Adventure Blog

Adventure Blog

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 […]

Summer 2017

Wow! We had an unbelievable summer. Whitewater rafting and ziplining were as amazing as always, and we added another adventure to our offerings – canyoneering. People often ask us what it’s like to live and work in Western North Carolina, but words never quite do it justice. That’s why we thought we would let pictures […]

Zipline Safety and Inspections

There are many different types of inspections going on all the time at French Broad Adventures. They can be divided in to a few basic types: structural (the course), operational, gear (harnesses, helmets, etc) and trees. Each of these happens at prescribed intervals: daily, monthly, periodic and yearly or every third year. Daily Inspections We […]

Our trips go out – rain or shine!

We get asked this question all of the time: “Will my trip get cancelled if it rains?”   The short answer: No. Our trips go out, rain or shine! When it comes to whitewater rafting and canyoneering, you are going to get wet on your trip regardless of the weather. Even with ziplining, the rain […]