Sunday, February 26, 2012

Best Bungee Jumping Sites

Bungee jumping is one of the most daring adventure sports around. What leaves most people breathless during a bungee venture are the rebounds that occur due to the stretching and snapping of the cord. Bungee jumping was first practiced as a rite of passage for the youths of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
Since the modern times, several records have been made and broken by bungee-jumpers world over. The Guinness Book of World Records of the highest bungee jump was by AJ Hackett from Macau Tower of China from an altitude of 233 meters.
Here I have compiled some of the most exciting bungee jumping sites around the globe. I hope you will like it.
Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ

Queenstown offers a perfect combination of wild adventures and serene beauty. The Ledge Urban site is known for its unique runaway jumping style. It has a height of about 47m.
Graskop Gorge, South Africa

As a potential bungee jumping site, Graskop Gorge offers you a peerless freefall from a height of 18-19 stories of Freefall slide.
Alta Vila Tower, Brazil

The Alta Vila Tower of Nova Lima attracts site seers and bungee jumpers alike since it commands a breathtaking view of the mountain-surrounded Belo Horizonte. It has a height of 71 meters
Corinth Canal, Greece

The Corinth Canal works as a connector between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese. If you like to plunge down to the canal’s depth, just take a bungee jump from the bridge which is 79m high.
Pont de Ponsonnas, France

If you deem suspension bridges as the most exciting bungee jumping spots, this is something you can positively rave about. Pont de Ponsonnas Bridge has a height of more than a 100m.
Navajo Bridges, USA

Navajo Bridge of Marble Canyon spans across the Colorado River right over the Grand Canyon. The autumnal beauty of its natural setting makes it a lovely bungee jumping spot.
Perrine Bridge, USA

You do not need a permit for year round bungee jumping from this bridge connecting the Twin Falls area to the Jerome County. You can find several BASE jumping compeers to share the excitement.
Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

This unique highest single span arch bridge adds much to the giddy raptures of bungee jumping. It is the highest commercial bungee jumping venue internationally with a height of 216 m.
Macau Tower, China

This 338 m tall tower holds the provisions for an observation deck for relaxing as well as for undertaking daring sports like bungee jumping or ‘sky jumping’. It counts among one of the giddiest entertainments that Macau has to offer to its visitors and locals.
Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, USA

Hanging above the Arkansas River, this suspended bridge is an all-time favorite bungee-jumping spot because of its amazing height of 321 m.

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