5. Zip-line at 100 mph
LOCATION: ZIP WORLD VELOCITY, PENRHYN QUARRY, BETHESDA, U.K.
PRICE: FROM $90
AIRPORT: MANCHESTER (MAN)
WHY: This is your typical backyard zip line, except instead of traveling from your tree fort to the ground, you fly over Wales’ Penrhyn Quarry (once the largest quarry in the world) and the Welsh coastline for nearly a mile at speeds reaching 100 mph. Included are goggles, a safety helmet, and a flying suit that’s wind- and showerproof. If you’re nervous, you can start with the Little Zipper ride, which maxes out at 45 mph. But really, who wants to start slow?Back to top