LOCATION & PARKING

Tours meet at Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville, with parking available on the street and in the garage attached to the hotel. For other pick-up and drop-off locations, dates, and times, please call Leap Frog Tours at 828-246-6777 to check pricing and availability.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Please be prompt so the tour stays on schedule.
  • To speed-up the check-in process, please fill out a waiver for each person in your party and bring them with you to the tour.
  • Any food and/or additional beverage purchases are not included in your ticket price.
  • The tour operates rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather or unsafe conditions.  Should that happen, we will issue a refund.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

  • We will require drivers to fill out a COVID-19 health screening form prior to any tour or transportation activity.  If a driver is COVID-positive, we will not assign them to an activity until they have documentation of two negative COVID tests.
  • Our drivers will wear masks and gloves at all times.
  • Before customers board our vans, drivers will offer hand sanitizer to every guest.
  • Once a van has arrived at its destination, we ask that guests stay seated on vans and wait for the driver to open the door.
  • Drivers will be available to assist guests as they depart the van.  However, our drivers will extend an arm instead of a hand should guests need assistance.
  • After every group leaves a van, our drivers will wipe down the interior of the van with disinfectant wipes.
  • We request guests bring masks and wear them while riding in our vans.
  • To limit contact, we will not provide bottled water to guests.  We encourage guests to bring their own water bottles.
  • We will set the air conditioner to outside air instead of recirculating.  This will prevent germs from circulating in the van.
  • We will open the driver and front passenger windows a bit to bring in more fresh air.

EVENT DETAILS

The eighth annual CiderFest NC fundraiser will be held in a brand-new format this fall that offers loyal guests the chance to celebrate, sample and savor cider safely and responsibly.

While the large annual festival will not be offered this fall in light of current health concerns, the event will continue this year through CiderFest Tours: small-group curated tours of three Asheville cideries that are being offered in partnership with local business Leap Frog Tours.

The tours will allow participants to visit three of Asheville’s cideries — Noble Cider, Urban Orchard Cider Co. and TreeRock Social Cider House — for intimate, small-group tasting sessions to sample unique takes on the craft beverage on each of the locations. Proceeds will be shared between Leap Frog Tours, the three participating cideries and Green Built Alliance.

To offer the largest number of people the opportunity to participate, the four-hour tours will be offered from 3 to 7 p.m. on every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in October.

Bookings are available beginning the first week of September. Tours can be booked for groups of 2 to 14 individuals, and to prioritize safety in light of COVID-19, all tours will be private without combining reservations from separate parties. Leap Frog Tours is taking numerous precautions to ensure the safety of guests at this time, and a full list of their COVID-19 protocol can be found on the tour booking page.

The cost is $85 per person. The price includes a tasting at each cidery, a souvenir CiderFest tasting glass, and transportation by Leap Frog Tours from Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville.

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