8 thrilling cable car rides

These aerial trams provide scenic views and a healthy dose of excitement.

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Rosh Hanikra's cable car takes visitors to the grottoes. Rosh Hanikra's cable car takes visitors to the grottoes. (Photo: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock)

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The view from up high

We've all heard the clichés about "enjoying the ride" as we move from Point A to Point B. It's hard to summon any kind of enjoyment after eight hours on the highway or in an economy class seat. But aerial trams, or cable cars, are different. 

Traveling over ground that is too steep to walk or drive on can be thrilling, and the constant panoramic views are often gorgeous enough to get people on board even if they aren't trying to get to the top of whatever summit the tram serves. Here are eight cable cars that offer a memorable ride. 

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