Spring fever has set in for many, and home owners in Southern California don’t have to trek far to enjoy an adventurous and luxurious trip away from home. In fact, one of the most stunning places to visit is perfect for a weekend trip: Catalina Island. As the largest of the Channel Islands located just about 26 miles from Los Angeles, Catalina is an oasis where a private luxury getaway awaits.
The Catalina Island Excursion and Zip-Lining Tour is the ultimate getaway for home owners in Southern California who are looking for a little rush on their trip. And the excitement of a weekend away from home can begin before even arriving at the destination. The private tour can bring vacationers from Los Angeles to the island via a luxurious helicopter. The ride takes travelers above the Santa Monica Bay and to the city of Avalon on the northeastern coast of the island.
Zip lining is just emerging as a popular activity on Catalina, and it’s one of the most exhilarating ways to view the nature of the island. Travelers are taken on five consecutive zip lines at heights of about 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds of up to 45 mph. One of the zip lines stretches 1,100 feet and altogether the zip lines are close to three-quarters of a mile long. Travelers get a bird’s eye view of the rolling hills near Avalon and the Descanso Canyon.
According to Catalina Island’s tourism website: “Beginning at the Hog’s Back gate, high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon, you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station, your hosts will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, its wildlife, history, and the areas you are passing through. Eventually exiting at Descanso Beach your journey will last approximately 2 hours and your memories will last a lifetime.”
Zip Lining Throughout the World
Southern California home owners who want to get a little further from home for their zip lining tour have plenty of options throughout the entire world. From lush rainforests to volcanos, zip line tours give travelers a whole new perspective of the land.
Known as the world’s longest zip line, the Pronutro Zip 2000 in Sun City South Africa stretches 1.2 miles long 900 feet above rugged terrain. This zip line has travelers going at speeds of 85 mph.
The Haleakala Skyline Tour in Maui is America’s first zip line tour created in 2002. It features five lines, a swinging bridge to travel over and hiking trails that lead to the lines.
As the zip lining pioneer, Costa Rica is the home to the longest zip lining tour that features 21 runs that stretch nearly 7 miles in Nosara. Miss Sky features lines at least 1,500 feet into the air above untouched forests. Keep an eye out for toucans and howler monkeys below.
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