Get to know some of the most amazing mountain bike trails in North America with our North Carolina Mountain Bike Tours. These guided mountain bike tours near Asheville are designed to give you the opportunity to ride at your own pace and technical ability. Ride with family along gentle trails or down technical descents with riding buddies. Plus have the opportunity to do other activities such as canyoneering, climbing, hiking, rafting, and brewery tours. Also, to learn more about our other Asheville-area bike tours please CLICK HERE.
Our guided mountain bike tours are unique in that you can determine the difficulty of terrain you want to try. Plus you get to determine the dates of your tour. This is perfect for a family vacation. We are have experienced local guides for the riding, and we take care of the rest – hotel, breakfast, lunch, bike rentals, and much more.
In addition, work with us and experience more on your vacation: canyoneering, climbing, hiking, rafting, and brewery tours are all available! Contact us for more information and pricing.
Please feel free to request customizations with the blend of biking and other available activities.
You will be staying in Brevard, a beautiful small town in western North Carolina 15 miles from the Asheville airport. We pick you up at the airport, take you to your hotel or B&B (your option), and set you up on your bikes. From there you meet with the guides and formulate where and how you want to ride. There are two fantastic mountain biking areas nearby – Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest. The guides know the areas like the back of their hands, so they will show you the best stuff, catering to your riding ability and desires They will be with you for the entire tour, leading you every step of the way to ensure you have the best time. See a sample itinerary below.
- General Details
- Guide/Concierge Info
- Rental Bikes Available
- Additional Adventure Opportunities
- Register For This Tour
Dates: Your pick! We offer guided mountain bike tours in Western North Carolina as early as March and as late as October and into November.
Length: You Pick! As short as 3 nights
Service: Supported, Private, Guided tour.
Type of riding: From easy rolling terrain to very aggressive and technical offroad madness.
Bikes suggested: Mountain bikes
Average daily riding: Depends on what you want
Start city: Asheville/Brevard
Finish city: Asheville/Brevard
Suggested transport: Fly to Asheville (AVL) or drive.
We work with only local guides, cooperating with those that have a love for cycling, and a desire to show guests the beauty of the land they call home. On our self guided tours we do not bring in guides from other destination to work with you. Having the local perspective only enhances your experience, providing insider knowledge and opportunities that only a local resident can offer.
From greeting guests when they arrive, to personally handling luggage transfers, to curating excursions, to problem-solving (e.g., flat tires and other unforeseen issues) our guides assist guests daily. They also set you up on your rental bikes, and can help with crafting your complete experience. Each tour group works with a single, dedicated concierge who can be called upon for in-person assistance at any time.
Over the years we have developed relationships with many amazing 3 and 4-star properties that distinguish themselves as providing much more than their rating suggests. We have loved getting to know these hotels and sharing them with our guests. For tour groups wishing to upgrade their accommodations, we can provide custom pricing for four and five-star hotels, pending availability. Below are an example of some of our favorite hotels in the region that we target using on our tours, pending availability.
|Brevard||Red House Inn|
Mountain Bikes: We have an assortment of mountain bikes available. From 29-er hardtails for cross country riding, to full suspension rigs for technical downhills. Hardtails come standard and include with the tour, and the others are upgrades. Contact for upgrade costs.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- All hotel accommodations – mostly B&Bs but ask for custom accommodation requests.
- An OBT cycling jersey!
- An amazing guide to help you with
- Hardtail mountain bike.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel if necessary.
- Meals as explained in the tour itinerary. Usually this means all breakfasts and lunches, and no dinners.
- Access to your personal guide/concierge (See Guides/Concierge tab).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Transportation to start location and from finish location.
- Full suspension mountain bikes, but we have them available for an extra fee.
- Travel and Health Insurance.
- Admission to sightseeing venues, unless explicitly mentioned as included.
For our Asheville Area Tours we offer several additional activities that can be added into the vacation. Note that 1) we will need to plan these ahead and cannot be added at the last minute, 2) there may be extra costs involved, and 3) you may be joined by other participants in the adventure.
Hiking: Explore the backcountry trails of Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest which surround the towns of Brevard and Asheville North Carolina, NC. We can provide you with a trip that offers spectacular views and scenic waterfalls. Timing options: 1) All day – Cost: $275 for two, $40 for each additional person; Or 2) Half Day – Cost: $200 extra for two, $35 for each additional person.
Biltmore Estate: Tour the house, visit the winery, and enjoy the complete splendor of the entire estate. We will transport you onto the estate and onto their bike paths (they do not allow bikes on the main roads). Timing: All day. Cost: $65 per person.
Brewery Tours in Brevard: The tours will consist of visits to the Pisgah Tavern, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Brevard Brewing Company. Timing: Afternoon and evening. Cost: $35 per person.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour: Ride the French Broad River on a SUP! Timing: Morning. Cost: Contact us.
Canyoneering & Climbing: Check our the waterfalls and cliffs of the Blue Ridge up close! Timing: Morning. Cost: Contact us.
Tour Cost Per Person: Our guided mountain bike tours are custom designed and priced. The below pricing is for the sample itinerary below during the slower seasons. Pricing can vary widely depending on the time of year. For example, October rates are higher due to the fall color season. Contact us for specifics.
- Double B&B: US$2,195 per person;
- Double Motel/Hotel: US$1,795 per person
- Solo Tour or larger groups: Please contact us
Bike Rental Per Person:
- Full Suspension upgrade: Contact us. Varies on level of bike and length of tour.
What’s Next? Registering for your tour!
Questions: First, please feel free to ask us any questions about the tour. We are happy to help clarify any details.
Registration: Once you are ready to register please go to https://outfittertours.com/registration/ and complete the registration form. EACH tour participant will need to complete the form. At the end of the registration for you will be asked for a US$800 deposit. You can pay the deposit by bank check, wire, or credit card. Once we have all registrations we will secure all of the details of your tour – hotels, bikes, etc.
Final Payment: 60 days prior to your tour we will invoice you for the balance of the tour.
Tour Packet Delivery: Once the balance is paid and approximately 30 days before your tour we will send you a complete tour packet containing all details of your tour – accommodation information, detailed routing, a suggested packing list, maps, tourist guide, and much much more!
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Sample Daily Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Asheville
Fly into the Asheville Airport (AVL), where we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Time permitting, we may fit you for your bike today—otherwise, you will be fit tomorrow morning. Rest up for your adventure!
Day 2: Ride!
Your first ride will likely be in DuPont State Forest, so named for the former owners, the DuPont Corporation. It has since been sold to the state of North Carolina and turned into a beautiful 10,000 acre multi-use park. It is here that you will test your legs and knock the travel-cobwebs out of your body with nearly 100 miles of trails to explore! Diverse terrain and a wide variety of trail difficulty can be found in this park.
Day 3: Ride!
Head back to DuPont or venture into Pisgah National Forest. You make the decision with the guides. Pisgah is the home of the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, which is the only mountain bike stage race on the east coast of the United States. You’ll find out why it is such an amazing race when you enjoy these trails.
Day 4: Ride!
Pisgah and DuPont remain yours to explore, with hundreds of miles of trails that you have not yet explored. Or, master a technical bit of a trail you already rode but didn’t master in the days before. Our guides will help you develop a plan and follow your lead.
Day 5: Ride!
Same as the day before! This is your tour to enjoy. We are available to take you to the trails you are craving. Make the most of it! This is your last day on the bike.
Day 6: Departure
We will transport you back to the Asheville airport , or you can extend your stay.
Want to see more about what you can enjoy on your tour? See the article and video below:
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