The first-of-its-kind bungee jump was performed from Bristol’s 245-foot (75 m) Clifton Suspension in 1979 by the wacky chaps from Britain’s Dangerous Sports Club. Bungee jump is orchestrated, by suspending oneself from a rubber band fastened to the ankles—and leaping from an astronomical height.
1.Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA – 1,053 feet (321 m)
It has been a big attraction since 1929; standing tall he Royal Gorge Bridge sways 1,053 feet (321 m) into the air. Couple it with a shaky wooden plank with cracks—oops…you can see right down between. Arkansaw River flows right along the base of the gorge, that makes the bungee jump a rare beauty. Larry Gottlieb, a jumper says,”When the velocity kicks-in you feel like you’re falling, within seconds the pace touch 110 mph—then you’re floating. Amazing!”
2.Macau Tower, China – 760 feet (233 m)
Macau Tower bungee jumping spot is the highest in the planet and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records. It measures 1,109 feet (338 m) from head to toe—and is 760 feet (233 m) tall. The drop from the Macau Tower gets your adrenaline rushing. When you come down at a sky-rocketing speed crashing towards the city floor, you’re in seventh heaven.
3.Verzasca Dam, Switzerland – 720 feet (220 m)
It’s a creepy place and the face of the dam just doesn’t stop sinking down, down, down—nevertheless the pleasure mounts as you nose-dive down its face. The Verzasca hydroelectric dam escalate to 720 feet (220 m) above Lago di Vogorno, the reservoir it forms. Its tip is the point where the hair-raising bungee jump is performed.
Starring in the Bond movie Goldeneye, Verzasca dam is ideal for a swinging plunge from a single cord, like the one that oscillates you down from the Bloukrans Bridge. You make the jump without guide ropes, though.
4. Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa – 708 feet (216 m)
Bloukrans Bridge stands at a height of 708 feet (216 m) above river Bloukrans. Bloukrans doubles up as a road bridge and a bungee jump spot. Executed via a pendulum system, it’s the smoothest and most enjoyable jump ever.
Get on top of the arch—but before that you need to uncoil across a custom-made catwalk that swings below the N2 national route road surface. As the countdown ends you drop down cutting through the air with the water of Bloukrans River staring at you.
5. Europabrücke Bridge, Austria – 630 feet (192 m)
Simply standing on the edge of this formation can make you feel sick–Europabrücke Bridge leaps to a height of 630 feet (192 m); and it supports the Brenner Autobahn that joins Austria and Italy across the Alps. The ties wrapped tight around your ankles, shoot a quick glance of the alpine panorama and jump from the launch platform. Moments after the bungee chips in and you’r hurtled like a tattered doll hanging from a piece of string.