The 5 Best Outdoor Adventures in Asheville that Will Make Your Vacation Perfect


There are few places that can offer all that Asheville has to offer. Whether you want to just sit back and watch the mountains or get outdoors and have heart pounding adventures Asheville has it all. This week it's time to get outside and have a new adventure. Grab some sunscreen, pack the cooler, book the reservations, and let's get started with five of the best outdoor adventures in the area. 

Learn to Fly Fish 

If you've ever read A River Runs Through It and Other Stories then you just might have the desire to learn the art of fly fishing. Here in the mountains surrounding Asheville, we have some of the best fly fishing in the country. The best way to learn is from professional guides. The folks at Southern Appalachian Anglers offers a truly one-of-a-kind fly fishing class. 

The fly fishing class covers a variety of local fly fishing techniques from small creeks to big rivers, fly selection, reel mechanics, fish patterns and more! Their experienced fishing instructors have taught hundreds of people how to fish throughout the years. While learning to fish with our knowledgeable instructors, students will learn everything from casting technique, choosing the right tackle, reading the water, essential knots, line essentials to proper fish release and more. Not to mention you get to spend the day surrounded by some of the most scenic rivers in the area. How can you go wrong?

All schools are based on availability and must be booked in advance.  Call (828) 691-1506 to make your reservation. Choose our fly fishing class in Asheville, NC to learn more about the art of fly fishing and how to catch fish on the fly!

Hit the links

For many of you, nothing is more exciting then navigating a challenging new golf course. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Asheville has some amazing and scenic courses that are just waiting for you. Perhaps one of the most accessible and fun courses is the one at Reems Creek Golf Course. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Reems Creek Golf Club offers a relaxing and picturesque setting for a day on the links. The golf course was constructed to give it  the look and feel of the Scottish Highlands. Reems Creek is only a short drive from Asheville and many other neighboring communities. A day at Reems Creek is a perfect chance to take a local golfing getaway and experience the great outdoors. 


Hit the rapids

One of the best features of our area are the many rivers, creeks, and lakes. Now you too can experience a day on the water with an exhilarating whitewater-rafting trip. Don't the folks in the video look like they are having a blast? The guides at French Broad Rafting  offer whitewater rafting adventures, or you can choose to do a milder calm water float trip! Both trips begin and end very close to Asheville, NC and will take you into the heart of the beautiful and scenic French Broad River valley. It's the perfect way to get out in nature and enjoy the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. What better way is there to spend a hot summer day! 

Try a mountain biking adventure.

Life is better on two wheels, no really, trust us it is. If you want to find out why, just head over to The Bike Farm and discover the joys of mountain biking. Asheville is considered the "Cycling Capital of the South" and now you can also find out why we are so named. 

After traveling the country and riding  the “must ride” destinations across the U.S. the folks are The Bike Farm had an idea. Why not come home to Western North Carolina. After all, as Bike Magazine put it, Asheville is “America’s Best Kept Secret.”  Soon an idea was hatched, and a guide service for North Carolina mountain biking adventures was created. The Bike Farm can cater to every need of the visiting or aspiring mountain biker. So if you don't have your own bike, helmet, or other equipment..., no problem! All of this can be rented. Perhaps the best part of the mountain biking in the Asheville area is the beauty that surrounds you as you ride through our pristine forests. You ready to ride? We are!

Get vertical rock climbing Asheville.

For those adrenaline junkies in the family or those just looking to challenge themselves, few sports or adventures are as rewarding as rock climbing. Asheville is surrounded by great places for both the beginner and experienced climber to enjoy. If you have never been rock climbing that is not a problem. There are several guide services in the area. Many also have indoor rock climbing walls so you can practice before you head onto the mountain. Don't worry about equipment, you can rent everything you need. One such outfit is Climbmax Climbing  With years of experience and tons of different types of outings you'll find it hard not to have a great time as you climb to new heights. Don't forget the GoPro for this outing. 


To enjoy all these adventures and more, the first thing you need to do is book the perfect Asheville vacation rental. Any season of the year is a wonderful time to explore Asheville. If you're looking to escape to the mountains for a cool retreat from the summer heat, there is still time. Call us at 888-861-9487 or click the button below to book directly online. 

What's your favorite Asheville adventure? Let us know by leaving a comment below.



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