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Hill Climb Buggy Tours
**We do not rent buggies for off-site use**
We offer two different guided tours:
Buggies: | 1 hour | $91 - 1st driver | $48 - 2nd driver/passenger | $30 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $139 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with only 1 occupant driving) $121
Buggies: | 1.5 hours | $101 - 1st driver | $55 2nd driver/passenger | $37 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $156 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with only 1 occupant driving) $138
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 | $91 - 1st driver | $48 - 2nd driver/passenger | $30 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $139 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with only 1 occupant driving) $121
Hill Climb Buggy | 1.5 hours | $101 - 1st driver | $55 2nd driver/passenger | $37 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $156 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with only 1 occupant driving) $138
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?
Snacks and water on ALL tours
Helmets with face shields/safety glasses
What should I bring for the tour?
Eye protection – either safety goggles or LIGHT colored wraparound sunglasses
Closed toed shoes mandatory. Long pants and long sleeve shirt recommended
How many people can ride at one time?
Depends on the tour. The Off-Road Hummer Tour can fit up to 14 people. Every other 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.
Hill Climb Buggy, tours are weather permitting, and actual routes and times may vary depending on trail conditions
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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Due to the dry and windy conditions we are implementing a fire ban on our property. We are allowing guests to bring charcoal for cooking. The ban will be lifted when it rains