Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona
Clutching a rockface while navigating a 300-foot walkway, leaning over the ledge of a tall building, and bungee jumping from a bridge 708 feet above the ground are among the pulse-pounding adventures available to visitors in locations around the world.
Such exciting activities aren’t for everyone, but they can certainly provide a jolt for meeting groups, and offer great team-building takeaways. Here’s a rundown of some of the most thrilling attractions.
Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk, Zhangjiajie, China: Situated in China’s Hunan Province, this glass-bottomed walkway attached to Tianmen Mountain offers stunning views. It’s also 4,700 feet above the ground and only about 5 feet wide, so visitors steady themselves by clinging to the rock face.
Mount Huashan, Shaanxi Province, China: Not to be outdone, this mountain in Huayin City offers visitors the opportunity to hike on wooden planks along the side of the mountain until they reach a teahouse 7,000 feet above the ground. Visitors complete the journey wearing harnesses that are attached to a chain strung along the path.
Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona: Walking to the edge of a cliff isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but those who do so at this location, protected by a railing, are able to snap amazing shots of one of the world’s most magnificent natural attractions.
Trolltunga Cliff, Hordaland County, Norway: Those who want to take the Grand Canyon experience a step further can head to this location. It features stunning views of nearby cliffs and a lake that are most dramatically viewed from the ledge of a cliff—but there are no railings to steady and protect you!
CN Tower Edgewalk, Toronto: Leaning over the edge of this building, 1,200 feet above the ground, sounds like a terrifying experience. Actually, participants are harnessed in, but it still gets the blood rushing.
Bloukrans Bridge bungee jumping, South Africa: Even the most experienced bungee jumpers’ hearts skip a beat at this location, near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape. It’s the tallest commercial bungee jumping attraction in the world, 708 feet above the Bloukrans River.
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, Las Vegas: Thrill-seekers love the eccentric rides on the roof of this hotel building. X-Scream passenger cars dangle perilously over the edge as they tilt over the city. Those who dare to ride Insanity, a huge claw-like ride, spin in the air while extended 64 feet over the edge of a 900-foot tower.