7-Mile Early Morning Tour
What's the only thing better than starting your day with a paddle through the Biltmore Estate? How about having the river to yourself and beating all of the crowds!
This section of river is much less crowded than the 4-mile trip through downtown, and is lined on both sides by lush green trees and offers views of the Biltmore.
*Please note: The Biltmore Estate is private property and no paddling to shore is allowed.
8:00am: Meet at Asheville Outdoor Center (521 Amboy Road), park, and load up in shuttle.
8:30am: Arrive at Bent Creek put-in
8:30-9am: Standup Paddle Lesson and Instruction
9-11:30am: 7-Mile paddle to Asheville Outdoor Center.
What to Bring
This is a tour that starts off cool—and then begins to warm up. The beginning of the tour can be a little bit chilly—even in the middle of summer—so besides a fun and adventurous spirit, paddlers should pack a light jacket to combat the morning chill. And, while the chances of falling in are slim, remember to wear board shorts or a bathing suit if you'd like to take a dip. Sunglasses can be nice once the sun shines brighter—although you might want a Croakie or string—and we'd suggest bringing a change of clothes you can grab from your car at the end. Finally, while everyone hopes for a sunny day, showers are common here in Asheville and can occur at any time. Packing a rain jacket or waterproof layer is a good idea for this tour, as it's always better to be over-prepared than stuck in the rain without one.
If you'd like, you can also bring a waterproof camera for capturing the morning scenery, just know that Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours isn't liable for items that are lost, damaged, or stolen. Finally, optional items include sunscreen and bug spray (eco-safe is best), and you might also want a towel in your car for drying off once we're done.