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Thrills & Sports in Lake Chelan

In Lake Chelan Thrills and Sports are around every corner! From Skydiving to Electric Bike Tours we’ve got something for every thrill seeker!

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Enjoy a scenic plane ride with stunning views of Lake Chelan, the Columbia River and surrounding mountains. As a first time jumper, you will be securely attached to your instructor on a tandem skydive. Experience the rush and adrenaline that only freefall gives you! Skydiving in Chelan offers a view like no other. Ask about the Winery Tandem Skydive!

Zip Lines

Lake Chelan offers a fantastic option for the zip line junkie! Speed + elevation run + free fall = BIG Fun! Multiple runs from beginner to advanced. Groups are welcome, call HighTrek Chelan to reserve your tour!

Electric Bike Tours

Chelan Electric Bike Tours offer a fun and unique way to experience our beautiful region. 

Guided tours deep into the Columbia Gorge, about the town and to visit the beautiful local wineries can be arranged. Comfortable electric bicycles can take you there without breaking a sweat!

Tennis & Pickleball

Public tennis courts are available at Lakeshore RV Park (Don Morse Park), Chelan High School, Beebe Bridge and Chelan Falls PUD Park, east of Chelan on the Columbia River. A brand new pickleball court was put in at Don Morse Park in 2016. Bring your gear and your A-game!

Enjoy exceptional tennis instruction in a breathtaking setting, whether you’re a regular or just visiting! Take in the fresh breeze with the majestic mountains as your backdrop for private or group tennis lessons for you or the whole family!

Hang Gliding & Para Gliding

Lake Chelan is one of the premier hang gliding and paragliding locations in the world. At the 3,700′ level, there are several slopes (E to NW), and at the 3,890′ level slope launches face SE and NW including ridge, thermal and primarily cross-country flying.

The Chelan Butte is a favorite for hang gliders and paragliders throughout the world. In fact, National and World competitions have been held in Chelan in past years and the United States Speed Gliding Championships are scheduled here every few years, as well as other local and regional events. You can drive to the top of the Butte and watch the pilots launch and rise in the thermals.

Most of the road is primitive, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are necessary to get to the top. You can watch gliders from Chelan Falls most days of the summer, or from town during events.

Helicopter Rides

Enjoy the adventure of riding aboard a helicopter or seaplane and catch views of the lake you can’t get any other way. Narrated tours of the Lake Chelan Valley are available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner tours and wine flights are also available.

If you are up for a view of our crystal-clear lake unlike any other, parasailing is a great way to sail high above the water – alone or in tandem. Reach up to 800 feet in the air with options including a “toe-dip” or “atomic drop free-fall,” parasailing can be a relaxing flight over the lake, or an exciting rush for the thrill junkie. Reservations are advised.

River Rafting

Methow Rafting offers guided river trips, tubing, and rentals in the Methow Valley. Whether you’re interested in a scenic, mellow float or an adrenaline filled whitewater adventure, Methow Rafting has got you covered!

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