Do you like to be out in nature? Do you want to introduce your family to the splendor of the outdoors with a little excitement thrown in? A zipline adventure in Asheville may be your best bet. You get the opportunity to have a fun time with your family while taking in the magnificent natural beauty in this part of North Carolina. Picture yourself whistling through the air, high above the treetops enjoying views of the forested wonderland below or embarking on a treetop adventure that includes climbing and rappelling.
What You Will See on Your Asheville Zipline Adventure?
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventure is conveniently located within city limits; this zipline tour will afford you views of oak trees that are more than a century old in addition to vistas of the city’s downtown area. The tour also comes with learning opportunities in that you and your family will get to discover species native to the area. These range from Fraser magnolias to North Carolina's endangered hemlock trees. If any member of your party does not have a serious interest in the environment, an Asheville zipline adventure trip just may spark a fascination with the wild and beautiful things of nature.
What to Expect on Your Zipline Adventure
The mixture of urban spectacle and verdant landscape are a unique element of this Asheville adventure, one that separates it from other zipline tours in the area. Your adventure will start with you being securely placed into a harness seat that wraps around your thighs. Note that flyers will be asked to leave their mobile phones behind and anyone with long hair will be asked to secure it. Other requirements for those who wish to take the Asheville zipline tour are that:
• They should be in decent physical shape, not weighing less than 70lbs or more than 250lbs.
• They should be comfortable with heights.
• Children should be at least 10 years old.
• They must wear shoes with closed toes.
While on your zipline adventure, you should expect to reach heights of up to 70 feet and zip through the air at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. Worried? There is no need to be, experienced adventure park staff know how to help newcomers become well versed in the skill of ziplining.
What You Will Do on Your Asheville Treetops Adventure
The Treetops Adventure Park is also within Asheville city limits (a short distance from downtown) and will provide your family with 50 challenges that each family-member can take at their own pace. The trails at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park offer varying degrees of difficulty so you can choose to start on an easy trail that is not as high above the ground. The beginner’s trail is perfect for younger children as well. The more advanced trails at the park provide a number of other exciting elements for you and your family to enjoy. While the beginner’s trail requires no climbing after the start platform, both the intermediate and advanced ones do. The intermediate trails include a hang glider, kayaking and a cargo net among their various elements. Those attempting the trail and who are between the ages of seven and 12 will need an adult escort or to be monitored. Only those over the age of 13 are allowed to attempt the advanced trails. The advanced trails feature a snowboarding zipline along with dancing hula hoops. Guests will be required to take instruction on the use of the equipment on the course as well as show that they know how to perform certain tasks before being permitted to climb.
Some of the Requirements for Treetop Adventure Park Guests are:
• They should weigh less than 250lbs.
• They should be at least seven years old.
• They should be attached to the safety system the entire time while on the course.
On Vacation in Asheville?
It is not easy to find vacation destinations that appeal to teenagers and to young children. It is even harder to find ones that are interesting to adults as well as to the younger ones. An Asheville adventure can solve both of those problems. It provides a varied playground that is challenging and exciting for grownups and for youngsters.