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Biking

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Address:
13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Toll Free 888-905-7238
Named one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been recognized as a leader in the whitewater rafting industry for more than 35 years. Our Nantahala Adventure Resort is just a short drive from Cherokee and is home to our famous Paddling School, renowned Outfitter's Store, restaurants, lodging and more.

Bryson City Bicycles

Contact: Andy Zivinsky and Diane Cutler
Address:
157 Everett St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-1988
Bryson City Bicycles offers bike rentals, sales and repairs in downtown Bryson City. Step inside and you'll find personalized fittings, daily and weekly rentals, parts and accessories, gift items, books, maps, trail info, kids' products, and more. Bryson City Bicycles supports a strong and healthy community through bicycling and local involvement.

Fontana Village Resort

Contact: Darlene Waycaster
Address:
Hwy 28 North
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Toll Free 800-849-2258
Fontana Village Resort Fontana Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, 1-4 bedroom cabins, as well as RV & tent camping on the beautiful Cheoah Lake. Amenities & activities include: restaurants, shopping, mountain biking, hiking, marina, boat rentals, charters and superb fishing on beautiful Fontana Lake. Two swimming pools, one with a lazy river, putt-putt & disc golf, ghost tours, massage & fitness center, summer music series, firework displays July 4th, Labor Day & New Years Eve. Abundant conference space to accommodate groups of all sizes. Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located near the Dragon on Highway 28 North, at Fontana Dam, NC. Check our website at www.fontanavillage.com or call 800-849-2258 for further information.

Road and
Off-road Biking

Cycling is a popular yet demanding sport in the Smokies, primarily due to the scarcity of flat terrain. But if you you love the challenge of mountain biking there's no better place.

Some of the best-known Smoky Mountains mountain biking trails are the famous Tsali trails, overlooking Fontana Lake just west of Cherokee. Named after the 19th century Cherokee Indian martyr, the 42-mile network of multi-use trails offers a variety of challenges, from mild to extreme.

Hikers may use the Tsali trails any day of the week, but bikers and horseback riders must share the trails on alternating days. A schedule is posted at the trailhead. Download a Tsali map.

Biking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only allowed on the roads where vehicles are permitted.

For road biking, there are many miles of uncrowded back roads in the Cherokee area. The least-mountainous of those routes are generally the ones that follow a river, including the river trail along the Oconaluftee north of Cherokee (above).


Road & Trail Guides – For detailed descriptions of roads and trails throughout the Smokies, we recommend one of Jim Parhams' excellent guides. Website.