Adventure Blog

Adventure Blog

The History of Whitewater Rafting

Rafting and canoeing was an ancient tradition for Native Americans who were the first to navigate North America’s rivers. They transported people, food, and supplies along rivers and also rafted rivers to hunt and find the best places to fish. Native American were skilled in building wooden rafts and canoes. They passed their knowledge down […]

Fall Festivals – Asheville, NC

The calendar says Fall is on the way, and we are super excited for campfires, changing leaves, and cider. Speaking of calendars, our is filling up with all the fun Fall festivals and events that are fast approaching. Here’s an idea – come ziplining with us AND visit some of the other awesome attractions Asheville […]

Poor Boater’s Rations

At French Broad Adventures, we love trying new things. This summer we really branched out and created our own beer with the help of French Broad River Brewery. We named it ‘Poor Boater’s Rations’ – that’s what PBR really stands for. (Ok, that’s a really old raft guide joke, but we love it!) Poor Boater’s […]

Canyoneering in Asheville 2018

Ready to get off the beaten path and go where the average tourist never gets to explore? Experience firsthand the waterfalls and river canyons that make this area so spectacular. Get a taste of what canyoneering is like in this video as we rappel down a waterfall! Canyoneering is an adventure sport that combines multiple […]

Wheel of Bliss in Hot Springs, NC

Need a break from the hectic pace of modern life? Wish you could have a few days of quiet reflection in beautiful surroundings? Scoot closer to our (virtual) campfire and warm your hands while we will tell you of a magical place tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wheel of Bliss Retreat […]

The Ashe Farm

When booking rafting, ziplining, or canyoneering trips with us, many people ask for recommendations on where they should stay. The Ashe Farm, located just one mile up the road from the Madison County Courthouse in Marshall, is always high on our list. The Ashe Farm is a cozy bed and breakfast owned by Sandy and […]