Bungee jumping is a fun outdoor adventure sport to undertake with friends. You can practice it from bridges, buildings, or dams.
No adrenaline maniac ever participated in bungee jumping and hated it.
Leaping into thin air from a free fall before bouncing back to the sky doesn’t require you to be sporty or physically fit to participate.
Real bungee addicts want to jump from record-breaking structures you can think of around the world.
The higher the jumping spot, the more fun the experience, according to many veteran bungee jumpers.
Below is a compilation of the world’s highest bungee jumping destinations across the globe.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado (USA)- 291 meters (955 feet)
The Royal Gorge Bridge in the US remains the highest bungee jump in the world history of bungee jumping.
Constructed in 1929, it’s also the highest bridge in the US.
It was also the highest bridge globally until 2001, when taller bridges were built in China.
Unfortunately, Royal Gorge Bridge is presently not open to the public.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Bungee, China—260 meters (853 feet)
Located in China’s Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is the highest public bungee on the globe today.
The bungee jump was opened in 2016 and today attracts visitors from all continents who come to experience the 300-meter deep canyon with a scenic view of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge bungee attracts many visitors due to its strategic location between gorgeous densely forested mountain valleys within the stunning view of the landscapes that inspired Avatar’s blockbuster movie.
Macau Tower (China) – 233 meters (764 feet)
Macau Tower in China is presently the second-highest bungee jump open to the public after Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Bungee, also in China.
The first jump from the Macau Tower was by AJ Hackett on December 17, 2006.
AJ Hackett broke his own Guinness World Record in bungee jumping from a building that he had set in 1987 after jumping from the Eiffel Tower in France.
The bungee jump is located in south China and also offers night bungee jumps during summer, which adds more thrill to the sport.
Contra dam – Ticino, (Switzerland) – 220 meters (721 feet)
Contra dam – Ticino in Switzerland became a famous bungee jumping spot after GoldenEye—James Bond film in 1955, where it’s used as the opening scene.
The bungee jump is also called Locarno Dam or Verzasca Dam and is located on the Verzasca River and 10 km on Lorcano’s lake-side resort town in Switzerland.
With a bungee jump of up to 220 meters, this bungee spot attracts visitors from far and wide for bungee jumping and an incredible view of the surrounding scenic Swiss Alps.
The arch dam was opened in 1965, and though not initially meant for bungee jumping, the amazing engineering work attracted the attention of bungee addicts after GoldenEye.
Bloukrans Bridge (South Africa) – 216 meters (709 feet)
Bloukrans Bridge was the first bungee jumping spot to be introduced in the African continent in 1990.
The incredible engineering feat lies between the Western Cape and Eastern Cape—neighboring provinces to the south coast of South Africa.
A walkway hangs just below the highway where bungee jumpers can walk up to the highest location of the bridge’s arch.
The bungee destination is barely a two-hour drive from Port Elizabeth and 30 km from Plettenberg Bay—a popular coastal resort spot.
Below the walkway, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the river while climbing up your highest bungee jumping spot.
Bungee jumping is an addictive adventure sport that comes with fear and joy once you leap off into the air.
It creates an unforgettable experience and becomes more fun when experienced with friends.
Whether you’re planning to experience your first bungee jump or you’re an addict, the sport is best experienced from the highest locations.
You can visit one of the highest locations listed above for this breathtaking and adventurous sport.