Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on October 14, 2014
From time to time, we like to profile extreme zipline attractions around the world, just to give you an idea of the lengths some folks are going to to push the edge of the thrill-seeking envelope, so to speak. This week, we bring you some information about a zipline outfitter in Costa Rica that makes the most of its location at the base of a volcano.
Sky Adventures is located in a forested valley that lies in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. Below the zipline run is Lake Arenal, a 32-square-mile man-made lake created in the wake of the volcano's last violent eruption in 1968. Even today, the distant but possible threat of another eruption looms above guests as the volcano's crater emits plumes of steam from time to time.
Like our own ziplines in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Sky Adventures course features a training and instruction period followed by a series of increasingly longer and more thrilling zipline runs. They start of short and easy and then progressively give riders more time to absorb the awe-inspiring sights surrounding them. Of course, you'll see plenty of awesome mountainous landscapes here in Tennessee too, and at no time will you be in danger of being rained on by hot lava.
Costa Rica is no stranger to ziplining, either as an attraction or as a way of life. In fact, the sport may possibly have originated in that country, and even before that, ziplines were a tool used by biologists in studying the indigenous rainforests there.