Although soaring through the trees at high speeds is a great way to find yourself, without the guidance of a zip line, that self might also be found by the impenetrable trunk of an oak tree. Avoid an abrupt end to sky-high soul searching with today’s Groupon: for $44, you and a companion get The Easy Rider zip-line tour (an $86.38 value) from Eco Zipline Tours, based in New Florence, about 90 minutes west of downtown St. Louis. Riders must be at least 10 years old.
Adventuresome tourists get an elevated view of nature during The Easy Rider zip-line tour, which guides guests through the upper levels of dogwood, hickory, maple, and many more flavors of tree. After a few how-to tips concerning hand signals and time travel, customers are fully prepped for launch. An ideal choice for newcomers, The Easy Rider course covers four zip lines in about 30 minutes, never venturing more than 30 feet above the earth. Treesplorers veering through vegetation along more than 1,000 feet of cable may be lucky enough to spy white-tailed deer, red foxes, or coyotes.
Eco Zipline Tours is dedicated to safety—all cables are inspected daily, two experienced guides accompany each group, and safety harnesses, helmets, and gloves are supplied to all riders. Constructed by the professional zip liners at Universal Zipline Technology, the course is designed to keep customers completely safe while guaranteeing that all participating trees live full, rewarding lives.
All riders must sign a liability release form, and closed-toed shoes are required.
- it's easy to ride one of these..all you do is relax and enjoy the scenery! Even on a hot day there's always a breeze making this adventure not only fun but pretty "cool". – Julie Tristan, KSDK
- The guides were great and they made it more fun with their enthusiasm. We look forward to bringing more friends back soon! – Derrtyd750, TripAdvisor
Eco Zipline Tours
Flying over forest canopies may seem like an unconventional way to tour the wilderness, but the staff at Eco Zipline Tours wouldn't have it any other way. Bright-green leaves paint a picturesque backdrop for more than a quarter of a mile of cables that zigzag through the trees in New Florence to create 6 individual ziplines that cover 1,800 feet. Staff members lead groups through three different tours that range from the Easy Rider, which covers four lines, to the High Flyer, which rockets patrons down all 10 lines over a mile of ziplines at heights up to 225 feet.
Eco Zipline Tours’ founder, Mike Seper, not only brings a passion for his hobby and Missouri wildlife, but he also brings expertise drawn from as far away as Hawaii. Eco Zipline tours upholds rigorous safety standards, including daily cable inspections and braking tutorials, and provides each patron with the required gear. Children aged 5 and older are welcome to zip, provided all minors are accompanied by a parent on tour.