The World’s Best Bungee Jumps

by Gap Year Escape · 8 comments

Bungee jumping is one of the best and easiest extreme sports. This extreme sport gives you a great adrenaline rush without the dangers of other extreme sports like base jumping and cliff diving.

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If you are looking for the best and safest places to go bungee jumping hereare our top pick bungee jumping sites:

Europabrücke Bridge Bungee Jump, Austria

Europabrücke was the highest bridge in Europe for 10 years until 1974. This site currently holds the 5th position in the world for the highest bungee jump location. This 630 foot bridge supports the famous Brenner Autobahn which links Austria and Italy. The jumpers here enjoy the panoramic views of the alpine while going on a single rubber string. The scenery at this location could not be more beautiful, and the jump is no joke as you get to experience over 10 seconds of freefall to the valley below. The cost of this adventure will set you back around €145 for one jump. However, if you book online you get a discounted price of €132.

Angeles National Forest Bungee Jump, California

The 120 foot Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa, California is one of the best places for bungee jumping. Because of the great view and scenario you will be surrounded with. Imagine yourself standing on the edge of a bridge with steep canyon walls rising above you. Looking down at the raging water ten stories below before you bungee jump down to a great adrenaline rush. You will start your day at this great location with a scenic 5 mile hike along a sparkling mountain river as you go through the beautiful Angeles National Forest. Once you reach the bridge you get to relax for 15 minutes before going to “jump school” for 30 minutes. Then it’s bungee jumping time! There are great packages you can avail for this adventure ranging from $129 for 2 jumps per person to $229 for 5 jumps per person. This location is also best for hiking and other great outdoor activities.

The Macau Tower Bungee Jump

This is one of the newest and hottest places for bungee jumping in Asia. The Macau Tower is located in the heart of Macau and the world renowned AJ Hackett Company operates the bungee jump as well as the other adventure activities in the tower like Skyjump & Skywalk. This is the world’s highest bungee jump as certified by the Guinness World Records it is approximately 233 meters or 764 feet high. You start off with a swift lift ride to the top of the Sky Tower and you will be taken to the observatory deck with a breath taking view of the city. Once you have made it onto the jump deck area you’re briefed and then taken to the edge where it’s all up to you! This is one of the safest spots to do this extreme sport because everything is checked more than twice to ensure that everything is in place. The bungee jump costs around 1,700 MOP ($220) plus there is an extra charge of 600 MOP ($75) for a DVD and photo package of your jump. The jump height in this site is 261 meters.

If you are looking to experience the world’s highest bungee jumping sites you need to check these great locations:

1. Royal Gorge Bridge, 1053 ft (321 m) in Cañon City, Colorado, USA

2. Verzasca Dam, 721 ft (220 m) in Val Verzasca, Ticino, Switzerland

3. Bloukrans Bridge, 710 ft (216 m) in Western Cape, South Africa

4. Niouc Bridge, 623 ft (190 m) in Niouc, Val d’Anniviers, Siwtzerland

5. Altopiano di Asiago , 574 ft (175 m) in Vicenza, Italy

6. Kolnbrein Dam, 554 ft (169 m) in Carinthia, Austria

7. Vidraru Dam, 545 ft (166 m) in Curtea de Arges, Romania

8. Bhote Kosi / The Last Resort, 525 ft (160 m) in Kodari, Dolakha Region, Nepal

9. Schlegeis Dam, 525 ft (160 m) in Tyrol, Austria

10. Perrine Bridge, 486 ft (148 m) in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA

Bungee Jumping is one of the most thrilling adventure sports in the world today and with all the new and latest bungee equipment it is very safe. Bungee Jumping really is an awesome experience and hard to describe. You have to do it yourself to know what it’s like so be sure to check out these great locations for the World’s Best Bungee Jumps.


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anita shokouhi July 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Hi
I really like this picture that you have on here where can i download it in high resolution??

thanks
Anita

Callie July 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM

So badass. My dream is to one day be brave enough to voluntarily hurl myself off a tall building, haha!

Gap Year Escape July 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Well be sure to send me the blog post about it!

Neil August 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I can recommend the Bloukrans Bridge jump :-) I watch the video back every now and then and wonder what possessed me.

Gap Year Escape August 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM

216m. Nicely done Neil!

Jan October 18, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Bloukrans is the best! Have done it forward and backward.

Covinnus Travel February 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I haven’t seen anymore the guys from Vidraru. Different Romanian sites give this one as closed. There is another one, not far away from the famous Bran or Dracula Castle. That one is about 140m.

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