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Ziplining + Full-Day Rafting

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18.30
/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

164.70
/pp
5-6 Hours
Moderate
8
+
Min. Age

Season

March 1st - November 1st

Weight

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

Age

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

All zipline and safety equipment.

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

  • Medication - Any medication that you may need immediate access to while on the trip (e.g., asthma inhaler, epipen or diabetic glucose).
  • Water - we will offer a water break during your trip.
  • Strap for glasses (these can be bought in the store if you don’t have one).
  • Small camera - you're welcome to bring a small camera, but please make sure you have a strap for it.
  • 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 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/trolley 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

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

This was so much fun! The staff are all very helpful and friendly. Their main objective is to make sure the customers have fun, but they are all about safety first and foremost. The entire trip was loaded with history and information which made it more than just a fun excursion. Richard was our guide, and he did such an awesome job keeping all of us focused and working together. He is very good at what he does. We had a great time!

Penne Hout

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

We did the 9 mile rafting trip and it was awesome!! Our guide Cory is a pro! We loved all the rapids along the route! We enjoyed the stories and wildlife we saw (bald eagles and nest). It was our first whitewater trip and we were comfortable because the guides have fun with safety in mind. We will be back!! Thank you, Cory!

Amy Ball Coleman

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

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