Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Southwest Travis

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Guests soar above cypress trees and Hill Country wildlife on an ecological zipline tour

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Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/ person, may buy 2 addl as gifts. Limit 1/ visit. Reserv reqd. 14-day cancellation notice reqd. Valid until 11/18/12 only. Valid Sun-Fri only. Must be 10 or older. Under 18 must be accompd by guardian. 70lb weight min; 250lb weight max. Must be able to climb stairs unassisted. Not recommended for pregnant women or those with heart, leg, back problems, or the seriously ill. Exceptions approved by management only. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ziplining is an exhilarating way to enjoy aerial views of nature without sucking on a helium tank until you get really big and drift away. Float above treetops with this Groupon.

$59 for a Zipline Canopy Tour and T-Shirt ($95 Total Value)

After an orientation on safety and equipment, groups of up to eight strap into harnesses for a high-flying canopy tour lasting 1.5–2 hours (a $75 value). Certified guides help launch guests along six ziplines, the longest of which stretches more than 350 feet between elevated platforms. As they zoom past cypress trees, step across two wobbly sky bridges, and scout for local wildlife, visitors learn ecological facts about the scenery and woodland survival. They depart from the final platform by rappelling downward or taking an alternate exit. Between glides, groups can relax at the picnic tables and hammocks by the nearby lakeshore. Click here for FAQs.

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

At first, David and Amy Beilharz weren't sure how to share their picturesque plot of Texas Hill Country with others. Their respect for the wilderness had led them to build a house, raise native buffalo, and develop solar, wind, and water energy sources on the land—but that same respect kept them from stripping the woods to make a public trail. It took a zipline excursion in Costa Rica to plant the idea of canopy tours in David's head. The couple then worked to string steel ziplines of their own amid the 100-foot cypress trees on their property, installing six passageways and two suspended sky bridges between platforms and bringing the thrill of zipline adventure from Costa Rica to Austin.

Today, they and their certified guides show families, parties, and corporate teams how to live above as well as off of the earth. Their tours combine the elating speed and heights of zipline travel with lessons in ecology, which cover topics from local animal species to survival skills such as picking cactus spines if you run out of toothpicks. The midair voyages have been featured in the New York Times and CultureMap Austin, among other media.

Guests can punctuate their forest flights with picnics on the shores of the Beilharzes' private lake and spring-fed pool, where another zipline and a rope swing propel swimmers into the water. A basketball and volleyball court host pickup games, and hammocks offer a more relaxing respite than the lone rocking chair on top of Mount Everest.

Customer Reviews

incredibly friendly and eco-knowledgable staff; we had a delightful experience with their competent leadership in a beautiful location
Rebecca B. · November 19, 2012
nice location, attentive staff, great zipping!
Michael G. · November 17, 2012
Great place with good people! We had lots of fun as first time zipliners. We recommend this place to anyone who wants a get away with a small adventure.
Henry J. · November 14, 2012
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    Southwest Travis

    1223 Paleface Ranch Rd.

    Spicewood, TX 78669


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