Kayak and Bike Tours
Join us to see endangered grey bats begin their nightly hunt for insects! The Nickajack Bat Cave and Wildlife Refuge on the Tennessee River is the summer roost for up to 100,000 of these animals. These trips run from late April to early October. Enjoy a 3-mile paddle around Nickajack Lake to the cave entrance during which you may be lucky enough to observe such local treats as osprey and bald eagles. Take in the thrill as thousands of bats leave the cave at dusk.
Try the unique guided experience of a beginner-friendly kayak tour that paddles into the top of the 80-year-old lock at Chickamauga Dam and out the bottom 50 feet below after 1 million cubic feet of water is released from under your kayak into the lower river.
Chattanooga Guided Adventures will pick you up and transport you upstream for a 5 mile kayak adventure through downtown Chattanooga. During your adventure your guide will discuss Chattanooga's history along the river and how Chattanooga has undergone a tremendous change from the 1969 dirtiest city in the country due to air pollution to Outside Magazine's two time Champion of the "Best Outdoor Towns to Live". We will also spot cool aquatic wildlife such as Osprey, River Otters, Double Crested Cormorants and more, while learning ecological facts. Your tour will conclude with a complementary micro-brew or drink from Cherry Street Brewing.
Ride the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain and hop on a bike for a leisurely cruise back down 7 miles on double track trails with almost no pedaling for an ice cream treat to finish your ride. This is the Chattanooga Version of the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Join us on a beginner friendly bike ride along the Tennessee River Park to our favorite local brunch spot Hello Monty! All bike equipment, guide, brunch and one classic brunch nonalcoholic beverage are included in this mid morning adventure. This is a great way to explore Chattanooga great local restaurants, the scenic river way, and to meet new friends. Total trip time is approximately 3 hours.