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PRIVATE BLUE RIDGE TRAIL TOUR – 10K

blue ridge 10k
Come and explore the oldest mountain range in the world! The Appalachians are a unique mountain range with an abundance of diversity of flora and fauna. Find out why the two main ranges that border Asheville are called the Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    hard
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Tue - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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If you like nature, if you like stunning views, and if you enjoy running trails then you are in for a treat. This running tour begins at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The center is home to an abundance of local Appalachian crafts and provides a wonderful history of the area.

Quickly we hit the trail which is single track and climbs, and climbs, and climbs some more. This may sound daunting, but along the way we will stop to see some of the useful plants growing in the area, the diversity of hardwoods along the trail, and learn about the folklore behind some of these native plants. We take our time going up and adjust the pace to yours, so even if you are not used to running in mountains, this tour is still for you.

No matter how much of a sweat you break going up, it is worth it just for the stunning views. There is a wonderful opportunity for a photograph at lunch rock, which is about 2.5 miles into the run, and no matter the season the landscape is magnificent.

Remember the climbing? Now it's time to descend and let go! The return to the Folk Art Center is one of my favorite downhill runs in the entire area.

These are just some examples of the wonderful places you will see on this incredible running tour through the best places to visit in the U.S.A. In 2017 according to Lonely Planet!

Come on out and discover the beauty and diversity of the Appalachian Mountains.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Standard meeting point:
    We will meet at the entrance to the Folk Art Center.
    Folk Art Center: Milepost, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28805
    Google Maps link: Folk Art Center

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, snows etc. The only instance where we would cancel a tour is if we would have a heavy lightning and thunderstorm. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or phone.

    It is rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt, expect to run!

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Asheville has four seasons so plan to dress accordingly!

    We have cold winters and hot summers, so weather conditions vary significantly. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Asheville, so that you know what temperatures to expect.

    During the colder months we always recommend people to wear long sleeves as the temperatures can get quite chilly in Asheville.

    In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights. It is, however, very important to remember sunscreen so that sun burn is avoided. A hat can also be very handy in summertime in general.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. There are a few public water fountains along the way, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Most of our tours are private, so the running pace is set by you.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, we don’t have a storage place for your bags, please consider this.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Of course! You can take as many pictures as you want along the way, bring your camera and if you want to take pictures at a certain place just ask your guide for a “photo stop”. In additional your guide will take photos along the route and then send them to you via e-mail after the tour.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
  • 5. Forward to secure payment website
  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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