Looking for a free-falling, life-changing thrill? Want to take that feeling and jump off a bridge with it? Well then take the plunge, adrenaline junkies, because there are plenty of bungee jumping locations across the globe to feed your adventurous spirit. Below are seven of the highest and scenic views you can appreciate as you make the leap, and then bob up and down while attached to an elastic rope, lathering in your zest for life. Because you own at living.
Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, Colorado, USA – 1,053 feet
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If you’re on the prowl for the highest bungee location on Earth, look no further than the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. From 1929 to 2001, this structure was crowned the highest bridge in the world, and it still holds the title of being the tallest in the United States.
Macau Tower, Macau, China – 764 feet
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Macau isn’t all about blowing your money in the casinos. In 2006, daredevil AJ Hackett broke his own Guinness world record of the highest bungee jump from a building (that building being the Eiffel Tower) by leaping from the Macau Tower at 764 feet. Take him on if you’re feeling risky.
Verzasca Dam, Ticino, Switzerland — 722 feet
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At 722 feet up, the Verzasca Dam is the only bungee site you can take on at night. The dam is well-lit by flood lights and sometimes the moon. It’s also famous for making an appearance in James Bond’s GoldenEye (cue 007 music as you take the plunge).
Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, South Africa – 710 feet
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Located in the heart of South Africa, the Bloukrans Bridge became the first African bridge for bungee jumping in 1990. It’s the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world.
Europabrücke Bridge, Innsbruck, Austria — 630 feet
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Nestled nicely on an interlink bridge located between Austria and Italy, adrenaline junkies can enjoy their swing with incredible upside-down views of the Alps. How many people can say they’ve done that?
The Last Resort, Tatopani, Nepal — 525 feet
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Don’t the name fool you — this place is where life begins! This dive is done off Nepal’s longest suspension bridge over the Bothe-Kosi River. What a view.
The Nevis, Queenstown, New Zealand — 440 feet
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Hop above a cable shuttle suspended above the Nevis River and catch a glance of the breathtaking view below. Then prepare yourself for New Zealand’s scariest jump. It’s worth it.
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