Navitat Canopy Adventures Launches New Mountaintop Zipline Tour In North Carolina

Friday, May 16, 2014
Navitat Canopy Adventures has launched the Blue Ridge Experience, an unprecedented ridge-to-ridge zipline tour in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Featuring the longest and some of the highest ziplines in the Southeast, the new tour flies riders side by side through the sweeping natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

“The Blue Ridge Experience is all about flying high, flying fast and soaking up the amazing scenery in these beautiful mountains,” said Abby Burt, NAVITAT Branding & Marketing leader. “We’re thrilled to be offering this massive new ziplining experience to our guests.” 

The new tour includes three pairs of “racing-style” ziplines, uniquely engineered to give guests an exhilarating ride. Two at a time, guests are seated securely in harnesses and escorted by a guide to the end of a platform where they brace themselves with their feet against a gate. The guide releases the gate, and the zippers take off. A special braking system automatically reduces the speed of the riders as they approach the end of the zip, allowing them to focus exclusively on the experience and the views.

“We designed the Blue Ridge Experience to be a tour just as suited to first-time zippers and guests of nearly all ages, as it is to thrill-seekers,” said Ms. Burt. “So far, guests are giving this new tour rave reviews.”

On the tour, zips range from 1,100 feet in length to one that is nearly three-quarters of a mile long. The highest is more than 350 feet off the ground, and on some zips riders reach speeds of up to 60 m.p.h.

The tour also features three scenic hikes, with incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and farmland and long-range vistas nearly 20 miles to the west and north into Tennessee.

The Blue Ridge Experience is an adrenaline-packed complement to NAVITAT’s original Moody Cove Adventure tour, which is consistently called one of the best zipline canopy tours in the nation. 

All tours run daily through November. Cost for the Blue Ridge Experience is $69 per person Sunday-Friday and $79 on Saturday and holidays. Cost for the Moody Cove Adventure is $89 Sunday-Friday and $99 on Saturday and holidays. The Ultimate, a package that includes both tours, is also available. Cost is $135 per person Sunday-Friday and $155 on Saturday. Reservations are required for all tours. Visit www.navitat.com or call 1-855-NAVITAT (855-628-4828) for more details and to book.


Historic Rugby Hosts Late Summer Workshop Series

Over the next two months, Historic Rugby is offering a series of late summer workshops giving participants the chance to learn skills for traditional hobbies that include knitting, basket weaving and even making and playing a dulcimer. The 1880 museum village, with its unique Victorian architecture, lodging in historic buildings and wooded river gorge setting, is an ideal location ... (click for more)

Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Art, Festivals, And Pioneers

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar . Ongoing Memphis -–  Purchase a pair of season tickets for the 2014-2015 Broadway Season at The Orpheum Theater between now and Aug. 4 and receive a free $50 gift certificate to The Majestic Grille. July ... (click for more)

23-Year-Old Stabbed To Death Early Sunday Morning

A man was stabbed to death in Chattanooga early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:48 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2525 6 th  Avenue Court for a person stabbed.  Officers located a 23-year-old suffering from a stab wound to his chest.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injury.  The victim’s information ... (click for more)

Man, 21, Arrested In Hidden Camera Case

An arrest has been made in a case in which a hidden camera was apparently placed in several local restrooms. Chattanooga Police last Sunday, received from a citizen a hidden camera that apparently had been placed by an unknown suspect in the men’s restroom at the Chattanooga Billiards Club downtown.  The footage from the camera was reviewed by Investigators with the ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: O’Reilly’s Rant On Race

I don’t really care whether you like Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly but I strongly believe I must share an urgent transcript with you of what he said earlier this week. It’s been talked about on every network and it speaks boldly to the very heart of an American epidemic. Last weekend in Chicago 47 people were shot and five of them died. Black-on-black shootings have gotten ... (click for more)