To Zip Line or Not to Zip Line, That is the Question.

Have you heard about ziplining? According to Wikipedia, a zipline is an “aerial runway” consisting of a pulley suspended on a cable designed to propel you by gravity from platform to platform. For a thrill seeker, nothing can be as adrenaline producing as the sound of your carabineer whizzing along a cable as you fly above rainforest canopies, beaches and treetops! So just where can you zipline on a Global Discovery Vacations adventure?


Five Travel Destinations to Zipline with Global!

Venice Beach, California

Located in Los Angeles, California down Ocean Front Walk and right in the heart of Venice Beach is the brand-new FlightLinez Venice Beach. Take in the ocean breezes as you coast between the boardwalk and the beach. Zipliners soar over the park and pedestrians while taking in the fresh ocean air.

Kauai Hawaii

If you’ve seen the movie “The Descendants” you saw the Zipline Trek of Nui Loa from Outfitters Kauai! This popular adventure features three brand new super-fun 1,000’ tandem ziplines and a jaw-dropping total of nine lines and 14 cables. You’ll be flying over the famous Kipu Ranch—4,000 acres of beautiful, diverse terrain from 3,000’ mountains to pristine jungle valleys and rivers.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Experience the Grand Strand at speeds of 40 miles per hour, 60’ above the beach at the Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventure. The brand new beach attraction features six side-by-side ziplines so the whole family can race together!

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If you’d like to soar high above the treetops in the Great Smoky Mountains, then the Gatlinburg Ziplines and Ropes Course Adventures is for you. You’ll wave to the tourists on the strip below, as you fly through the forest to treetop platforms, a world apart but only a block from the finest dining and shops and other attractions in Gatlinburg.

Kent Mollberg

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Member, Kent M. recently won the Shoot for the Stars photo contest with pictures of this teens ziplining adventure. According to his entry, it was, “a trip of a lifetime.”  When you’re in Puerto Vallarta, there are many companies to choose from, and all will take you on awe-inspiriting canopy tours above this mountainous, tropical region.

Who wants to go zipling!

Now that you know where you can zipline with Global Discovery Vacations, the question becomes will you zipline? These are just five of the many places ziplining is an available attraction. Its growing popularity can only mean more adventure tours are sure to pop up in your favorite vacation destination!

Have you ever ziplined? Share where you where and what it was like in the comments below!

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.

3 thoughts on “To Zip Line or Not to Zip Line, That is the Question.

  1. If you are in the mid west / Indiana, check out the adventure retreat of Indiana in Brown County. We have 15 zips including 3 tandem, 2 sky bridges and 2 super hero zips. Our longest is a 1220 twin racer and highest is 80 ft above the lake. Stay in our cabins or tent / rv sites. Try out our paintball or guided ATV tours. We are rated the #1 thing to do in Brown County.
    Zip On !

  2. Zip lining is an awesum experience. My sisters and I went been twice last year and will be going again in March. Angels Camp Ca. If you go on your birthday the first trip is free!!!

    Vickie Terry

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