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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Candlelight Bikes

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

This leisurely guided ride—the only bike ride offered in the evening hours—is a relaxing 3- to 5-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 reflection pool. When darkness falls, the bikes, each outfitted with its very own color scheme 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!

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

$50 Adult/Youth (Ages 14 & Up)

Hours

5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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

Explore the estate’s 20-plus miles of bike trails!
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

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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River Stroll Hike

Enjoy a gentle two-to three-mile walk along fields and the French Broad River! Led by one of our expert Outdoor Adventure Center hike guides, this leisurely jaunt offers a stunning view of the back of Biltmore House from the Lagoon. Learn about the estate’s wildlife, trees, plant life, history, and more as you traverse a variety of flat paved, gravel, and dirt trails.

Maximum of 10 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, 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 (Ages 10 & Up)
$30 Kids 9 & Under

Hours

3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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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. Stop by the Bike Barn or Outdoor Adventure Center for a detailed trail map and orientation.

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

Biltmore House, Estate Grounds

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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 10 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

Antler Hill Village, Estate Grounds

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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.

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. Thursday

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

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village, Estate Grounds

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2-Hour Bike Rental

Explore the estate’s 20-plus miles of bike trails!

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 $20
E-bikes available for $40

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Farm Trail Guided Bike Ride

Enjoy a leisurely tour of the estate’s historic farms and learn about the families who inhabited them on this guided 4.5-mile bike ride along flat dirt, gravel-packed, and grass paths. Beginning and ending in Antler Hill Village, your tour includes stops at the farms, along the French Broad River, and at the Market Cottage, during which your guide will share the fascinating history behind Biltmore’s agricultural programs.

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

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

$40 (10 & Up); $30 (9 & Under)

Hours

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday

Phone

828-225-1425

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!

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 $30
E-bikes available for $60

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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