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From Spain To Portugal By Zipline

As I previously wrote, I'm not a big fan of ziplining ( or as it's also called zip trekking ). But I believe it's an awesome way to have fun at a new destination.

Many people simply love riding something that gives them a thrill, an element of danger. Since ziplines travel high in the air above the ground, it is a favorite adventure of those who are somewhat “daredevils.” Even though ziplines are ideal for those who enjoy an element of danger, riding a zipline is completely safe.

And some of the ziplines around the world are absolutely unique and amazing !
Take for example Limite Zero zipline that connects Spain and Portugal !

Ever wish you could travel back in time? Well, now you can, thanks to Limite Zero, a new zipline that connects Sanlucar de Guadiana, in Andalucia, Spain, to Alcoutim, in Algarve, Portugal—which is one hour behind. A privately funded passion project of Englishman David Jarman, the 2,362-foot-long zipline (called “la tirolina” in Spain) crosses the Guadiana River at 50 feet above sea level.

“It seemed like a great way to unite both places, since a bridge had been talked about for many years, but was never realized,” Jarman says. “Plus, I love a challenge!”

Here’s how it works: A 4x4 takes you to the departing platform, set near Spain’s San Marco Castle, and in less than a minute, you arrive on the Portuguese side, no passport required. (Speeds can reach up to 45 miles per hour.) A short walk takes you to Alcoutim village, where a small passenger ferry awaits anyone who needs a ride back to Spain; fare is included in the 15 euro price.

Now that's a flying visit! It is the first of its kind and certainly makes border crossings a lot more fun !

Today, modern ziplines are popular around the globe, really technical marvels that are exciting yet totally safe. Many people who love a good thrill travel hundreds of miles to give the most challenging tours in the world a try for themselves.

Have you tried ziplining/zip trekking ? How was your experience ? 

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