There are plenty of options for touring Asheville. Choose from intimate guided trips, zany excursions, self-guided walking tours and more. Here’s a short list of adventures that promise to leave you with long-lasting memories:



Asheville Rides – Mixing Business with Leisure ~ 2nd  Thursdays, 6pm. Easy breezy way to tour neighborhoods, parks, greenways and business districts. These social, easy-paced rolling tours begin at the Asheville Chamber parking lot at 36 Montford Ave. Free.


The Asheville Urban Trail Walking Tour ~ There are plenty of highlights here for both natives and visitors, including Asheville’s people, places and historic events. The self-guided tour features 30 stations along five distinct areas of downtown that showcase the city’s heritage. Each station is marked along the trail with art and plaques. Also check out the city’s Urban Trail Audio Tour. Free


Asheville Bike Taxi ~ Relax, ride the electric eco-taxi, and get insider tips about don’t-miss culinary, arts and brewery locations in our lovely city. ABT offers sightseeing tours for two (or 3 if a child) of Downtown Asheville, River Arts, West Asheville, Montford and beyond.  They also offer an evening Pub Crawl package for Downtown Asheville. $


Asheville Brews Cruise ~ Asheville’s original brewery tour features both mobile and walking tours of the area’s booming craft brewery scene. Check out the hop ‘n’ go brewery-to-brewery shuttle service. All-day, one-way and locals-only season passes. $




Gray Line Historic Trolley Tours of Asheville ~ Hop on board for a fully narrated journey that highlights the history, homes and hot spots of the “city of surprises.” $ 


LaZoom Tours ~ Get on the purple bus and take a comedy tour of Asheville with a twist. It’s more than a tour, it’s a show! If you dare, check out the adults only (18 and older) haunted bus tour! Tuesday – Saturday.$



RiverLink Bus Tour ~ Settle in for a two-hour guided tour of the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Development Project; offered once monthly. Learn about the history along the river and experience the ongoing developments that continue to improve our local rivers firsthand. $, Free for Members

RiverLink also offers a seasonal (March – August) series of guided nature walks that explore the beauty and splendor of the region. More info: Dave Russell at 252-8474, ext. 11 or Free