Transportation and Meeting place: Transportation for the Sunset Tour is provided from our storefront at 1 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC 28801. You will be riding in one of our Ford Expedition SUVs. We do our best to give you a comfortable riding experience, so you can be hands-free and have the opportunity to take in all the sights, while being somewhat limited in vehicle size permitted on the forest roads. Our clean, well-maintained vehicles have varying seat heights and leg room, and are always climate-controlled!
Tour time: Meet your guide at the start time available on the calendar, or listed in your confirmation e-mail. Start times for this tour vary seasonally, but are always in the later afternoon!
Difficulty: Easy to moderate forest and summit walks, around 2 miles total. Expect some uneven terrain and slight trail inclines.
Required footwear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots, rubber outsoles (recommended).
Recommended clothing: Rainwear (either rain jacket or poncho); multiple layers (for windy days and higher elevation).
Recommended personal items: Water and snacks, Ziploc or dry bag (to protect items, such as small electronics, from rain), a bag to dispose of any potential litter items (such as food wrappers).
What’s provided: Hiking poles, poncho in case of light rain, and breathtaking summit views (weather-permitting)!
Winter tours note: The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed with inclement weather in winter months (usually late-Nov to early-March). During these times, we may modify the tour location to another easy-to-moderate summit hike.
This is a public group tour and you will be with other parties, for a maximum of 5 people. For an experience with just your party, check out our Private Tours.
Tips: Never required but always appreciated!
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