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A Ride On The Wild Side Of The UK

The UK has jumped on the zorbing bandwagon with venues located in both London and South East England. GO Zorbing is a company exclusive to the UK and offers zorbing experiences between 45 minutes to over an hour depending on the chosen option. Both harnesses for two people or hydro zorbing for 1-2 people are available.

The venue is that of a scenic woodland with slides and hill course tracks that provide speed and thrill throughout the experience. GO Zorbing not only offers individual rides but also group events. The individual packages come with the option of either harness zorbing, which runs down a hill at 25mph, or, whereby the orb is filled with roughly 40 liters of water, ideal during the summer time. The group options are aimed at events like birthday parties for children 7 years old and up, family days, team building and stag or hen parties, with the full experience of both types of zorbing. For extra excitement, a Black Hole experience is available inside a dark zorb that retains no light or sound.

With the two locations available, anyone from the nearby vicinity or those just visiting can have the day of a lifetime at this fun-filled zorbing park.

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Exploring Zorbing Destinations In Europe

Exploring Zorbing Destinations in Europe

Since its origins in New Zealand, zorbing has spread not only into Europe but also across the world. This adventure of rolling across a landscape in a sphere-shaped device has become an increasingly popular part of extreme sporting, often spoken of in the same breath as skydiving or bungee jumping. As a result, more and more locations have created zorbing opportunities for people of all ages in Europe.

Germany

Of the many places that offer zorbing fun, Germany currently has one of the most fun zorbing parks. Located in Neustadt, Zorbinganlange offers the activity to anyone 14 years old or older. Both downhill zorbing and aqua zorbing (which takes place on water) are available.

Spain

As with the location in Germany, the option for zorbing at Golf Sant Antoni Mas – a hotel resort – in Tarragona, Spain, has gained a large amount of attraction for offering this activity. A variety of zorbing experiences are offered which increase the thrill of the activity even more, while the vast landscape of the location provides sublime scenery at the same time.

Sweden

Zorbcenter is part of the Ragundadalen adventure park that offers several exciting activities. This park, location in Doviken, Sweden, is one of the most popular places for gatherings such as team building, school outings, and parties. It also happens to be the most extreme of all the available activities at Ragundadalen.

Denmark

This zorbing location is made up of a ramp of 140m on which the activity takes place. Located in Samso, the Samsoe Downhill park is Denmark’s most popular option for the activity and offers both harness zorbing and water zorbing. Anyone from children to adults can take part, either entering the orb as a couple or individually. Because of its being located on a farm, the scenery is the perfect setting for this adventure.

These four examples are only a few of the many well-known zorbing destinations across Europe. As the activity gains attraction, more sites make it available and come up with better location ideas. Not unique to Europe and New Zealand, you can find destinations also located in countries like India, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Guam. Although each adventure park offers similar types of zorbing, each one can create a unique experience with the chosen landscape and types of equipment, which allows those who take part across the world to always enjoy something different. Even within the above mentioned European countries are many other options at which to take part in the fun and go on an adventure. For anyone who loves a thrill, this activity could be one of the most exciting to seek out when on holiday, touring or those who live in the area.

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New Zealand: The Home Of Zorbing

Most people will be familiar with the term zorbing as it has become a large part of the extreme adventure industry in recent years. However, not many will know where it originated. Zorbing first came to be during the 90s in New Zealand by a company named ZORB, which is where the name also originated. New Zealand subsequently holds some of the best zorbing locations in the world in all its different variations. The following two locations are easily the most popular in the country, and for good reason.

ZORB

The original zorbing site, invented by two New Zealand native, is in Ngongotaha, Rotorua. Visitors can enjoy both wet and dry zorbing activities on five different epic tracks at the ZORB adventure site. These consist of the Fast Lane, Zig Zag, the Drop, wet rides and dry rides. The Fast Lane allows riders to race each other, with up to three people allowed per globe. The Zig Zag track is one full of twists, turns and corners for exhilarating fun on your own or with a friend. On the Drop, the zorb literally drops onto a track and is only offered as a single rider experience. Wet rides consist of a partially filled globe with either warm water in colder weather or cool water in the summer, allowing the zorb to slip and slide on the tracks. Lastly, the dry rides consist of a double globe on a hilly landscape.

OGO

Also located in Rotorua, OGO offers equally thrilling adventures in the zorbing department. This site has four track types, namely the Straight track, the Sidewinder, the Big Air and the Mega track. The Straight track is a 250m long slope that allows up to three riders at a time per globe. The Sidewinder has a straight slope that leads up to six giant twists and corners. This track also allows up to three people per globe and reaches a whopping 350m, making it the longest track at OGO. The Big Air track is newly developed, with its opening date the 1st of October 2018. The Big Air is made up of drops, corners and turns on a 300m stretch, allowing up to two people per globe. Lastly, the Mega track, which is also 300m long and allows two people per globe, is an aqua zorbing experience. It consists of a high drop and aquatic fun at the same time.

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Zorbing As A South African Adventure

With the extreme thrill and excitement that comes along with zorbing, it is no surprise that is has spread not only to Europe, USA, and Asia but also to sunny South Africa. The hilly landscapes and views make this a perfect addition to the countries many extreme adventures and suits the exhilarating atmosphere found in this destination. Most tourists are attracted by other wild sports, such as zip lining, bungee jumping, and skydiving, but now there is a new attraction to excite visitors. The Western Cape has adopted this activity to a large extent, with five various locations within the province under the official Zorb franchise.

Zorb Cape Town offers their activities on beaches, in private gardens, in Melkbos, on wine farms and the McPherson venue. The zorbing on beaches takes place on a variety of seaside locations across the West Coast. Wine farms such as those in the Paarl area host zorbing activities and functions, while the McPherson venue hosts ice hockey zorbing adventures in an indoor skating rink. This unique form of fun has no trouble fitting in with the type of ventures found throughout the Western Cape.

Although the head office and equipment are based in Bellville, Cape Town, the fun can be taken anywhere at any time at the client’s convenience. This means that, beyond the above-mentioned locations, Zorb Cape Town also offers their services for private functions such as parties, festivals, sports days and fun days at schools, weddings and other occasions involving a large group of people. This adventure makes for the perfect addition to any event, being available to children and adults alike. The service provided by this zorbing company comes with the inflatable orbs that can either be rolled down hills or on inflatable ramps and slides that extend for 5m.

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