Located just 20 minutes north of Asheville at our NEW Adventure Mountain location in
Adventure Center of Asheville’s Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours in Barnardsville, N.C., is Asheville and Western North Carolina’s newest ultimate off-road driving experience. Drive or Ride our Guided Tours on Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) on 200 acres of scenic mountain trails climbing up 1,400 feet on Adventure Mountain. With an elevation of 4,200 feet at the peak, Adventure Mountain off-road trails travel through hardwood forests and extreme mountain terrain. Start with a training area to develop your off-road skills, then follow our guide for hours of fun on narrow trails, rock and log obstacles, hill climbs, and spectacular views.
Our ORVs combine power and function to provide new or experienced drivers with a great adventure. Although they can go fast, our tours are not focused on speed but on learning and practicing the skills of managing challenges inherent in off-roading such as maneuvering around and over obstacles, climbing steep grades but also crawling down steep gradients, selecting the best course to traverse difficult spots successfully, and understanding capabilities of the ORV such as lateral stability, clearance, wheel locking and maneuvering capabilities. Our training area will provide an opportunity to practice in an active, hands-on start. Once you’ve mastered your machine, it’s game on!! Our ORV course will include the best of our Adventure Mountain property: a 1,400-foot elevation change with the highest peak at 4,232 feet while enjoying 360-degree views of the highest mountains in the Eastern United States (Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsam Mountains, Mount Mitchell, and the Great Smoky Mountains). Our 200 wooded acres have 7+ miles of ridgeline, lush valley, cliffside, creekside, and crossing trails.
Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will lead the way while communicating with our guests through our Bluetooth communication systems on our helmets. Z1R Road Max Helmets are provided for each participant and are required for safety and comfort.
Adventure Center of Asheville’s Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours is not at our in-town location!! It is a short scenic drive from downtown Asheville just outside of the small community of Barnardsville, NC, in the Paint Fork Road Valley. The drive is the perfect distance to be as close to Asheville as possible while allowing you to get out in the woods.
Planning Your Tour:
Location and Contact:
375 Paint Fork Road, Barnardsville, NC
(see below for directions and map)
(age 21 or older, valid drivers license)
See the Damage Insurance Policy below
See the Cancellation Policy below
All tours include
Trail options may vary depending on the weather. Please dress for the weather and be prepared for the possibility that you will get dirty. Vehicles are open-air during the summer. A full enclosure can be provided during cooler seasons. Heat does come into the ORV from the engine and our AC is the breeze as you drive.
Optional Cancellation Guarantee- $40 fee
For a Non-Refundable Fee of $40 per vehicle, all approved drivers are covered for any and all vehicle damage during the appropriate use of the vehicle unless they are willfully disregarding the rules, the Adventure Mountain Guides, or the designated trail routes.
If declining the Damage Insurance Fee, any damage caused to the ORV by the purposeful or accidental impact is the responsibility of the driver regardless of who is driving the ORV at the time the damage occurs.
A credit card must be on file with Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours and the owner of that card will be charged the fees required to repair any damage plus 10% for transportation and loss of use of the vehicle. A receipt for the repairs will be provided with the charges. The cardholder agrees to accept this responsibility and the fees as stated above. Every effort will be taken to minimize the cost of parts and services to return the ORV to its previous condition prior to the damage.
This agreement is a legally binding contract between Adventure Center of Asheville (dba. Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours) and the cardholder and cannot be revoked by refusal to pay or by the dispute of charges to the card issuer. Charges can range from $500 to $25,000. Damage insurance is available prior to the tour start time for a fee or you can check with your credit card company/issuer or personal auto insurer to determine any existing coverage you may have. We take numerous precautions to assure you get the adventure intended. But variables out of our control such as weather conditions and varying degrees of driving experience can cause conditions to change.
Probably! Depending on the weather your clothes and shoes could get wet and muddy. The vehicles are open-air without heat or AC so be prepared for all elements.
You may also get into a muddy ORV that has just been on a tour.
Dress for the changing mountain weather and temperatures. We recommend you check the forecast for Barnardsville, N.C. for your tour day. It can be cool in the morning and late afternoon but warm mid-day. Layers are highly recommended unless it’s full summer or winter. The vehicles are open-air without heat or AC so be prepared for all elements.
Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes are Required. Shoes and Clothes may get dirty.
There is limited outdoor (but private) space to change your clothes after your tour.
Hats- We will be wearing helmets so hats should be left in your vehicle.
Firearms/knives/sharp objects- No firearms, please. No knives unless secured where they will not puncture soft goods. Damage coverage does not cover damage from personal items (knives, pens, etc.) cutting/tearing seats. Please remove all those items from your pockets.
Valuables- Wallets, jewelry, and all valuables are best locked into your car, and keys are secured in our office. You can take them with you but if lost they are probably lost for good or our search will likely require a later time (based on our tour schedule) and a fee for the time vehicles and staff are occupied searching. Best to leave that all secure in your vehicle.
Trash/Food- No plastic & excessive trash/food. Please allow time to eat meals before arriving or prior to your trip. There are a few shared picnic tables if you would like to eat prior to or following your tour.
Our goal is to make it as fun, interesting, and exciting as possible while keeping safety as our top priority. Guests are allowed to drive. Training and practice areas are included at the start of the tour. The equipment we provide is top-of-the-line and exceeds any other tour we’ve experienced in the Southeast. This will improve your overall experience. Your guide is not just there to guide you but to teach and to help you make choices on the easiest and most challenging options when possible. Our tours are small and our property is pristine. You will experience obstacles, climbs, descents, and technical challenges.
There will be some “power areas” where you will accelerate but this tour is not meant to be a “fast” experience. This is an off-road experience with rugged terrain that may include steep climbs, uneven terrain, jolting bumps, trees, tree branches, water, mud, slippery areas, dust, and other objects that might become airborne or could hit or be hit by Guests or the ORV. You or another tour member might get stuck or have mechanical challenges that cause the group to focus on those issues which can alter any tour. There is always the limited possibility a vehicle can roll but speed and lack of training/supervision is the most common cause of rolling vehicles. This is part of off-roading and will be handled as quickly as possible but can change the tour experience.
Adventure Mountain is located at 375 Paint Fork Road in Barnardsville, NC. (Not at the Adventure Center of Asheville.) You may use the Google Map below for directions, however, there are 2 ways to get there from Asheville, a scenic mountain drive and an interstate route.
Scenic Valley with Mountain Pass Directions- approximately 1.5 miles of curvy mountain road
375 Paint Fork Road
+1 (828) 225-2921
OPEN: 7 DAYS/WEEK | Office 9AM-6PM | Kolo 10AM-6PM
Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+
The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.
Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park
+1 (877) 247-5539
+1 (828) 225-2921