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
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 is also one sky bridge, 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. Interested in a private tour for your group? Give them a call at 1-855-628-4828
Mountain Top 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 from March through November. The cost for the Treetop course starts at $99.95 per person and for the Mountaintop Tour starts at $109.95. The Ultimate, a package that includes both tours, is also available at $189.95 per person. Reservations are required for all tours. Click here to visit their Web site.
If the treetops aren’t your thing, but you’d like to see the views and participate in the action…buckle up! Guided RTV Shadow Tours keep the group together and provide a mellow pace to take in the grandeur of the Blue Ridge!
Navitat provides adventure for all, so if you would rather get epic views at 16 mph instead of 60, then this tour is for you. Our Guided RTV excursions trundle you up 1700 vertical feet to access the highest points of both sides of Moody Cove. RTV riders can “shadow” the ziplining action and experience breathtaking views of Craggy and other local mountains.
Ramble our rugged terrain in a 4-passenger Kubota RTV with your peeps. Your personal adventure driver will take you and up to 2 others (per vehicle) on a 2+ hour excursion up into Moody Cove, picking out the best spots to take in the Blue Ridge Mountain views, snack, and interact. Guests will be invited onto photo-worthy zip line platforms to participate in the action and can hang out with zip lining companions.
*Just want to ride with us and see the views? RTV Tours are available and stand on their own as an authentic Blue Ridge Adventure.
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.