NEW! Updated for 2016
The longest ziplines in the world are… (drum roll please!) -:
- The record for the longest zipline in the world will soon go to the Jebel Jais zipline. Located in Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, the zipline is claimed to be at least 2,600 metres long. It’s expected to open in 2016.
- At a whopping 2,545 metres (8,350 ft) the ZipRider located at Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre) in Chihuahua, Mexico is the second longest in the world. The ride costs MXP1,000.
- At an impressive length of 2,250 metres (7,380 ft), il Volo del Falco Pellegrino is the longest zipline in Europe and one of the longest in the world. It’s located in the village of Rocca Massima near Rome, Italy.
- Puerto Rico boasts one of the top 10 longest ziplines. “El Monstruo (The Monster)”, located at Toroverde Adventure Park in Orocovis is 2,205 metres long.
- The Eye of the Jaguar zipline at Urubamba (Sacred Valley), Peru is a 2,130 metre ride. Reaching the zipline requires less than an hour’s travel from Cusco.
- The Crimean Hawk Trolley zipline is 2,022 metres (6,634 ft) long. It’s located in Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine.
- Claimed to be the fastest zipline in the world with speeds of up to 160kph, the Pronutro (Zip2000) at Sun City in South Africa is approximately 2,000 metres in length.
- One of South America’s longest ziplines the MEGA tirolesa is located in Pedra Bela, Brazil. It is 1,900 metres (6,233 ft) in length and the ride costs BRL40.
- The ZipFlyer Nepal is about 1,800 metres in length and is located near Pokhara, Nepal. Vertically, the ride descends 600 metres (2,0000 feet) at an angle of 56 degrees and claims speeds of up to 140kph.
- Coming in at number 10, the Icy Strait Point ziprider claims to be the largest (!?) zipline in the world. Its 6 parallel ziplines have a length of 1,624 metres (5,330 ft) and drop over 400 metres.
Footnote: New ziplines are opening all the time. If you find this list is out of date, please contact us!