8 Tips For The Best Zipline Experience Ever!

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Planning a zipline adventure with French Broad Ziplines?! We’ve got 8 tips for you to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible.

1. Zipline in a group for a great discount!

Ziplining is the perfect activity to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with your friends and family. We offer a 10% discount to groups of 10 or more people. We also offer discounts to active military personnel and AAA members.Additionally, we offer discounts when rafting and zipline trips are booked together, as well as packages with other area attractions. Pre-order your group photographs for a discount!

2. Wear sunscreen!

As you are flying through the treetops with a breeze cooling you off, it can be easy to forget that you are getting a lot of sun. Make sure you protect yourself and your children by applying sunscreen before you begin your zipline adventure.

3. Wear Appropriate Clothing

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Close-toed shoes ARE REQUIRED.

Warmer Months:

Normal street clothes are fine, however modest clothing is encouraged. Every participant will be wearing a full-body harness that wraps around the legs and goes over the shoulders. Although a tee shirt or tank top is fine, a shirt with a collar may be more comfortable as it offers some protection from the possibility of the shoulder straps rubbing on your neck. Longer shorts or light pants are recommended as well to help with the comfort of the leg straps. We strongly suggest guests refrain from wearing short shorts.

Cooler Months:

Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, we suggest bringing multiple layers on colder days. As a general rule thinner and less bulky clothing is preferred as loose or thick clothing can interfere with safety equipment.

4. Listen to your guide and ask questions

Our staff is your best resource! French Broad Ziplines guides are highly qualified and have the best training available. If you have a question or if you are slightly nervous about something, then ask your guide about it! Pay close attention during “ground school” where we teach you the basic techniques needed to enjoy your zip trip safely, but if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Your guide is there to help you have a safe and fun zipline experience.

5. Make sure you meet our age and weight limits

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Our minimum age limit for ziplining is 10 years old. You must also be between 70 and 250 pounds – no exceptions. To insure the safety of all participants, all participants will be weighed prior to participation.

6. Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours with us on your zipline tour

Our ten-line zipline, 2 rappel canopy tour takes you through a forest of native trees and plants, and offers picturesque mountain views. Count on spending 2-3  hours with us. You will ride in our biodiesel-powered UTVs up to the top of the mountain, receive instruction on ziplining technique at our practice area, and zipline on our 10 separate lines ranging in length from 75 – 1,000 feet, totaling over 1 mile of cable!

7. Be prepared to see amazing sights - big and small

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We call the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains our home, so it’s no surprise that you will see amazing views when you zipline with us. What may surprise you is all the smaller bits of nature that you will see when ziplining with us. From native plants to animals and insects that scurry along the forest floor, ziplining with us is a true treat for the eyes.

8. Make a Reservation and Fill Out the Zipline Waiver

It is highly recommended that you make a reservation before you arrive to assure that we can accommodate you on the day and time you choose. Call us and let our friendly reservations staff assist you in scheduling your zipline trip between 8am and 8pm. You may also book your trip online 24 hours a day.We require all guests to sign a waiver. You can do this online with the provided link, or you can download the waiver and fill it out and bring with you. (You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the waivers from our website). You can also complete the waiver form at the outpost on the day of your trip, but please allow extra time for this.