Find out where to go if you're an adrenaline junkie
Are you looking for the best bungee jump locations in Europe? If so, you’ve come to the right place. From an immortalised James Bond river dam to a partially demolished railway bridge, there are some spectacular places to try out if you're an adrenaline junkie.
If you enjoy jumping off dams, bridges and cranes on holiday, then check out some of the best bungee locations below.
Contra Dam (Verzasca), Ticino, Switzerland
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The world’s most famous bungee jump became famous after appearing in the opening sequence of the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995). The 007-inspired scene is considered one of the best movie stunts of all time...so why not recreate it for yourself?
Souleuvre Viaduct, Normandy, France
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Located in La Ferrière-Harang, France, the Souleuvre Viaduct was a 19th-century railway bridge until 1970. All that remains today are the 61m stone support towers, which since 1990 has become a bungee platform for extreme sports fanatics. Bringing a new lease of life to the viaduct, more than 10,000 professionally trained people take the 61m-leap each year.
Kölnbrein Dam, Carinthia, Austria
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Bungee jumpers can take the plunge from Austria's highest dam (200m) into the depths of the Lieser river. The Kolnbrein Dam is the tallest dam in Austria and attracts thousands of visitors looking for a beautiful place to jump into the sky.
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Rjukan is Norway's highest permanent bungee jump (84m) from the suspension bridge in Vemork. Trolljuv bridge sits above two high mountain-side tunnels on the Åkrafjorden lake. With a bungee cord securely fastened to your harness, you’ll jump directly into the Norwegian fjord in a series of exhilarating bounces.
Europabrücke, Tyrol, Austria
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Situated in western Austria, Innsbruck is famous for its Europabrücke (Europe Bridge) where bungee jumping regularly takes place. The extreme sport is popular in Tyrol, and the bridge’s height (192m) and forest countryside make it the perfect setting for bungee jumping.
Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza, Italy
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The Valgadena Bridge (175m) in the north-east Veneto region of Italy is situated between Foza and Enego and has long been a popular destination for bungee jumping enthusiasts.
Bray Lake, England, UK
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Situated close to the royal town of Windsor, the jaw-dropping jump will satisfy adrenaline-junkies from around the world. As you get to the top of the Bray Lake crane, you'll be able to see views of the picturesque lake below. It doesn't matter whether you're a regular jumper or just a beginner, this spectacular jump will satisfy your wildest bungee needs - even if you're just a spectator!
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