ATV/Hill Climb Buggy/Rock Crawler Tours
We offer three different guided tours:
1. The Ridge Runner Tour offers a quick tour of the property and highlights some of the trails.
ATV's: | 1 hour | $69 per person
Buggies: | 1 hour | $86 - 1st driver | $43 - 2nd driver/passenger | $25 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $129 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $111
Rock Crawler: | 1 hour | $96 - 1st driver | $43 - 2nd driver/passenger | $25 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $139 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $121
2. The Cemetery Tour (ATV's & Buggies only) explores old stagecoach roads, pioneer home sites, an Indian campground, and a graveyard dating back to the late 1800's. This tour travels through creek beds and traverses technical climbs and descents, while experiencing scenic vistas and peaceful lush valleys.
ATV's: | 1.5 hours | $96 per person
Buggies: | 1.5 hours | $96 - 1st driver | $50 2nd driver/passenger | $32 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $146 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $128
3. The Adventure Tour (ATV's only) is for experienced riders only! You'll get to visit all the landmarks from the previously mentioned tours and still go deeper in the woods. Prepare for a true adventure experience in the forest as your guide takes you through trails that even we hardly get back to. Who knows what surprises await you when you're this far into the woods...
ATV's: | 2.5 hours | $179 per person (by appointment only, please call for availability)
ATV and Hill Climb Buggy Tours are weather permitting, and actual routes and times may vary depending on trail condition. All tours include ATV/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 (buggies only).
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 | $38 - adult | $20 - child | minimum of 4 people needed to book
Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and the orientation process
What does the ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler tours include?
All tours include ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler, helmet, instructions, safety glasses, safety orientation and test track run. The 1.5 hour tour includes photo and snack breaks.
What is the cost for the tours?
ATV - Ridge Runner Tour | 1 hour | $69 per person
ATV - Cemetery Tour | 1.5 hours | $96 per person
Hill Climb Buggy | 1 hour | $86 1st person, $43 2nd person | $25 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)
Hill Climb Buggy | 1.5 hours | $96 1st person, $50 2nd person | $32 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)
Rock Crawler - Off-Road Tour | 1 hour | $96 1st person, $43 2nd person | $25 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)
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 3 Rock Crawlers available. We have up to 10 ATV's and 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 and Rock Crawlers are 2 seaters - kids from 6-15 can ride as passengers.
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 600 cc or less and a utility model without hand clutch. Cost would be 50% off posted rate. Single riding allowed only and 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 16 for driving - buggy and rock crawler riders must be at least 6 years old and 36" tall
ATV, Hill Climb Buggy, and Rock Crawler Climbing 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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