What surprised us the most was how many ziplines there were! We had envisioned one or two, but there were dozens – and so level 5, which had the most ziplines, was of course my favourite. There’s nothing like zipping through the trees!
The courses had many different elements, from climbing through rope nets and tunnels to balancing on logs or swinging barrels (just like Pirates of the Caribbean! I heard one child exclaim). Each level was slightly higher in the trees, and more challenging.
But if there’s one thing we should have done, it’s BRING GARDENING GLOVES. Yes, Valentin warned us in advance, but I thought we’d be fine. No, you really do want gloves to protect your hands from the ropes, especially on the most challenging courses. And your hands will thank you the next day!
We skipped course no. 6 because Valentin explained it wasn’t too much harder than the ones we’d just done, just different. Course no. 7 was really physically challenging (more on that later), so I wanted to do course no. 8 first – the free falls! In retrospect, I definitely thought I was braver than I actually am, but I did manage to complete the course, so I guess I wasn’t entirely wrong. But would I do those free falls again? Not for a while! (My husband, though, loved them!)