Hill Climb Buggy Tours
**We do not rent buggies for off-site use**
We offer two different guided tours:
Buggies: | 1 hour | $95 - 1 buggy | $125 - 1 buggy w/ passenger | $150 - 1 buggy w/ passenger who wants to drive
Buggies: | 1.5 hours | $120 - 1 buggy | $150 - 1 buggy w/ passenger | $175 - 1 buggy w/ passenger who wants to drive
Hill Climb Buggy Tours are weather permitting, and actual routes and times may vary depending on trail condition. All tours include Hill Climb Buggy, helmet, eye protection, instructions, safety orientation and test track run, photo, and snack breaks. Tour time starts after safety orientation. Double riders may switch at 2 different historic photo stops.
Off-Road Hummer Tour
Our Hummer Tour takes you through a historic setting of our forest. Be prepared to be entertained as your guide regales you with tales of pioneer families who have settled here in the past. Be warned that there are a few bumpy areas but you may not notice as you'll be more concerned with the sounds of bombs dropping around you! We have a soundtrack that plays during the tour but ask us and we may be able to add up to 4 custom tracks of your choosing!
Hummer: | 1 hour | $45 - adult | $25 - child | minimum of 4 people needed to book
Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and the orientation process
What does the Hill Climb Buggy tour include?
All tours include Buggy, helmet, instructions, safety glasses, safety orientation and test track run. The 1.5 hour tour includes photos by landmarks.
What is the cost for the tours?
Hill Climb Buggy | 1 hour
Single driver, no passenger - $95
Single driver with passenger - $125
Two Drivers (both occupants driving) - $150
Hill Climb Buggy | 1.5 hours
Single driver, no passenger - $120
Single driver with passenger - $150
Two Drivers (both occupants driving) - $175
Do I have to fill out a waiver?
Every participant does have to fill out a waiver. Participants who are 18+ can fill out their own. Participants who are under 18 will have to have a parent/legal guardian fill out a waiver for them.
Is there a link to the waiver online?
You can only access our waiver after you've made a reservation. Our system is set up this way so we can link your specific waiver to your booking.
What is provided?
Helmets with face shields/safety glasses
What should I bring for the tour?
Eye protection – either safety goggles or LIGHT colored wraparound sunglasses (we will provie safety glasses if you do not bring your own)
Closed toed shoes mandatory. Long pants and long sleeve shirt recommended
How many people can ride at one time?
Depends on the tour. Every tour is determined by the number of vehicles. We have up to 6 Hill Climb Buggies. If you will need more than 6 vehicles in your group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote.
Hill Climb Buggies are 2 seaters
What kind of conditions do you ride in?
We ride in all weather conditions except for lightning, high winds, heavy rain, or thaw conditions
Can I bring my own vehicle?
Yes, as long as it is 1000 cc or less and a utility model without hand clutch. Cost would be 50% off posted rate. Must follow our guides
Do I need to make advanced reservations?
Recommended, space is limited and guides must be scheduled; there is a 2 person minimum for all tours
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age is 18 for driving without an adult or 16 with a learners permit and parent/guardian in passenger seat. Child passengers that are under 6 years old or 36" tall must be in a car seat.
Is there a maximum age?
Anyone 75 years of age or older will not be allowed to drive our buggies. They can still be a passenger.
What trail conditions do you ride in?
As long as our trails aren't too muddy or dusty, we will generally take tours out. Mud on the trails increase the chance of someone sliding off the trial and dusty conditions make it difficult to see. If we deem the conditions are too dangerous, we may alter the times of the tour or cancel it.
WARNING: Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. As added by P.L.3-2011, SEC.1. The property used by Valley Branch Retreat Inc. dba eXplore Brown County dba Paintball Valley is a Classified Forest/Tree Farm and an Indiana Agritourism provider.
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During our off-season (Dec-Feb) we are limited on staff and are unable to accommodate any walk-ons. All zips will be closed from 11/26 to 12/2!