For adventure travelers that have done their fair share of zip-lining through jungle canopies and down the sides of snowy mountains, a new zip-line course in North Wales offers a different territory through which to fly. In an ambitious re-imagining of what a natural landscape can become, zip-line experts Zip World recently turned the Llechwedd Slate Caverns just outside the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog into theÂ home of the worldâ€™s longest fully underground zip-line course. After spending aÂ year hand-clearing the slate caverns, last used for mining 200 years ago, Zip World re-opened them asÂ Zip World Caverns, a high-adventure destination where visitors are taken on a three-hour, 10-line zip tour through the colorfullyÂ LED-lit mine chambers, including one so enormous that it could fit 75 double-decker buses.
Between lines are various other obstaclesâ€”rope bridges, balance beams, tunnels, and precipitous pathwaysâ€”for visitors to navigate, secured throughout with a patented safety device specifically designed for Zip World. Itâ€™s certainly not for the faint of heart, and for those whose inner daredevil is less pronounced, there areÂ alternative attractions as well. Bounce Below opened here last summer, a fellow Zip Worldâ€“run course composed of trampolines suspended in different caverns. Or, for those who prefer to get their kicks in the daylight, Zip World Titan is located above-ground at the same spot, taking visitors down a course at speeds of up to 112 kilometers per hour.
For more information, visit Zip World.