The Zip Trek Adventure takes in 14 fantastic zip wires totalling over 2km of zipping through the trees over a stunning gorge. Starting gently, the wires increase in length and height as your move through the course. The longest zip wire is 550m long!
When You Arrive
Once you arrive at the Zip Trek Bothy, we get ready to go by kitting up in Harnesses, Helmets and Protective Leather Gloves. We then set off on the 15-20 minute walk to the start of the course with your guide. It’s uphill on a gravel Land Rover track and can be a little difficult for some. Keep that in mind when booking. The views of the Cairngorms and local area on the way up are outstanding.
Before you start zipping, one of our expert guides will introduce you to the course by taking you through a quick safety briefing, show you how to clip your pulley to the zip wires and how to navigate the course safely as well as how to have fun while doing so! This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, as no one knows the zip lines as well as our guides. They are there to lead you down the park, help you out, keep you safe, and make sure your trip is as enjoyable as possible. There is a practice wire first to get used to it, then we set out onto the first wire.
The course has 2 distinct sections. The first 5 lines are about getting you used to the feeling of flying through the air, slowly building in height, speed and length. By the time you get to the end of the fifth wire, you will be an expert at clipping yourself on and off as well as wanting longer, faster and higher zips!
The second section of the park is where the adrenaline really builds. The wires get faster and higher. Some even cross over each other as we speed our way down the valley. We start to move out of the protection of the Scottish Pine Forest then the views of the Cairngorms and Spey Valley start to open up in front of your eyes. The lines also get so long that communication is only possible by radio!
Your guide will show you how to manage your speed whilst zipping. For the longest lines there is a braking system managed by the guides so you land perfectly on the platform.