Video: Navitat zipline tour reaches new heights

Navitat Canopy Adventures reached new heights recently with the launch of an unprecedented mountaintop zipline tour.

Featuring the highest and longest ziplines in the Southeast, participants glide from ridge to ridge 350 feet above the valley floor, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding Barnardsville area. The longest ride clocks in at nearly three-quarters of a mile, and it’s possible to reach speeds of 60 MPH. But no need to worry about crashing: a special braking system automatically reduces the speed of the rider at the end of the zip.

This video from a recent tour should give you an idea of what it’s like:

Video by Jake Frankel for Mountain Xpress. Music by Stephaniesid.

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

For more information visit the Navitat website here.


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.