A treetop zip-line tour combines the wonders of nature with the thrill of speed, like skiing down a majestic mountain or racing a Siberian tiger for pink slips. Experience high-velocity vistas with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a three-hour lakeside zip-line canopy tour at Lake Lanier Canopy Tours (a $100 value), located at the luxurious Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford.
The three-hour tour sends eager explorers soaring through the treetops. Arboreal adventurers remove gravity harnesses and strap into safety ones before zooming tree-to-tree across 14 zip-lines and strolling across four cloud-kissing sky bridges. Two amiable, insightful guides narrate the tours throughout the bucolic cove inlet, and journeys are generally capped at 10 climbers, meaning picturesque sojourns skyward remain unsullied by frivolous side arguments of what is or is not a tree. All tours are designed and built by Association for Challenge Course Technology professionals, and all gear, decks, cables, helmets, and harnesses are certified for safety. First-timers are welcome, but should make sure they meet the few qualifications before practicing conversational bird calls.
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Lake Lanier Canopy Tours
Anyone with a compass and a good pair of shoes can walk through a forest. Lake Lanier Canopy Tours' guides make it their mission to give lovers of the outdoors a unique view of nature from ziplines and sky bridges that snake through the treetops around Lake Lanier Islands Resort. All in all, 30 ziplines stretch above terra firma to form several distinct paths for exploring the canopy. The Lakeside tour follows four sky bridges and several ziplines that pass over Lake Lanier itself, and the Legacy Night tour takes riders equipped with headlamps and lanterns across seven ziplines. The company's most adventurous excursion, the Pine Isle tour, makes its way across a total of 11 ziplines, including the Duals, twin lines that send riders side by side for 1,500 feet at speeds upwards of 50 miles per hour.
Professional guides accompany every adventure to make sure participants are safe as they soar down the lines, traverse sky bridges, and negotiate with eagles for permission to use their trees. All of the tours are designed and built by Association for Challenge Course Technology professionals, and all gear, decks, cables, helmets, and harnesses are certified for safety.
7000 Holiday Rd.
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