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Waldensian Trail of Faith Tour
"On arrival at the Waldensian Trail of Faith in Valdese you’ll either meet a docent for a guided tour with your small group of 10 or purchase a guidebook at the Visitor Center and walk the level concrete path at your own pace (depending on the option you select at booking). Start with a short video that introduces you to the history and religious heritage of the Waldens a small community of faith from the alpine valleys of Italy who lived by the scriptures and were driven into exile to settle in the North Carolina foothills and preserve a future for their families. Hear their story while you stroll this&# which bears witness to the journey that led these peaceful people from one continent to another in search of religious freedom.  At the operating sawmill see how wood for the early homes was created. Bread is baked in the outdoor oven and shared during the tour. Bocci courts are also available for playing the sport enjoyed by the Waldensians. Please note: Self-guided tours do not include the sawmil""
From $9.00
 
Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
"Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. Get acquainted with equine behavior and receive riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration. Once you’re matched with a suitable horse snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail. Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4200 feet in elevation you’re treated to sweeping views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife including raptors soaring above. On the descent travel through the Old Fort Lodge — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm."
From $75.00
 
Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls and Hiking Tour"A minimum of 2 travelers is required for booking this hike.Your day will start with pick-up from your Asheville area hotel by air-conditioned van. After all tour members are collected your guide will share interesting stories about the area as you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.Your guide will bring you to visit three impressive waterfalls that you will get to through two protected forests in an easy to moderate hike. In t"""Experience the picturesque beauty scenery and nature that surrounds the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll visit three impressive waterfalls a couple of protected forests and take an easy to moderate three mile  hike with your local guide.  Don't forget your camera as you'll definitely want to remember the gorgeous flora
From $59.00

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Without a $60 ticket, biltmore house invisible!!

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Biltmore Crowds - Get there Early

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I arrived to Asheville at night on Thursday and stayed in Mountaineer Inn. I planned to stay in Asheville only one night. But next afternoon things changed as I liked Asheville so much that I wanted...
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CLOSED Biltmore House!

It luckily didn't happen to me in October 2004 but it can happen to you! Well, it happened to me in the Hearst Castle in California in 2003 :-(. What? You may come to visit the famous Biltmore Estate...
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Do NOT skip great events!

When I parked my car early in the morning at Civic Center parking garage I saw a sign: Welcome! Special event parking $5. Silly me, I didn't ask anybody what's that special event! It was my big...
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What a house!

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Road Closure

Get some road information before you get on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When I was there, the Parkway was closed about 17 miles north of Asheville and I wasn´t able to go on to Boone, N.C. I had to go...
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Biltmore Estate

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Craggy Gardens

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