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Longest zipline in Europe to open in Maze's hometown in June


The zipline will be located in the Črna na Koroškem Outdoor park, which is a part of an EU-funded cross-border Naturegame project, worth EUR 2.3 million, aimed at creating a joint tourist project Geopark Karavanke.

Visitors will be able to reach the starting point for the zipline by car but the park will encourage a 40-minute hike or cycling.

The zipline trail will run from Navrški Vrh toward the town's skiing slope and end near the Kogelnik farm. The highest point above the ground will be 206 metres.

According to the CEO of the company Veverca doing the construction work, Klemen Zupanc, the maximum speed will be 120 kilometres per hour and the altitude difference between entry and exit points will be approximately 200 metres. Speed will not be able to be regulated, as zipline cannot be touched, Zupanc told the newspaper Večer.

He expects work to be concluded this week and first tests conducted on Saturday. Črna na Koroškem Mayor Romana Lesjak told the STA that the first person might test the zipline tomorrow.

The project, carried out by the municipality, is worth EUR 400,000. The managing of the zipline will be awarded to the best bidder. If all goes according to plan with obtaining certificate and other permits, the new tourist attraction could welcome first visitors next month.


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