tree-3183541_1920The mountains that are home to Asheville are just begging to be explored. Varying from hiking, cycling, fishing, to kayaking there is something to do for every activity level. Whether it’s a rigorous climb up some of Asheville’s surrounding summits or family-friendly floating down the rivers and streams that feed this fun-loving city, there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had!


Imagine seeing the Blue Ridge Mountains, just as the birds do. You can fly over the hills and valleys at lightning speed, as you zip across the French Broad River and check one more thing off your Bucket List.

Tubing, Kayaking, and Canoeing

If you’re into adventure and rapid currents, Asheville just may be your playground. The French Broad River and its tributaries are easily accessible and not short on thrills. No matter your age or skill level, Asheville invites you to dive on in.


The Asheville region of Western North Carolina is home to over 40 golf courses, varying from resorts to daily-play courses. There is no shortage of opportunities to indulge in some of the finest courses America has to offer. The wonderful weather that Asheville boasts is the perfect backdrop to your golf game. The rolling hills and beautifully manicured greens are the playground for professionals and amateurs, alike. and You absolutely cannot go wrong in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



The Blue Ridge Mountains are known for their pristine streams, so inevitably the fishing here is nothing short of amazing. The French Broad River is the 3rd oldest river in the world and packed with native trout. Grab a pole and line to snag Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, or the elusive Muskie. Whether you want to learn to fly fish, or if you’re seasoned fisherman already, there are plenty of fish in the sea…or rather, the creek.



From the highest peaks on the mountains to the deep, lush valleys, Asheville has perfect hiking opportunities for all people of different hiking skills. Asheville is home to the portions of the sprawling Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 2,174-mile footpath that reaches from Maine to Georgia. Lace up your hiking boots and let’s go!


shutterstock_595244411Horseback Riding

There is no better way to enjoy all the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer than on the back of a trusty steed. Get back in the saddle while getting back to nature. Relax as trail guides lead you to serenity. Asheville is ready to ride, partner.




What better way to absorb the stunning scenery of downtown Asheville than on a bicycle? There are bike friendly roads all over this historic city. You can cycle across town and see everything from art deco buildings to the rippling waters of the mighty French Broad River. With a plethora of local shops that cater to your two-wheeled needs, Asheville is ready to roll!