If you are in perpetual search of a new and exciting active vacation destination, we have a suggestion for you: try an Asheville bicycle tour!
Asheville has it all: Stunning mountain vistas, smooth roads, epic trails, tasty craft beers, traditional and cutting edge cuisine, a vibrant art scene, and much more. From the top of Mt. Mitchell (the highest point east of the Mississippi River) to the flats of the French Broad River valleys, you can have any riding experience you desire. On-road or off, the quiet roads and varied terrain of our trails will satisfy any rider. The region lends itself to great cycling being surrounded by National Forest and National Parks. Oh, and don’t forget sites like the Biltmore Estate!
Why should you come to the mountains of Western North Carolina for an Asheville bicycle tour? Here are our top 4 reasons why:
You’ll love your Asheville bicycle tour!
1 – Outstanding Road Biking, including the Blue Ridge Parkway
Known as “The Good Roads State”, North Carolina has some of the best-maintained roads to ride in the United States. From epic climbs to valley flats, the riding is variable and as challenging as you wish. The highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell at 6,684 feet, is a reasonable riding distance from downtown Asheville. The French Broad River creates a beautiful path for easier rolling roads along its shores from Asheville to Brevard, including the Biltmore Estate. And we are one of a select few tour companies that have the proper licensing to operate cycling tours on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
2 – Amazing Mountain Biking
Just as the road biking is variable, so is the mountain biking. From the extreme technical terrain of Pisgah National Forest to the variable and more relaxing trails of Dupont State Forest, all off-road enthusiasts will be satisfied. Many out-of-town riders set themselves up in Brevard and ride in Pisgah and Dupont. Check out our Mountain Bike Tours for what you can experience with us.
3 – The Food Scene
In order to cruise down the road or trail, you need fuel for your tank. Already home to the best barbecue in the world, the creative vibe of Asheville has expanded into a luscious food scene. You won’t go hungry after a ride in Western North Carolina. A number of award-winning chefs have set up shop in Asheville. Top restaurants include Curate, Rhubarb, and Chai Pani. Others to visit are Zambra, White Duck Taco, French Broad Chocolate, and Farm Burger. You can’t go wrong, and your appetite will be very satisfied.
4 – Craft Beer
The perfect post-ride recovery drink, craft beer is the ideal afterword to a hard day in the saddle. The area is known as “Beer City USA”, and has a booming local craft beer scene. Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Wicked Weed, Oskar Blues, Pisgah Brewing, and Green Man are at the top of a list of local and national craft brewers too long for this blog post.
Come join us on one of our Asheville Bicycle Tours and experience all of the excitement and beauty listed above, and more! We offer on-road tours as well as off-road Mountain Bike tours. Most of our tours in the area are “self-guided“, where we create a custom multi-day all-inclusive vacation experience. But we also occasionally offer guided tours in the area, highlighting the best sites and riding in the area.