Looking to try a new sport or activity with friends and family? Let one of our experienced guides show you the basics and everything else you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable day on the trails or water.
All of our guides are certified in their respective activities and are able to work with a wide range of ability and skill levels. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’re interested in an activity not listed below.
Mountain Bike Instruction
A great way for kids or anyone new to the sport to get started, they will learn the basics from an IMBA Certified Instructor on area trails. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to get out there on your own.
Our guides also provide plenty of information on the best local trails and rides suited to your ability, which is helpful for anyone new to the sport. The total trip time is 3 to 4 hours.
- Experienced IMBA Certified Instructor/Guide
- Helmets, Water bottles and day packs
- All Transportation
Pricing per person
- 1 person – $125
- 2 people – $75
- 3 people – $60
- 4-5 people – $50
Enjoy the Roanoke River from a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with one of our experienced river guides. These trips are well suited to beginners and cover the basics of SUPing, from weight placement to efficient paddling techniques. SUP’s offer a great vantage point, because you are elevated well above the surface of the water, allowing for a great view of the rivers scenery.
This stretch of water is within 15 minutes of Roanoke; it parallels the Explore Park and is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a great way to get a full body workout with lots of emphasis on balance and your core muscles. Participants need to be able to swim. Total time on the water is approximately 1.5 hours. This class is accepted by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation as a SUP Certification for those who are interested in getting their Badge to paddle at Carvins Cove.
- Experienced ACA Certified Paddleboard Guide and Instruction
- Paddleboard and Paddle, PFD, Water, Snacks, Dry Bag
Pricing per person
- 2 people – $75
- 3 people – $65
- 4-8 people – $55
Roanoke County Parks and Rec. Classes
Mountain Biking, Trail Ride Essentials
Leave the asphalt behind and let us get you in gear for the trails. Learn the basics of mountain biking with an International Mountain Bike Association certified instructor. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to get out there on your own. Our guides also provide plenty of information on the best local trails and rides suited to your ability, which is helpful for anyone new to the sport. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided. See link below to signup.
Summer Dates (Explore Park, 9:30-12): 6/1, 6/28, 7/12, 7/27, 8/17
Fall Dates (Explore Park, 9:30-12): 9/12, 10/19
Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by an ACA certified paddleboard instructor followed by time in the water to practice and hone your paddling skills. Classes designed for beginners. All equipment, gear, and instruction included. Group will meet at The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. See link below to signup.
Summer Dates (Morning, 9:30-12): 5/27, 6/6, 6/30, 7/8, 7/25, 8/12, 8/31
Summer Dates (Evening, 5:00-7:30): 6/20, 7/14, 8/23
Fall Dates (Carvins Cove, Morning, 9:30-12): 9/9, 9/19, 10/6
Fall Dates (Carvins Cove, Evening, 5:30-8): 9/14, 9/21, 10/18