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Asheville Adventure Company | French Broad Section 9 Rafting

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Scenic, remote, and awash with breathtaking beauty, the French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting adventure takes you through 5 miles of intermediate-level, class II and class III rapids starting at Barnard River Park where the water enters Pisgah National Forest. Enjoy a laid-back vibe with opportunities to stop for a jump off the raft or rocks for a refreshing dip in the river. The majority of the French Broad Gorge flows through protected lands and is beginner-friendly.

Itinerary includes:

  • The only whitewater rafting tour of the French Broad River Gorge (also known as Section 9) that departs from Asheville.
  • Beginner-friendly rafting trip through remote, scenic beauty through the gorges of the French Broad river.
  • Float through some of the most pristine sections of the French Broad River, with the Appalachian mountains towering overhead.
  • Opportunities to pause for a swim and take photos

Asheville Adventure Co. will be running an all-day Black Friday Sale offering half-off experiences that get booked for next season (starting 3/1/23). Gift cards will also be available for the holidays.

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