The Burnsville NC Mountains and the surrounding regions near the Alpine Village Resort cabin rentals in Mt Mitchell NC are well known for being a top NC Mountain biking destination. That’s right—not only can you enjoy miles and miles of family hiking trails in NC, but this area also has paved and well-marked North Carolina Mountain biking trails! And, each year, Mt. Mitchell plays host to the major NC Mountain biking event, the Assault on Mt. Mitchell. If you are planning to visit during the spring through fall period, think about enjoying some NC Mountain biking—it’s a fantastic way to explore new and unique areas! You can’t beat the perfect weather for biking and the views are just an added bonus.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Each of the Burnsville NC vacation rentals at Alpine Village Resort are very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more about driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and the many stops along the way in the Blue Ridge Parkway NC information we’ve provided. Many visitors also like to hit the parkway with their bikes and—whether you stay on the paved two lane scenic highway or venture off onto one of the many well marked flat trails—you can surely find lots of great spots to enjoy on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rock-lined ledges and fenced countryside that you will pass by is picture-perfect. It’s best to visit and go NC Mountain biking on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spring.
Burnsville Metric Century Bike Ride
There are several biking clubs and other supporters of the sport in Burnsville, and every year they organize the Burnsville Metric Century Bike Ride, which leads through 60 miles of countryside near the Toe and Cane Rivers. A great deal of the ride is flat, but there are portions that can be strenuous and the ride itself is a bit long. For those that are serious about NC Mountain biking and thinking of making the trip up for the event, check out the cabin rentals in Mt Mitchell NC at Alpine Village Resort.
Assault on Mount Mitchell
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell has received a great deal of notoriety since it was first organized in 1974. An incredible endurance race, bikers begin the race in Spartanburg South Carolina and travel by bike to the summit of Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain in the Appalachian Mountain Range, at Mt. Mitchell State Park near Burnsville NC. The total ride is 102 miles and riders that finish will have climbed over 11,000 vertical feet at the finish. Most cyclists can make the trip in 12 hours and, amazingly, those that finish in the top tiers finish in under 6 hours. In 1999, an offshoot called the the Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell began. It takes riders through 63 miles of the Pisgah National Forest and near Old Fort NC to the summit of Mt. Mitchell.
Mountains to the Sea Trail
The Mountains to the Sea Trail follows a path through Burnsville NC on its 900-mile course from the coastline near Manteo NC to the Western NC Mountains. On its way through this region, near our Burnsville NC vacation rentals, the Mountains to the Sea Trail passes through some of the most gorgeous areas of the Blue Ridge and Black Mountains.
The Yancey County River Cruise
Want to ride along the river? Take the Yancey County River Cruise path which takes riders through the town of Burnsville and right by the banks of Jack’s Creek, a creek which flows from the Toe River, and you’ll pass by the Toe River itself on this 37.4 mile loop bike ride through the Blue Ridge. There are tons of great outdoor things to do in the Burnsville NC Mountains near Mount Mitchell. Click to read about fun things like the NC hiking trails, fly fishing in North Carolina, gem mining in Western NC, NC snow skiing, the well-known waterfalls NC and the popular Western North Carolina attractions that keep families coming back year after year. The vacation rentals in Western NC at Alpine Village Resort are close to Mt. Mitchell State Park, Chimney Rock Park NC, Linville Caverns in North Carolina, the Altapass Orchard and Biltmore Estate Asheville. There is something for everyone here, from the most athletic to the most artistic. Read about fun craft Burnsville NC festivals and the Toe River Arts NC and Parkway Playhouse. There is so much to do and experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Mt. Mitchell, browse the cozy and accommodating Mt Mitchell NC lodging at Alpine Village Resort.