Conquer the scenic roads or weave your way through one of many tree-lined…

Conquer the scenic roads or weave your way through one of many tree-lined trails. Bryson City offers the ultimate experience on wheels for road and mountain bikers alike.


Mountain and Road Biking

Mountain biking continues to grow in popularity, and Bryson City is no stranger to the sport. A biking hotspot for all ages and skill levels, our forested backyard is home to many trails, such as the miles of fun found along Tsali Recreation Area, around the Nantahala Gorge and at the Fire Mountain Trails - Cherokee’s multi-use trail system that’s made to mountain bike, hike, or run. Don’t leave Bryson City without trying one, or all of these trails.

Popular Biking Trails Near Bryson City

Guided Mountain Biking and Bike Shops

  • 87 depot street
  • (828) 569-6699

Bike Rentals Included. Guided mountain biking for beginners or intermediate riders includes bikes and outdoor gear. $120 per person for the first 2 participants + $94 per person at 3+ with an 8-person capacity. 2 person minimum booking. All of our bikes are new 2020 mountain…

  • 516 Tsali Blvd
  • (828) 750-4196

At this BCOutdoors location you will find all the great gear for your outdoor adventures, as well as some of the best hats, t-shirts and stickers (that we design) in the region! On top of that you can now sip while you shop in Cherokee just like you can in Bryson City. Try one of…

  • (828) 321-2236

Our e-bike tours will introduce guests to the back-roads of Nantahala in a sustainable and unobtrusive way. Explore dense mountain forests, travel along rushing rivers, up to scenic overlooks all without the sound of a engine disturbing you or the wildlife along the way. You…

  • 13077 Hwy 19 W
  • (828) 785-4856

Mountain Biking Rentals at Flint Ridge. Rent an industry-leading Specialized Bike from Nantahala Outdoor Center and hit the trails of the Nantahala Gorge! From to onsite Flint Ridge Trail to the well-known Tsali trail just down the road, NOC guides are onsite to help you plan an…

  • (828) 488-9010

At Tsali Cycles, a full service bike shop, you can rent wheels to explore our many trails, and you can also grab a nice cold beer! Food is not served here, but guests can order food locally and bring it with them to dine inside or at the outdoor picnic tables.


Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Cycling, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and a boat ramp on Fontana Lake are just a few of the activities available here.

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