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French Broad Rafting
Type: Adventure, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Tours and Excursions, Water Sports
A close proximity to the French Broad River, Nantahala River and Nolichucky River has made Asheville one of the country's most sought-after destinations for whitewater-rafting enthusiasts. With a good... Read More
A close proximity to the French Broad River, Nantahala River and Nolichucky River has made Asheville one of the country's most sought-after destinations for whitewater-rafting enthusiasts. With a good mix of calm water floats, which are ideal for families, and exhilarating rapids perfect for thrill-seekers, French Broad Rafting offers trips for both the novice and experienced rafters. These guided trips, which range from half- to full-day jaunts, come complete with all equipment and knowledgeable guides who are happy to point out the wild blue herons, ospreys, and even the occasional bald eagle, rafter see along the way. They also offer zipline tours which traverse ten lines ranging in length from 75 to 1,000 feet long.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "All the gear is provided but rafters should still bring a towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, and sturdy sandals Besides multi-person rafts, the outfitter also provides inflatable kayaks as well as canoes which can be used in the calmer section of the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Just a 30-minute drive from downtown, the French Broad River is the closest whitewater-rafting site to Asheville and offers a seamless one-day adventure.