Reviews & Accolades

My daughter and I had a great time ziplining through the mountains! Matt & Joe were our guides, and they always made sure we were safe, and they kept it fun! Ten awesome ziplines were so much fun. Highly recommend!

Naomi Elkin

Best rafting on the French Broad! Great guides, funny jokes, and a great lunch. Noah is a great guide!

Lauren Kubecka Winkens

Went on Canyoneering trip on June 3. Guides were knowledgable and made the trip fun. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Tim Pickett

My dad and I went here today for ziplining. Our guides, Thomas and Peter were super awesome and enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable and comforting. They both had a great sense of humor which was a plus and whenever I mentioned that the height was a little scary for me they were so nice about it and were quick to make me feel better again. Next time I'm in the area I will definitely come back here to do the white water rafting! P.s. this place is locally owned so whenever you're giving them business you're helping a local business which makes the whole experience way better. I had a blast and I highly recommend this place to anybody!

Cassie Prater DeBeaugrine

Had a fabulous time whitewater rafting with Calvin! He is super sweet and made the experience fun, with all of us feeling very safe with him as our guide. It was just the right amount of whitewater for us – nothing too crazy, but enough to be exciting. We will definitely go again!


My family of 4 had an absolutely amazing time both rafting and ziplining for 2 days! Calvin was our river guide - full of knowledge and fun. Next time we are ready for the 9 mi. rafting trip! We had never ziplined before, Cara and Becca were awesome guides - a lot of fun and laughs - we were in great hands. Will be back, and will recommend French Broad Adventures to everyone!! Wish we could give more than 5 stars!

Kara Headrick Beard

This place is awesome. Have been coming here for years and somehow the experience keeps getting better. The people make a huge difference providing a good time while always feeling safe. They have rafting for experienced and novice, ziplining, and canyoneering (which is newer) available to try. The waterfall used for the repelling is awesome. The treehouse stop on the ziplining is ridiculous. Definitely add this to your Asheville vacation, you wont regret it!

John Vagianos

Of all the ziplines in this area, this one is my favorite.  It's not too fast, not too slow, and just plain fun.  I've visited multiple times and will be back at least once this season with more company in tow.

Richard Brown

Great customer service and so much fun! I look forward to coming year after year!

Maria Robelo-Monsalve

Comedy show plus white water rafting - what more can you ask for!?!? Richard was amazing as our guide. He knew the river like the back of his hand. He's funny, personable and most of all you could see that he cared about his client's having a great time. The hot lunch is a total bonus. Highly recommend!

Terri Hecker

Everyone who knows me would’ve never believed how much of an adventurer I became with French broad adventures! The team is knowledgeable and because they’re calm and fun they bring that side of you out! I would’ve never thought about water rafting and jumping into the river but I did, and I would’ve not traded it for the world! It is an experience that I will forever cherish and given me confidence that I am thankful for! THANK YOUUUUUU!! More than five stars if I could! Thank you Robert (water rafting) and Sam and Thomas (zip lining) an experience of a lifetime!

Isabel Cristina

We used this company 22 years ago for our honeymoon. They were fantastic... so much so we will be returning with our 3 kids this summer!!

Laurie Beth Chris Keller

Everything about our visit was amazing. The staff is truly one of a kind and the lines were great!

Alex Wennen

Unbelievable from the phone call to leaving! This is customer friendliness, service and execution at its finest. Incredibly safety conscious as well as executing as a team from start to finish. I had a blast and kept commenting on how great the experience was. Lindsay-----you are the bomb!!!! So calm and easy and patient! Run don't walk to this company.

Meredith Eicher

Excellent course. Instructors were amazing and extremely knowledgeable! Highly recommend this course to anyone that boats this river. Great Job!!

Allen Lewis

What a great time.. the guides are hilarious and made me (a first timer) feel safe in their capable hands.. going back and bringing the kids.

Tatiana Garcia - Hettinga

Our Zip line guides, Matt and Shayna, were so great!!! They made a very nervous, first time zip liner (me) feel safe and confident! Thanks for laughing at all our crazy jokes! We had a GREAT time!

Becky Gardner Edwards

This company is amazing!!! Not much else to say really because every review says that, but I wanted to write a review because JUSTIN was the best raft guide ever and made it so much fun!!! He made jokes and told us history, but most importantly we knew we were safe in his hands! Make sure you say YES when he asks 'do you want to try something exciting?' It was my first time so we did the 5 miles, but honestly I wish I did the 9 mile instead! And the lunch is a delicious HOT meal in a great location!

Robin Furmanski

Very good course, instructors showed professionalism and it was a lot of fun.

Patricia Boyd

Spend the day yesterday with our group zip lining and rafting in the afternoon. Was a highlight of our trip up to Asheville. The guides, Thomas, Lee, and Shawn were fantastic. Definitely recommend and will book again the next time there.

Jack Stout

We enjoyed our trip down the French Broad River and the guides were great! We took our 9 and 11 year old boys and they had a blast. They can't wait to go again. Thank you for a great experience.

Craig and Beth

I never thought riding a bike again was going to be this exciting. using an electric bike would be as fun as it was. Our bike guides were knowledgeable about the area, funny, and very experienced. All of the staff there were very helpful and so nice! We had an amazing time! Perfect!

Melissa F.

It was a great experience with entertaining guides, Matt and Dee! We thoroughly enjoyed our zip-lining trip and definitely recommend French Broad Adventures.

Jacqueline Meenach Benson

Awesome experience! I've been rafting before and it was terrible in comparison to this. Super knowledgable guides that knew exactly what they were doing. I felt safe the entire time even going through some rough class 3 rapids. Beautiful views and facility the whole way including the lunch area! Even the bus rides were entertaining with the guide telling jokes the whole time. I've got nothing bad to say!! An amazing and fun experience even for kids!!

Julia Catoe

Great day spent with experienced guides! A wonderful way to make memories!

Kristen Owen Samples