Activities

Zip-Line Adventure in … France?

Go figure that one of the highlights of our trip to France (yes, France, not Costa Rica) was a visit to a zip-line park called Parc-en-Ciel. It seems like these family adventure parks are growing in popularity around Europe — I just spoke to a friend today that raved about their experience at one near Madrid.

The nice thing about the set up of our park is that they had varied levels for different age groups. I’m going to come clean and say that I was the only one in our group that did not enjoy the action — I’m scared of heights and didn’t get past the kids level. Oh well. The kids and the more adventurous adults, however, had a blast.

It’s easy to visualize breaking limbs — a key part of taking part in the fun is following a strict set of safety procedures. It was great to watch the younger kids follow the instructions too and learn about using a harness.

The 10-year-old in our group was particularly pleased. I think it may have been the highlight of his entire trip! Activities like this are an excellent way to break up the monotony of traditional sightseeing for kids, plus it allows them to burn off some serious energy.

Who knew?

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  • Wow! That’s looks like so much fun. Adding this to our growing travel list. I know this would be a hit with our monkey boy. And I agree. When traveling with kids it is necessary to throw in some physical activities that are off of the typical tourist path. Great discovery. Thanks for sharing this.

  • There are 2 places within an hour’s drive of Madrid, Spain that have zip line adventures. We did one this summer that was fabulous! Our 6 year old kids were able to do the lowest course and LOVED it – did it 4 times! And the 8, 10 and 12 year old cousins we were with did the first 2 courses. There are 4 courses in all, each getting higher and harder as you go. I am not an “adventure” gal by nature, but this was truly fun! And what a safe way to get some thrills! The guys that staff the place were so helpful and kind. They spoke some English as well. The place we went to was called Pino a Pino (pine to pine) – but I couldn’t find a website. We ended up spending nearly 4 1/2 hours there! I highly recommend an adventure of this sort!

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