Zip-lining and Tibetan bridgeZip-lining and Tibetan bridge

Zip-lining and Tibetan bridge


Zip-lining and Tibetan bridge

In the beginning, zip-lining and Tibetan bridge were techniques used to scale gaps in the terrain that could not be crossed without a rope. Today, despite all the risks, they are fun and unique activities carried out in the heart of nature, and are suitable for the entire family. Zip-lining was used to transport loads between two distant points far above the ground by means of a rope strung between them. The technique involves either straddling the rope and moving along it; hanging and moving by using your arms and legs; or attaching yourself to the rope with a series of knots or locks. Pulleys are also used if you want to travel more quickly, safely and smoothly. It is important always to follow the instructor’s indications, to check the equipment (rope, clips, harness, helmet, pulleys, belay devices and elements to block the rope) and to use all safety apparatus. The Tibetan bridge is a structure that is fixed at each end of the rope, which you can use to cross from one point to the other. Despite the structure’s simple design, it is difficult to keep your balance on a narrow surface, which is barely big enough for just a part of your foot. You need to carry a rope attached to your body for safety reasons. The company Bastiments Aventura (in Camprodon, Girona) organises different activities supervised by instructors. Guides are allocated according to the age and level of the participants. Fang Aventura (in the municipal district of Sant Miquel de Campmajor in Pla de l’Estany, Girona) organises an adventure course in an area of over 850,000 square metres. There is a rope circuit with zip-lines, a Tibetan bridge and return using two ropes. The zip-line is 100 metres long and suspended 35 metres above the ground.