Where Asheville Comes to Play Since 1981

Whitewater rafting, ziplines, 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:

500k+
trips guided to date
20
Best of WNC Awards
2k+
5-star TripAdvisor Reviews
500+
5-star Google Reviews

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.

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Group rafting down French Broad River

Ziplines

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

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Young child zipping through the trees

Canyoneering

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

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Woman repelling down canyon
Kind Words

Was an excellent class. Enjoyed the instructors and loved the river! Will take what i learned and apply it to my own paddling.

Adrian Hayes
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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.