After mastering the art of slacklining—well, at least the basics, since you can always create an extra balance challenge for yourself—it only seems natural to take your equipment and skills on all of your travels. Maybe you’ll set one up at your campsite or in the park of the city you’re visiting. Or, perhaps, you’ll take it the next level, set up your line above some of the most beautiful views on the planet and create a daring adventure for yourself. If you choose the latter, here are some places to consider (so long as you’re comfortable with your skills and you bring proper safety equipment, because intense beauty can also mean higher risk when it comes to the outdoors):
Gavea Stone, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
High above Rio, with your slackline set up over the Gavea Stone, you’ll get a gorgeous view of the city on a clear day, or an incredible view of the clouds. At night, you’ll see the city light up. And the ocean? It will only inspire you.
Cala Goloritzè Beach, Sardinia, Italy
On the secluded beach Cala Goloritzè on the coast of Sardinia, there’s an incredible rock feature perfect for rigging your line just above the water. Time it right, and you’ll get a great view of the sunset while you slack.
Moab Desert, Utah
There’s no one place in the Moab Desert you absolutely must set up your line; Moab is full of incredible spots that boast gorgeous scenery for slackliners. With the red rock as a backdrop and perhaps impeccable timing to be balancing at sunset, the entire experience will definitely feel sublime.
Lost Arrow Spire, Yosemite Valley, California
Lost Arrow Spire, a detached pillar in Yosemite Valley, isn’t just a fantastic place to climb. It’s all a fantastic place to slack. When you make your way across your rigged line, you’ll get a view of almost the entire valley, with all of its gorgeous greenery and gray rock.
Seal Rocks, Australia
When you rig your slackline along the rocky coastline at Seal Rocks in Australia, you treat yourself to a view of the blue-green water and a perfect vantage point for whale watching in the distance. Plus, none of the worries associated with highlining, since you’ll be just above the water.
Ko Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand
On the island of Ko Yao Noi, an area partially known for its incredible climbing routes, there are several fantastic places to set up your line: on the beach, off cliffs and high above the water. No matter where you set up on the island, you’ll be surrounded by phenomenal scenery: clear light blue/greenish water, incredible limestone rocks, lush greenery and more.
French Alps, France
Who said slacklining was just for warmer climates? Set up anywhere you can find among the French Alps and you’ll get to look at the gorgeous snow-capped mountains the entire time.
Glaciers of Gasherbrum II
Located on the border of Pakistan and China, the glaciers of Gasherbrum II are an insanely beautiful, albeit especially dangerous place to rig your line. Not for the weak of heart, it has been done, but it’s not a touristy place to slack.
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Where’s the place to get the best view of the entirety of Cape Town? From the top of Table Mountain on a highline, of course. After you climb, set up your line and have at it. You’ll get a fantastic view of the city, as well as of the coastline and all the rocky hills in the distance.
Kilauea Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii
Also not for the weak of heart is a slackline above the Kileauea Volcano on the Big Island in Hawaii. Dangerous, yes, but what is sublimity if not a rigged line over lava?