If extreme sports are your thing (and since you’re here, chances are you’re an adrenaline junkie like the rest of us), then that’s a good chance Bungee jumping is on your bucket list. There are a lot of extreme sports out there, and jumping off of a ledge hundreds of feet in the air with only a glorified elastic band acting as your lifeline is really high up there.
But hey, what’s a cooler existence than free-falling for ten seconds at around 10 miles and air, then bouncing and swinging around? Between the epic scenery that you’ll get to see while jumping and the diverse jumps out there, once you do your first jump, you’ll find yourself booking summer vacations where the best bungee jumps are. Which brings us to today’s topic – where in the world are the highest bungee jumps located?
Highest Bungee Jump in the World: Macau Tower in Macau, China
Bringing it in at 764 feet, the Macau Tower in Macau, China is officially the world’s tallest bungee jump.
Officially called the AJ Hackett Macau Tower, the jump from this iconic building ranks as the world’s tallest jump. You’ll be bungee jumping free fall style for more than 6 seconds before rebounding, and is certainly the bungee jumper’s dream location. Oh, and after you jump and the cord stretches out, you’ll be only a mere 98 feet from the ground – this is extreme sports, so what did you expect?
What makes this location so special is not just the hight itself, but the especially designed features and aspects that take all aspects of a jumper’s experience and safety into account.
Being one of the most trusted bungee jumping companies out there, AJ Hackett along with Macau Tower has specially designed bungee cords to ensure that you rebound in an up and down motion, rather than the normal side to side that most bungee jumps have. The reason to this that while going side to side, the jumper’s chance of swinging and going splat into the tower increases tremendously. Somehow, we don’t think that would be a great attraction to bungee jumping if that was the case.
Nevis Highwire, New Zealand – 439 Feet
New Zealand – if you want adventure, there are not many places that offer the range of possibilities like this location – and bungee jumping is one of those epic moments you just can’t miss out on.
In the stunning Southern Alps, this bungee jumping location is located on Nevis River Valley. Jumping from this location is only for the bravest, as it will leave your veins pumping full of adrenaline and rivaling your most insane experiences. Oh and by the way, there’s a glass foor at the top of the jump, so you’ll be able to watch your friends fall back to earth beneath your feet, as you await your turn.
Navajo Bridge, Arizona, US – 464
The scenes of one of America’s greatest natural formations – the Grand Canyon – will make your speechless, but a second later you’ll be screaming as adrenaline pulses through your whole body. Why’s that? Simple – you’ll be free-falling through the canyon and over the Colorado River.
What to expect: A 4-second free fall refreshing dip in the Colorado Rivers afterward
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland – 462 feet
There’s lots to do in Finland – but many visitor’s main stop is at one of it’s oldest parks for its insane 462 feet tall bungee jump. If you are looking for a far away destination with a whirlwind of an bungee jumping adventure, this has got to be on your list.
Plus, there’s more than just one jump! From the views that make you think you’re on another world, you’ll have the opportunity to free fall onto platforms in the ocean while mixing cocktails, which is called ‘pub bungee’. Come on, does it really get much better than that?
Bungee Jumping From the Verzasca Dam
Okay, Finland is cool and all – but have you ever wanted to have an adventure like James Bond? Secretly, probably everyone wants to be the 007 agent, just for a moment or two. Well, guess what? You can.
That’s right. If you’ve seen the film, “James Bond: GoldenEye” how could you miss the out-of-this-world bungee jump? That was shot at the Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland, and you can jump from there as well. You can literally walk in the steps(or more correctly, jump the same jump) as the famous British secret agent himself, which is pretty darn cool.
Just how high was that famous scene? You’ll be able to jump from a height of 721 feet right, one of the highest in the world.
Bungee jumping is not for everyone. It’s one of the most popular extreme activities out there, and if you are ready to explore the world and find the best bungee jumping locations, you know now where to start.
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