Ascent of the Collserola tower.  (Daniel Julián)Ascent of the Collserola tower. (Daniel Julián)

Bungee jumping


Bungee jumping

No one can keep themselves from screaming when bridge jumping. Jumping into emptiness from more than twenty metres off the ground is a unique sensation. Attached only at the feet, one comes close to experiencing one’s dream of flying. Bridge jumping, also known as bungee jumping is a pendular jump from a bridge using climbing ropes. Depending on the type used, the equipment can withstand up to 1,500 kilograms or more. The most common first jump for beginners is done facing backwards whilst falling into the air. The second time, jumpers are usually looking for more of a rush and they can do it facing forwards, looking at the ground. No special technique is needed for jumping. The only requirements for letting go of the railing and jumping into the emptiness are desire, courage and determination. Anyone can do it. There are no limitations with regard to gender or age. Nevertheless, it is crucial that one begin bridge jumping with the help of an expert. There are many companies that provide both the equipment as well as the experience necessary for this sport. The main companies in Catalonia are located in the Pyrenees. Some of these, like TurisGroup, in Espot in the Pallars Sobirà region, or Rafting Llavorsí, in Llavorsí (also in the Pallars Sobirà region), offer the opportunity to try this sport for little more than twenty euro. Another company, Indòmit-Quads Olvan, in Olvan, organises jumps off one of the best bridges in Catalonia, the Saldes bridge, which has an impressive backdrop that includes the Pedraforca mountain.