Zorbing in Madrid is maybe the only sport you can play face first, feet first, sitting down, standing up and backwards. Zorb or sphering on a stag or hen trip to Madrid is the silliest, but most exhilarating activity of them all. And you might be mistaken for thinking it’s all going down hill from here on.
First of all, feeling good about that breakfast? Good. You’ll be harnessed into a big inflatable ball, about three metres in diameter, with a copious cushion of air between you and the ground. Then you’ll be chucked down a hill, reaching speeds of up to 50km per hour on a 200m tumble. You’ll feel the G-forces as you go head over heels with the true zorbonaut’s sensation of weightlessness from the tops of the zorb, with the alternating view of Madrid’s blue sky then the green grass one after the other, as you go sphering down the hill in 3D and 360 degrees.
It’s pretty much you v the hill. But to be honest you don’t stand a chance.
For those who want the only adrenaline-surge water sport on dry land, try the Water Zorb. In Hydrozorbing you are not harnessed, but supported by water, and you can run, tumble, or slide inside the ball. Whether it’s a sauna-like hot wash or a bracing cold rinse, you’ll certainly come out of the spin cycle feeling renewed.
You can also double up with one of your mates in a Two-Man Zorb – this is not only a great bonding experience, but a good way of seeing how stupid you look too! If you view this all as just, eh merely abzorb, you’re still right. It’s all 100% safe!
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