The site of some of the most legendary stunt scenes
Named after the original and legendary jump of the 007 movie “GoldenEye” with James Bond in her majesty’s service, this place has been the site of many more movies and stunt scene productions over the years, such as in the famous Bollywood movie “Doom3”, “Fire; Ice & Dynamite” from Bogner as well as TV-productions such as “the Amazing Race” or “Verstehen Sie Spass”. The GoldenEye stunt was awarded “best film stunt” at the time and has remained famous over the years. Slip into the skin of a 007-agent and (re)live the excitement of this classy jump. An feeling of freedom beyond compare!
The origins of Bungy Jumping in Switzerland trace back to the “land diving” of Pentecost, Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific where men dive off trees with lianas tied around their ankles. As far back as the people of the island can remember and up to this day, each spring the people of Vanuatu celebrate the land diving festival. The land dives are perdominantly perfomed by young men. In week-long preparations a scaffold tower reaching heights of 15-30 m is built by using just bamboo.
The construction served as a jump platform from which the brave yound mend dive off head first into the void. Beforehand the men choose those lianas that are most flexible and fix them around their ankles on top of the platform before the jump. With great care and attention the material is checked and optimized over and over again since the goal is to dive as close to the ground as possible – even touching the ground gently! It is a tradition, an initiation rite for the young men. Only after completion of this rite of passage are the young men welcomed into adulthood.
In the 80ies a rescourceful New Zealander took over their idea and undertook several tests using elastic ropes. With the Kawarau bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand, the first official Bungy Jump of the world opened its gates.
Towards the end of the 80ies the brothers Anton and Peter Draganits with their company Trekking Team Ldt. introduced Bungy Jumping to Switzerland.
The Bungy jumping site on the Verzasca dam is open seasonal, from the Easter weekend through to the end of October every Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
During the summer school holidays in July and August we are open from Wednesday through to Sunday, afternoons.
For groups of 5 persons and more we can organise special openings during the above mentioned season. For night jumps we require a minimum of 10 jumpers. Please note that there are no discounts (group, student, youth etc.) for special openings.
Generally night jumps; dates Summer 2019: 15th August and 14th September 2019
General health requirements: The jumper needs to be in a good and healthy physical condition. Participants with the following health conditions are explicitly excluded from bungy jumping: Pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, heart disorders, epilepsy, damage to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders, glaucoma, ocular hypertension, chronic ear ailments with disturbance of equilibrium.
Furthermore the jumper must not be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or mind-altering medication.
Please refer to your doctor before you book a jump if you're taking medication or are insecure about whether you are fit to do a bungy jump or not. You will be signing a liability release before your jump.
Weight limits: Minimum 45 kg; Maximum 115 kg
Age / necessary documents: There is no minimum age for Bungy jumping but the minimum weight is a requirement. Participants under the legal age of 18 years need the signed declaration of consent from a parent.
Bungy jumpers over 65 years of age please bring a medical statement that you are fit for the jump.
The 007 Bungy site is situated on the Verzasca dam in the canton of Ticino, southern Switzerland. The artificial lake is the Lago die Vogorno. Your next bigger towns are Locarno or also Bellinzona. The dam belongs to the commune of Gordola with the postal code 6596. Once you reach Gordola, remain on the main road until you see the turn off into the Valle Verzasca. Take that turn off and continue on the Via Valle Verzasca until you see the immense dam after about 2km. The Bungy site is situated in the middle on top of the dam. There's a parking lot. The bus also stops next to the parking lot and is called "Diga Verzasca".
Arriving by plane:The closest airports are either Zürich (Switzerland) or Milan (Italy). The journey by (rental) car takes roughly 3 hours from Zürich Airport and about 2 hours from Milan. We recommend to allow for more travel time during peak season in summer. Train & bus from Zürich will take about 3 hours and from Milan roughly 4 hours.
Arriving by train/bus:Depending on where you travel from you'll either catch the bus in Tenero or Locarno. From there it's a bus ride via Gordola and up the valley (bus 321 direction Sonogno) to your final destination "Diga Verzasca". If you travel by public transport we recommend to book one of the following jumping times: 13h00 (except Sundays) or 16h00. There are a few more busses during peak season in summer. So best check your timetable and book your jump accordingly. The bus stop is 5 minutes from the site.
Choose the region "Lago Maggiore and valley" and pick your accomodation or camping in the region of Ascona and Locarnoaus und buchen Sie Ihre Unterkunft oder Ihren Campingplatz in Ascona oder Locarno (20-25 mins to the Verzasca dam). Both places are close or directly at the lake where you'll find lots of restaurants, bars. Check out the numerous festivals in the summer!
Tandems are not possible on the dam.To spice up your jumping experience - from the 2nd jump onwards you can do backwards jumps and from the third (at very earliest) the Ultimo jump (reservation for the latter MANDATORY). It's the jump master's decision whether a special jump is doable or not (experience, weather etc.).
We recommend to book and pay over our Online Booking Platform. In any case we'll need your credit card details as a guarantee in order to make the booking and you can also pay on site in cash, CHF or EUR (or credit card).
For group reservations we need a 25% prepayment and a credit card guarantee for the remaining bookings.
WHY? We have to plan ahead, we need to organise staff etc. There are terms & conditions and cancellations policies - please read them carefully - they apply for every booking.
Yes, you can!We cannot jump when the dam overflows (happens only very rarely but we have to abide by the directives of the Verzasca SA). We cannot jump with thunderstorms & lightning (the latter being the problem, not the rain) and thick fog. However this is usually a matter of time - thunderstorms and fog usually pass and we can resume Bungy jumping.
Yes for contact lenses; no for the glasses unless you bring a strap or a pair of goggles that can be attached to your harness. But be aware that we cannot be held liable for any loss or damage to your glasses.
Participants with the following health conditions are explicitly excluded from bungy jumping: Pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, heart disorders, epilepsy, damage to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders, recent eye surgery, ocular hypertension, chronic ear ailments with disturbance of equilibrium.
With your signature on the registration form you confirm to be of good health and have no ailments that could be problematic with Bungy jumping.
Once you arrive at the reception trailer you fill in your registration form, do the payment, then we check your weight, get rid of everything in your pockets (car keys and such!), we give you further infos, get your harness, do a jump training and once we're all ready to go you'll be called up to the platform for the jump. One you're back from the jump - go get a drink and your certificate at the registration trailer.
No! It'll be costly - here's why: Please read our cancellation policy Annullationsbestimmungen. Once you book your jump - you step into a binding contract with a provider of an activity - that's us.And for last minute fears: We do understand that that the dam is high and impressive. But that's why you came here in the first place! It's not a walk through the park but you could do that any day and anyone can do that, right? You came here for something special, you made your mind up - so go for it! You'll love it, it'll be fun and you're allowed to be totally proud of yourself for doing it!
Bungy jumping is comparable with any other outdoor activity such as biking, surfing, hiking etc. As long as all instructions and directions given by our jump masters are being carefully followed, there's really no need to worry.
The regulations in Switzerland for companies offering outdoor activities are very strict. We abide by the rules of the Swiss Outdoor Association as well as the safety lable "Safety in Adventures".
Trekking Team AG was a foundation member and is member of the board of the Swiss Outdoor Association defining standards of safety, training and certification of outdoor guides in various fields, especially Bungy jump masters and specialists.
The „Safety in Adventure„ foundation is an NPO. They define the safety requirements and regulations and the strict compliance of such by conducting audits on a regular basis.
These guys rule! I just did the 220 meter James Bond 007 GoldenEye jump and it was an unforgettable experience. These guys use the best gear, have the best vibes and make it a good time! I jumped while Beck - Loser was playing in the back and came up to Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody! Highly recommend this team and company to give you that adrenaline fix you crave. Doctor's orders!
Andreas Daza, September 2017 (Google Review)
007 BUNGY JUMP
Best experience ever! Definitely worth the price! Amazing views and staff is amazing! Just do it!