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Abseiling is a challenging activity that requires descending from a steep slope. It is definitely an adventurous act for adrenaline lovers, but it can be performed at specialized facilities as well. Make sure to read through our guide below if you would like to discover more about the most practical tips on abseiling and best spots to do it.

What is Abseiling?

what is abseiling

Abseiling is a recreational activity that involves descending down using a rope in controlled conditions from a mountain, cliff or a man-made structure and also known as rappelling in the United States. Its origin dates back to 1879 in the Alps to reach its highest peaks and since then, it became a popular recreational activity both indoors and outdoors. 

How to do Abseiling?

how to do abseiling

If you are new to abseiling, it is recommended for you to try it indoors. For beginners, it is possible to get a sense of the sport in indoors mountain climbing gyms. In outdoors, there must be a fixed abseil point on the top to keep you safe during sliding and probably is the most crucial part of the sport since if it fails you are most likely to fall. Try to observe experienced abseilers while they are descending and knotting.  

Before You Go- Stuff You Need to Know

  • In order to abseil properly, it is good to improve your rope knotting skills.
  • You can watch POV abseiling videos to get a sense of the sport and common heights.

Abseiling Equipment List: What Equipment is Needed for Abseiling?

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Abseiling is a rock-climbing sport in its essence and its equipment is all there to maximize your safety during it. 

Ropes

Abseiling ropes are one of the most important pieces of equipment for abseiling. They have to be thick and secure for your safety since they can be damaged or cut by rock edges.

Rappel Device and Locking Carabiner

The speed of descending is controlled via a rappel device. A locking carabiner is a large clip that holds all descending system together and attaches you to the climbing harness.  

Climbing Harness

A climbing harness is fitted around the waist and legs to secure your descend adequately.

Helmet

A helmet is an essential safety item for abseiling since it is possible to get head injuries from loose rocks. 

Gloves

Gloves are there to protect your hands from the rope as you descend and make the process more comfortable.  If you are planning to travel with your equipment, there might be additional costs. You can click here to check the extra services price table. 

When is the Best Time for Abseiling?

best time for abseiling

Abseiling is most often enjoyed in comfortable weather so it is best to go at it during summer or spring. Early mornings are also the most preferable time of the day to start your abseiling trip.   

Best Spots for Abseiling in Turkey

Antalya / Geyikbayırı Village

Geyikbayırı village is an amazing place for abseiling which is located just outside of Antalya city center and is reachable with public transportation. There are more than a thousand routes in Geyikbayırı for abseiling and the village is also home to many concerts, workshops and social gatherings during summer. Book your flight to Antalya and get ready to discover Geyikbayırı’s museums, open-air markets, and public baths.

Antalya / Çıtdibi Village

Çıtdibi village is one of the fastest developing abseiling centers in the world with its challenging routes. The village is 40 kilometers away from Antalya city center and 25 kilometers away from Geyikbayırı village. Book your flight to Antalya to enjoy Çıtdibi and its amazing surroundings.  

Datça 

Datça is one of the popular summer destinations of Muğla province and also is a growing abseiling center. With your flight ticket to Muğla at hand, you can check out its abseiling routes that are located 10 kilometers uphill from the waterfront near Hızırşah village.

İzmir / Kaynaklar

Kaynaklar village is located in Buca district of İzmir and short bus ride away from the city center. The abseiling route is walking distance away from Kaynaklar village. Book your flight to İzmir and enjoy abseiling in Kaynaklar to enrich your İzmir journey.

Nevşehir / Cappadocia

Cappadocia is one of the most visited attractions in Turkey and is located in the central part of the country. There is an amazing abseiling route in Cappadocia which is meant for beginners. Get your flight ticket to Nevşehir and squeeze a fun abseiling experience to your Cappadocia trip.

Best Spots for Abseiling in the World

 

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is the most populous city of Israel and one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Abseiling is highly popular among the residents of the city so there are many indoor and outdoor abseiling spots in Tel Aviv. Book your flight ticket to Tel Aviv to enjoy its top-notch abseiling routes in addition to discover its vibrant social life and natural attractions.

London 

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and is located on the southeastern part of the country. London is famous for its art scene, historical landmarks, and natural attractions; the city is also full of abseiling enthusiasts. Abseiling in London a bit different than other listed cities since the city does not have many mountains or hills to climb down. Therefore, indoor abseiling in London is immensely developed. After you book your flight ticket to London, you should check out “The Castle” abseiling center where the participants abseil in an old Victorian water pumping station. 

Bishkek

Bishkek is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan and is located in the most northern part of the country, bordering Kazakhstan. Bishkek is built on the foothills of “Pik Semjonow-Tjan-Schanski” and has many amazing abseiling routes. Book your flight ticket to Bishkek to discover the city and its unique abseiling routes.

Almaty

Almaty is the largest city of Kazakhstan and is located in the most southeastern part of the country. Almaty is a mountainous country with many great routes for abseiling as well as for many other outdoor activities such as trekking, mountain biking and skiing. Book your flight ticket to Almaty to enjoy its spectacular mountain range called Kok Boke and its cultural life. 

Geneva

Geneva is surrounded by the Alps which makes it the perfect place to try out rock climbing or abseiling with the breathtaking views. Chamonix-Mont Blanc is located at the border with France and Italy within a short distance from Geneva. Although it is a particularly famous spot for skiing, there are numerous activities for mountaineering. Jura mountains in the north of Switzerland, Western and Eastern Swiss Alps are also great locations for outdoor activities. 

Your flight ticket to Geneva is the first step to discover its varied outdoor recreational activities and its unique atmosphere.  

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