Vertiginous tower in Macao
Just imagine a 61-floor building, a giant made of concrete reaching 730 feet above the city… This is what the Macao Tower has to offer, about 40 miles from Hong Kong. This premium spot was particularly noticed by A. J. Hackett, who had famously jumped from the Eiffel Tower without a permit. He actually installed one of the highest bungee jump structures up the Macao Tower. The scenery is breathtaking at the top, or shall we say shivering… as the wind blows between skyscrapers.
Your instructor will weight you one more time to fine-tune the bungee, give you all the necessary instructions and check the settings of your GoPro camera to capture this memory forever. You're finally ready to jump! Into the void, the 6 to 8 seconds of freefall will literally blow your socks off! The rebound will allow you to observe the city at your feet and catch your breath. Thrills galore!
AJ Hackett Macau Tower Limited
Level T2 - Adventure Zone
+853 8988 8656
In Agent 007's shoes!
James Bond did it, so why don't you? Welcome to the Contra Dam, about 120 miles from Zurich, for a vertical jump along this gigantic 1,250-feet long and 720-feet high water wall. It is actually so impressive that the shooting of GoldenEye's mythical opening sequence took more than a week: the time for Pierce Brosnan's stunt double to make up his mind and take the plunge! Believe or not, this seven-and-a-half-second plunge amid amazing landscapes can actually be topped! Prepare for an extreme and unique fall at night: just turn the lights on! Without a doubt, this is the craziest and most mythical jump you can dream of! Not for the faint of heart!
+41 (0)81 911 52 50
Dizzying Far West
Amid the Colorado State and overlooking the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. From this 1053-feet high suspension bridge, you'll be able to enjoy the highest bungee jump in the world. Namely a dizzying 10-second freefall that will forever fill your adrenaline cravings! But this is not over yet, for the bungee, once taut, will swing you back up to 320 feet. An extraordinary occasion to admire the vista, in the middle of red rocky mountains.
This bridge is so legendary that the Go Fast! Games have set up tent there, for a yearly three-day program of extreme sports that should please any thrill seeker. The event usually takes place sometime in September. Daredevils come closer!
Royal Gorge Bridge
4218 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO 81212
Fall over an immense township
The Orlando Towers are not to be missed when in Johannesburg. There, you can perform a 320-feet-high bungee jump, swing into the void and even freefall over the famous Soweto township (South African underprivileged area). The setting is everything but banal, as you fall alongside the two huge cooling chimney stacks of a former power station, turned into art with coloured frescoes. These two pipes are connected by a suspension bridge that you'll jump off from. It will be all the more impressive when you know it is akin to falling off a 33-floor building! Thankfully, your performance will be greeted and applauded by Soweto locals, who like to gather on the ground and witness the stunts. An unforgettable experience in a truly unique setting!
At the corner of Chris Hani Road and Dynamo Street
+27 (0)71 674 4343
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An Olympic jump!
About one hour away from Moscow by plane, the city of Sotchi has organised the 2014 Winter Olympics and is now turning its attention to extreme sports. The Skypark is a dizzying spot, notably for its 1400-feet long suspension bridge, linking the shores of the Ahshtyrskaya Canyon 720 feet over the Mzymta River.
You have the possibility to bungee jump from the middle of the bridge, simply standing on protruding platform and falling into a 680-feet deep abyss. At that height, the fall reaches a speed of 62 mph, which is enough to put you through the wringer! For this kind of adventure, priority is given to safety, which is why the bungee ropes are tested before and after every jump. You who fear not, stand forward!
Skypark A. J. Hackett Sotchi