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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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.).


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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River Stroll Hike

Enjoy a gentle two- to four-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 and hear stories about the natural history of the region, Biltmore House, Antler Hill Village, and the Vanderbilt family as you traverse a variety of flat, paved, gravel, and dirt trails. This hike is suitable for strollers. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed.

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

Estate Grounds

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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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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. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

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!

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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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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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

Hours

Daily

Phone

828-225-1331

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

Estate Grounds

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

Hours

Daily

Phone

828-225-1331

Location

Antler Hill Village

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