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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

Available from Nov 2

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

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Hike the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this guided day trip to three scenic waterfalls from Asheville. Take in views of the mountains as you tour the classic road in a comfortable van and hear stories about the area’s natural history and culture from your local guide. Watch for blooming laurels and rhododendron as you walk the easy to moderate trails through lush oak and hickory forests. Enjoy light refreshments along the way with plenty of time to relax by the falls before returning to Asheville.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.09
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$86.09

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

Available from Saturday

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

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Discover the vibrant fall colors of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls. With someone else to navigate the winding country roads, you can enjoy the fall colors from the moment the tour begins. Plus, this intimate, small-group tour has a maximum of six guests, making it easy to get to know your guide and learn more about the region.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views

Available from Saturday

Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views

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Discover Asheville’s noteworthy landmarks and architectural gems while covering plenty of ground. This 2.5-hour tour by electric bike lets you safely navigate Asheville’s hilly terrain. Follow your guide through city streets, greenways, and picturesque neighborhoods. At carefully chosen viewpoints, you’ll stop to hear the stories behind historical sites. Numbers are limited to seven riders per tour to ensure personalized attention.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

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Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!

Available from Saturday

Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!

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Our tours have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News! Join are expert guides, all experienced naturalists, as we discover the stunning waterfalls and mountain views which make Asheville famous! On our tours, we share stories from history and even do some plant foraging, so you can eat along the trail! Note that guests often return to Asheville by way of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, so our tours is a loop, and there is no need to backtrack! (Only during winter conditions with ice and snow will the Parkway be closed and we may have to return to our original starting place.)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide

Available from Oct 29

Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide

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Discover the scenic views, mountain trails, wildlife, and plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a local guide to lead the way. With so much to see in the region, nature lovers can get overwhelmed deciding where to go and what attractions to prioritize. By traveling with a guide you don’t have to worry about the logistics and can rest assured you don’t miss any of the highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Electric Bike Brewery Crawl of Asheville

Available from Sunday

Electric Bike Brewery Crawl of Asheville

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Cycle to five of Asheville’s most popular microbreweries, enjoying a drink (or two) at each location. You’ll be riding a state-of-the-art e-bike, so the hills won’t be a problem. In addition to soaking up the local vibe and great scenery, you’ll sample some of the best craft brews in town. If you like beer and bikes, you'll love this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$74.00
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$74.00

Half-Day Hike with Long Range Views from Asheville

Available from Saturday

Half-Day Hike with Long Range Views from Asheville

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Your guide is a certified naturalist who is knowledgeable of the flora and fauna of the area. You will learn tree and flower identifications as well as any wildlife you may see during your activity.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Private - Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville

Available from Saturday

Private - Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville

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Take time for yourself, breathe deep, relax, and immerse yourself in the beauty of our lovely Blue Ridge Mountains! Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop with stunning views plus an hour of yoga for all levels at the summit. We’ll bring the mats. You bring your spirit of adventure! PRIVATE OPTION: Want a private yoga hike? Contact us to schedule your hike any day of the week. NEW! Sunset yoga hikes now available daily for private groups of 4+. Contact us for details. WANT MORE? Add a massage at your vacation rental, farm-to-table cooking class, group tarot reading, or one of dozens of other uniquely Asheville experiences to your day for a full, balanced adventure. Visit our website for details and options.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
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Introduction to Outdoor Climbing in Pisgah National Forest

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Introduction to Outdoor Climbing in Pisgah National Forest

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Want to learn to rock climb and have a great time? Then this is the perfect class for you! After a moderate warm-up hike, you will approach one of the most beautiful rock walls in the world--Looking Glass Rock. And after a brief introduction, you will start exploring the vertical world--one exhilarating hold at a time. The higher you climb, the better the view. Along the way you will learn the rudiments of rock climbing. Let our AMGA certified instructors design a day of climbing to thrill and inspire you!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.12
Price varies by group size
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$208.12
Price varies by group size

Black Balsam Trail Running Tour

Available from Oct 30

Black Balsam Trail Running Tour

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Clearcut by loggers over 100 years ago, these high mountain peaks offer some of the best views in all of Pisgah National Forest. The Plott Balsams, Black Mountains, and even Mount Mitchell can be seen from their summits. Along the way, we'll offer a brief history lesson to how the area came to be.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

John Rock Trail Running Tour with Photo Stops

Available from Sunday

John Rock Trail Running Tour with Photo Stops

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Every guide on our team has developed an intimate knowledge of our national forest and can offer you an in-depth history to all the areas we run in. Originally owned by George Vanderbilt, Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kind in the eastern United States and holds deep historical relevance among several generations. Though different than a hiking tour, our running tours accommodate any pace - even if you may consider yours more of a hike. It's also expected that we will stop several times for photos along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Solve clues, complete challenges, and race against competing teams while checking out top Asheville sights on this self-guided Asheville scavenger hunt. Follow the guide on your smartphone to reach historical attractions, outdoor art, and essential Asheville sights, all with your self-chosen team of two to five people. Because this tour is all from your phone, you can complete it on your own schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
Price varies by group size
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$20.52
Price varies by group size

Guided Mountain bike rides in Dupont Forest and Pisgah

Available today

Guided Mountain bike rides in Dupont Forest and Pisgah

Want to explore a new place? Ride in unfamiliar terrain? Hike to the top and see the view? Work on progressing your skills on the mountain bike? Get a ride to the trailhead? If you really want to get unplugged, plug in with the Professionals of Blue Wall Adventures and have your Blue Wall Day with an unforgettable experience enjoying the outdoors. We can add instruction to any guided ride if you are looking to progress your skills on new terrain. This is an excellent way to work and improve your mountain bike skills. We offer guides that are professional certified mountain bike instructors and have the commitment to teach mountain biking.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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$92.31

Slate Rock Trail Running Tour

Available from Sunday

Slate Rock Trail Running Tour

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Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kind in the eastern US. With over 500,000 acres and 1,600 miles of trail, some of the best overlooks and waterfalls are often overlooked. We will meet at Ecusta Brewing, then you will follow me to the trailhead, a ~30 minute scenic drive including a bit of dirt road. 2-wheel drive vehicles will have no problem, the road is well-maintained. Starting at the trailhead, we will run a ~7 mile loop with 1,400' of vertical. The run parallels a beautiful mountain stream with several cascades, then climbs its way up to one of the best overlooks in the forest - Slate Rock. Towering over the Pink Beds Valley, the overlook includes views of nearby Pilot Rock and the distant high peaks of the Great Balsam Range. I would argue that the views are far better than John Rock, Cedar Rock, or even Looking Glass Rock. Its limited popularity is due mostly to its remoteness and difficulty to navigate due to several unmarked trails along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Full-Day Art Loeb Trail Running Adventure

Available from Oct 30

Full-Day Art Loeb Trail Running Adventure

Every guide on our team has developed an intimate knowledge of our national forest and can offer you an in-depth history to all the areas we run in. Originally owned by George Vanderbilt, Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kind in the eastern United States and holds deep historical relevance among several generations. What makes us different than other tour companies is our selection of local guides who are all able to lead this 30-mile trip on a moment's notice. We pride ourselves in only utilizing top-notch trail and ultra runners with extensive knowledge and expertise in the sport.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$309.28
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$309.28

North Carolina Arboretum Running Tour in Asheville

Available from Nov 4

North Carolina Arboretum Running Tour in Asheville

Beginning at the North Carolina Arboretum, we'll take you on a run through beautiful forests, seasonal wildflowers, and fresh mountain streams. We'll pass exhibits of short-leaf pine, eastern hemlock, red cedar, and even an assortment of native azaleas, among others. As we run, we'll share a brief history of how the nearby Biltmore Estate was crucial in the founding of Pisgah National Forest, and ultimately the cornerstone for sustainable logging across the country. The arboretum offers an assortment of trail and gravel roads, and we will pick a loop within everyone's ability. Novice and experienced runners are both welcome! The route will range from 3 to 5 miles, never more than an hour. Afterward, the Bent Creek Bistro within the Arboretum offers seasonal brunch and dinner options plus coffee, beer, and wine. Start times may be coordinated with seasonal events such as peak leaf colors, Christmas light exhibits, or specific wildflower blooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Half Day Hike - Water Falls

Available from Oct 29

Half Day Hike - Water Falls

Your guide is a certified naturalist who is knowledgeable of the flora and fauna of the area. You will learn tree and flower identifications as well as any wildlife you may see during your activity.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Half-day Winter Ice & Elk Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons

Available from Dec 10

Half-day Winter Ice & Elk Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons

For our Half-Day Winter Photo Tour, we try to pack a lot in! We’ll visit a waterfall, try to find elk near Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and – if the conidtions are right – go find a huge wall of ice at the higher elevations! All while learning how to improve your photography. We are currently open and taking safety precautions for our guests! Visit our website to learn how we're handling COVID.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.72
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$148.72

Private Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walk

Available from Oct 28

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Private Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walk

This walk is a unique way to practice social distancing and self care in the nurturing forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The walk takes place on a private preserve where you can truly unplug, unwind, and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and our wild world without distraction. Forest Bathing is the simple practice of walking slowly through the forest, connecting with the environment with all senses. I invite you to breathe deep and pause long enough to notice the gentle breeze on your skin, the sounds of the forest, and your busy mind relaxing its pace. Studies show that time in nature offers physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits that linger even after you've left the trail behind. A guided forest therapy walk is a unique avenue to unlocking these benefits. Hope to see you on the trail soon!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.04
$72.00
$12.96 savings
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$59.04
$72.00
$12.96 savings
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Private Running Tour in West Asheville

Available tomorrow

Private Running Tour in West Asheville

This Private Running Tour will give you a look at Asheville from a local's perspective and will give you a great workout. Our guides live and breathe Asheville and we love showing off this unique mountain town. Our guides are trained to ensure you have a great run. We will adjust our distance and pace to whatever is best for you.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Asheville Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Asheville Adventure

Available today

Asheville Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Asheville Adventure

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.38
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$12.38

Private Tour Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock from Asheville

Available from Nov 1

Private Tour Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock from Asheville

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This tour takes guest up The Blue Ridge Parkway, passing breathtaking views, cliffs, waterfalls, historical landmarks, and ending in Blowing Rock, before headed back to Asheville. This is the best way to see all The Splendor of Autumn in the Southern Highlands.
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  • 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00

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