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.
- $29.95 for a half-day Classic Middle Adventure trip with gear for one (up to $59.95 value)
Whitewater-rafting trips for beginner and experienced rafters alike explore the Class III and IV rapids of the Ocoee River from the comfort of a self-bailing raft. At the end of the half-day trips, rafters are welcome to make use of onsite changing rooms and hot showers. Adventures Unlimited recommends that rafters dress for the weather and bring a change of clothes. Wetsuits are available for rental.
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.