In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnestness, and riding a farthing down a mild incline. Shock such staid sensibilities with this Groupon.
$75 for a Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip for One ($150 value)
Over the course of the six-hour full-day trip, rafts plunge into the Upper Ocoee River for an excursion that's suitable for all experience levels. Caterers supply a midday gourmet lunch with cold drinks on the banks of the river before participants take off for Class IV rapids on the Classic Middle Ocoee River. The day concludes with T-shirts and a CD of photos from the day's adventure. Adventures Unlimited urges customers to wear swim suits, T-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes or river sandals, and sunscreen.
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.