One of the adventurous gems we have in Austin is the Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. It features the longest zipline in Texas and five different zip lines from 250 to 2800 feet long. Depending on your weight, you can go up to 70 miles per hour. We were able to see the beautiful Lake Travis and Hill Country in a fun way.
Here are some things you should know:
- Try to book the earliest tour possible (8:30 a.m.) since it gets warm out there.
- Each tour includes 12 participants at most plus two guides.
- They provide all the gear necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes, preferably sneakers. Jewelry and hanging accessories such as scarves are not recommended.
- Don’t forget sunglasses!
- You are allowed to bring cameras and phones at your own risk. They do have helmets with GoPro mounts.
- Zipline tours happen rain or shine, unless there is lightning. I’ve done the tour twice and the first time it was rainy and cold in December, which is not a good idea. I believe they close during the winter season now.
- The industry standard for tipping the guides is 10-15% per person.
- They provide ice cold water bottles at four stops along the way.
- The tour does involve a good amount of hiking. You’ll have plenty of time to take it slowly so don’t wear yourself out.
- There is a concession stand with snacks, soda, beer and wine at the last zip spot.
Check out the video from our zipline adventure! Camera work by my boyfriend on a GoPro Hero 4. Video features our super guides, Reagan and Marc.
Have you ever done Lake Travis Zipline Adventures or where have you ziplined?
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Leander TX 78641