Fly Into Fall!
Zipline canopy tours, whitewater rafting, calm water float trips, canyoneering adventures — we've got it all! Raft & Zipline with us and experience two of Asheville's natural wonders: the French Broad River and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, with French Broad Adventures you don't have to choose between ziplining & rafting. We are the only raft/zip combo close enough to Asheville that you can have fun with us and make it back to town in time for dinner. Take advantage of our vacation packages and save on all the thrills, chills, and occasional spills into the water! Try our newest adventure, canyoneering, to explore waterfalls and canyons that 99.9% of tourists will never see.Book activities together and save
Asheville’s nearest whitewater experience!
French Broad Adventures provides everything you need to enjoy a wonderful time on the free flowing French Broad River – just show up & we take care of the rest! From our state-of-the-art gear to some of the most experienced, knowledgeable guides on the river, to our friendly staff & comfortable new outpost, French Broad Adventures is the perfect host for the rafting novice as well as the thrill-seeking experienced rafter. Choose the half-day trip with lively Class II-III rapids, the full-day trip with Class I-IV whitewater, or the leisurely float trip beginning in historic Hot Springs.
Zipline Canopy Tours
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly?
Zipline with us & experience the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains while you soar from tree to tree in a scenic mountain setting. Our zipline adventure course is tree-based with 10 lines ranging in length from 75-1,000 feet long – totaling over one mile of cable! The professional French Broad Adventures staff will make sure your trip is fun & exciting. The views are stunning, the adventure is astounding & your memories will be unforgettable. Want to really see the mountains? Zipline tours are one of the best activities for exploring the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Zipline with kids or friends – the best ziplines in NC are waiting for you!
A One-of-a-Kind-Adventure Awaits
Canyoneering is an adventure sport that combines multiple outdoor adventures such as hiking, boulder-hopping, and waterfall rappelling to traverse down a canyon, typically formed by a river. Until recently, canyoneering in the United States has been accessible mostly in the Southwest, but exploration of the rivers and waterfalls throughout Western North Carolina has turned up exquisite canyons and pristine waterfalls perfectly suited to this emerging sport. FBA is thrilled to offer guests the opportunity to go where the average tourist will never get to go, and experience firsthand the waterfalls and river canyons that make this area so spectacular.
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Amazing trip & Great Guides! The best group of people we could have had to share with us the fun & pleasure that this trip offers. Beautiful views, a group of well informed guides who know & love the river & the beautiful surrounding community…and funny, friendly personalities too! If you are in the area and you want to ride the French Broad, these are the guys to do it with!
We went on the short trip that included lunch for a very reasonable price. This was our first trip and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful, and our guide was informative, professional, and a lot of fun! We learned a lot about the landmarks and homes you see along the river. We look forward to bringing our children next year. I would highly recommend this company to my family and friends.
We enjoyed our trip down the French Broad River and the guides were great! We took our 9 and 11 year old boys and they had a blast. They can’t wait to go again. Thank you for a great experience.
Of all the ziplines in this area, this one is my favorite. It’s not too fast, not too slow, and just plain fun. I’ve visited multiple times and will be back at least once this season with more company in tow.
We visited in September and we did the 5 mile Raft trip with lunch and a afternoon Zip Line tour. I can’t say enough good things about this company, they are fun, love to have a good time and they do everything to make you fell safe and taken care of. We thoroughly enjoyed the rafting and the lunch was very good. Burgers, hot dogs and you can even get a veggie burger. We also loved the Zip Line, it was so amazing to be flying through the trees. I highly recommend them, they will make sure you have a good time.
Visited the french broad this summer, what a blast. Me, my boyfriend and our four grown boy went and we can’t stop talking about it. The company was very well ran, and made us feel safe at all times! The rafting and ziplines were awesome but it is the guide who really make this trip stand out above all the rest. Mitch,Justin and Jason aka “bacon” knew their history of the area and very very very funny!!! Have recommended this company to many friends who were heading that way for vacation! If your vacationing in the area or just passing threw, this is a must stop for your trip!!!! See you guys soon! Can’t wait to nite zipline and planning to visit on my honeymoon!!!! You guys rock!!!
These guys are the Best! Don’t fall for the imposters. We had an awesome time, and the rapids were excellent. That being said, the guide is the most important element of the trip, and Caylor made sure we went through the rapids safely and smoothly. White water rafting can be dangerous. Be sure you have an experienced guide.
Best rafting on the French Broad! Great guides, funny jokes, and a great lunch. Noah is a great guide!
The guides are so knowledgeable, the area is rustic and the river has so much beauty. We were novice rafters and the 2 & 3 rapids were just the right level of exciting!! A great value for the length of the trip downriver too.
My family of 4 had an absolutely amazing time both rafting and ziplining for 2 days! Calvin was our river guide – full of knowledge and fun. Next time we are ready for the 9 mi. rafting trip! We had never ziplined before, Cara and Becca were awesome guides – a lot of fun and laughs – we were in great hands. Will be back, and will recommend French Broad Adventures to everyone!! Wish we could give more than 5 stars!
To expedite your check in, please print & bring waivers and arrive 30 mins. before your trip time.
The FBRZ outposts are easy to find, but some older GPS devices may not work.
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