Asheville is a beautiful and unique city with plenty of food and beer, plus an active lifestyle.
ASHEVILLE AND RUNNING
When you think of Asheville the first things that come to mind are microbreweries, an unrivaled foodie scene, vibrant art, diverse music, and the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Asheville is considered one of the trendiest cities to visit, and voted number one US destination to visit by Lonely Planet for 2017! Our running tours provide different perspectives of running in Asheville and whether you want to get up and close and personal to the microbreweries, amazing restaurants or enjoy stunning views from the running trails in the Blue Ridge mountains we have a running tour for you.
Asheville, originally called Morristown, was established on a plateau where two old indian trails crossed paths. In 1797 Morristown was incorporated and renamed Asheville in honor of the then current governor of the state, Samuel Ashe. Fast-forward to today and Asheville has grown into a worldwide travel destination for millions of tourists each year that come to Asheville seeking retreat, relief, health, and entertainment.
Asheville, also called Land of the Sky, is known for its surrounding beauty of the Blue Ridge and has historically been, and continues to be known as an escape to clean mountain air and a healthy retreat. What better way to enjoy all of this beauty, than by running in Asheville or on one of its multitude of mountain trails? And really the mountain trails cannot be emphasized enough, as this is a trail runners paradise. The running trails and mountains will challenge you but also treat you to some outstanding nature experiences and views that will be worth every single drop of sweat, as for example on our Blue Ridge Trail Tour.
Asheville’s history is rich and unique and our Historic Asheville Tour will demonstrate just that. Due to an unlikely effect caused by the Great Depression, Asheville has one of the most diverse collections of late 1800’s and early1900’s architecture. Run in Asheville through Pack Square while gazing at the diverse structures of the Art Deco style city hall, Neo-Classical style courthouse, and the Neo-Gothic style Jackson building!
It wouldn’t be wise to mention Asheville without referencing its hipster cultural scene. Check out some of our world-class restaurants like Curate and then have a drink atop the Sky Bar for a serene mountain sunset. Grab a beer, or a flight, from one of the microbreweries that dot the landscape and then check out one of the many music venues where you will hear everything from top notch bluegrass to electronica, and all genres in between. Wake up and grab a gourmet doughnut and head over to Pritchard Park to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds often including buskers and statue artists. Asheville also hosts a wide range of music, art, and dance festivals throughout the year. You never know what kind of fun you might run into and for the runners that are keen to get experience the Asheville beer and food scene our Beer City Tour is the perfect option.
Not only is Asheville a worldwide travel stop, but it is also an amazing year round running destination. Runner’s World recently mentioned Asheville in its’ top 5 small cities as a running mecca! Asheville enjoys four seasons, and each season has its own unique perks for runners. If you are looking for a quiet escape and , the Blue Ridge Mountains are a quick drive away and offer a variety of trails for all ability levels. Find yourself running by the French Broad River or ascending to a mountain top with a wide open view!
Whether you are running solo, part of a group, or looking for a corporate team building event, come visit us and experience running in Asheville from a local who knows. Discover all of our tours here: Go Running Tours Asheville