Upcoming Events- see calendar below for more info
your adventure pursuits to the next level by signing up for a class
with Asheville Adventure Rentals. Whether you are the novice interested in learning a new skill
or a skilled adventurer looking for a push, our classes will meet your
View the calendar At the bottom of the page for upcoming classes and events and check back often as we will be adding more soon!
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the newest craze to hit the world of paddlesports. Not only is it an easy way to get on the water, but it is also a lot of fun. Our one day classes will introduce you to the basics of SUP, from how to get on the board and balance, to strokes, ferries, and control. if you are interested in taking a SUP downriver, this class, taught by ACA certified SUP instructors, is the perfect introduction to teach you how to do it safely and confidently. Scheduled group classes are offered every Saturday. Or, you can include a SUP lesson on your float trip or schedule a private lesson to fit your schedule (24-hr advanced notice required).
$65.00 for a two-hour lesson
$95.00 for lesson combined with float trip, every sat. at 1pm
call for private instruction pricing
SUP yoga combines the benefits of yoga with the fluidity of the water. Breath, balance and alignment are incorporated into each movement. This fusion will challenge you physically and mentally while simultaneously creating a sense of calmness and well-being. The best part about SUP yoga, is that it is accessible to anyone, even if you have never been on a sup or yoga mat before. Beginner classes are taught on flatwater. More advanced classes occur on the gently flowing French Broad River. All SUP yoga classes are taught by Anna Levesque, an ACA Certified SUP instructor and a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher.
$45 includes board, paddle and class.
6:30pm, every Thursday. Classes take place at Lake Julian and advanced registration is required. Packages are available.
Kayaking is one of our passions. Whether flatwater or whitewater, we love being in our boats on the river. We want to introduce more people to this activity. Beginner classes, offered through Asheville Adventure Rentals, are the perfect introduction to this activity. Offered in two formats, one day samplers and two-day intensive clinics, these classes will teach you the basics needed to feel comfortable and confident on the river. classes include everything from how to load a kayak onto your car to strokes, ferries, wet exits, rolls, peel-outs, and more. All classes are taught by ACA certified kayak instructors.
Samplers can be added to any scheduled livery trip and includes all gear needed. 24-hour notice is appreciated if you would like to add a sampler to your trip.
$95 for a sampler. includes all gear, shuttle and instruction.
Two-day Intensive Clinics are scheduled on the calendar below and require advanced reservations as they fill up fast!
$350 includes all gear, instruction and lunch for both days.
For more experienced paddlers looking for intermediate and advanced clinics, please see the calendar below for scheduled clinics through Girls at Play and H2o Dreams. Beginner-advanced private instruction is also available. Please call for more details.
We are excited to bring you some of the best instruction in the industry. all classes run through asheville adventure rentals will be taught by the renowned instructors of Girls at play.
girls at play is a local, asheville-based, instruction company owned and operated by anna levesque, a world class paddler and instructor. anna's fifteen-plus year's of experience as an accomplished international competitor, instructor and guide has placed her as a leading expert in the field. anna is an aca certified kayak instructor, an aca certified sup instructor, and a registered yoga teacher with yoga alliance. anna will teach some of our beginner kayak clinics & samplers, sup classes, and all sup yoga classes. you are also likely to see the smiling faces of mary frances Hansford and emily shanblatt, instructors with Girls at Play. Both mary frances and Emily are aca certified kayak instructors and bring a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience.
For more information on girls at play, to schedule private instruction, or sign-up for one of the many kayaking clinics offered through girls at play, visit, www.watergirlsatplay.com .
h2o dreams Is
a world class paddling school brought to you by professional kayaker
chris wing. chris has over a decades worth of paddlesports instruction
experience with some of the most respected paddle schools in the
nation. building on this knowledge, chris and his team of instructors
blend proven techniques to adapt the teaching method to the individual
student, their needs, and their learning style. from private instruction
to group clinics, h2o dreams is the go to resource for everything whitewater. Check the calendar above to see when Chris and his team will be in the area! for more information on h2o dreams, visit www.whitewaterdreams.com.