When out-of-town visitors call to inquire about rafting trips they occasionally ask why the river is called the French Broad. Often this question is followed by a giggle or a snicker. “Is that a person? Was it named after a French lady or something?” The French Broad is many things, but she is not actually […]
The food trucks are here this summer! Plan to have lunch at the FBRZ outpost before or after your rafting or zipline trip. We’ve got plenty of picnic tables on our covered deck so you can enjoy the excellent meals prepared by popular Asheville area food trucks. Saturdays and Sundays – Doc Brown’s […]
Looking for a place to stay while you are in the Asheville Area? Greybeard Realty and Rentals has partnered with French Broad Rafting & Ziplines and is offering an Outdoor Adventure Package for guests staying at one of their cabins now through October. Log cabins are easy to find in the mountains of Western […]
Raft guides are colorful characters (if you’ve ever been on the river with us, you probably know this all too well.) The folks on our river and tree staff have a wide variety of backstories—veterans, grandparents, college kids, firefighters—but perhaps one guide we are most proud of is one that all children are sure to recognize. […]
We pride ourselves on having some of the best raft guides on the river. As one of the oldest companies guiding on the French Broad, some of our staff has river experience of upwards of three decades! Our most veteran staff member is Tom Butler, who started working for us way back in 1982 (back […]
Our staff has gotten a few nice scenic shots on the river and in the trees recently. Check them out here, then come out and see the views for yourself. Save 10% when you book both rafting and zipline trips together in July.
Lead guide Korey works on her “I Want You” Uncle Sam pose while guiding on a zipline trip! She and the rest of our zipline guides invite you to come check out the zipline course. Our tour includes ten lines and two rappels, and takes two to three hours to complete. By the time you […]
Today marks the official start of summer, and we’ve got perfect conditions for both rafting and ziplining. The Asheville and Brevard areas received well above average rainfall amounts during the Spring, and that means the French Broad River is flowing at optimal levels for whitewater rafting. This is exciting news for our guides and […]