Float the French Broad River while partying with your friends on a hot summer day! Tube from our spectacular outpost, located across the river from Biltmore property, float past Carrier park and through the bustling River Arts District. Take some cold beverages with you in our super comfy tubes with cup holders, and take your time getting back to us. Stop at any of the shady calm spots along the way and relax, take a refreshing plunge as you float along, or just kick back and soak up some sun and good times. This trip runs 7 days a week and generally takes about 2 hours depending on water levels, which is the perfect length for your trip. The trip begins at our outpost at 521 Amboy and finishes at the River Arts District by our bike shop directly across the river from New Belgium Brewery.
The French Broad River is one of the oldest rivers in the world, spanning 218 miles from Rosman, North Carolina, through Asheville, and toward the state of Tennessee. It runs through the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest. The French Broad River flows north from south Asheville through Buncombe County and goes past West Asheville, Midtown, the River Arts District, and is close to Beer City breweries like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada.
As a complete French Broad outfitter, Asheville Adventure Company provides all the equipment you’ll need for your trip. From kayaking to rafting to tubing, we only provide top-quality gear. For tube floating, this includes:
Before embarking on the float, all tubers must sign a touchless liability waiver. Waivers for participating under the age of 18 must also be signed by a parent or guardian. You’ll receive links to the waiver with your trip confirmation.
Our French Broad tubing trip is recommended for adults, or children aged 4 and up. Everyone participating must wear PFDs and footwear with a heel strap during the entire outing. Although the trip is relaxed, participants need to be in good health and physically ready for the experience.
There are scheduled departure times for the tubing trip. Guests should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled float time.
While our headquarters offers parking, it can be rather limited on weekends. Taking an Uber or Lyft to our shop lets you relax to the fullest (while enjoying a beer or two at the end of the adventure).