The best places in the world for extreme jumping and flying
Paragliders, bungee jumping (bungee), skydiving or base jumping (different types of parachuting) replaced the person’s wings. About what places on the planet are especially good for taking off from the earth, we will tell in this article.
A paraglider is a non-powered manned aircraft with a fixed-wing, inflated by air. Flying on it is not very fast, but it is a good opportunity for the paraglider to appreciate the views passing below. Where is it especially nice to soar on a paraglider?
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
This archipelago, almost untouched by civilization, is located 750 km from the African continent. Here are white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Paragliding enthusiasts come here to fly all year round.
Tanyang, South Korea
Two and a half hours drive from Seoul – and in front of you is the Asian capital of paragliding. The popular tourist city with beautiful surrounding landscapes is so fond of extreme sports that it even has two runways for paragliders and hang gliders.
Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy
Castelluccio is an alpine village known for its colorful fields and meadows. There are schools of hang gliding and paragliding with good areas for flying. The best time to visit is the beginning of summer, when all nature is in bloom, although Umbria is beautiful all year round.
Dune at Pyla, Gironde, France
The largest sand dune and one of the most famous places for paragliding in Western Europe. The sky above the dune in Pyla, located on the shore, is ideal for maneuvering paragliding due to the constant wind blowing from the sea. But due to these special weather conditions, the dune is more suitable for experienced extreme sportsmen, not beginners.
Bungee jumping is a popular attraction, which in our country is often called a bungee. Participants are tied to a long rubber rope with which they jump down. A spectacular jump requires a sufficient height and, of course, a beautiful view.
Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand
The attraction opened in 2003 and quickly became popular – almost a million people managed to jump during this time. The fall height is small – 43 meters and they land after jumping directly into the turquoise water of the Kawarau River.
Dam on the Versazka River, Ticino, Switzerland
On this dam, the moment of James Bond’s fall in the GoldenEye film was filmed. Here they fly in flight from a concrete wall of a dam 220 meters high. Ride and jump can be ordered from specialists.
Macau Tower, Katai
From a tower 233 meters high in the very center of the gambling capital of China, you can make a dangerous long bungee jump right into the thick of the city. So that during the descent from the giant skyscraper, the rope fell directly, and did not swing like a pendulum, it was necessary to improve its design.
Extremo Park, Monteverde, Costa Rica
The highest bungee jump in Latin America can be done from a site located 143 meters above a tropical rainforest. Tarzana is located in a nature park, so after landing, tourists have the opportunity to walk through the jungle.
BASE jumping is an extreme sport that uses a special parachute for jumping from rocks, mountains, and high-rise buildings. The lower the object, the more dangerous the landing.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
The highest (979 meters) waterfall in the world and one of the most beloved base jumpers sites. The flight is accompanied by the roar of a powerful stream of water falling down the steep cliffs and disappearing into the tropical thickets. Bejumping is allowed here by law and special tours are regularly arranged at the waterfall.
Skyscraper “Mercury”, Moscow, Russia
One of the skyscrapers in Moscow City, the Golden Tower Mercury, is a
popular jumping spot for Russian base jumpers. Recently built, this building, approximately 350 meters high, has lured extreme sports enthusiasts from the Ostankino tower. Jump requires permission from the building.
Navajo Bay, Zakynthos, Greece
One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and the most popular base jumping place in Europe. Jump here from a cliff 200 meters high. The freefall lasts from two to five seconds, and then – landing in soft sand. There are regularly held rallies of base jumpers.
Burj Khalifa Skyscraper, Dubai, UAE
The tallest building in the world is at the same time the most desirable for fans of extreme jumps, but in order to fly from here, you need special permission. Those who manage to get it will be in free flight for almost a minute and a half. Even if you fail to jump, climb to the top of the building to admire the stunning views from a height of 828 meters.
Skydiving (lit. diving into the sky) is a type of parachuting, where free fall is extended due to the fact that the parachute is opened as close to the ground as possible.
Skydive Dubai is one of the most popular parachute clubs in the world. This official organization, opened with the permission of the sheik, whose son is a fan of skydiving, attracts tourists from all over the world to jump in a beautiful area with a view of the famous man-made island of Palm Jumeirah.
Tours are organized on the Kamchatka Peninsula, where they provide the opportunity to parachute over active volcanoes. They say that during the jump you can feel the heat from the steam leaving the crater. After the flight, it is recommended to swim in the hot springs to get your nerves in order. To fly, you need to purchase a license.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
The quiet beautiful lake surrounding the island of Bled in Slovenia is one of the most popular places for skydiving in all of Europe due to its picturesque views and easy access.
Byron Bay, Australia
On the famous Australian beach there is an opportunity to jump with a parachute, looking at the easternmost point of Australia and Byron Bay lighthouse. After the flight, tourists are given four hours of surfing lessons.