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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

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

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

  • 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 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

If your group loves adventure you seriously need to go to French Broad Adventures! We did Ziplining in the morning (ask for Ariel and Becca), and then we went white water rafting (ask for Allie)! The guides were amazing and fun! Seriously super nice people! I can’t wait to visit again!

Maurisa Tremain

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

The staff are exceptional. Participating in both the rafting and zip lining was an incredible experience. Great equipment, location, and views.

Jacklyn Rhodes

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

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