Zip Lining Adventure in Western North Carolina

“It’s a true canopy tour. You’re up in the canopy of the trees, zipping from tree to tree” says Abby Burt, marketing director, with Navitat, of the recently opened Navitat Canopy Adventures (map) in western North Carolina. “It’s reminiscent of what one would find in Costa Rica. The zip line tour is completely a tree experience.”

Located in Moody Cove, a 242-acre forestland, filled with hardwoods, just north of Navitat_springtime_viewcourtesyofnavitatBarnardsville, N.C., and about 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville, Burt says it was the perfect choice for the zip line.

“There’s really no other adventure-type activities nearby, and it’s such a beautiful place. When you’re zipping from tree to tree, you have the opportunity to enjoy some diverse and incredible views the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding area.”

The adventure begins at the welcome center with a 20-minute orientation session followed by getting into the appropriate gear. Then you and seven other guests  are whisked away to the top of the mountain, while along the way learning about the history of the area. Once you reach the top, you are greeted by trained guides that will take you along the custom-designed course.

The course itself features 10 zip lines that range in lengths of 120-feet to 1,000-NAVITAT_springtime_zipnavitatfeet. There’s also sky bridges, trails, rappels and platforms all in the treetops as  well. The tour last about 3 hours.

Reservations are required, and there are certain requirements you need to meet prior to making plans, as well as signing an agreement form. Children, ages 10-17, can zip and need an agreement form signed by a parent. Those under 14 must have an adult present with them. When it comes to what you should wear, dress in comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Tours are given daily from 7 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. Prices are $85/adults and $75/adults. Navitat has a few specials, including a Grand Opening discounts (good through May 28) and Local Tuesdays, where North Carolina residents can receive 20 percent off on Tuesdays.

photo credit: Both photos are courtesy of Navitat Canopy Adventures. (top right) Springtime view. (bottom left) Springtime zip.

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    242 Poverty Branch Road, Barnardsville, NC
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