from £50.00
  • How Many Zips? 2 (Big Zip Alpha & Little Zip Bravo)
  • Adventure Duration up to 2 hours
  • How Long Is the 1st Zip? Big Zip (Alpha) - 920m
  • How Long Is the 2nd Zip? Little Zip (Bravo) - 620m
  • How Fast? up to 70mph+
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Phoenix Essentials

About Phoenix

She has risen. Phoenix is open now at Zip World Tower at the former Tower Colliery site in Aberdare, South Wales, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Containing two incredible zip lines, Phoenix is a record-breaker, being the fastest seated zip line in the world, and Zip World’s steepest. You’ll travel at speeds up to 70 mph and with four lines situated side by side, can race friends and family to be the fastest, making it a great choice for stag and hen dos, or even corporate trips.

The first zip line takes you down Rhigos mountain, across the Llyn Fawr reservoir, offering stunning views of the Cynon Valley and enjoying the very fastest speeds, racing in to the landing point as you fly above the trees. The second line returns you back to Tower Colliery and the Zip World site, spanning over 1.5 kilometres in total.

You’ll return to earth just outside the Cegin Glo Bar and Bistro, serving delicious, locally sourced food and drink to top off your adventurous day out (not to mention a fully stocked bar for those stag/hen parties!). Also on site is the Tower Coaster, a perfect family adventure or adrenaline activity a bit closer to solid ground!

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You are not permitted to take your own camera on this adventure.

Who's it for?

Max 130kg
Min 1.2m
Ratio 1:3
1 participating adult 18+ for every 3 people <18

What is a Summit site?

Unlock your full potential at a Zip World Summit site; from the world’s fastest zip line, to the UK’s only underground bouncy playground, the ultimate experience awaits on our world-class Summit sites; the best-of-the-best when it comes to unique, extraordinary adventure activities, restaurants and facilities.

Step into a whole new world and soak up the stunning locations, some of which are based in world-heritage status areas, and enjoy the thrill of adventure in a breath-taking space you’ve never before experienced. Unlock your potential and push yourself to embark on a truly epic, memorable adventure that will leave you feeling accomplished. Enjoy everything the site has to offer, including exceptional food and beverage options, comfortable facilities, and WiFi.

Where are we?

Home to Phoenix, Tower Climber and Tower Flyer, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.


Zip World Tower
Hirwaun, CF44 9UF

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Play, eat, drink

Cegin Glo

Whether you’re in need of a refuel after your Zip World adventure, or want to sit back, relax, enjoy some stunning views alongside great food and drink, Cegin Glo is the spot for you. This modern yet rustic Bar & Bistro is the perfect setting to compliment the site’s rich history as a former coal mine, and references to its prolific past can be seen in every nook and cranny.

Cashless site (card payments only) Cashless site (card payments only)
Free car parking Free car parking
Toilets Toilets
Restaurant Restaurant
Video & photo packages available (additional cost applies) Video & photo packages available (additional cost applies)
Shop Shop
Dogs are welcome, but must be attended at all times and can not be left during your activity Dogs are welcome, but must be attended at all times and can not be left during your activity

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