Navitat Canopy Adventures offers two guided zip line courses that are 100% tree-based in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are conveniently located just 20 minutes north of Asheville.
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 7 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.
Blue Ridge Tour
Featuring the longest and some of the highest zip lines in the Southeast, their Blue Ridge Experience flies you side by side with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This tour is very different from Moody Cove. While there are only three zip lines, they are the longest! You will race down the lines up to 60 MPH, side-by-side.
To start your tour, ride a van up the mountain, climbing 1,000 feet in elevation. The first zipline is a quick ride through the dense forest. Since this course has automatic brakes, you can focus on views all around and not worry about braking. Your guides (two guides per eight guests) take great care of you and point out interesting plants and facts about the forest.
The second and third lines are longer (one is 3,600 feet long - or 2/3 of a mile!). The longer ziplines give you plenty of air time! 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 $169.95 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.