In addition to the adrenaline empire comprised of the three Zip World sites in North Wales, the fourth and most recent Zip World site to join the family is Zip World Tower. Developed on the former Tower Colliery coal mining site in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, Zip World Tower is home to two thrilling zip line rides, Phoenix and Tower Flyer.

Phoenix is the fastest seated zip line in the world and the steepest in the whole Zip World range. There are four lines beside each other, giving you the chance to race friends and family at speeds of up to 70 mph. In the first Phoenix zone you ride down the Rhigos mountain and across the Llyn Fawr reservoir, experiencing breathtaking panoramic views, to where the pit head remains. The second line takes you back to Tower Colliery, almost a mile in total!

There'll be a strong sense of anticipation, and probably a few nerves, from the moment you arrive. You'll be bussed from reception and equipped with goggles, helmets and harnesses before a thorough safety check of all the clasps and carabiners to give you peace of mind. Then it’s down to you to leave the platform and take it all in on the way down.

Four people waiting to go down the zip line
A four line zipwire down a wooded hillside.

Zip World Tower, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales

If you're not quite ready to take on the adrenaline rush of Phoenix, Tower Flyer, is a mini zip lining adventure with two lines side-by-side, giving you the opportunity to race each other. With a minimum age of three years with a participating adult, and nine years with a spectating adult, it’s suitable for most families.

There are three zipping zones, with stunning views of the Rhigos mountain range. The first zip line will see you flying 115 metres alongside the historic Tower Colliery, landing on the second tower. Slightly higher up this time, you’ll soar 80 metres on the second zip line, to land on the third tower for your final flight of a further 75 metres of zip lining, before landing safely on the ground.

Discover Your Adventure At Zip World

Take flight on our Tower Flyer, a mini zip lining adventure with 3 zipping zones and 2 lines side-by-side, ideal for kids or adults!

Posted by Zip World on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

When you need to catch your breath, there’s the Cegin Glo Bar and Bistro on hand to refresh you with locally-sourced food and drink as you take in the magnificent views. The patio at Cegin Glo is made with slate from the landscape of North West Wales, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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