Hiking

From our historic gardens and woodland trails to the meadows along the French Broad River, enjoy Biltmore at your own pace with nearly 22 miles of hiking trails on the estate. Orientation and detailed maps available at the Bike Barn and Outdoor Adventure Center.

Biking

Explore the estate via more than 20 miles of biking trails, access to which is free for all guests*! Choose from our well-marked, single-track woodland dirt trails for a challenging ride, or our flat, paved trail along the French Broad River for a more leisurely ride. Bring your own bike or rent one from us.

Biltmore’s Bike Barn, located on the second floor of Antler Hill Barn, is your one-stop location for all things biking. Rental bikes, trail-a-bikes, and trailers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are offered or required. We recommend all guests check in for a trail map and current trail conditions.

Bike Barn hours vary seasonally; please see Estate Hours for current hours.

*Only Biltmore Annual Passholders, lodging guests, and ticketed guests may ride bicycles on estate roads and designated bike trails. Bicycles are considered vehicles in North Carolina and must be operated in full compliance with state vehicle laws and all traffic and directional signage on estate property. Bicycles are prohibited in all non-guest areas and in the shuttle zone in front of Biltmore House. Riders must disembark and “walk” bicycles on garden paths.

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Hiking

Experience the grounds at your own pace with nearly 22 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through lush green forests, or in the open meadows of the estate. Prior to your hike, please download and review our Trail Map, or stop by the Bike Barn or Outdoor Adventure Center for a detailed orientation and trail map.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

Included with admission

Hours

Offered daily

Location

Estate Grounds

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Half-Day Rental Tandem Bike (Up to 4 Hours)

Explore the estate’s 20-plus miles of bike trails! Prior to your bike ride, please download and review our Trail Map.

Bike Rentals availability is weather-dependent and are sold through the Bike Barn and Outdoor Adventure Center. Advance reservations are NOT required.

Bike Trailer Accessories (Up to 4 Hours)
Cost: $30 Kids’ Trail-a-Bike (Tag-along) or Trailer

Guided bike rides are available for an additional fee.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$50

Hours

Daily

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Mindfulness Walk

Biltmore’s woodland trails and fields are the perfect place to sharpen focus, bring clarity to your thoughts, and set intentions for the future. This gentle, one-mile morning walk experience invites you to slow down, connect with nature, and live fully in the present moment. During your guided walk, you’ll receive simple reflection prompts that encourage the full engagement of your senses as you move mindfully within the natural beauty of Biltmore’s great outdoors.

Maximum of 10 participants. Advance reservations required. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$20 (Ages 13 & Up)

Hours

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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River Stroll Hike

Experience a gently-paced, mile-and-a-half- to two-mile hike along tree-lined paved and gravel trails, fields, and the French Broad River. Led by one of our Outdoor Adventure guides, this leisurely jaunt from Antler Hill Village to the Lagoon is as informative as it is enjoyable: as you stroll along, your guide will share engaging stories about the Vanderbilt family and others who shaped and influenced Biltmore’s history.

Your relaxing adventure ends at the Lagoon, where a stunning view of Biltmore House awaits. From there, you’re welcome to board a van for the return trip to the Village, or walk back on your own. This hike is suitable for strollers. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted and welcome.

Maximum of 12 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$20 (Ages 10 & Up), Free for Kids 9 & Under

Hours

10 a.m. daily

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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West Range Loop Guided Bike Ride

The only opportunity to experience the exclusive West Range of the estate by bicycle, this invigorating 8-mile ride on gravel roads showcases the beauty and agricultural programs of the wilder side of the property. Travel through vineyards, alongside pastures, and around the Long Valley Lake area as our knowledgeable guides point out stunning views rarely seen by guests.

Accompanied by a support vehicle to provide safety, drinks, and snacks as needed, this bike ride is at a leisurely pace with occasional stops. While suitable for riders with basic bike handling skills, it is best enjoyed by riders with at least a moderate level of overall fitness.

Mountain Bikes are available.

Maximum of 8 participants. Advance reservations required. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$100 Adult/Youth (Ages 16 & Up)

Hours

9:30 a.m. Sunday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village, Estate Grounds

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Guided Bike Ride

This relaxing, easy-paced adventure takes you along the French Broad River and the estate’s lush agricultural fields. Your three-to five-mile spin over a combination of flat paved trails, gravel-packed roads, and dirt trails includes occasional stops where your guide will share intriguing tidbits about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and the estate’s natural history.

Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available. A limited number of trailers and tag-alongs are available for younger children.

Cost

$40 Adult/Youth
$30 Ages 9 & Under

Hours

3 p.m. daily

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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2-Hour Bike Rental

Explore the estate’s 20-plus miles of bike trails! Prior to your bike ride, please download and review our Trail Map.

Bike rental availability is weather-dependent and are sold through the Bike Barn and Outdoor Adventure Center.

Advance reservations are NOT required.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available. Guided bike rides are available for an additional fee.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

Regular bikes available for $25
E-bikes available for $50 (ages 16+)

Hours

Daily

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Half-Day Bike Rental (Up to 4 Hours)

Explore the estate’s 20-plus miles of bike trails! Prior to your bike ride, please download and review our Trail Map.

Bike Barn hours vary seasonally; please see Estate Hours for current hours. Bike rental availability is weather-dependent and are sold through the Bike Barn and Outdoor Adventure Center. Advance reservations are NOT required.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available.

Bike Trailer Accessories (Up to 4 Hours)
Cost: $30 Kids’ Trail-a-Bike (Tag-along) or Trailer

Guided bike rides are available for an additional fee.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

Regular bikes available for $40
E-bikes available for $75 (ages 16+)

Hours

Daily

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Westover Woods Hike

Explore Westover Woods with a two-mile classic-style hike through the woods and meadows behind Antler Hill Village and The Inn. Your expert Outdoor Adventure Center hike guide will share interesting information about the wildlife, birds, and trees you’ll see along the way. Offering more technical footing (dirt rails with uneven terrain, possible roots, rocks, and mud) and an undulating route, this hike is recommended for more experienced hikers and walkers in good physical condition.

Maximum of 12 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$20 (Ages 10 & Up), Free for Kids 9 & Under

Hours

2 p.m. daily

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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Arbor Trace Hike & Shuttle

Accessible to guests via shuttle, the Arbor Trace Trail is the estate’s most remote East Side trail system. Enjoy this exciting new experience one of two ways: with a knowledgeable Outdoor Adventure Center guide, or on your own!

Guided Option:

Immersed in the natural beauty of a rarely explored part of the estate, participants will hear Biltmore’s fascinating forestry story, as well as the history of the land and surrounding area (both before and during the Vanderbilts’ era), plus interesting facts about wildlife and plants encountered along the trail. Offering more technical footing (dirt trails with uneven terrain, roots, rocks, and mud), this 3.5-mile hike is recommended for more experienced hikers and walkers.

Shuttle-Only Option:

For hikers interested in exploring the Arbor Trace Trail without a guide, seats in the van may be purchased for roundtrip travel to and from the trailhead; there is no private parking at the trailhead. Shuttle-Only hikers will be dropped off at 2 p.m. and picked up upon the completion of their hike (no later than 4:30 p.m.). Prior to your hike, please download and review our Trail Map.


Maximum of 12 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

Guided Option: $25 (Ages 10 & Up) $10 (Kids 9 & Under)
Shuttle-Only Option: $10 (All Ages)

Hours

2 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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House & Gardens Loop e-Bike Ride

Tour the estate’s most iconic locations during this one-of-a-kind 10-mile morning ride aboard one of our e-Bikes. After meeting your expert guide at the Bike Barn in Antler Hill Village, you’ll embark upon a leisurely-paced journey that includes Amherst at Deerpark®, the Approach Road, Biltmore House, the Walled Garden, the Bass Pond, and the Lagoon! Enjoy an abundance of stunning photo opportunities as you traverse paved and gravel roads amid lush summer-blooming meadows, fields, and gardens.

This ride also includes a support vehicle: not only is it equipped with snacks and beverages, there’s also space to stow your e-Bike should you need a break.

Maximum of 8 participants. Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Cost

$125 Adult/Youth (Ages 16 & Up)
Mountain-style e-Bikes are available

Hours

8:30 a.m. Monday, Thursday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Friday Night Bikes

Light up the summer night with Biltmore’s most unique biking adventure!

This leisurely guided ride—the only guided bike ride offered in the evening hours—is a relaxing 3- to 6-mile cruise along mostly flat gravel and paved trails from the Bike Barn in Antler Hill Village to the Lagoon. Participants will experience the estate at sunset as dusk settles over Biltmore House and the estate. When darkness falls, the bikes, each outfitted with their very own set of light-up wheels and frames, come to vivid, luminous life for the ride back to the Bike Barn. An entirely new way to enjoy the estate is yours with this one-of-kind adventure!

Maximum of 12 participants. Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Cost

$60 Adult/Youth (Ages 14 & Up)

Hours

8 p.m. Friday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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