In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnestness, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Shock such staid sensibilities with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$75 for an Ocoee River whitewater-rafting package on any available date (a $150 value)
- Six-hour Full River Rafting Adventure on the Ocoee River
- Gourmet lunch
- CD with 10–15 photos taken during the trip<p>
$100 for an Ocoee River Leukemia & Lymphoma Society spring- fundraiser rafting-event package on Saturday, May 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. (a $200 value) * Everything in the Ocoee River whitewater-rafting package * Posttrip southern-buffet dinner with live bluegrass<p>
Going beyond the classic middle section usually explored by weekend adventurers, Adventures Unlimited propels 14-foot self-bailing rafts down the wilder Class III and IV rapids used in the 1996 Olympics. Up to six customers man each raft, spending more than four hours on the water paddling past rocks, sliding down falls, and playing patty-cake with fish. CPR- and first aid–certified guides captain each aquatic expedition, preparing rafters with a 90-minute pretrip briefing and decking them out with helmets, PFDs, paddles, and the know-how required to safely scuttle down frothing waterways. All rafters should dress for the weather and bring a complete change of clothes and a dry pair of shoes for after the trip. Proceeds from both options will benefit leukemia and lymphoma research.<p>
Foaming white rapids rush down the Ocoee River as birds chatter from within the leaves of towering trees. For more than two decades, this has been the home of Adventures Unlimited, an environmentally sustainable full-service resort rolling with 30 acres of campgrounds, cabins, and whitewater-rafting facilities. Landscaping and gardens highlight native plants and animals, vehicles run on biodiesel fuel, and any construction efforts use sustainable materials or rocks that everyone was always tripping over anyway. The family-operated adventure company launches groups on whitewater-rafting trips through the tumultuous currents of the local Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers or further afield in Costa Rica. To facilitate dry-land exploration and provide an energy outlet for serial finger painters, they also recently opened an outdoor wooded paintball field supplied by a full rental shop.