A 700 m long double zip line will open this Friday, just in time for the Easter holidays.
‘River Rapid’, as the track is known, opens to the public on April 15 at Colin Glen, the 200-acre woodland adventure park in Belfast.
The zip line begins at a launch tower with a platform 100 feet above the ground before sending riders a distance of 700 meters at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
Oh, and if you’re not too busy screaming and cheering, don’t forget to enjoy the views of Belfast along the way.
Colin Glen calls it ‘Ireland’s longest zip line’ and the attraction is available to book now for £18 (€21.50) for children and £20 (€24) for adults or £35 (€41.85) for two people two lines.
A family of four can register for a total price of £50 (€59.80).
It may be worth getting out the tape measure and scales before you travel. Drivers must be at least 10 years old, at least 1.3 m tall and weigh 30 kg. There is a maximum weight of 120 kg.
The zip lines are the latest attraction from Colin Glen, which has already started what it ” Ireland’s first Alpine Coaster’, the Black Bull Run and a 250m Forest Flyover zipline.
Visitors can also play laser tag, play golf, and even follow a Gruffalo Trail.
His new ziplines follow a boom of similar adventures on the island in recent years, ranging from the 500m zipline at Todd’s Leap in Co Tyrone to a 300m overwater zipline at Castlecomer Discovery Park in Co Kilkenny. Castlecomer was named ‘Ireland’s Best Activity Provider’ this year Reader Travel Awards.
Located 8km from Belfast city centre, Colin Glen is a multi-million pound investment project aiming to create ‘a world-class outdoor adventure park in the heart of Belfast’ and there are future plans for a wellness trail, visitor centre and accommodations.
It is supported by Belfast City Council’s Belfast Investment Fund, DAERA’s Rural Tourism, DAERA’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) program and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.
Colin O’Neill, CEO of Colin Glen, said the ziplines would allow the company to generate more local jobs and investment “to ensure we can continue to offer world-class attractions to our communities and beyond, while our local… tourism industry is getting back on its feet”. .
More details and bookings at coliglen.org.
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