Walking from one mountain to another, suspended high above the ground with only a vast valley opening up below, is not for the faint of heart.
But thrill seekers – and infrastructure lovers – will be flocking to the resort. Dolni Morava in the northeast of the Czech Republic, to climb the world’s longest suspended walkway.
Under construction for the past two years, the 721-meter-long (2,365-foot) extension, aptly named Sky Bridge 721 , was officially opened this Friday, May 13. The walkway promises spectacular views of the Jeseníky Mountains and clouds and an overall electrifying, if somewhat terrifying, experience.
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Austrian blogger Victoria Fellner visited Sky Bridge 721 earlier this week as part of a pre-opening event, sharing photos on her Instagram account.
Fellner told CNN Travel that taking the first step on the bridge gave him “turned to his stomach.”
But that initial fear subsided as she admired the landscape around her.
“I was afraid the bridge would shake a lot, but it wasn’t that bad,” Fellner said. “The view is really impressive and you can even see the forest down there through the trellis! Luckily I’m not afraid of heights.
Sky Bridge 721, suspended by cables, stands 95 meters above the valley floor and spans between 1,110 and 1,116 meters above sea level. The bridge can be accessed by cable car and crossing is a one-way path.
Upon exiting the footbridge on the other side, visitors can follow a forest path paved with signs detailing Czech history. There is also a corresponding virtual reality phone game.
The 1.2 meter wide Sky Bridge is open to children of all ages and heights, but is not suitable for people with strollers or wheelchairs.
Currently, travelers must book Sky Bridge 721 tickets in advance, with adult prices starting at CZK 350.
Dolní Morava, situated on the Czech border with Poland, is a holiday destination that is also home to ski slopes, an alpine roller coaster, reputedly the second longest in Europe, a mountaintop restaurant and an attraction called the Sky Walk – a curved structure with wooden walkway and slide located at 1,116 meters above sea level.
The Czech Republic’s Sky Bridge is 154 meters longer than the current Guinness World Record suspended walkway, the Baglung Parbat walkway in Gandaki Province, Nepal.
Sky Bridge 721 is about a 2.5-hour drive from the Czech capital, Prague.
Source: CNN Brasil