We are a Tour Guide company that provides guided tours in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our company was born in the spring of 2016 and aims to give guests, travelers, and even locals the greatest possible experience in the beautiful nature around Asheville.
We also believe in making a difference! Asheville Adventures supports organizations to help end sex trafficking. We have committed to give a 10% portion of our profits to Wipe Every Tear.
We offers routes in three different National Forrest and Parks: The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forrest, and Nantahala National Forest, and we are completely licensed and certified!
MEET OUR TEAM
Clayton Manche - Founder
Clayton is an Asheville native who loves the outdoors. He is the founder and fellow guide of Asheville Adventures. An entrepreneur and an experienced outdoors-man, Clayton has loved the outdoors since he was a child. He proved his dedication to wilderness knowledge when he became an Eagle Scout in 2015.
Clayton has travelled all over the world working with non-profits, he has volunteered with many organizations to provide services such as: education, medical care, organized feedings, community development supplies, health training, and much more.
During his time traveling and serving, he partnered with Wipe Every Tear in the Philippines to help set individuals free from the Sex Trafficking Industry.
With a broken heart for these people, he decided to use this business as a means to help support organizations like Wipe Every Tear and bring an end to sex slavery. (read more about it here)
Clayton has an extensive record of outdoor recreation that includes summiting the highest mountain in the southern half of Africa, through-hiking the Grand Canyon, backpacking through the bush of Alaska, traveling through the Andes mountains of Ecuador, and hiking hundreds of miles of trails in Western North Carolina. Clayton says that in all his travels he has never experienced anything as beautiful as the Appalachian Mountains.