Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, Adventures on the Gorge has combined a premier location, industry expertise, and a deep enthusiasm for adventure to create a vacation experience unlike any other.
Drawn to the rim of the New River Gorge by world-class whitewater, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, the founders of Adventures on the Gorge were driven to create a resort that could live up to the natural wonders that surrounded it. So, we took what nature had provided and added more than 47 years of outdoor experience, a devoted staff, and a drive to inspire others to experience the outdoors.
The result was the world’s premier adventure resort.
We are monitoring the ever-changing situation with Coronavirus and the potential impact to travel around the world. We commit to keeping this page updated in the event that changes occur and we learn more about this fluctuating situation.
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that we’ve been answering on a daily basis:
Have you had to cancel any trips yet?
Unfortunately, yes. We had no choice but to cancel trips in the months of March and April. We are working with all guests on a case-by-case basis on plans for future trip credit or refunds, where available.
Are you still operating your trips?
As of this update, yes. We have not canceled any of our trips in May and beyond at this time, and unless local conditions prevent operations, we are running trips as scheduled.
Do you recommend purchasing trip insurance?
We have always suggested purchasing trip insurance, as you really never know what could happen to alter or delay your travel plans. Having a policy in place is just good for peace of mind! Please talk to your Adventure Specialist for more details.
Where is Adventures on the Gorge getting its’ information on Coronavirus/travel updates and how can I find trusted information myself?
In order to stay well-informed yourself, we recommend following the below sources:
• Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). They have a page dedicated to COVID-19 and travel. They also have an excellent FAQ page related to travel.
• The World Health Organization (WHO) has a page dedicated to Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advice.
• The US Department of State lists out travel advisories that are searchable by country.
When should I book my trip?
This is the one thing that hasn’t changed. Your best options are to book your trip as far out as possible, guaranteeing you the best trips and dates available.
Fayetteville, WV – Adventures on the Gorge has decided to eliminate the deadline for purchasing adventure and rafting passes. The passes previously had a book-by date of March 31, and they can now be purchased and used anytime throughout the 2020 season.
Rafting Passes are $109, and they can be used for a variety of rafting trips on the New and Gauley rivers. A rafting pass is like an insurance policy. If plans change due to health, weather or any other concerns, rafters can simply choose a different time to visit. Once purchased, rafters need only choose the day and make reservations 48 hours in advance.
Adventure Passes are $189 for the 1-Day Pass and allow you to experience as many adventures as you like during one day. The adventure pass, like the rafting pass, is also like an insurance policy and works the same way. Multi-day and season passes are also available.
Rafting and other outdoor adventures are a good choice for families who crave the joy of and are looking for their next road trip vacation. This summer is an especially good time to consider crowd-free weekday adventures in natural settings like whitewater rafting.
West Virginia’s famous country roads to get to the resort offer a fun, scenic and inspirational destination for road-trippers. So grab your family or friends and road trip to the mountains.
We are a team of passionate locals, some who grew up fishing in the New River, and some who made West Virginia their home after experiencing the thrill of paddling down the Gauley River. All of us share a love for the great outdoors, and we look forward to guiding you through your Adventures on the Gorge.
We are pioneers in the adventure resort industry, with over 40 years of experience under our belt. Adventures on the Gorge aims to provide you with the complete experience, whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion.