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Appalachia

Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville Tour

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DurationDuration6-8+ hours
DirectionsAudio Points60
Tour stops Tour Stops 27
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Appalachia

Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville Tour

DurationDuration6-8+ hours
DirectionAudio Points60
tour Tour Stops 27
$9.99

About The Tour

On this tour, we’ll take you from Asheville to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, along 90 of the most scenic miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here you’ll find breathtaking views of mountain ranges fading into the horizon, high-elevation peaks with sweeping panoramic vistas, and close-up views of waterfalls and lakes. You’ll get to walk through dense forests of evergreens, drive through hillsides on fire with color in the fall, and hang out on heath balds that blaze with pink and purple come spring.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Wander through a colorful tapestry of wildflowers and stunning vistas at Craggy Gardens, a high-elevation gem on the Parkway.

• Reach new heights at Mount Mitchell, the East Coast's highest peak, boasting sweeping panoramas and a rich alpine ecosystem.

• Marvel at engineering harmony with nature as you drive along Linn Cove Viaduct, a masterpiece hugging the contours of Grandfather Mountain.

• Witness the sheer power of nature at Linville Falls, where cascading waters carve through the landscape, offering a captivating spectacle.

• Immerse yourself in the artistic legacy of Moses H. Cone at this memorial park, where trails and crafts converge in the heart of the Blue Ridge.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Asheville, NC, just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and northeast of Blowing Rock, NC.
Time to complete: Full-day, 6-8+ hours

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Sample Tour Audio

Linville Caverns
Turn left for the Folk Art Center
REV Turn Left for Moses Cone Park

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Worth every penny. Skeptical but the entire car loved this guide. Do it.

Shaka Guide worked a treat for our trip down the Road to Hana. Made the day massively more enjoyable than it would have been had we tried to do it 'solo' - and we would have missed some gems too!

Definitely worth the $20. Gives great info about local spots, restrooms, history and music in between. Highly recommend.

Where is the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville?

The Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville is a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC to Blowing Rock, NC. It covers nearly 90 miles of “America’s favorite road trip.”

Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville Fall?

Fall is a wonderful time to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville and beyond. The foliage comes alive in hues of yellow, orange, and red making it a prime spot for leaf peeping!

What Mile Marker is Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

Asheville is located near Mile Marker 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it a convenient point for those traveling the scenic highway to explore the city and its surroundings.

Self guided audio tour

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.

Tour FAQs

This tour has 27 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go

  • Cell Phone with this Tour Downloaded
  • Car Phone Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount (optional, but very handy)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hiking Clothes (layers during cooler weather)
  • Water Bottles
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Snacks/Picnic Lunch/Dinner (if desired)
  • Cash/Credit Card for Admission Fees
  • First Aid Kit
  • Coat or Jacket (For visiting the high elevation peaks or the caverns)
  • Change of Clothes for Kids & ZipLoc Bag (If planning to prospect at Emerald Village)
  • Picnic - there are several beautiful picnic stops along the route

There is no fee to enter the parkway, but here are some budgeting tips for your trip: 

  • $15-$20 per person for lunch
  • $20+ per person for dinner
  • $10-25+ per adult for entrance fees to recommended tourist attractions. See individual websites for details.
  • $-$$ per person for souvenirs. There are several gift shops in the visitor centers and tourist attractions.

The parkway is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Portions of the parkway may close to do inclement weather. Visit the NPS website in advance. 

Please note, although the road is open visitor centers, attractions, and restaurants have varying hours of operation and seasonality. Learn more here.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Yes, this tour can be done both south to north and north to south. The south to north route begins in Asheville, NC, just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. The north to south route begins North East of Blowing Rock, NC.

Yes, you can combine this tour with the Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour. The Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour has a starting point in Asheville, NC. If you take Asheville tour from North to South, you can pickup the South tour in Asheville where it leaves off.

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville Tour

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