The Aerial Perspective – 6 Most Breathtaking Cable Car Rides

A cable car ride is possibly one of the best bird’s eye view you can get of a city. Kicking back a million miles up in the air while enjoying the sweeping panoramic view of the region; how does one say no to that?

#1 The Zacatecas Cable Car

Oh, just look at that view.
Oh, just look at that view.

Location: Zacatecas, Mexico

Widely known as the Teleferico de Zacatecas in Mexico, this exhilarating ride carries passengers across the valley to the town of La Bufa. Feast your eyes on the comprehensive panorama of the rose-coloured city of plazas, rooftops and domes 279 feet above ground.


#2 Grouse Mountain Skyride

How does anyone say no to that?
How does anyone say no to that?

Location: British Columbia, Canada

America’s largest aerial tramway system, the Grouse Mountain Skyride is located in Northern Vancouver. Hopping on the ride means one thing, and one thing only – breathtaking views of nature’s scenery, the city of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean along with the Gulf Islands from a distance.


#3 Shinhotaka Ropeway

That view sure is overwhelming.
If that view doesn’t overwhelm you, we’re not sure what will.

Location: Okuhida, Japan

Have you ever heard of a double-decker cable car? Well, now you have. A massive two-level aerial lift located on Mount Hotaka, the Shinhotaka Ropeway can take up to 90 people at once. Oh boy, this calls for a 7-minute party above the clouds, with a majestic mountainside view to boot.


#4 Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

It feels almost like you're ascending to the heavens.
It feels almost like you’re ascending to the heavens.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Recorded as one of the oldest aerial transport system, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway was first opened in 1929 in South Africa. It runs on a single cable system and carries 25 passengers at a go. So, take a ride on the cableway to the top of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and enjoy the impressive aerial view, will you?


#5 The Sugarloaf Mountain Aerial Tram

Riding up the mountains!
Riding up the mountains!

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The construction of The Sugarloaf Mountain Aerial Tram transformed Rio de Janeiro into a major tourist destination back in 1912, and has been running since. Keep in mind, you’ll be treated to a 360-degree view of Copacabana, Ipanema, Guanabara Bay, Corcovado Mountains and the ultra popular statue of Christ the Redeemer.


#6 The Peak Tram

Not exactly a cable car, but the view is just as funtastic!
Not exactly a cable car, but the view is just as funtastic!

Location: Hong Kong, China

Okay, we cheated. The Peak Tram doesn’t exactly qualify as a cable car, but we cannot deny the stunning view that comes with this ride. Since we make the rules, we figured we’ll just include this ride on the list. Built 120 years ago, this funicular railway is as iconic as Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, if not more.

Any other spectacular cable car rides we missed out on, nomads?


Main Photo Credit: 1.

Photo Credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6.

Christine Wong

Commonly referred to as “the hungry one’’ by those close to her, when Christine isn’t in the midst of constructing her next literal masterpiece, she can be found sampling the latest in local cuisine and planning her next holiday escapade!

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.