Surrounded by lush National Forests and filled with both classical and modern arts, Asheville and the local region has become the epicenter of culture and natural exploration in the Southern United States. Our Asheville bike tours give you the chance to experience all that Western North Carolina has to offer.
Your tour will start in Asheville, the heart of Western North Carolina. It is home to progressive culture, Thomas Wolfe, and the Biltmore Estate. Named in an innumerable “top” lists, Asheville is the cultural mecca of the south. Known for its craft beer, art districts, and music scene, Asheville has become a world-renowned holiday destination.
The trek you will take you through historic Asheville, around the Biltmore Estate, and out into the countryside. Along the way, you will visit Brevard, the gateway into Pisgah National Forest and the “Land of Waterfalls”. Take this chance to take an optional day to mountain bike in either Pisgah National Forest or Dupont National Forest. You’ll recognize Dupont as the filming site of the “Last of the Mohicans” and the first “Hunger Games” movie. Also, if you wish to ride the big mountains, you can venture north up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Burnsville and Mt. Mitchell.
Towards the end of your tour, you can visit Hendersonville and Lake Lure. Hendersonville is lovely, quiet town known for its apple orchards. You will recognize Lake Lure as the filming location of “Dirty Dancing”.
Extra excursions & options include a tour of the Biltmore House, mountain biking, canyoneering, hiking, climbing, rafting/paddling, and Stand-Up Paddle lessons & tours.
We at Outfitter Bicycle Tours call Western North Carolina home (we are based just outside Asheville), and are proud to show off what we consider to be some of the best riding roads in the world. Come join us for one of our Asheville bike tours!
Most of our road tours in Asheville are Self-Guided, but if you prefer a Guided Tour in Asheville we can organize a custom guided tour for you! Please contact us if you are interested! ALL of our North Carolina mountain bike tours are fully guided.
For general information on how our Self-Guided Tours operate, please click HERE. Also, discover more about how we create our self-guided bike tours so that they are the best available by reading this blog post.
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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this tour – well thought out bike routes, very good hotel accommodations (nice, clean rooms and substantial breakfasts), and excellent choice of breweries and brewery restaurants (including brewery tours when available). It was obvious that a great deal of attention to detail had been given to this tour and customer service and client satisfaction was of ut… Read more
“The team at the Outfitter Bicycle Tours put together an amazing holiday that I’ll never forget. We had great places to stay/eat and we were always in the thick of the action. The tour rides catered for riders of all levels and we somehow managed to visit my favourite team on a tour ride! I’ll be back to do it all again soon.”
“I was able to watch Tour de France action when I wanted and ride the beautiful roads and passes of France when I wanted, and the flexibility to do either was what I most appreciated. Conquering Mont Ventoux, Col d Galibier, Col d Semnoz, Col d Serene, Alpe de Huez, riding alongside Andy Schleck and Jens Voigt on their rest day, and 40+ mph descents that went on for miles are just some of the hi… Read more
“The support was incredible – so nice to have a car on the route for water, and so we did not have to lug gear for weather changes. With all the elevation, this was comforting. Exceptional mechanical support. We did not expect this kind of on-road support!”
I always had an idea that I wanted to go see the Tour de France once in my life. Well, I have now gone on three TdF trips with Outfitter Bicycle Tours as the experience was that good. Jamie and Joy’s low key, friendly and flexible approach made riding in the Alps an amazing experience. They did a great job of helping me determine what would maximize my experience. If I wanted an easier day, they h… Read more