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The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

The architecture and breathtaking views make it into something that should be on everyone's bucket list, but how about taking those views in while travelling at 55m/h… on a rope?

Yes, dare devils, you can now zipline off the Eiffel Tower, and we don't know whether to be frightened or excited.

Conde Nast Traveller has reported that for a limited time only you can zipline down the Parisian statue for absolutely free.

Why for free, you ask? Well, the stunt, called Le Perrier Smash, is set up to promote the French Open. 

If you're up for it, you'll travel up the tower until you reach 375 feet.

You'll then have a harness put on you, so your only job is to jump off and fly high at 55m/h (the same speed of a tennis serve, FYI).

While flying, you'll travel across the Champs de Mars and land at L’Ecole Militaire.

The attraction opened yesterday and will remain open until June 11. 

And if you're a bit too scared to hop on board, there's a virtual version which will leave your feet planted firmly on the ground.

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Check out this video of the world's largest zipline. Any of you crazy adrenaline junkies who'd like to slide down a 10,000 foot line from a 700 foot building will need to book a tickets to Panama City for this.  

 

 

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There is a zipline in Spain that runs from Sanclucar de Guadiana in Andalucia to Alcoutim in Portugal and the hour time difference between the two countries means you are transported back in time by an hour.  Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

However, the 60 second ride is not for the faint-hearted, as you can reach speeds of up to 50mph as you zoom across the Guadiana River.

The 2,365ft zipline was created by David Jarma who said that: “Two villages in two countries, separated by a river 150 metres wide – a zipline just seemed obvious to me.  It also seemed like a great way to unite both places, since a bridge had been talked about for many years, but was never realised.”

The trip is not expensive and will only set you back 15 euros – although you don’t get to spend that much time in Portugal, as there is a boat waiting on the other side to bring you back to Spain.

Looks cool, but we’ll be keeping our feet firmly on the ground thanks very much.

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