Just 22 minutes from Asheville, Navitat Canopy Tours is a world-class eco-adventure with huge ziplines traversing a secluded 242-acre mountain cove with 1,200 feet of elevation change. Fly above the treetops on breathtaking zip lines up to 350 feet in height, ranging from 360 feet to 3,600 feet in length and at speeds up to 65 mph! Enjoy rappelling, walking across suspended sky bridges and taking in beautiful long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Navitat has been rated among the nation’s best by CNN, USA Today, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel Guide, Outside Magazine and many more.
They have two fantastic zipline courses:
Tree Top Tour (Formally The Moody Cove Tour)
Features hands-free breaking and a new 1,250-foot zip across the cove with long-range mountain views. In addition to 6 ziplines, there are also two sky bridges, three short hikes, and one rappelling experience that break up the ziplining. It's a fully guided tour with one guide for every 4 participants. Riders must weigh between 90 and 250 pounds. This tour is about 2.5 hours.
Mountain Top Tour (Formally The Blue Ridge Tour)
Featuring the longest and some of the highest zip lines in the Southeast, their Mountain Top Tour flies you side by side with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This tour is very different from the Tree Top Tour. While there are only three zip lines, they are the longest! You will race down the lines up to 65 MPH, side-by-side. This 2.5-hour tour is great for beginners or experienced zipliners. Riders must weigh between 70 and 250 pounds.
All tours run daily March through November. Cost for either course starts at $99.95 per person. The Ultimate, a package that includes both tours, is also available at $179.95 per person. Reservations are required for all tours. Click here to visit their Web site.
Guided RTV Excursions take you to the highest point of Moody Cove on a state-of-the-art Kubota rugged-terrain vehicle. The 1.5-hour trip provides vantage points of Navitat’s zipline - if you prefer to stand on the ground.
Navitat Canopy Adventures is located at 242 Poverty Branch Road,. Barnardsville, NC 28709.
Driving from Asheville:
- Take I-26 W (US 19/23 North) to the Jupiter/Barnardsville exit (Exit 15).
- At the end of the exit ramp, turn right to take Barnardsville Highway (NC 197) east for 6 miles to the tiny town of Barnardsville.
- At the Barnardsville Post Office, turn left onto Poverty Branch Road (SR2171).
- Drive 1.5 miles to Navitat Canopy Adventures entrance on your left.