The Zipline

Prices

First ride: 150 kr/20 Euro

Subsequent rides: 75 kr/ 10 Euro*

*Must take place immediately after the first ride, while you’re still wearing the equipment!!

We accept your hard-earned Danish kroner, your allowance money, buried treasure, MobilePay, Euros and most credit cards.

Opening dates 2018

The zipline is open from 30 June to 12 August 2018 10 AM – 5 PM.

The Danish Nature Agency has reserved the right to allow others to use this area for other purposes. Should this happen, it will be announced at least 14 days in advance on this page and on Facebook.com/tovbanen.

Closed in 2018:

Practical information

The zipline is at Opal Lake (in Danish: Opalsøen), near Allinge and not far from the Hammershus ruin. Drive towards Hammerhavn. When you reach Sænevej, you’ll see signs for the zipline (in Danish: Tovbanen.dk).

  • Bring a bathing suit and a towel (you end up in the water)
  • Changing rooms are available
  • Purchase tickets in the tent situated between Opal Lake and Hammersø
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • We are not responsible for property such as jewelry, watches, glasses, cameras, etc.
  • If you really need your glasses to see, they should be secured with a glasses strap
  • Long hair should be secured with an elastic band
  • You can borrow a pair of flip-flops for the walk up to the starting point (it’s about 500 meters from the tent to the zipline)
  • There’s a toilet near the shelter area and at Hammerhavn
  • We don’t make appointments. Just show up.

Fakta om Tovbanen

The zipline was established in 2000. Back then we had a little team-building business, and one day we started talking about how much fun it could be to make a long zipline across the lake.

A 400 meter long rope was purchased and stretched out across the lake between a couple of trees. The first time we tried it out, we had no idea of how fast the ride would be. We just took off. It was really fast, but it slowed down as we approached the water, and the landing was fine.

The zipline was used for a couple of teambuilding events, and in 2001 it was opened to the public for the first time. In the meantime, an extra rope had been purchased which greatly improved safety. It also provided better control, enabling the rider to land feet first.

Over the years, the zipline was further developed. The ropes have always had a tensile strength of more than 6 tons, with a diameter of 8 or 10 millimeters. Harnesses and rope rollers are made by Kong, a brand we sell ourselves. To begin with, trees were used as anchor points, but we now use the cliffs themselves. A seven-ton piece of cliff rock was placed at the bottom in 2002, and the ropes were fastened to it there. The zipline can be put in place by one person without the use of pulley blocks or the like. A brake system was developed to avoid collision with the rubber boat.

The zipline is set up and taken down every day. This was a requirement from the Danish Nature Agency. We think this is a good idea, because it allows us to inspect the ropes at the same time.

There have never been any serious accidents. There have been a small number of injuries. Each time, we have analyzed what happened and how to avoid future occurrences. Among other things, we have changed the instructions several times, but customers sometimes have their minds elsewhere, allowing the instructions take something of a back seat. We have experienced some near-misses due to people swimming under the zipline in the landing area. We have therefore marked off the entire landing area and posted signs prohibiting bathing and swimming under the line. Apart from reducing the risk of accidents, this has also improved the general flow, because we don’t have to wait for swimmers cutting across this area.

The zipline is inspected once a year by Force Technology, which also makes unannounced visits in the summertime. We have been approved without reservation every time.

We do what we can to ensure our customers a good, safe experience.