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. 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 in 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

Daily at 2 p.m.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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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

Daily at 10 a.m.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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Sensory Journey Hike

This energizing treat for the senses invites you to connect to Biltmore’s natural world in a focused way via sight, sound, smell, touch, and maybe even taste! Immersed in the estate’s quiet natural beauty, you’ll experience a deep sense of peace as you explore and soak in the vibrant yet soothing energy that emanates from the stunning landscapes that surround you.

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)

Hours

Fri. & Sat. at 3:30 p.m.

Phone

828-225-1425

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

$35 Adult/Youth (Ages 10 & Up), $10 Kids 9 & Under

Hours

Thurs. & Sun. at 9:30 a.m., Wed. at 3:30 p.m.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Intro to Mountain Biking

This hands-on class is a great way for participants to try mountain biking for the first time, enjoy a basic refresher, or hone their skills. Bring your own mountain bike to class or, for an additional rental fee, use one of ours.

After a short introduction covering proper mountain bike gear, parts of the bike, and what to bring when mountain biking, you’ll move on to the hands-on skill development part of the class. This will focus on learning and practicing basic mountain bike handling skills (shifting, braking, ascending, descending, etc.) that will empower you to approach basic obstacles and terrain with confidence.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll move on to the field-based part of the class, venturing out onto the beginner-friendly Westover Trails with our Outdoor Adventure Center Bike Instructors. Here you’ll enjoy the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned with guidance and support.

Mountain Bikes are available.

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

$75 Adult/Youth (Ages 12 & Up)

Hours

Wed. at 9 a.m.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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2-Hour Bike Rental

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.

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

$20 for regular bike, $30 for electronic bike

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!
Bike Barn hours vary seasonally; please see Estate Hours for current hours. Bike Rentals 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: $10 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

$30 regular bike/$50 electronic bike per person
Adult/Youth, ages 13 years and older
$20 regular bike per person
Youth/Child, ages 12 years and younger

Phone

828-225-1331

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: $10 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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