Where Asheville Comes to Play Since 1981

Whitewater rafting, ziplines, off-road e-biking, and canyoneering expeditions just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville.

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rafters on French Broad River

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Celebrating 41 Years of Outdoor Adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains

When the original French Broad Rafting outpost opened in 1981, Asheville was just a sleepy mountain locale. Fast forward, and Asheville is a vibrant city with amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. We've evolved in tandem, and we're proud to offer the best family-friendly outdoor adventure experiences in Western North Carolina.

We think the numbers prove it:

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We Make Planning Your Asheville Outdoor Adventure Trip Easy

At French Broad Adventures, we know you want to experience all Asheville has to offer—both indoors and out. In order to fit it all in, you’ll need to book outdoor adventures that are close to town.

With our proximity to Asheville and our well planned tours, you can rest assured that you’ll have a fun adventure and be back in plenty of time for dinner.

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Rafters dipping into the river

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Whitewater & Calm Water Rafting

Paddle the French Broad River with our expert local guides. Calm water and whitewater rafting trips available.

Group rafting down French Broad River


Soar through the canopy take a break midway at our mountain view treehouse.

Young child zipping through the trees


Experience Western North Carolina waterfalls that have rarely been seen up-close.

Woman rapelling down canyon

Off-Road E-Biking

Get off the beaten path and into the forest with pedal assist technology.

Off-Road E-Biking
Off-road e-biking in the forest.
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Our Family did both whitewater rafting and zip lines. Sean was our River guide and he was great. Matt and Lilly were our guides for the Zip lines and they were great as well. We will definitely be back!!

Derek Jackson
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Let's Get Started—It's Easy!

Step 1

Book your trip and review your welcome email.

Step 2

Enjoy an unforgettable experience bringing you closer to nature and your fellow adventurers.

Step 3

Get back in time for dinner, and the rest of your stay in Asheville.