If a mountain biking getaway sounds like your idea of the perfect vacation, you likely have a few friends who would love to join you. From guided tours of the Pisgah National Forest to self-guided adventures in Dupont State Forest, the possibilities for an Asheville mountain biking trip are endless.
Whether you are planning a bachelor party or a friends’ weekend away, there are so many reasons to choose Western N.C. for your mountain biking trip. Below, you will find six ideas for your next vacation. And, if you are looking for more fun things to do, take a look at our free Chimney Rock/Lake Lure Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of top recommendations on area breweries, hiking trails, and more.
Your Guide to the Best Asheville Mountain Biking Trip
Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures & The Pisgah National Forest
The Pisgah National Forest always tops the lists of the best places for mountain biking in the Asheville area. Along your ride, you can look forward to gorgeous mountain overlooks and beautiful waterfalls. If you are unfamiliar with the trails or traveling to the area without your bike, Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures is your best option. Full-day and half-day trips are available with Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures; these trips also include a snack and lunch.
Reception is limited in Pisgah National Forest, so download and print directions before your trip. For those embarking on self-guided excursions, remember to bring your own bike and also pack a trail map.
Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours & Dupont State Forest
Dupont State Forest is another popular destination for mountain bikers in the Asheville area. Like Pisgah National Forest, you can opt for either a self-guided ride or a guided tour through Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours. The guides here have expert knowledge of the trails of both Pisgah and Dupont, so you’ll never need to worry about pulling out a map. Just ride and have fun!
Please keep in mind that Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours does not rent bikes. You may bring your own bike or rent from a local shop!
Kolo Flow Bike Park | Bike Park & Bike Rentals
Another excellent option for mountain bikers in Asheville is Kolo Flow Bike Park. Here, you’ll find four miles of mountain bike trails for riders of every level. Other notable features of the park include a dirt jump area with jumps ranging from easy to advanced, a 180-degree wood berm, and wooden step-down and gas jumps. Bike rentals are available for both off-site use and park-access only. For more information, visit the Kolo Flow Bike Park website.
Stay Near It All at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
After an adrenaline-pumping day of mountain biking near Asheville, head home to The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant to complete your trip. You’ll find our five-star bed and breakfast in the sleepy mountain town of Chimney Rock. Enjoy a cold, craft beer from a local brewery at our restaurant, take a relaxing soak at our outdoor spa, or rock away on your private patio to the sounds of the Rocky Broad River.
When you book any of our cabins, like the Rocky Broad River Cabin, you can always look forward to the best amenities, vacation specials, and top-notch service. Gourmet breakfast, easy-access to Chimney Rock State Park, and massage services are a few perks to enjoy during your stay. It’s time to shred Western N.C., so check our availability today!