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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

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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$97.00
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$97.00

2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Asheville

2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Asheville

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Explore the "Paris of the South"—Asheville, North Carolina—on a Segway during this 2-hour guided tour. Traveling via Segway allows you to cover much more ground than you would on foot, which makes this a great comprehensive tour for first-time visitors. You'll get lessons on how to maneuver the 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooter before you depart; even beginners will feel safe and comfortable.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.09
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Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail

Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail

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Follow your guide on a 45-minute horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a variety of departure times, and ride the beautiful Fern Forest Trail, traveling through a dense forest on relatively flat terrain at 4,000 feet. This gentle trail, situated in the Nantahala National Forest, is suitable for all skill levels. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.03
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Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views

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

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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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest

Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest

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Horseback riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains is a beautiful way to explore the area’s natural attractions. Trot through fern groves, past rows of wild flame azaleas, and into a white pine forest on well-trained, gentle horses. This tour includes a safety training, too, making it a good choice for beginner horseback riders and children.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.26
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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

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Featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, discover the authentic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls that make Asheville famous. This intimate, small-group tour makes it easy to get to know your experienced, expert guide and learn more about the region. -Learn about the area’s history, plants, and wildlife from your naturalist guide -Visit famous waterfalls and ones that most tourists miss -See the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s many, expansive views
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.54
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4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville

4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville

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Explore the historic French Broad River in Asheville on a stand-up paddleboard during this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group tour. Float through the city’s calm, downtown waterway and learn about the history of the region while participating in one of Asheville’s most popular activities. Paddleboarding experience is helpful but not necessary. All equipment — paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties and dry bag — are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.48
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French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville

French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville

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Semi-Private guided tour with certified naturalist kayaking through the city of Asheville on the serene French Broad River. Includes peak-a-boo views of the Biltmore Mansion and Estate.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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New River Tubing Adventure in Boone

New River Tubing Adventure in Boone

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For a relaxing outdoor adventure that's perfect for the whole family, you can soak up the natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains with this New River tubing excursion. Rent a tube, head to the river, and glide in the gentle waters on your relaxed ride. You can bring drinks to pack in a cooler tube, carry goodies for a picnic, or just sit back and soak up the sunshine.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Half Day Hike - Water Falls

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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$87.63
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Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville

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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$63.00
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Guided Waterfall Hike

Guided Waterfall Hike

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Join us for a waterfall hiking tour and see some of the Western NC's famous waterfalls! Your guide will meet you at our downtown Asheville location then drive you to the trailhead. You'll enjoy a 3-5 mile hike, featuring one or more waterfalls (depending on the location). Our tours are designed for beginner to intermediate hikers, but are beautiful enough that even the most seasoned hiker will have a great time! Your hike could be in Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your guide will select the best hike for the day based on factors like weather, trail conditions, and participant fitness level. All of our guides have extensive hiking and backpacking experience, and all hold CPR and Wilderness First Aid (or higher) medical certifications.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.00
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Hike with Long Range Views from Asheville

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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$87.63
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Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walk

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Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walk

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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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$69.00
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Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons

Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons

Need a guide to help you find the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? We’re offering just that! We currently have a 100% success rate in finding the elk! For our private Half-Day Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour, we put a lot of effort into thinking about what would be the most enjoyable half-day winter tour we could possibly put together. What we came up with is a trip that takes you about an hour west of Asheville out to Great Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk herds in Cataloochee Valley and visit a couple of waterfalls. Our Elk & Waterfall tours are very adventurous and sure to please! We know when and where to find the elk We can get you (safely) close to the animals! We’ll make sure you have the right settings to capture the elk! Things we'll cover on this tour: - Long exposure settings for getting smooth, silky waterfall effects - What filters to use and why - The best settings to use for wildlife - And so much more!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

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Take a spooky stroll through the streets of downtown Asheville on this ghost walking tour. Led by an expert local guide, learn about the area’s hair-raising tales and dark history, like the woman who haunts the Omni Grove Park Inn, the body entombed in the wall of the Basilica of St. Lawrence and much more. It's a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.52
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North Carolina Arboretum Running Tour in Asheville

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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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Kayak Tour of Lake James

Kayak Tour of Lake James

Lead by a certified naturalist, the Lake James kayak tour is a half day tour spent on a serene lake beneath blue skies. Along the way your guide will point out the flora and fauna of the area along with some history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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Downtown Asheville Guided Brewery Walking Tour

Downtown Asheville Guided Brewery Walking Tour

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Asheville’s reputation as one of the top cities for brews in the Southeast is well-deserved, but the huge number of breweries to choose from can be intimidating for visitors. Discover which breweries are worth the hype on this Asheville brewery tour, which takes you to craft breweries with behind-the-scene access and ample pours at each. Unlike other Asheville brewery tours, this one is led by a certified cicerone, a recognized expert when it comes to beer.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.95
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Slate Rock Trail Running Tour

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 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Kayak Tour at Lake Lure

Kayak Tour at Lake Lure

This is a certified naturalist led kayak tour around Lake Lure, located in the North Carolina Mountains. A serene lake and blue sky...what could be better? Your guide will also point out local flora and fauna and talk to you about the history of the area. Feel free to jump in and swim!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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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2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group)

2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group)

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Explore historic Asheville on this 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing & History Walking Tour of the city. Groups are reduced to a maximum of 10 people for a more personalized experience, as well to allow for social distancing throughout the tour. Meet your Local Guide downtown, and start with a brief look at some of the art-deco architecture while listening to your guide offer an in-depth history of Asheville. Stop at several historic sites during your walk downtown and delve into the intriguing history of many of Asheville's past literary and notable residents including William Sydney Porter (aka O'Henry), Thomas Wolfe & his family, the "Founding Fathers" of Asheville and Asheville's connection to the cursed Hope Diamond. We will walk for approximately 2 miles at a comfortable pace over 2 hours. This tour is a great introduction to the city, and for history and architecture buffs.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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