One of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active, but “staying active” can mean much more than just another trip to the gym. Each month we are featuring ways to get active while still having fun in a different PT Solutions community. Follow along and commit to making 2017 a year filled with fun, active adventure!
West of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a vibrant city full of amazing arts, music, and food. Asheville is also a great place to get active with friends, family, or your partner!
Find your inner self
The Asheville Wellness Tours provide walking tours featuring the best of “wellness” that Asheville has to offer, stretching and breaking in the city. It all concludes at Asheville’s Salt Cave, where you can relax and experience the healing benefits of salt therapy.
Mountain bike or ride through town
Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures offers professionally guided trips in Pisgah National Forest and DuPoint State Forest. They can create rides focusing on downhills, single-track, or climbing, and even night rides. If mountain biking seems a little too extreme, head over to Electro Bike Tours for a guided pedal-assisted electric bike tour through Asheville and experience all the town has to offer with a boost.
Visit rivers and streams
Rent a paddleboard or kayak from Bryson City Outdoors! Their paddleboard tours will take you along the Fontana Lake. The Fontana’s finger lake is the perfect place to paddleboard or kayak. It’s easy to access and there are no boats around to send unwanted waves! If the river doesn’t float your boat, then check out Oxbow River Snorkeling. Join one of their freshwater biologist for an extraordinarily unique adventure in the French Broad River, one of the oldest rivers in the world – predating the uplifting of the Appalachian Mountains.
Take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains
Wildland Trekking has the best tours for backpacking trips and day hike tours filled with ways to appreciate the natural beauty and unique cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains. Asheville also has many beautiful cascades and waterfalls for all occasions that are accessible through hiking trails in the area. For a full hiking guide, click here.
Whether you’re visiting for the artwork or many breweries, Asheville is a fantastic place to burn some extra calories while spending valuable time in the great outdoors. Don’t forget to bring your camera and activewear!