1. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado Springs, USA – 1,053ft
Comfortably the highest bungee jumping spot by some distance, the Royal Gorge Bridge was the highest suspension bridge in the world for almost 75 years. The extreme distance involved in jumping from this bridge means that the jumper experiences a staggering 10 seconds of complete free fall before the bungee cord begins to stretch!
2. Macau Tower, Macau, China – 760ft
The bungee jump from the Macau Tower is the highest in Asia, and offers stunning views of the Chinese coast and Hong Kong just across the bay. In 2006, bungee jumping guru A J Hackett made what the Guinness Book of Records recognised as the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
3. Verzasca Dam, Lugano, Switzerland – 720ft
The Verzasca Dam in Switzerland is well known for its brief appearance in the opening credits to the James Bond film ‘Goldeneye’, and was also featured on ‘Jack Osbourne’s Adrenaline Junkie’ television series. This jump is also well known as being the highest jump in the world available to do at night – it is fully flood lit if you’re looking for an extra kick out of your bungee jump!
4. Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, South Africa – 708ft
The Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa is the world’s highest single span arch bridge, and although primarily used as a road bridge, for those who dare it can also be used as an adrenaline structure! With its unique pendulum system, jumpers get the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.
5. Europabrücke Bridge, Innsbruck, Austria – 630ft
Nicely placed on an interlink bridge that supports the Brenner Autobahn, which links Austria to Italy, bungee junkies enjoy a swing while taking pictures of the Alps in a unique upside down position. Jumpers who don’t wish to stop at just bungee can attempt other adrenaline moving stunts like jumps from hot air balloons.
6. Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland – 623ft
The Niouc Bridge in Switzerland is the highest suspended bridge in Europe, and for bungee jumpers it offers stunning views and a thrilling experience. The location and construction of the swaying bridge means that jumpers will swing in all different directions!
7. Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza, Italy – 575ft
The jump at Altopiano di Asiago in Italy is suspended via a crane (which I hope is strong!), and also offers the opportunity for the biggest tandem bungee jump in the world. All you need to do now is find a willing volunteer…
8. Kolnbrein Dam, Salzburg, Austria – 555ft
Our second visit to Austria in this top 10 rundown, the Austrians must be the bravest country in Europe! Jumpers are again supported by a crane and get to experience the beautiful views of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
9. Vidraru Dam, Bucharest, Romania – 554ft
Located on the picturesque Arges River in Romania, the jump at the Vidraru Dam is yet another breath taking and intimidating sight. The dam made an appearance in the BBC Series ‘Top Gear’ when the presenters were driving across Romania to find the nearby Transfăgărășan road, which Jeremy Clarkson has since claimed to be “the best road in the world”.
10. The Last Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal – 524ft
Ominously named ‘The Last Resort’, this jump from Nepal’s longest suspension bridge is a plunge towards a scary tropical gorge which will also give you an incredible (and upside down) view of the Bhote Kosi River.