Navitat launching new mountaintop tour in 2014

The Blue Ridge Experience ridge-to-ridge zipline opens in April

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES reaches new heights in 2014 with the launch of an unprecedented mountaintop zipline experience.

Called NAVITAT’s Blue Ridge Experience, the tour is a fun wild ride high above the forest floor, from mountain ridgetop to ridgetop, and an adrenaline-packed complement to NAVITAT’s successful and nationally acclaimed original tour.

“We are thrilled to be launching the Blue Ridge Experience tour in 2014,” said Abby Burt, NAVITAT Branding & Marketing Leader. “Get ready for some of the highest and longest ziplines in the Southeast, jaw-dropping speeds, incredible views and a whole lot of fun.”

NAVITAT’s Blue Ridge Experience features three pairs of dual “racing-style” ziplines, with riders zooming alongside each other against the panoramic backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The zips are long – from 1,100 feet to nearly three-quarters of a mile – and high – up to 350 feet off the ground.

“This tour is all about flying high and flying fast,” said Burt. “It’s an experience that‚s just as suited to families and ziplining novices, as it is thrill-seekers.”

The new tour is equipped with a special braking system that automatically reduces the speed of the rider as he approaches the end of the zipline, allowing him to focus exclusively on the experience and the views.

The Blue Ridge Experience is the latest addition at NAVITAT. The original tour, opened in 2010 and now called Moody Cove Adventure, features a tree-based course of 10 ziplines, sky bridges, rappelling and forest hikes. It has been called one of the best zipline canopy tours in the nation by USA Today and Outdoor magazine, and a must-do activity in Asheville by the New York Times.

“We think the Blue Ridge Experience is the perfect complement to our original tour,” said Burt. “Where the Moody Cove Adventure puts you up in and among the trees, the new tour is about flying high above the forest, through wide open spaces.”

Blue Ridge Experience tours begin April 15 and runs daily through November. Cost is $69 per person Sunday-Friday and $79 on Saturday and holidays. The Moody Cove Adventure tour returns for another season March 22. Cost is $89 per person on weekdays and $99 on weekends. Reservations are required. Visit www.navitat.com or call 1-855-NAVITAT (855-628-4828) for more details and to book your tour.


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