There’s no need to go to Costa Rica for a zip-lining thrill: Sonoma Canopy Tours has brought the popular eco-tourism adventure to wine country. Groups are kept small. Gear up with a specially designed 2-piece harness and garner some confidence with a first zip that’s like a bunny hill. Then get ready to add some zip to your zipping.
Your first zip will be an easy 80-foot ride from sea level to the first treetop platform. From there, you’ll ride six longer lines, like the Sizzler—named for being the fastest ride, clocking in speeds north of 30 mph over 400 feet. All of this is prelude to the beast of the lines, measuring in at close to 1,000 feet long, and the final run flying over a creek that feeds into the Russian River.
After seven flights from platform to platform, you’ll climb the spiral staircase to two suspended sky bridges that lead you to the ropes ... where you’ll rappel 80 feet down to the forest floor.