Leisure and Tourism
becomes an experience
Making more of a site by improving accessibility, taking an aerial trip over a natural park while preserving its ecosystem, offering a unique view of an exceptional place, offering new experiences to visitors, exploring an amusement park, connecting a peri-urban leisure area, reaching an island resort in a gondola lift, discovering a unique panorama from a big wheel … POMA’s ropeway transport infrastructure is enjoyable, fun, unique and spectacular, and brings tourism into another dimension.
Beyond its transportation function, ropeway transport can help to reinforce the attractiveness of tourist and leisure sites.
More than just a transport link, it is now one of the key parts of projects designed to provide visitors with new experiences. Every day, POMA demonstrates its ability to take the visions of its customers into account when redefining or extending their offer
By adapting the technology to intense or year-round modes of operation, as well as to locations in sometimes exceptional sites, POMA takes on every challenge to design new visitor experiences, with sometimes extraordinary solutions that require expertise and experience.
Applicationsto support Leisure and Tourism activities
The transport solution within the park means that its iconic attractions are only one step away!
Many amusement and animal parks have a gondola lift to make it easier to get around the site, especially for families. The new experience of discovering the park, its animals or its attractions from a new angle during an aerial trip will be popular with visitors. More than a means of travel, the gondola becomes a must-do for the visit.
And to stand out, in line with the theme of each park, there are numerous designs and custom options that enhance the journey through the air, such as panoramic glazing, glass floors, family cabins, semi-open structures, decorative lighting, etc.
Accessing a site
Ropeway transport installations quickly spread from the mountains to facilitate access to historic or tourist sites situated in hard-to-reach high places, as seen with POMA’s project in Badaling, which, as early as 1987, opened up access to the Great Wall of China, or the project in Huashan, which climbs a steep slope with a significant elevation difference. They rapidly spread along the coasts too, linking sites over different sea inlets, on an island, as is the case in Sacheon or Mokpo in South Korea, or even in the heart of preserved tourist destinations, as is the case with the funicular railway of Enshi in China.
Gondola lifts and funicular railways are alternative and ecological solutions for fast access to observation points, tourist sights and attractions, places of worship and of historical interest… In addition, passengers enjoy an experience in itself during the trip: a unique and effortless panorama of the site.
A different viewpoint
Sometimes travelling by ropeway is an experience in itself. An alternative to boat rides, hiking or road shuttles, a trip through the air with panoramic viewpoints allows you to discover a site, town or city in a different way. All the major tourist towns and cities now have increasingly impressive observation wheels. POMA is particularly well-known for its production of observation wheel capsules, which provide an enthralling experience, hundreds of metres up in the air.
Touristic 2S / 3S gondola lift
Touristic 2S / 3S gondola lift
Our references around the world
Our installations for Tourism and Leisure activities
Enshi Grand Canyon Funicular
China – Enshi – 2020
In the Enshi Grand Canyon, one of the most well-known tourist parks in China, POMA has built a funicular railway to open up a natural area with many hiking paths to tourists.Read
South Korea – Mokpo – 2019
With the Mokpo tourist gondola lift, POMA produced its longest ever span of rope between two towers and boasts the highest cement tower ever built for a monocable ropeway anywhere in the world. A breathtaking journey!Read
France – Beauval – 2019
With the “Nuage de Beauval” (literally, the Cloud of Beauval”), Beauval and POMA combined their expertise to design and build a gondola lift that is one of a kind in France. The gondola lift connects the panda and elephant areas to the lion kingdom in just a few minutes. In addition to being a great mobility solution within the park, it also offers a unique experience in France for the 1.5 million annual visitors who enjoy fantastic views over many areas of the park, aboard gondolas with glass flooring.Read
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006
The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.Read
Algeria – Tlemcen – 2018
The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.Read
Vietnam – Nha Trang – 2006
In Vietnam, the famous POMA gondola lift from Vin Pearl flies over the sea to reach an island and its luxury resort.Read
Mexico – Zacatecas – 2018
The new POMA detachable gondola lift in Zacatecas takes passengers on a stunning journey over the historic centre of this ancient Mexican city, in one of the seven emblematic red cabins.Read
China – Zhuhai – ongoing project
In China, POMA has built the world’s first three interconnected tri-cable ropeways system (3S) for the Chimelong Group, the world’s 6th largest entertainment group.Read
Egypt – Galala City – 2018
The tourist gondola lift of the new town of Galala City links the urban area to the luxurious seaside resort, travelling the longest stretch in the Middle East. Its glass-floored cabins offer an exceptional journey with a unique view of the superb desert landscapes that border the Red Sea.Read
Vietnam – Yen Tu – 2017
The Buddhist temples of the sacred mountain of Yen Tu welcome many pilgrims and tourists. In 2017, two new gondola lifts were built, including New Yen Tu 1, which complements the mobility offer by doubling the Yen Tu 1 gondola lift.Read
China – Huashan (Shaanxi) – 2012
POMA designed Shaanxi Taihua Tourism Ropeway Road, a gondola lift that transports tourists and pilgrims to the top of Mount Huashan, 2,120 metres away in the heart of China’s central Shaanxi province.Read