It is the only cross-border zip line in the world. There are 720 meters of adrenaline, which connect Sanlúcar de Guadiana to Alcoutim. Sit down with courage?
Limite Zero is the name of the organization that manages the only cross-border zip line in the world, which links Portugal and Spain. More specifically, it allows the connection between Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana, sliding on a cable stretched over that Iberian river. The adventure reopens on the 29th of March.
The highest point is in the Spanish town and you go down towards Portugal, so the direction is always Sanlúcar – Alcoutim.
This zip line is already well known by the local public and visitors alike, having been in operation since 2013. However, it has gained more and more fans and admirers.
For this very reason, LimiteZero’s service is not limited to sliding: the organization also arranges transport to remote Sanlúcar, in Huelva, even from Faro.
If you are already thinking about venturing out, the best thing is book online.
Crossing the Guadiana on a zip line: unforgettable
How the zipline over the Guadiana works
After arriving in peaceful Sanlúcar, participants are transported, in groups of 8, by the LimiteZero team, with the equipment and helmets already provided by the organization.
The 720 meter crossing on a suspended cable between Portugal and Spain, more specifically between the banks of the Guadiana, takes less than 2 minutes and at a speed that can reach 80 kilometers per hour.
At the end of the crossing, already on national soil, it is necessary to take a short journey of 5 minutes to the Alcoutim pier.
This information is relevant because if you have left your car on the other side, you will have to take a ferry. The cost of this transport is included in the ticket for the zipline crossing
Attention: If you leave the car in Portugal to head towards Sanlúcar, taking advantage of the zip-line ride to return, you already have to buy a ticket.
As we mentioned earlier, the LimiteZero zip line has attracted many tourists year after year. On websites specializing in tourist activities, it is possible to see that among the most frequent positive reviews is praise for the competence and attention of the staff.
feeling of security
Security is also another of the positive points mentioned on websites specializing in reviews. As it is a physical-sporting activity, it is symptomatic of the good service provided.
Among the safety rules required for extra equipment are the characteristics of age and weight: minimum 14 years old and maximum 110 kilos in weight.
Finally, speed is also highlighted; in this case, her absence. It may seem strange, but most participants end up being pleased with the acceptable speed at which the route is taken: neither too slow nor too fast, allowing you to enjoy the unobstructed view.
This note about speed is also important for the more adventurous: some visitors, with poorly managed expectations, end up feeling cheated when they realize that this is not an extreme activity.
An Iberian Peninsula to discover
This activity with balanced doses of adrenaline, such as ziplining, is a calling card for a little explored area of the Iberian Peninsula. In this way, you can take advantage of your trip to Alcoutim/Sanlúcar to get to know these lands irrigated by the Guadiana.
Alcoutim it is a quiet Portuguese village that has all the peace and good food that the Alentejo has to offer. It also has the New Castle, built in the 16th century, whose visit allows a panoramic view over the village.
For those who want to go swimming, there are also alternatives, namely Ribeira de Cadavais, where there is a river beach, with a blue flag.
On the other side of the border is Sanlúcar from Guadiana. The old mills, the Church of Nossa Senhora das Flores and the Castle of S. Marcos are the buildings and constructions that arouse the most interest among visitors.
As on the Portuguese shore, Sanlúcar is also awarded with a river beach. If you intend to stay overnight in the area, a quick online search points to a greater variety of accommodation solutions on the Portuguese shores.