Way back in 2015, Hubby and Kian visited North Wales and took on the challenge of Zip World Titan, a four person zip line which offers spectacular views over moor, mountain and mine and encompasses three separate zip lines – Anarchy, Bedlam and Chaos.
Ever since they have been dropping hints left, right and centre about taking on Zip World’s Velocity 2 – The Fastest Zip Line in the World.
Velocity 2 is not only the fastest zip line in the world, with speeds up to 125mph, but it is also the longest in Europe at 1,555 metres long and 500 feet above Penrhyn Quarry.
Knowing we were visiting North Wales this week, I booked them on to do the zip, which is around half an hours drive from where we are staying in Anglesey.
At arrival you check-in and get kitted up in some rather fetching red boiler suits, a helmet and protective goggles. It is then a short walk to a smaller zip wire for a taster of what is to come.
It was fascinating watching them laid on the specially made ‘air beds’ and getting their harness attached.
The bed then lowers leaving them suspended before launching them across the lake.
After you fly across the quarry, the line lowers you to the ground gently and you are loaded into a lorry to be transported to the top of the quarry to ride Velocity 2.
It is around a 20 minute ride to the top and the Skyline building, where they riders are sent down the Velocity Zip Line in groups of 4.
There is good phone signal here, so I was communicating with them right up until they were ready to get connected to the zip line, so I knew roughly when they would launch.
We instantly knew it was them thanks to the cries of “BOGIES” as they whizzed past!!
Both Hubby and Kian loved every second and came off feeling exhilarated and wanting to do it all over again!!
Top Tips for visiting Zip World Velocity
Flights are cheaper mid-week, at £65, so if you are on a budget and are flexible you could save a lot of money. Weekend and holidays could cost you up to £89 per person.
If you plan on visit other Zip World locations, you can buy discounted packages for all three sites.
Action Cam Footage
We are lucky enough to own a GoPro, however you can hire a Garmin Action Cam for an extra £19 per person.
If there are two or more of you and you only want hire one, put it on the lightest person as they will get a shot of everyone out in front.
Be prepared for lots of waiting around as each session lasts around 2 hours. There is a picnic area, restaurant / cafe and viewing platform, however if you have children with you there is nothing for them to do.
Photo’s / Videos
There is the opportunity to buy Zip World’s footage of your flight and a photo at an extra cost of £15 per person.
A photo only is slightly cheaper at £10 per person.
All the facilities are in the main hub, so make sure you “go” before you get kitted up!!
All-in-all a visit to ride Velocity is a great experience, but I would not recommend taking children as there is a lot of waiting around with nothing for them to do.