Spain village opens world-record zipline

 

From Spain, the country that brought you the slide that slid too fast, the world's longest zipline, a 2km-long daredevil ride from high on a mountainside down to the village of Fuentespalda in Aragon.

The village, in one of Spain's most sparesly-populated areas, would like to drum up some tourism business (they've no fear, obviously, of overtourism!) and see the zipline as a key attraction. It starts at the hillside chapel of San Miguel Hermita, 800 meters above sea level and drops 150 meters over its course at speeds up to 80 km/h. Except when wind speed exceeds 40km/h—that might make the ride too much of a thrill.

According to the town's mayor, the €25 90-second ride has been designed to be accessible to thrill-seekers with disabilities as well; she told press that “Anyone with any disability can use it – as long as they're able to lie down.”

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