Monday, May 14, 2012

Glide Into Family Fun With Zip Lining Adventure Tours

Whether you're a seasoned thrill seeker or simply looking for a little bit of excitement, zip lining is an activity that is sure to get your blood pumping. There are numerous zip lining companies throughout the country, each with their own unique characteristics. Many places feature courses that allow the participants to slowly enjoy the surrounding beauty at a gentle pace, while others provide faster lines, which offer special challenges that are ideal for the adrenaline junkie. Whether you're looking to take it fast or slow, there are so many options available that you are certain to find a company that fits your needs.

Stand Tall & Fly High at Redwood Zip Line Canopy Tours at Mount Hermon, California
The Redwood Canopy Tours, which is located about seven miles outside of Santa Cruz, California, is a true nature lover's paradise. As the company name implies, a dense layer of stunning coastal redwood trees surrounds this extensive zip line course. Additionally, this beautifully designed tour will offer you a view of other flora, such as live oaks, bay laurel, and Douglas fir trees. The course itself is just as exciting as the surroundings and consists of a two hour guided tour through two sky bridges and six zip lines that reach heights of 150 feet. 

Bask in Nature’s Beauty With Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Austin, Texas
There's no denying it: most of us have dreamed of rapidly gliding through the air, seeing the beautiful, nearly untouched earth below, as warmth beats down on us from a sun that suddenly seems just a little bit closer than before. If this is a long-held fantasy of yours, you may be in luck. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours provides exhilarating zip lining tours that cater to everyone in the family, from the adventure seeker to the nature lover. Located just east of great camping by Inks Lake, this earth-friendly company provides tours through a stunning creek ravine that's surrounded by majestic cypress trees. 

This company offers two options: the canopy tour, and the canopy challenge. The canopy tour offers six fantastic zip lines and three sky bridges. After completing the tour, those feeling extra adventurous can complete the canopy challenge, which consists of multiple events, and longer sky bridges and zip lines.

Good Times for All at Durango, Colorado’s Soaring Tree Top Adventures Canopy Tour
Have you always wanted to try zip lining, but could never convince your friends or family to join in? Taking part in the Soaring Tree Top Adventures Canopy Tour may be a solution to this problem, as this company offers extraordinary zip lining options, as well as some less heart pounding alternatives, like gentle walks through the majestic forest and alongside the river, friendly lunches with the zip lining group, and a fun ride in Soaring's First Class train. For those seeking more excitement, this company boasts the largest zip line tour in the world. This tour lasts for about five and half hours, and takes you through 34 platforms, and more than 27 spans that start from 56 and end at about 1,400 feet.

Whether you're looking to view the vast expanse of nature from a new vantage point or just want to feel the adrenaline rush of gliding through the air, challenge yourself by experiencing a memorable zip lining experience. This is truly an adventure that can be enjoyed with family and friends, and with so many options throughout the country, there's simply no reason not to give it a try.

Once upon a time, before mommyhood, Lynn Mastic took many adventerous trips that included things like zip lining and hiking Machu Picchu.  For now, she lives vicariously through others and promotes the Highland Lakes lodging for other adventure seeking travelers while working from home as her 7 month old climbs her pant legs. 

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