8 of the Most Fascinating Cable-Car Rides

Some of the best scenery in the world comes from high above. If you’d like to get a great bird’s eye view of some of the most beautiful sites, you can take these amazing cable car trips.

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1. Switzerland

One of the best ways to get some amazing views of the Swiss Alps is to take the cable car known as CabriO. This is actually an open-air gondola and is reportedly the first double-decker system in the world when it comes to cable cars. You’ll be able to breathe in the fresh mountain air as you get some incredible views of Mount Stanserhorn. The cable car’s lower deck can fit 60 passengers while the upper deck can hold another 30.

2. India

In India you’ll find the Gulmarg Gondola in the Jammu and Kashmir state in the community of Gulmarg. This is actually a popular destination with skiers and it’s been developed quite a bit recently. This system can move close to 600 passengers each hour to and from the magnificent Kongdoori Mountain, which is close to Afarwat Peak. The views are stunning along the way.

3. California/Nevada, USA

You’ll find the popular Heavenly Gondola just where Nevada meets California. It’s located close to the popular Heavenly Mountain Resort and it takes passengers up to the top of the mountain in just over 10 minutes. On the way you’ll get some great views of the one and only Lake Tahoe. When you reach the mountain peak you’ll then be able to see Carson Valley from the large observation deck.

4. Britain

You won’t find many cable car systems in Britain, but you will find one called the Heights of Abraham. This is known as the nation’s first cable car route. It takes passengers over top of a wonderful limestone gorge and ends up in a lovely country park that sits on top of Masson Hill.

5. Malaysia

The Panorama Langkawi Cable Car is one of the most popular sites on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island. It operates from the base of Machincang Mountain and will take you to the peak of Gunung Machinchang. When you get there, you’ll find a couple of observation platforms which provide visitors with a superb view of the surrounding countryside and islands.

6. British Columbia, Canada

If you head to the popular ski resort town of Whistler you’ll find the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. This cable car takes tourists and locals over to the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. You’ll get some splendid views of the local area since the cable cars come with glass bottoms.

7. Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, you can travel on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. This route is just over three miles in length and it travels from the community of Tung Chung, which lies near the airport, and it takes you over to one of Lantau Island’s highest mountain peaks. The views are out of this world as you’ll see the South China Sea as well as North Lantau Country Park, as well as the Tian Tan Buddha which looks over the Po Lin Monastery.

8. Australia

One of Australia’s best cable cars is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This takes passengers on a five-mile round trip from Caravonica, which is a suburb of Cairns, and takes you to the Queensland community of Kuranda. The cable car ride takes you over Barron Gorge National Park, which sits inside of a tropical rainforest. Some visitors take the cable car there and then come back on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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