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Rentals, Transport,and Accomodations


Contact the providers listed below for access to canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, bicycles, and other outdoor gear for navigating the Blueway or Greenway.

Roanoke Mountain Adventures
806 Wasena Avenue SW
Roanoke VA 24015
Located on the Roanoke River Greenway in Wasena Park. Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided and self guided outdoor adventures for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking and other activities. Rent a kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), or tube.

Blueway Transit Options

Paddle by Bus
Self-shuttle via Valley Metro (bus), the region’s public transportation service provider. The paddler should be sure to carry a lock or other means of securing the boat at the access location. See the Map page for Paddle by Bus instructions.

Blueway by Bike 
The Regional Interactive Bicycle Map provides information on area bicycle accommodations, greenways and trails, and alternative transportation amenities available to facilitate use of the Roanoke River Blueway and adjacent Roanoke River Greenway. Additional cycling resources are available at the Regional Commission’s Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Planning page.


The Roanoke River Blueway boasts diverse accommodations to suit any preference, from historic hotels and practical motels to unique resorts, cozy bed and breakfasts, and outstanding campgrounds. Roanoke city and its surrounds, including Salem, Montgomery, Roanoke, Bedford, Franklin counties, and Vinton, offer extensive lodging choices. Whether you’re drawn to Downtown Roanoke’s urban vibe, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, peaceful Smith Mountain Lake, convenient locations near Interstate 81 and the Airport, or Salem’s historic allure, the region welcomes all travelers with open arms.

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