Western North Carolina is home to some of the best mountain biking in the world. From a gentle cruise to a rigorous climb up a mountain pass, the wilderness outside of Asheville offers thousands of trail miles for riders of all abilities. With its network of flowing singletrack twenty minutes outside of town, Bent Creek is Asheville’s most popular biking area.
Just outside of neighboring Brevard, sail through the waterfall-studded hardwood forest and get a taste of rare eastern slickrock at DuPont.
For something smooth and speedy, the narrow lakeside loops of Tsali will keep you occupied. Advanced riders will find Shangri-la in Pisgah, one of the most acclaimed biking areas in the South, with an astounding 500,000 acres and miles of technical and demanding trails.