Ever paused for a minute and thought about what that huge ball is doing jumping around with a live person inside it? That’s not just any massive ball – that’s a zorbing orb.
Zorbing is one of the trendiest and craziest outdoor pastime in the world. It’s also called orbing, sphering as well as globe-riding. Come on! Who doesn’t like the idea of rolling down a hill inside a transparent massive ball? It is as fun as it all sounds and we all love it.
Zorbing can be done on land or water. Both ways are extremely fun, thrilling and memorable. The first zorbing location in the world was in Rotorua, New Zealand however from there it has spread to more than 50 nations across the globe. Perhaps being trapped in a hamster ball doesn’t sound enjoyable to many of you however rest assured, zorbing is really the thing to try on your next holiday.
What Is Zorbing?
This rolling ball is made up of two parts (for travelling on land), a large ball and a small ball inside. The orb is completely transparent so that you are able to enjoy the view while you’re riding. The two layers are needed for the bouncing and dodging rough surfaces, so the rider remains safe inside. The water balls have just one layer. Also, there is a type of zorbing where you fill the ball with water, but just a little bit, so when you begin rolling you get the feeling of being in a washing machine.
Here are the best places to go zorbing.
Zorbinganlange in Germany is one of the best zorbing sites in Europe. It is located on Schützenstraße 100, 79822 Titisee-Neustadt at the bottom of Hochfirst Schanze nearby the World Cup ski jump basin on the B31 in the Neustadt district. You are able to reach the location via car utilising the B31 and exiting at Neustadt-Mitte. After this you’ll follow the direction markers to the zorbing site. Also, it’s reachable via train from Donaueschingen or Freiburg and it will take you around 10 minutes to arrive at the am Bahnhof Neustadt (which translates as the Black Forest).
GO Zorbing, London
GO Zorbing London is the UK’s largest and most exciting Zorbing park! Their zorbing balls are custom built by the industry’s best manufacturer. These balls are constructed with a polythene inner capsule that is suspended from thousands of nylon strings so creating a safe comfort zone for a head-over-heels exhilarating ride. Their run has been professionally designed to be the perfect distance for Zorbing. They have the best equipment and facilities to be found in the UK.
Amesbury Sports Park, New England
This park has a couple of the steepest zorbing hills that provide an adrenaline rush that rivals a big win when playing Aussie slots online. It also offers water zorbing during the summer months. Up to three people at a time are able to enjoy a ride in the large sphere. If not zorbing you are able to snow tube during the cold months. Summer is a far more attractive proposition for some because of the Annual Brew Fest.