Mountain Adventures near Asheville and surrounding Pisgah Forest area abound with Pura Vida Adventures.

Started in 2006 in Brevard North Carolina Pura Vida Adventures offers waterfall rappelling, canyoneering, rock climbing, mountain biking, and paddling mountain adventures near Asheville, North Carolina.

We offer 1/2 day and full day private and open adventure programming for beginner to advanced skill levels. We also offer overnight and multiday programming.

Unlike many of the other adventure companies in the area our owner works consistently in the field and you are likely to have him as your guide for many of your adventures. Below is a menu of our most popular mountain adventures near Asheville.

Waterfall Rappelling/ Canyoneering : Our flagship programming is our waterfall rappelling and canyoneering programs.  These programs have been twice been recognized by National Geographic publication.  We were the first to offer commercial canyoneering and waterfall rappelling to the eastern US and are the only American Canyoneering Association accredited canyoneering program and school with a certified guide in the eastern US.

Mountain adventures near Asheville

Rock Climbing: Another great adventure we offer as a compliment to canyoneering or as a full or half day on its own is rock climbing.  For those looking for a beginner experience we recommend the discover climbing for children and the long wall climbing experience or advanced 1/2 day climbing for adults.

Mountain Biking: A great mountain adventure near Asheville is mountain biking. Most of our mountain bike trips occur in Dupont State Forest, which offers great biking for both beginner and intermediate riders as well as a series of stunning waterfalls along the ride. More advanced riders might like a mountain guide to show them the trails of Pisgah National Forest.

Paddling:  Float down the French Broad river, the world’s 3rd oldest river from our Brevard location on a self guided paddling trip or shoot the rapids meeting in Marshall North Carolina for a class III private whitewater adventure.