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Thrifty Adventures is a wilderness guiding service based in western North Carolina that provides experiences in a variety of outdoor activities:

1. Rock & Ice Climbing

The thrill of the climb... the view from the top! Learn what rock & ice climbing is all about in a safe and positive environment.

2. Whitewater & Tubing

Let water wash your spirit clean! Enjoy a variety of boating activities from a lazy day of tubing on the river or chillin in a FUNyak.

3. Mountaineering

Have you ever wanted to climb a mountain or walk above the clouds? We offer instruction on skills for those interested in mountaineering.

4. Rappelling & Canyoneering

Ever rappelled through a waterfall? We offer rappelling & canyoneering instruction and feature exciting trips several times per year.

Featured Classes - All Classes

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience climbing outdoors. No previous climbing experience is necessary.

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Yoga Hikes

Hiking + Yoga has become a platform to get people in their bodies, explore their community and enjoy the beauty of nature and friends.

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Waterfall Rappelling

Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. Thrifty Adventures brings you the chance to experience a waterfall from within.

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Spider Lily Boating Trip

Blooming happens one month out of every year. Paddle through a maze of Spider Lilies with a guide and enjoy a home made BBQ dinnner.

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Office Announcement:

Thrifty Adventures Office

The TA office is located beside the Skyline Village Inn and Tavern in Little Switzerland, NC.

The office is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost marker 331 adjacent to an amazing overlook!

BONUS!!! The hotel also offers dual sport motorcycle rentals and is located on the famous Diamond Back Loop!

Please park on overlook.

To book a room or rent a motorcycle call Mike at the Skyline 828-765-9394. For all other adventures contact Christy at (704) 723-2235.

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Thifty Adventures T-shirt

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College Credit Courses

Mayland Community College:
Essentials of Rock Climbing
Hiking Essentials
Kayaking and River Stewardship

Central Piedmont Community College:
Essentials of Rock Climbing

To sign up visit college websites listed above

Partner Organizations

Thrifty Adventures is permitted with the Pisgah National Forest

Non-discrimination Statement