Talk About Awesome-Zip Line Over International Borders Of Spain & Portugal!!


If you are travelling to Spain you might want to consider zipping over to Portugal for a visit. We don’t mean using the typical transport methods though; you can literally zip down from Sanlucar de Guadiana, in Andalucia, Spain, to Alcoutim, in Algarve, Portugal via the steel cable of 720 meters in length on the only zip line in the world that will take you over an international border.

The zip line provides thrills and excitement as you travel across Guadiana River doing speeds of around 70 and 80 kilometres per hour. Tourists begin their zip line journey on the departure platform, which is situated at the side of the Sanlúcar de Guadiana castle; however you better have a head for heights as you are 100 metres above the rivers surface.

After gliding over the river you reach your destination of Alcoutim, which sits at 15 meters high, which means your angle of descent is around 12.47%. Amazingly, the journey on the zip line will be over in less than one minute and when you land at the other side you are in a different time zone and will be one hour ahead, thanks to the time difference. This is something you will struggle to get your head around as the journey took just a minute, not an hour!

See more at: Zip your way between Portugal and Spain on the International Zip Line – Interesting Engineering.

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