The Best Zip Lining In California’s Wine Country at Margarita Adventures

Where Is Margarita Adventures: If you make it to Paso Robles (read about more here…) and get tired of wine tasting (which is something I can’t ever imagine saying, but it is nice to have some variety on a vacation) I have an amazing activity for you to check out.  It’s Zip Lining at Margarita Adventures.

When can you Zip Line: For most of the year, tours are offered Thursdays through Mondays, with departure times at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. During the winter, tours run Fridays through Sundays at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Margarita Adventures office at 22720 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita. You are asked to arrive 20 minutes before your designated departure time. 

What’s included in the Zip Lining Tour and What’s the cost:  The Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours, including a zip line canopy tour. The tour includes guided transportation from the company headquarters where you check-in, pay for the tour to the actual vineyards where the zip lining occurs.  The cost of the tour is $99 per person.

Zip Lining

What should you expect if you visit: Margarita Adventures offers a uniquely thrilling perspective on a true California landmark—the historic Santa Margarita Ranch in the Paso Robles wine country. Not only do you get to Zip Line you’ll learn about this historic Ranch, their cattle, and the rich history of this farm and vineyard.

Zip LiningNote some of the weight and size restrictions on the right. Probably not the best activity for small children!

How many zip lines will you get to ride: You will embark on five zip lines spanning more than 4,500 combined feet, starting with an epic 1,200-foot valley crossing and finishing over the newest 1,800-foot zip line that flies right over a vineyard. This was my favorite zip line, wine, action and fun all combined!

Zip LiningGetting secured and belted in

I’m buckled and geared up (yes I’m wearing a Go Pro, stay tuned for that video soon) 

What else will you learn about: Along the way to and form the zip line, you will learn about the ranch’s sustainable wine growing practices and role as part of California’s famed Mission Trail. You will also experience the ranch’s diverse plant and wildlife habitats, as well as it’s legacy as one of  California’s oldest continuously operated cattle ranches.

Zip LiningMore about Santa Margarita Cattle Ranch: Santa Margarita Ranch is one of California’s oldest continuously operated cattle ranches, dating back to the 1770s. The owners employ rotational “pulse” grazing with an emphasis on conservation and progressive rangeland management. Santa Margarita Ranch is a member of Harris Ranch’s Natural Beef Program and Partnership for Quality, and the cattle are raised with low-stress, natural handling without usage of antibiotics or growth hormones.

Margarita Adventures ZipliningThe fabulous view of the last zip line over the Vineyards. This is my kind of Saturday. Anything involving fun, some activity outside with thrills within a vineyard setting is perfection!

Zip Lining

The final zip line landing. As you can see there are plenty of people working the lines ensuring your safe and feel comfortable. 

Zip LiningCheers on successfully zip lining. After my first time in Bariloche (read more here…) I swore never to do it again and this was so easy, safe, and fun! I would return back any time and highly recommend you do too!

DISCLOSURE: Emily,  The JetSetting Fashionista enjoyed a complimentary zip lining experience during this visit. Emily only writes posts or features about experiences that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.

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