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Asheville Adventures

Get Away From the Crowds With a Private Guided Hike or Tour From Asheville Adventures
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

See Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains your way with your family. Skip the crowds and experience a personal, customized tour that includes the sights of interest to you. It is a custom adventure you will cherish together for years to come, from Asheville Adventures.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you are headed to Asheville and in search of something just a bit more unique, personal and customized for you and your family to do, explore the possibilities offered by Asheville Adventures. This is a locally-owned and operated, concierge-style hiking and touring company where you pick your adventure. In fact, at Asheville Adventures, they like to say “You choose what you want, and we make it happen.” Sounds intriguing right?

The premise of Asheville Adventures is that not everyone likes to tour in a crowd. Some want a more personal experience than being shouted at through a megaphone and feeling like you either have to keep up with, or wait for your “group”. At Asheville Adventures your “group” may just be your family or even a couple. You decide who comes along and the nature of your adventures and they do the rest. Make no mistake. This is no just paying an admission fee. This is a custom adventure taken at your pace involving the specific sights you would like to see in the Western North Carolina Mountains.

Did you know, for example, that there are over 300 waterfalls in the Asheville area? If you like, your hike could include a visit to the most beautiful of them. Want to see the Blue Ridge Mountains with an unobstructed 360 view? Ask about mountaintop tours that take you to the summit of some of the region’s tallest peaks offering awe-inspiring views. Each hike is hosted by a local, experienced guide.

Ask about monthly hikes that take into consideration the season, sunsets, temperatures and everything Mother Nature has to offer. Pick up the pace with running tours and see Asheville while bringing down your mile time.

If this personalized approach to seeing and experiencing Asheville like a local appeal to you, it gets even better. Asheville Adventures makes your experience as easy and convenient as possible. Not only is your tour customized and private to your specific family or group, but Asheville Adventures also takes care of your transportation. Rides to and from the start and end of your adventure are provided at no additional cost. This not only reduces your hassles, but you know you will arrive and depart on-time! There’s no need to worry about local roads or parking. In addition, you can take comfort in knowing our guides are experts in Asheville and the surrounding mountains. Not only is this a terrific asset on your hike but is great for getting other questions answered about the region from someone who knows. Finally, you can feel good knowing that every tour booked through Asheville Adventures helps end human trafficking.

Visitors may also choose for some “pre-packaged” adventures like a sunrise hike with locally brewed coffee. There’s also a family waterfall hike, a heart-pounding peak-to-peak mountaintop hike and even a more laid back Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway driving tour.

Insider Tips: 
– The best tip is to wear comfortable shoes. Tours can last four or five hours or more and foot comfort is critical.
– Custom tours must be scheduled in advance.
– For the most part, Asheville Adventures has you covered with water, light snacks, first aid, trekking pole and even ponchos. Just wear comfortable clothes.
– Hikes near waterfalls and rivers can be tempting. Wear clothes you can be comfortable being wet in if you are so inclined.