3,230 meters), at the top platform of the Bouchet chair lift in Orelle.
The zip line runs for almost a mile(1.3 kilometers).
It crosses the Savoie region to a 9,843 ft(3,000 meter) peak in neighboring Val Thorens – the highest ski area in Europe.
At its top speed the zip line reaches over 62 mph(100 kph).
Carrying skiers between the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys.
LimiteZero Zip Line.
Sanlúcar de Guadiana, Spain.
This is a fun zip line for a few reasons.
1. You start in Spain and end in Portugal.
2. You travel back in time(literally).
Portugal is an hour behind Spain, so you gain time flying into Portugal.
3. You cross over the Guadiana River.
4. You have no time limit visiting Alcoutim, Portugal when you get there.
A ferry will take you back across the river when you’re finished.
Pena Aventura Park, Portugal.
Another zip line connecting mountains to each other.
Traveling at a distance of almost a mile, 5,045 ft(1,538 meters).
With a height of 492 ft(150 meters), and speeds of 80 mph(130 kph) this zip line connects the places of Lamelas and Bustelo.
Zip Line Pazi Medo.
Croatia’s Pazi Medo comes in as the longest zip line in Europe.
At 5,577 ft(1,700 meters) long Pazi Medo cruises 74 mph(120 kph).
Pazi Medo is also located in a gorgeous area of Croatia.
As it’s located less than an hour from the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Zip Line Croatia.
Omis is less than 1 hour from Split, Croatia.
The 8 different lines zigzag you through a canyon over the River Cetina.
The longest line is 2,296 ft(700 meters) and 492 ft(150 meters) above the ground.
Finishing the entire course takes about 2.5 hours.
Would you consider any of these the best zip lines in Europe?
What’s your favorite?
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