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Only the brave dare this thrilling bungee feat (Ascona-Locarno Tourism - foto Alessio Pizzicannella)

Bungee like Bond, if you dare

Channel your inner James Bond with a kick! Let Goldeneye be your inspiration as you bungee jump from the Contra Tenero Dam in Ticino, just like 007 in the movie.

If Pierce Brosnan can do it, so can you – bungee off the Contra Dam in Verzasca

Soar into Switzerland’s breathtaking Verzasca valley

Channel your inner James Bond with a kick! Let Goldeneye be your inspiration as you bungee jump from the Contra Tenero Dam in Ticino, just like 007 in the movie. Also known as the Verzasca Dam, the structure spans the gorgeously green valley of the same name, with narrow, rocky cliff walls adding to the thrill of the jump.

If diving off a 200-ft bridge with a cord tied around your ankles isn’t on your wish list, spend the day hiking the winding trails that lead up to the dam, feasting on buckwheat-infused polenta and grilled pork chops in a rustic mountain grotto along the way.

Val Verzasca is home to beautiful blue swimming holes
Val Verzasca is home to beautiful blue swimming holes

Bungee Jumping - Diga Verzasca (Ascona-Locarno Tourism - foto Alessio Pizzicannella)
Bungee Jumping – Diga Verzasca (Ascona-Locarno Tourism – foto Alessio Pizzicannella)

If you do decide to take the plunge, trekking companies offer different types of bungee activities—with jumps from forward to backward, to feet first (for experienced jumpers only!). ticino.ch

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© This article was first published in June-July 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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