Running Tours in Asheville
Asheville is a bustling city nestled high in the southern Appalachian mountains. Internationally known for its close proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains, flourishing craft beer scene, scrumptious cuisines, and much more, Asheville is also a runner’s paradise. Asheville’s history, outdoors, and beer scene make it a perfect place for your next vacation. Go! Running Tours Asheville developed its tours to give you the optimal Asheville experience.
HISTORY RUNNING TOURS IN ASHEVILLE
Asheville has a unique history that is inherent with the culture of the people that thrive in this city today, so why not experience it on the run. The Historic Asheville 10K Tour provides you with a run through time that begins with Asheville’s beginnings as a city all the way through the current times. The tour zigs and zags throughout the city street showcasing its unique history by examining its’ diverse architecture, art, famous citizens, all while passing by some of Asheville’s finest restaurants and nightlife. The extended 15K Historic Tour also awards you the opportunity to visit the Montford Historic District. The streets and sidewalks of Montford are not to be missed and offer a varied architectural landscape of homes like no other in the area. The 15k tour also affords you the ability to run through the rolling hills of Riverside Cemetery and witness the burial ground of several legendary people connected to Asheville’s history.
The Historical Asheville 10K and 15K Tours are great at any time of day, depending on how you want to experience the city. The early morning is a great way to start the day, plus you have the quiet city streets to yourself before the restaurants open and lure you in with their appealing smells! The afternoon and evening tours are great for people watching as you glide along the streets with all types of street art and buskers to grab your attention. You might also run into an art or music festival along the way serving up some of Asheville’s fine food and tasty craft beers. It’s a win win!
BEER RUNNING TOURS
Beer City USA! Asheville is well known across the country, and somewhat internationally, for its status as a craft brewer’s paradise! What’s better than drinking beer while floating down the river staring at pristine mountain peaks while soaking in the sun? The Beer City USA Tour will give you a historic look at what put Asheville on the brewing map as well as offer a local’s insight on each of the breweries along the tour. As a visitor, it can be overwhelming to make choices because there’s a lot of beer here…seriously!!! Do you want a sour beer? How about ales versus lager? Microbrew or nano brew? We also like to give you personal recommendations on types of beers that you enjoy along the way to help guide your decisions! This tour comes in two options. You can book a private running tour that gives you the freedom to run as early or late as you want or join one of our group running tours which depart regularly at 6:00 p.m. during the week and 10:00 a.m. on the weekends. One of the best rewards after a good run is a good beer. Both tours have the option to have a pint with your running guide afterwards to find out more about Beer City and all of its’ offerings.
TRAIL RUNNING IN ASHEVILLE
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a sight like no other and running in the forest here is simply spectacular. The Blue Ridge Runner Tour explores a 10K out and back section of the Mountains to Sea trail. The mountains surrounding Asheville has a diverse makeup of plant life, hardwoods, and folklore which we explore as we roll along the trail to our viewing destination of Lunch Rock. This breathtaking pit stop awards you sweeping views to the southeast with Asheville and Mt. Pisgah in the distance. It’s a great place for photos and depending on the time of year, you can actually find service berries that can provide you with a sweet taste before you reward yourself with some of the area’s best downhill sections in my opinion. Each season has something new to offer for the Blue Ridge Runner Tour and the tours are tailored to offer you those seasonal differences. There is never a bad time to run in the forest!
It’s important to enjoy your vacation to the fullest extent possible. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, make sure you pack your running shoes and experience Asheville on the run!
For more information, check out our complete guide to running in Asheville and our list of 2019 races.