I have a confession. ATVs have always made me a little nervous. I love controlled risk. I enjoy extreme adventures that have safety equipment (like ziplining or ones that have a track like on an extreme roller coaster) ….but adventures without them are WAY more out of my comfort zone. When we planned our ATV tour at Wilstem Ranch, my husband was supposed to be there …but he had a work conflict at the last minute which meant that I would be the one driving the ATV during our visit.
This created a great opportunity to face my fears on the trails.
I was given the option to have our family ride with the guide or to drive my own ATV. I told him that I couldn’t have a website that talked about facing your fears with adventure and then not take the opportunity when presented with one.
I was relieved to find out that the ATV was an automatic vs. a stick shift because it’s been years since I’ve driven a stick.
We were given safety instructions and helmets before we started the trail with our guide.
Our guide named Blake did a great job of making sure that everyone felt safe and comfortable.
The landscape of our tour was diverse with steep curvy hills and straightaways where you could drive faster.
Within the first few minutes of driving I couldn’t stop smiling because I LOVED it!!!!!
Our tour was on a spring day that had lots of mud which I found incredibly enjoyable to drive through.
The ATV Tour gave us closer views of a beautiful old barn on the property.
We also got to drive through a tight tunnel which was really fun.
On the trail we experienced a stump that gave us some trouble. The ATV in front of us got stuck.
I was then given the option to let our guide move the ATV or I could try it. I decided that I wanted to at least give a try…..and I got stuck too.
I was able the get the ATV over the stump with some coaching from our guide. I’m so glad that I made myself try it. It felt great to overcome that challenge.
My family absolutely LOVED this adventure!
More Mud = More Fun!
You can find out more about the ATV Tours from Wilstem Ranch on their website. (812) 936-4484
Wilstem Ranch is located at 4229 US Highway 150, French Lick, IN 47432.
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary tour for review purposes. All opinions are my own.