Zip Line over the Tara River Canyon (Montenegro)
It is small country with 620.000 residents in South East Europe. This ex-Yugoslav republic is bordered by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Albania by land and Italy by Adriatic sea. Montenegro has incredible beautiful nature, high mountains like Mount Lovcen and Mount Orjen, large lakes (Lake Skadar is the largest), 293 kilometers of coastline and 73 kilometers of beaches at the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Durmitor, Tara River Canyon and old city Kotor are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It’s a longest Canyon in Montrenegro. It is 82 kilometers (51 miles) long and is 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) at its deepest; making it the deepest river canyon in Europe and 2nd in the world Colorado is the 1st.
The bridge was built between 1937 and 1940 and designed by Mijat Trojanović. On completion it was the largest concrete arch bridge in Europe for motorized traffic. The bridge is 365 meters long and has five arches, the largest of a span is 116 meters. The distance between the road and the river is 172 meters.
About Zip lining
Zip line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attached to, the freely moving pulley.
Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. Zip line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course. The jungles of Costa Rica, Florida, Puerto Vallarta and Nicaragua are popular destinations for zip line enthusiasts.
About My Parents
They were totally pissed off when they realized that I will spent my free time at Montenegro doing Zip lining, instead of being with them after 6 months absence from home.
About my impressions regarding Zip lining over Tara River Canyon
- Price 10 euro – acceptable (having in mind this is experience of a life time)
- Height – 170 meters, it’s Ok (???)
- Length – 350 meters
- Flight Speed – 50km/h (around 30mp/h) – it’s Ok
- Flight Duration – 40 sec
At first, you are full of adrenalin and totally excited. People around you make this felling increase, even though I believe they are thinking: look at this guy, how crazy is he? If he drops down, there will be just a stain on the ground.
But when they start preparing you for the flight, the moment you are putting your safety gear, you feel like all adrenalin is gone. Then you start to feeling that you are going to shit your pants.
And when they say you are ready to go everything is changing again and coming to its place: your blood boils up again and your hart is beating like crazy, you are shouting like a madman YEEEEEEHHHHHHAAAAAA.
In a moment only one thought goes through your head: please, make it longer. Please, please, please! At least an hour!
And I caught it all on camera… Enjoy watching.