Bungee Jumping is defined as “dropping oneself from a tall structure with an ecstatic rope connected to a particular part of your body”. The first modern bungee jump was created by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club in 1979, and today, several different versions have appeared all over the world.
However, There are only a handful that stand out and have become world famous. Here’s the top 10 highest bungee jumps from around the world.
10. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zambia
Height: 111 meters (364 feet)
The Victoria Falls Bridge is one of the most popular bridges on the planet, and so is its bungee jump. Offering you a stunning backdrop of the falls and the growling Zambezi river, plunging yourself out from this bridge is an amazing experience.
9. Perrine Bridge, United States of America
Height: 148 meters (286 feet)
A bungee jump spot above the Snake River Canyon is electrifyingly, with the option of either having a sun-filled jump during the day or a starry leap at night.
Due to the fact this 148-meter jump is only open during specific times of the year, you need to check in advance that the coast is clear or and also climatically safe.
8. Ponte Colossus, Italy
Height: 152 meters (500 feet)
This bungee is located halfway between Torino and Milano and has been open since 1995. This beautifully located bungee jump is anchored from an 8-tiered bridge known as the ‘Colossus’, referring to its massive size.
More than 2,000 people come from different parts of the world to visit every year. In 2004, BBC Television chose this spot for its scientific program on BBC World.
If you seriously want to test the power of gravity, you can do it here in Italy!
7. The Last Resort, Nepal
Height: 160 meters (525 feet)
Jumping from the longest Nepalese Suspension bridge, across one of the most frightening tropical valleys with the Bhote Kosi River reverberating below, is a fantastic item to include on your bucket list.
Just a 3-hour ride from the country’s capital city of Kathmandu, the Last Resort offers a lot of affordable adventures and a wonderful stay in their luxurious safari tents.
Do not be fooled or be carried away with its name… The Last Resort has brought the word “resort” to a whole new level.
6. Niouc, Switzerland
Height: 190 meters (623 feet)
The Niouc bungee jump is actually from the highest suspension bridge in all of Europe. This world-class experience, starting from the shaky walk on the bridge, the thrilling jump, the free fall, and finally, to be back on the tower, is a complete combination of euphoria.
5. Europabrucke Bridge, Austria
Height: 192 meters (630 feet)
How about a 10-second free fall into a naturally beautiful valley for your next vacation? The Europabrucke Bridge Bungee jump offers just that! You will be jumping from the Brenner Autobahn that links Austria and Italy across the Alps.
Securely tying the ropes around your ankles and standing on the platform, before taking the leap greatly adds to the excitement, or in my case, agony. But I’m pretty sure you will have a hard time resisting the inviting Alpine scenery and Wipp Valley; perhaps pushing you to be that bit more daring.
4. Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, South AfricaHeight: 216 meters (708 feet)
The Bloukrans Bridge Bungee jump actually uses the highest single span arch bridge in the world as its’ base, operating since 1997.
Jumpers are led on a custom designed ramp that hangs below the N2 national road surface, right at the top of the arch. The Bloukrans Bungee jump uses a pendulum system that apparently gives jumpers ‘the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible’.
When you add the captivating scenery, it’s simply paradise.
3. Verzasca Dam, SwitzerlandHeight: 220 meters (720 feet)
Also known as the world’s largest off-ground bungee jump, the Verzasca Dam jump is an ultimate daring adventure that not all those who go, dare finish it.
This has been featured in Jack Osborne’s Adrenaline Junkie and in the opening sequence of the Bond movie Goldeneye.
Verzasca offers a pure free fall swinging bungee, with one single cord tied around your body (not the ankles). It has also been made with no guide ropes for a more challenging and thrilling ride.
2. Macau Tower, China
Height: 233 meters (760 feet)
Being dropped from this building is a complete adrenaline rush. Macau is not just casinos and gambling, there is definitely more than that… a real world-class bungee jumping experience!
In 2006, bungee jumping guru A J Hackett made it in the Guinness Book of Records after jumping from this building as the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
If you are willing to match that record, Macau Tower is the place to do it.
1. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, United States of America
Height: 321 meters (1,053 feet)
The Royal Gorge Bridge is one of the world’s highest suspension bridges. It is considered to be Colorado’s wonder, bringing together the fascinating views of the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Not just the coolest Bungee jump spot in the world, but also the highest. Next to the bridge is a fun-filled themed park, with more electrifying historic rides; like a merry-go-round and zipline.
Bungee jumping from the Royal Gorge Bridge is a ‘meet-your-maker’ type experience.