Asheville Outdoor Center, Asheville

4.8
#5 of 8 in Adventure in Asheville
River Rafting / Tubing · Kayaking / Canoeing
Get Outdoors with the family!...Paddle 7 miles of calm-water on the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate. Relax on kayaks, rafts, canoes or stand-up paddle boards. Bicycle 4 miles of the French Broad River Greenway Trail or mine for gems, minerals and fossils. Have your special event on our beautifully landscaped river-front location.

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  • This was our second time kayaking with this company and they do not disappoint! We had the absolute best time going down the river and seeing the blue herons and Biltmore. The guys that run it are...  more »
  • This was my very first time kayaking. And I went with my family. We are a handful. But the team at the AOC was very kind, patient, friendly, and made us feel very welcome and special.  more »
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  • Enjoyed a long leisurely kayak ride down the river. The employees were professional, kind, and accommodating. The website prepares you well for making a reservation and arriving on time to receive safety training and orientation. Great way to experience Asheville. Bring sunscreen and plenty to drink and munch on!
  • Wow what a day!!! Super fun! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The river was gorgeous and we even saw some wildlife! I got to channel my inner Pocahontas! Recommend for everyone for canoeing and kayak!
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