Great Tours for Fall in Asheville, NC

The Linn Cove Viaduct dressed in fall color just after sunrise

Fall is a magical time in Asheville. The city and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains offer one of the longest fall color seasons in the world — giving you ample time to explore! A guided tour can be the perfect way to experience the stunning fall foliage in unique and unforgettable ways.

Mountain Hike Tours

Yoga Class Held at Sunset on MountaintopGet up early and enjoy autumn's glory with a delicious cup of joe! Asheville Adventures offers a guided sunrise hiking experience where guests can enjoy locally-roasted coffee while they discover some of the best secret viewing points in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Wind down your day with a Sunset Yoga Hike with Asheville Wellness Tours. Unplug, unwind and meditate with sweeping views of the fall color change. After beginning with a mindful meditation, sink into a nourishing yoga practice on the mountain top.

Get to know the local trails with the guidance of hiking experts and naturalists on a guided hike from Asheville Hiking Tours or Blue Ridge Hiking Company.

Waterfall Tours

Hooker Falls in FallWhen wearing their autumn colors, waterfalls become even more enchanting. Tumblestone Waterfall Tours will transport you to at least three beautiful waterfalls, making stops along the way to take in the remarkable beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most tours involve only three miles of total hiking on easy-to-moderate trails. Tours are limited to up to seven people (min. of two people). Private tours are available upon request.

Relax and reconnect with your body, mind and with nature on a waterfall yoga hiking tour with Namaste in Nature. This 1.5 mile round-trip guided hike leads you to an epic waterfall where you can meditate and surround yourself amongst the beautiful fall foliage. 

River Tours

For an up close look at Asheville's fall foliage, paddle down the French Broad River on a Wai Mauna Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Tour. Wai Mauna is open throughout October for you to enjoy a Fall Foliage French Broad Float.

Food Tours

This fall season, warm up with some of Asheville's finest cups of Joe with Asheville Coffee Tours. This new tour offers six stops throughout downtown Asheville where you can taste coffee from variousWoman holding shot of espresso as part of Asheville Coffee Tours local micro-roasters and learn about the history and craft of coffee in Asheville. Or go "green" with the new Vegan Friendly Tours, where you can experience some of the hottest local vegan friendly restaurants in Asheville, plus you'll be entertained with live music and a complimentary photo, too!

Photography Tours

Experience how to capture the fall colors with your camera thanks to expert photographers in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Asheville Photo Tours and WNC Photo Tours will guide you all the way.

Tours on Wheels

2015 Fall Color: Biker With ViewEasily explore the city’s charming character and history on an electric bike. The Flying Bike Tour will give you the chance to experience everything from Asheville’s noteworthy architectural gems to the stunning scenery. Try their new River Arts District guided tour and explore Asheville's vibrant creative coordinator situated alongside the French Broad River.

Take to the sidewalks and streets of downtown Asheville on a Moving Sidewalk Segway Tour. The two-hour tours are an unforgettable way to tour a large area. Tours are up to six people or you can book a private tour.  

Shaka Street Tours gives you the opportunity see Asheville and the surrounding area on a stylish, new moped. You’ll have a guide to help you explore and provide local information. 

If you want to move at a faster pace, check out Asheville Jeep Tours. You can experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with an easy drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway or go off-roading on an adventure. 

Adventure Center of Asheville’s Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours in Barnardsville is Western North Carolina’s newest off-road driving experience. Drive or ride in 4-person Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) on 200 acres of scenic mountain trails climbing up 1,400 feet on Adventure Mountain. Start in a training area to develop your off-road skills, then follow their guides for hours of fun on narrow trails, rock and log obstacles, hill climbs, and spectacular views of three mountain ranges.  

Haunted Tours

LaZoom Haunted Comedy TourBe prepared to be scared silly! The LaZoom Comedy Bus offers a Haunted Comedy Tour that will help you see Asheville after dark as you’ve never experienced it before. This year, LaZoom will offer its La Boogers: Halloweenies Tour, ever Saturday in October. Hop on the Gray Line Trolley Haunted History and Mystery Tour for more than an hour of ghoulish delights.

The tours from Haunted Asheville Tours have been developed by a renowned paranormal expert and TV personality.

Art Tours

Art in AutumnExperience the creative art culture of the Asheville area with the help of expert guide Sherry Masters of Art Connections. With 30+ years of experience in the art community, Sherry has a knack for customizing tours that will appeal to your interests. She offers private tours upon request of artist studios upon.

See colorful works of art from some of Asheville's top creatives through the South Slope Mural Trail. Follow along this two-mile self-guided trail and view vibrant murals displayed throughout this widely-popular cultural district. Don't forget to stop and grab a brew at one of the area's many breweries. If you want a more curated private experience, soak up Asheville urban art culture with the new Mountain Mural Tours.

Rooftop Tours

Sip and see the city of Asheville, and the beautiful fall foliage, with an Asheville Rooftop Bar Tour experience. The tours take you to three or four Asheville rooftop bars/restaurants in one afternoon. The tours also incorporate history with photos from the 1800s and early 1900s for an Asheville “then and now perspective.”

Biltmore Tours

For an expansive view of the nearly 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, add on the Rooftop Tour to your visit. On this guided tour, you’ll get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore, in addition to enjoying the amazing views.

Other Biltmore Tours include a custom two-hour tour of Biltmore House based on the interests of your small, private group.

You can take self-guided tours of Biltmore House, adding on an audio guide for an enhanced experience. Biltmore has put measures into place to reduce the number of people in each room of Biltmore House at any given time and to extend its visitation hours to help promote social distancing.

Aerial Tours

Two men holding hands ziplining through forest with fall-colored leaves at NavitatSoar above the colorful fall trees on a zipline tour. The Asheville area offers some of the best zip line canopy tours in the nation, including Navitat Canopy Adventures, Adventure Center of AshevilleFrench Broad Adventures and The Gorge Zipline.

See a full list of Asheville tours!


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Updated October 3, 2023