The Most Terrifying Places To Go Bungee Jumping In The World

The Most Terrifying Places to go Bungee Jumping in the World

The excitement of outdoor adventure sports is like no other. Individuals enjoy facing their fears, spiking their adrenaline, and in some cases, the thrill of risking their life.

For some, the thought of bungee jumping makes their stomachs turn. I mean, jumping off of the edge of a bridge with nothing but a harness and rope holding you together is a lot to take in. But for others, plunging off of a platform is exhilarating.

Bungee jumping is actually safer than it looks. The equipment goes through extensive maintenance and your guides have been through intense training.

Bungee jumping destinations are situated all over the world. However, the most terrifying are located in places such as Switzerland, South Africa and China.

Stop avoiding your fears, confront them, and enjoy the extreme heights, spectacular scenery and the most intense adrenaline rush of your life.

Continue reading for the most terrifying places to go bungee jumping in the world.

The Nevis- Queenstown, New Zealand

Located 134m above the Nevis River is the highest bungee in New Zealand – The Nevis. It's terrifying right from the start. Start your journey in a van up a narrow, scenic mountain road. Then make your way to the AJ Hackett Bungee New Zealand Jump spot, strap up, and enjoy an 8.5 second free fall into a canyon.

The Verzasca Dam- Ticino, Switzerland

Also called the 007 jump or GoldenEye Bungee Jump, this plunge will have your adrenaline soaring. The Verzasca Dam is the highest dam in Europe and the free fall is approximately 7.5 seconds long. Fun Fact: Some scenes from the James Bond film "Goldeneye" were filmed there – it is known as "the best stunt in film history."

Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

Bloukrans Bridge is located in Western Cape, South Africa and stands 708 ft. above the Bloukrans River. It's the site of the world's highest bungee jump. The oldest man to ever complete this jump was 96 years old. If he can do it, so can you!

Macau Tower- Macau, China

Get ready for the leap of your life. This bungee jump is 764 feet high. It made the Guinness World Record for the Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world. Jumpers leap from a platform above the ground and experience the ultimate free fall before being sprung back up. If you are really up for adventure, Night Bungy is available. Click here for more information.

Rio Grande Bridge, New Mexico

Located in Taos, New Mexico is the Rio Grande Bridge, or the "Gorge Bridge." It's approximately 565 feet above the Rio Grande, making it the highest jump in the United States and one of the highest in the world. Jumpers say, it is expensive but worth it. The scenery is incredible.

Victoria Falls Bungee, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Test your fears as you plunge down towards the Zambezi River. It's a remarkable experience. Enjoy spectacular backdrop views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World. It's a short freefall – only about four seconds long.

The Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge- Colorado, United States

Stretching across a ravine above the Arkansas River at approximately 955 feet is the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. It was built in 1929 and is known as one of the world's highest suspension bridges. Adrenaline seekers have used this bridge for bungee jumping and BASE jumping. However, jumping off of this bridge is only legal during the 3 day event of the GoFast! The event games are invitation only, adrenaline seekers use this time to jump off of the bridge and attempt world records.

The Last Resort- Tatopani, Nepal

The Last Resort is known for its exciting adventure opportunities. One of them includes its world famous bungee jump. The bridge is situated over a 524 ft. high tropical gorge with a racing river below.

Taupo Bungy- Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Bungy solo or tandem on this extreme jump. You will begin your adventure by standing out from the cliff-top above the Waikato River. Although not the highest jump (154 ft.), it is one of the only jumps where you can choose to touch the water or fully submerge yourself in it. Click here for more information.

Action Valley- Cusco, Peru

This jump is one of the highest bungee jumps in Latin America. Its 400 ft. high with a freefall over 4G's. Purchase this adventure with Action Valley and receive round trip transportation, jumping lessons, equipment and a Polo gift.

Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta

15 minutes southwest of downtown Puerto Vallarta is the famous Encore Bungee. It is known as one of the wildest extreme activities available in Puerto Vallarta. Jumpers will plunge 120 ft. over the Pacific Ocean. Photos are available for an extra charge and night jumps are also available.

The Kolnbrien Dam, Austria

The Kolnbrein Dam is the tallest dam in Austria at approximately 541-feet. Adrenaline seekers love this destination because it's not only extremely high, but it's fairly new. A skywalk was installed on top of it in 2010.

Niouc Bridge, Switzerland

Standing at 623 ft. is one of the tallest bridges in the world – the Niouc Bridge. It is Europe's highest Bungy-Jump suspension bridge and is known as one of the most beautiful jumps in the world. The weather is sunny 320 days out of the year, the scenery is beautiful and the jump will be one of the most thrilling moments of your life. Click here for more information.

Altopiano di Asiago, Italy

Head to Italy for the most thrilling adventure of your life. At approximately 574-feet, this is the highest jump in Italy. Visitors say it is the perfect place to jump with your significant other, as they offer "tandem bungee."