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Ziplining + Full-Day Rafting

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19.50
/person!
Girl rapelling down from zipline platform

Experience a full-day whitewater rafting trip with lunch on a 9-mile section of the French Broad River. Then, on day two, take on our zipline canopy tour where you'll explore ziplining, rappelling and a crossing a canopy bridge to our fully-functional treehouse.

Trip Details

175.50
/pp
5-6 Hours
Moderate
8

Season

March 1st - November 1st

Age

Minimum age for whitewater rafting is 8 years old. No minimum age for ziplining.

TAg-alongs

Allowed - $/person

Class Rapids

II-IV

Duration Info

This trip is split into two days, 1 trip each day. Be sure to review your confirmation email for directions.

Required to Wear

Ziplining: Closed-toe shoes with a secure backing (so they won’t fall off your feet) .

Rafting: shoes that won’t come off in the water (i.e. sandals with a strap on the back, water shoes, or old tennis shoes).

Intensity

weight

Must weigh between 70-250lbs for proper zipline harness fit.

Notes

We provide



Rafting

For Whitewater Trips:
  • Raft gear
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Raft
  • Guide
  • Splash gear (if requested)
  • Beverages (water, lemonade)
  • Snacks (nutrition bars, crackers)
For Calm Water Trips:
  • Raft (minimum 4 people required)
  • Single Duckie
  • Splash gear (if needed)

Ziplining

  • Water - We provide two water breaks during the trip.
  • Safety Equipment - We will provide all equipment; including helmet and harness.

Please Bring

Rafting

If you forget these items we have many of them for sale in our store.

  • Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Strap for glasses
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothing (for after the trip)

Ziplining

  • Shoes - Close-toed shoes are required.
  • Medication - Any medication that you may need immediate access to while on the trip (e.g., asthma inhaler, epipen or diabetic glucose).
  • Strap for glasses - We recommend anyone wearing glasses (these can be bought in the store if you don’t have one).
  • Snacks prior to, or after, your adventure. No food will be on the trip.

Do Not Bring

  • Animals to the outpost, no exceptions.
  • Valuables or anything else that you would mind having lost, wet, or broken.
  • Anything that can be dropped (dropped items on the course cannot be retrieved). We will provide a secure place for you to store your keys while on the trip.

Participation Requirements

Rafting

Physical Fitness

Participants should feel comfortable sitting for an extended time in the boat and be able to paddle and assist in their own rescue if possible.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We also do not recommend that you participate in whitewater rafting if you are pregnant or have significant musculoskeletal problems – please seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • Calm water rafting trips are suitable for pregnant persons.
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

  • You participate at your own risk.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.

Ziplining

Weight

All participants must weigh in, fully clothed, between 70 and 250 lbs. No exceptions. All participants will be weighed discreetly before their trip.

Physical Fitness

  • Be able to comfortably walk unassisted on uneven terrain such as trails, ramps, and stools.
  • Be able to comfortably hold onto handlebars during the tour.
  • Be able to stand from a seated position on the platforms.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • Be in good health and be prepared to physically participate in the tour. You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We ask that you do not participate if you are pregnant, and recommend that if you have significant musculoskeletal problems – that you seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

  • You participate at your own risk.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.

Meeting Locations

Please refer to your confirmation email for your scheduled times and locations.

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12 Good Adventures Ln, Marshall, NC 28753

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We Offer Group Reservations

Bringing a group to Asheville? French Broad Adventures caters to groups of all sizes.

Group Reservations

Ahhhmazing!! Everyone was so courteous and skilled. Sean was a hilarious guide to and from the rafting area. Divans was our river guide and not only did he show us a fantastic time but he was funny and a great showman. No one in our raft had ever been before and we all had a blast. Can’t wait to return on our next time in the area to do the 9 mile trip.

Jessica Scott Madsen

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

Amazing trip & Great Guides! The best group of people we could have had to share with us the fun & pleasure that this trip offers. Beautiful views, a group of well-informed guides who know & love the river & the beautiful surrounding community...and funny, friendly personalities too! If you are in the area and you want to ride the French Broad, these are the guys to do it with!

Dawn

Visited the french broad this summer, what a blast. Me, my boyfriend and our four grown boy went and we can’t stop talking about it. The company was very well ran, and made us feel safe at all times! The rafting and ziplines were awesome but it is the guide who really make this trip stand out above all the rest. Mitch,Justin and Jason aka "bacon" knew their history of the area and very very very funny!!! Have recommended this company to many friends who were heading that way for vacation! If your vacationing in the area or just passing threw, this is a must stop for your trip!!!! See you guys soon! Can’t wait to nite zipline and planning to visit on my honeymoon!!!! You guys rock!!!

Kimberly Racolta

We went rafting this week with Auggie as our guide and it was one of the best adventures we’ve had!! The whole staff was awesome. They are knowledgeable with the river and so prepared for the delicious lunch on the shore. We can’t wait to get back!!

Monika Stander

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!

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