Adventure Blog

Adventure Blog

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 […]

Canyoneering in Asheville, North Carolina

Looking for a true adventure? Go canyoneering with us! 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. It is an awesome way to explore the river and experience waterfalls. Get off the beaten path… literally! Click […]

“Bucket” Boats versus Self-Bailing Boats

At French Broad Adventures, we use two kinds of boats: Bucket Boats and Self-Bailing Boats. Contrary to what you may have heard, neither raft is ‘better’ than the other. Instead, they are each uniquely suited to different water conditions, and each have their pros and cons. A standard floor raft, sometimes known as a “bucket […]

We Worked on the Dirty Dancing Remake!

We were honored and delighted to be a part of the remake of the classic film, Dirty Dancing. Don’t worry – we were not involved in any of the dancing! We stuck with what we know, and helped out with water safety. Making films in North Carolina brings lots of jobs to the area, and […]

We Love Astral Designs

If you’ve spent anytime with the French Broad Adventures crew, you know we love supporting local businesses. Black Dome Mountain Sports, The Hop, Rosetta’s Kitchen, Roots Hummus, Blue Ridge Biofuels, LaZoom Comedy Tours, Asheville Brewery Tours, and Asheville Food Tours are just some of the local businesses we work and play with. Now, we can add another awesome […]

We Love Black Dome Mountain Sports

  You may have already heard our big news, but if you haven’t… French Broad Adventures is now offering canyoneering trips! We are so excited to begin taking people out on adventures they would never otherwise get to experience. And we are just as excited about our new partnership with Black Dome Mountain Sports. Our […]