Would you like to experience spectacular cable car ride?
We usually think of ski areas or national parks when we talk about a cable car ride or a skyline gondola. In some of the countries they are even a part of public transportation. Most of the cable cars are built on the extremely rough terrain and on the insane heights offering us scary, but at the same time spectacular views. You may get your heart pumping in the first, or your knees shaking that will cause even a vertigo, but that will definitely be one the greatest experiences in your life. Here are some of the most scenic cable cars from around the world in case you decide to experience a spectacular cable car ride.
Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Sugarloaf Mountain is one the major landmarks of Rio de Janeiro. Its breathtaking cable car that was built in 1912 is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Tourists are offered two rides- first the 722-foot climb to Morro da Urca, then the 1,300-foot rise to the Sugarloaf Mountain summit. It is the most splendid 360 degree view of Copacabana Beach and the amazing statue Christ the Redeemer.
Ngong Ping Tramway
Hong Kong, China
Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a 25 minute ride to Ngong Ping Village, home of the iconic Tian Tan Buddha. Crystal Cabins with glass bottoms will provide you with a magical view of the distant and vast South China Sea, the serene and natural surroundings of Lantau Island, just like the 360-degree view of the Ngong Ping Plateau.
Cabrio Stanserhorn Mountain
Cabrio is the first doubledecker cable car that will offer their passengers a one life experience. It is the world’s first cable car with an open upper deck, that has the room for about 30 brave riders, unlike the lower level which has space for 60 people. If you want to feel fresh air along the ride, enjoy the stunning view of the Alps and literally feel the wind in your hair, you simply must not miss the chance to experience Cabrio ride.
Table Mountain Cableway
Cape Town, South Africa
First opened in 1929 Cape Town Aerial Cableway provides its travelers with a quick 3,560 feet climb up Table Mountain. Each gondola has a different and unique design and can rotate 360 degrees. A view from the top is spectacular, it includes Cape Town, Camps Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard.
Mesada cableway in Israel is the lowest in the world which starts 850 feet below sea level and rises over the Dead Sea and UNESCO-listed ancient Masada fortress.
Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Sulphur Mountain Gondola offers you the opportunity to experience a stunning bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. In your 7,486 ft ride you will witness some of the most beautiful sceneries you have ever seen in your life. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of nature, and everything will look so surreal. I guarantee you will never forget your trip to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.
Queenstown, New Zeland
Skyline Gondola is famous for being the steepest cable car ride that will lift you up to 1,476 ft above the city. Riding towards Bob’s Peak will offer you a fantastic city panorama along the way. There you can enjoy local cuisine in Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, which has the most spectacular views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.
The Emirates Air Line
The Emirates Air Line is opened in 2012 for the Olympics. It is also known as the Thames cable car since it carries the passengers above the Thames River in Greenwich. It will offer you a unique view of the city between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.
Grouse Mountain Skyride
Grouse Mountain Skyride is the largest aerial tramway system in North America. You will get the chance to enjoy magical views of the city of Vancouver, the Pacific Ocean and Gulf Islands in the distance and snowy peaks. In a word, you will experience the majestic nature of The Peak of Vancouver.
Mountain Fuji, Japan
If you want to experience some of the most famous sights that Japan has to offer, taking a Hakone Ropeway ride is definitely one of them. Wonderful nature of Fuji Mountain, crystal clear blue water of Lake Ashi will fulfill your expectations about this magnificent place.