Be like 007 and feel the wind in your hair as you bungee jump from the same spot featured in the 1995 Bond film, GoldenEye… or go back in time and jump from the world’s first commercial bungee jump! If you have a real head for heights then head to the world’s highest dams, towers and suspension bridges. Bungee jumping is found the world-over, and our craziest bungee jump picks are located everywhere from Oceania, to Africa – take a look and get inspired…
Pretend you’re James Bond – Verzasca Dam Bungee, Switzerland
For the stunning Swiss Alps views, pop culture relevance, and an incredible thrill, head to the Verzasca Dam. Located around 10 km north-east of the picturesque lake-side city of Locarno in the south of Switzerland, this is the spot to go if you want to walk/jump in the same footsteps as the world’s greatest spy himself. This bungee jump is featured in the unforgettable opening scene of the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye, a stunt that is stuck to the collective memory and is thus a popular destination for thrill-seekers and film lovers.
This incredible feat of engineering, the Verzasca Dam, originally named the Contra Dam, opened in 1965, is a sight to behold. Head here for a jump from 220 m over the sheer-drop of the dam’s concrete wall. The Verzasca Dam bungee offers incredible thrills, jumping from one of the world’s highest commercial bungee jumping spots. This jump can even be done at night, it’s one of the main spots in the bungee world for night-jumps!
This jump will cost €183 per person
Bungee jump from a Suspension Bridge – Niouc, Switzerland
The second craziest bungee jumping spot in the world is in the middle of charming Swiss alpine countryside, over the Navizence river. It is Europe’s current highest suspension bridge, the Spider Bridge, named this in reference to its crisscrossing metal design reminiscent of a spider’s web. Built in 1922, this has been a popular bungee jumping location ever since adventure activities were first allowed on it, in the mid-1990s.
At a height of 190 meters, from the Niouc Suspension Bridge Bungee, you will witness the views of the surrounding peaks of the Swiss Alps. Five of the nearby mountains stand at over 4000 m high and the world-famous Matterhorn can be seen right in front of the bridge. Get stunning views of the rocky forest-covered scenery of the surrounding Val d’Anniviers. This spot is also home to a great zipline and Europe’s highest swing.
This jump will cost 210 CHF or €165 person
Bungee Jump from a Hot Air Balloon – Belogradchik, Bulgaria
This bungee jumping activity is the 4th in the world and is the ultimate adrenaline rush where you jump from a hot air balloon over the incredible Belogradchik Rocks! These rocks are stunning natural rocks on the Balkan Mountains’ western slopes. Even though some of these rocks stand at almost 200 m in height, you can’t bungee from up there. So, head to the Belogradchik hot air balloon bungee, and bungee jump over them! See this stunning area from the skies, from a perspective only very few get to gain!
This experience, combining two aerial adventures – hot air ballooning and bungee jumping, is a unique and thrilling experience. It is also a great way to see this nationally-beloved area of natural beauty. Marvel at the breathtaking reddish hues of these rocks, steeped in myth and legend. Open to groups, though only practiced by one at a time, this experience is a perfect once-in-a-lifetime activity that is best shared with friends or adventurous!
This jump will cost €120 per person
The World’s First Commercial Bungee – Queenstown, New Zealand
Though not as high as the other bridges featured on this list, this spot is world-famous as it is where commercial bungee jumping originated! Go back to the sport’s roots and visit the Kawarau Suspension Bridge on the South Island of New Zealand. Located around 25 km north-east of the popular adventure sports city of Queenstown. Opened in 1988 the Kawarau Bridge bungee, over the river of the same name, is also a great place to do a tandem bungee jump. Share this thrilling experience with a friend or family member -and create a truly unforgettable experience!
This bungee jump features on our list not only for its history-making but also for being a stunning jump of 43 m over the Kawarau Gorge, with stunning views of river and forest that made this such a great debut commercial jump location in the first place!
This jump will cost 205 NZ Dollars for adults, 155 for kids & 175 for students.
The first Bungee on the Reunion Island
Speaking of firsts, let’s continue with the First Bungee Jumping spot on the beautiful and tropical Reunion Island. Knowing that Reunion Island is a part of France’s territory – it is the second-highest jump of France! From the Bras de la Plaine Bridge, you will have an exclusive view of most of the Indian Ocean, the splendid Cilaos Circus mountain ranges, and even the majestic Volcano called “Piton des Neiges”.
At a height of 110 meters away from the ground, your guide will take you by walk to the bridge, then he/she will help you put on all the necessary equipment, and finally, you will take the big jump, on your own this time! During your fall from the Bras de la Plaine Bungee Jump, you will witness the, yet virgin, sceneries of the Reunion Island from a brand-new perspective.
This jump will cost you €90 per person
Bungee from a Cable Car – Interlaken, Switzerland
Head up a mountain Gondola in the alpine paradise of Interlaken in Switzerland, for a bungee jumping thrill like no other. Jump from 134 meters from this unique bungee in the Swiss Alps. Take in incredible views as you free-fall over the crystal blue waters of Lake Stockensee, with the 2190 m high Stockhorn mountain just across the lake.
At just around a 45-minute drive from the outdoor sports capital of Switzerland, Interlaken, this mountain gondola Stockhorn bungee jump is not to be missed! Whether you fancy falling backwards or jumping hands first into the void. This crazy bungee is one of the world’s most unique jumps!
This jump will cost €186 per person
Bungee jumping in the World’s Most Famous Waterfall – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Potentially the world’s most famous waterfall, Victoria Falls bungee, is on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe! This 108 meter high falls is just around a slight bend from the Victoria Falls Bridge which spans the Zambezi River that the falls flow from. The proximity of this bungee jump to these falls is what makes this bungee so crazy. You’ll be free-falling in the midst of this world-famous waterfall!
Featuring a 111-meter drop, you will free-fall for 80 meters and then experience the falls like few get to, swinging momentarily in its mist listening to the sounds of the tumultuous waters rushing past. Due to the falls lying between two countries, it’s important to check which visas you will need. However, this location is an outdoor sports hot-spot and is definitely worth a visit, boasting incredible adventure activities such as Whitewater rafting, ziplining, gorge swinging, or even helicopter flights.
This jump will cost €143 per person
Bungee, the Spanish Way – Bridge Swinging near Barcelona, Spain
Stemming from the ‘puente’ (meaning ‘bridge), this activity of bridge jumping is unlike bungee jumping. Instead of a free-fall in a downward motion, it is characterized by its use of pendulum-like motion for an adrenaline rush. Jump from one side of the bridge, connected to specially-made ropes, and swing underneath the bridge back-and-forth, at high speed!
Head to the Catalonian Sant Sadurní d’Anoia Bridge Bungee, at around a 50 km drive from the city of Barcelona, and try this exhilarating sport! Take a leap of faith and jump from the Bridge for the chance to tandem swing with a friend or face the 30-meter drop experience on your own!
This jump will cost €40 per person
Urban Bungeeing – London, England
The O2 Arena is a well-known destination for exhibitions, music, and culture, but why not try bungee jumping right next to this iconic structure, for a London experience you’ll never forget.
Head to North Greenwich, a little off the tourist track in the east of London, just south of the river, for a jump at 160 feet off a crane from the O2 Bungee London. Boasting incredible views of London’s iconic landmarks, such as the Thames River and the stunning architecture of the Canary Wharf business district just across the way, this is the adventure to choose when visiting England’s capital city!
This jump will cost €89 per person
If you feel like reading more about Bungee Jumping, you should definitely read our article about The 10 highest bungee jumps in the World. But if you would rather try out this adrenaline-filled activity, you can take a look at our bungee jumping activities all around the world.