Almost Fearless

8 of the Most Exhilarating Zip Lines in the World – Kids Included!

Nothing brings a family together like traveling to new places and going on adrenaline-pumping adventures that require teamwork and some healthy competition. Siblings learn to work together and parents learn to let go a little when braving great heights and learning to take flight. Bonds are sure to grow as members of your crew support, encourage, and race each other through one of these eight exhilarating zipline tours.



Durango, Colorado

Soaring Tree Top Adventures

27 ziplines and 36 treetop platforms take daredevils on an eco-friendly adventure over the San Juan Mountains. The brave soar through aspen groves, dine in the branches of an old-growth forest, crisscross the white waters of the Animas River, and race family members to the end.

Ages: 4-94

Weight: 50 lbs-265 lbs (If below or above, call to discuss)



Maui, Hawaii

Piiholo Ranch Adventures

Participants make their way across aerial bridges and zipline side by side through a eucalyptus forest while enjoying spectacular ocean views. Only the birds have it better.

Ages: 6 and up

Weight: 75lbs to 250 lbs

Bonus: Kids 8-12 zip free on select tours.



Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Vallarta Adventures

Thrill seekers repel from treetop platforms, climb a 50ft high net, go off-roading through the mud, and soar like Super Man through a tropical jungle. The day ends with a splash as adventurers hurtle down a steep waterslide built into the side of a hill deep in in the area’s wilderness.

Ages: 8 and up

Minimum Height: 4 ft.

Maximum Weight: 260 lbs



Arenal, Costa Rica

Sky Trek

This zip adventure starts with an open-air gondola ride to where ziplines are waiting to fly adventurers across canyons and over waterfalls for spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano. A variety of tours are available.

Ages: 4 and up

Minimum Height: 3 ft11in



British Colombia, Canada

Ziptrek Ecotours

Snow bunnies can bundle up and take in glistening aerial vistas while passing over the snow-covered valley between Whistler and the Blackcomb mountains. During the summer season, The Sasquatch, a 2km monster of a zipline ride, adds an extra adrenaline rush for those ages 10 and up who are brave enough to sign up.

Ages: 6 years and up

Weight: 65 lbs



Labadee, Haiti (Royal Caribbean)

Dragon’s Breath Flight Line  

This flight line is a one and done experience that gives Royal Caribbean cruise guests the opportunity to take in the white sand beaches of Labadee as they race side-by-side at up to 50 mph, 500 feet in the air. Nervous beginners can get their feet wet in advance on the baby dragon, a smaller version of the main attraction.

Minimum Height: 4 ft
Maximum Weight: 275 lbs


Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flight of the Gibbon

Naturalists get their chance to glide through the rainforest alongside wild gibbons and catch views of cascading waterfalls. There are a variety of tours to choose from that include a series of ziplines and suspended bridges that guide participants through the course.

Minimum Height: 3 ft

Maximum Weight: 275 lbs



Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Mega Cavern

Entirely underground, this tour takes explorers on a journey through one of the largest caverns in the United States via six ziplines and two suspension bridges. Participants get to race through the dark while learning about the area’s geology and history.

Ages: 7 years and up
Minimum Weight: 55 lbs

Maximum Weight: 285 lbs



Annette Benedetti

Annette is a freelance lifestyle and travel writer, editor, and photographer who covers a range of topics including parenting, arts and culture, and health and fitness. She writes for a variety of publications including Domino, Red Tricycle,, and The Source Weekly and is the city editor for Portland Red Tricycle. Annette photographs her travels and experiences as a mother and yoga practitioner. Her photography often appears with her published articles and she provides clients with personal, business, and travel photos.