Life is not merely to be lived, but to be experienced in all its unexpected alleys of the unknown. And what better to experience this amazing wonder called life if not seeking thrill in its every moment to make the most out of it? It is those heart thumping, fist pumping instances of adventure that has you feeling the most alive, meaning that you can afford your best life only when you live it out in as daring of avenues as you can. Turn then to adventure sports to let yourself dive headlong into this indulgence called life through something as dauntingly unreal as bungee jumping.
So wherefrom to take the plunge to discover life in all its gravitating depths, but only after you have taken off from the heighty crests of the world? Of course it is the numerous highest bungee jump spots across the world that harbours enough thrill to offer you the best experience you can ever have at challenging life itself. Pick your choice then from the most amazing places on earth for a once in a lifetime opportunity to go bungee jumping for the most wholesome dose of adventure there can ever be-
Royal Gorge Bridge
At 321 meters above sea level, the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado has its lofty existence to boast of as being the world’s highest bungee jump. One of the highest bridges in the world for an extended period of its distinguished existence, the Colorado tourist mainstay has been endowed its prominent bungee jumping reputation courtesy the many times it has featured in some of the most memorable films in history.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge of China is world famous for being the tallest and most magnificent glass bridge globally but it has also to its distinction the claim of being the highest bungee jump in the world. Perched at a stupendous height of almost three hundred meters over a vast 300 meters deep canyon in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the equally astounding 265-meter-high bungee-jump platform makes this particular bridge a double favorite among adrenaline junkies. A major tourist attraction in China sitting pretty in the country’s Wulingyuan Scenic Area, that which is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Zhangjiajie bridge soon became the highest commercial bungee jumping spot in the world two years after its opening in 2016, when the facility was set up connected to and just below the main glass suspension bridge.
Continuing its brush with elevated experiences is China that also has to its credit the Macau Tower as being another of the world’s highest bungee jumping spots. A three hundred and thirty eight meter high architectural landmark, the tower’s 233 meters high tethered “skyjump” and Bungee jump by the father of contemporary bungee jumping AJ Hackett from the outer rim of it has been recognized in recent years as the highest commercial skyjump in the world.
Routinely used as a site for staged bungee jumping events, the Macau Tower is all the more notable in its heighted expectations, being the very vantage point where Hackett and popular artist Edison Chen broke two Guinness World Records. Particularly for Hackett, the ‘jump’ is all the more substantial since he broke his own Guinness World Record of “The Highest Bungee Jump from a Building” achieved in 1987 from the Eiffel Tower, making thereby the Macau Tower the undisputed leader in the world of this heart thumping adventure sport.
What also makes the Macau Tower all the more extravagant a proposition to go bungee jumping in is also its uniquely exhilarating experience of a night time bungee jump during the summers. Offering incredible views of the Zhujiang River Estuary and the area of Taipa across the bay and of course of the many casinos defining Macau, this is a bungee jumping spot, incredible and unlike any other.
Kali Gandaki Bridge
Less popular even in its distinction of being one of the top three highest bungee jump hotspots in the world courtesy is rather recent origins is yet again a bridge spanning across the mountain terrains of Nepal. Based on the gorge of the Kaligandaki River, this suspension bridge offers a spectacular experience of free falls into the depth of its gorgeous expanse that which makes for a once in a lifetime kind of bungee to jump on to.
At a height of 228 meters, the bridge is notable also in housing the highest natural bungee swing in the whole of Asia. For a country that is home to eight of the world’s top ten highest peaks, this particularly unique bungee jumping platform in Nepal is one that allows you to explore the many beauties of The Himalayan Nation in all its splendor, what with the added thrill of excitement dawning on you making this particular experience all the more grand a realisation for life time.
For a country the very mention of which conjures up images of lofty peaks and elevated standings, Switzerland is as much every adventure seeker’s favorite haunt as it is a traveler’s dream. Case in point, the Contra Dam or the Verzasca Dam that which is an ‘iconic’ name in the world of bungee jumping. At a height of two hundred and twenty meters, this architectural marvel offers the thrill of plunging deep into the depths of the world even as you gape in wonder at the incredible views of the surrounding Swiss Alps.
Made popular by its starring in the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye where it presented a world of unparalleled wonder in its very opening scene, this is another of the highest bungee jumping spots worthy every bit of its exalted global reputation. Much like the Macau Tower, the Contra Dam also provides another opportunity to seek out the thrill of a free fall from the heights in the mysteriously beautiful dark of the nights.
With a plunge that stands just some couple meters short of the Contra Dam is another of the high flying destinations in the world. The allusion here is to the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa that at a height of 216 meters above sea level makes for a case of bungee jump to remember. In having been the site of one of the the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jumping for more than two decades now since 1997, this is undoubtedly one of the prime locations to explore in South Africa.
Bestowed also is the glory of beauty of the South African wilderness that which makes Bloukrans Bridge even more irresistible a marvel to not miss out on. The world’s highest single span arch bridge as well as the first bungee jumping spot in Africa, trekking until the highest part of the bridge’s arch and preparing for a session of free fall is all it takes to experience in sheer amazement, the glory of what the world has to offer.
Rio Grande Bridge
Yet another bridge featuring in our list of the highest bungee jumps in the world sits within the expanse of the United States. The distinction goes to a really popular phenomenon in popular culture, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge that at a height of two hundred and six meters resides in also quite distinctive a bungee jumping experience. Without any permanent bungee platform to hold enthusiastic folks up as they try to make it matter in this incredible plunging opportunity that which presents itself only once a year. Truly, to be part of an experience this adventurous in such elusive premises of the earth would take more than just the spirit of it- ‘tall’ tasks can sometimes make space for some luck as well!
Once the highest bridge in Europe with its standing of 190 meters above the ground, the Europabrücke bridge in Austria is known for offering stunning views of the breathtaking European forests and mountains to anyone who has the nerves to bungee jump from top of it. Supporting the stretch of Autobahn twisting through the Alps between western Austria and Italy, the bridge indeed is one of the highest in the world, and also one of the most distinctive, in its bungee jumping avenues that which includes such options a Rocket Bungy and Bungy Running. The foremost precedent of bungee jumping here might stem back to 1993 but it was only half a decade later in 1998 that the first official bungy-jumps on this bridge were allowed.
Holding once again a place of elevated prominence as the highest bungee jump of the world is the European expanse of Switzerland. At a height of a hundred and ninety meters is the Niouc Bridge, this highest suspension bridge in the continent makes for an incredible bungee jumping spot that which far outranks also other more loftier leanings over it. With gorgeous views that mark the entire premises of this heaven on earth place that we celebrate as Switzerland, the bridge has amassed fame as the highest bunjee jumping bridge in Europe since 1996 when it was renovated and rechristened. With also a great zipline and Europe’s highest swing to its name, the Niouc bridge is one of the most ‘elite’ of places on earth to experience its amazing beauty by taking the plunge.
Touching the heights of the sky is yet again an architectural masterpiece of Europe that which is another of the places you can do the highest bungee jumps. Suspended 182 meters above the ground and perched between the cliffs of the Artuby River in France, this bridge of the 1940s offers a bungee jumping experience that has you suspended momentarily into the canyon making for a feel that satiates your adrenaline rush to the fullest.
Bridge Of Valgadena
How romantically exciting does it sound to bungee jump in tandem with your partner exploring the serendipitous landscape of a nation as revered as the beauty of Italy? Such flights of fancy can indeed be realised if you jet set off to somewhere between the regions of Foza and Enego in the European country. At a height of a hundred and seventy five meters, there stands the Valgadena Bridge in a region somewhere at the foothills of the majestic Alps that offers another opportunity to bungee jump from one of the highest points in the world. Located on top of one of the country’s tallest viaducts in a stunning valley in the Dolomites in the Veneto region in northeastern Italy, the bridge of Valgadena is just the best place to be ‘falling’ in love again, quite literally!
An arch dam in Austria that which is the terminus of a long scenic route through the Maltatal, the former construction site road, Kolnbrein Dam is also the country’s highest that which makes it more than a favourable proposition to bungee jump from. What makes the prospect of plunging into a free fall from the dam even more special is that bungee jumping here is an exclusively annual phenomenon, that which sees hundreds of thousands of adventure seekers live out their wildest dream at the Bungee Jumping Weekend.
A coveted bungee jumping hotspot since 2010 when a “skywalk” which is in fact a horseshoe- shaped cantilever bridge, was installed on top of the dam for visitors, the Kolnbrein experience is however a far more exalted phenomena than what it seems like. The jump from a crane 34 meters high atop the dam that which itself stands at a 131 meters makes the whole one hundred and sixty five meters free fall from the Kolnbrein dam a spectacular experience to be a part of at least once in your lifetime.
The Last Resort
At a height of 160 meters, The Last Resort is far away from guaranteeing the highest bungee jump in Nepal, losing to the more precariously adventurous expanse of the Kali Gandaki bridge. But in its distinction of being the first of the spots in the country that which allowed adrenaline high folks indulge their spirit to extensive measure, this promises a jumping experience like no other.
Situated on the top of the gorge around Tibetan border above the Bhotekoshi river, this makes for one of the best bungee jumping spots in Asia, what with the mighty Himalayas setting up the perfectly adventurous facade for you to indulge your adventurous spirit in. With also an incredible view of the gorgeous river opening up vistas of wonder, not to mention the surrounding glory of the wilderness that which reveals itself in a different light altogether, going bungee jumping in Nepal for sure is one of the most enriching of life experiences ever.
Ponte Colossus Bridge
There’s indeed something incredibly special about every experience you encounter for the very first time. And that exactly is what renders the Ponte Colossus Bridge such an iconic hotspot to bungee jump from in Italy. Offering opportunities for a jump to remember from a height of a hundred and fifty two meters, this massive eight tiered structure positioned above a forested gorge in the Italian Alps in the region of Piedmont is just the place you need to be if you are a sucker for all things that sets your heart racing. With also night jump options to seek out, this first permanent bungee jumping spot of Italy promises a rush of adrenaline that will sure have your heart beating at a pace guaranteed to make you feel most alive than ever!