Best Road Biking in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular road biking in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Lake Norman Challenge View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Denver, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  43 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is enjoyable all year. The back roads of Catawba and Iredell counties are as charming as their names: Grassy Creek Road, Black Snake ...

  • #2 Kings Mountain Ramble View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Kings Mountain, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Kings Mountain Ramble connects two state parks and a national military park on a pleasant but hilly ride from southern North Carolina into northern ...

  • #3 Cycling on Cape Hatteras National Seashore View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buxton, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  Guide

    With its long, flat landscape stretching 72 miles down the coast of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a good destination ...

  • #4 Linville Falls Trail View Trail Details

    26 Reviews

    Linville Falls, NC

    •  47 miles
    •  Guide

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,182 ...

  • #5 Cape Fear Challenge View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Wilmington, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  55.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride acquaints you with nearly every aspect of the Cape Fear area. It progresses from city to riverbank to beachfront. Points of interest ...

  • #6 Asheville - Biltmore Ramble View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Asheville, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Asheville-Biltmore Ramble, a delightful but challenging 17.5-mile ride, takes you by many of Asheville’s scenic and historically important ...

  • #7 Blue Ridge Parkway Challenge View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  49 miles
    •  Guide

    The Blue Ridge Parkway Challenge, suited for advanced and in-shape riders, is an out-and-back ride with spectacular views on this parkway built ...

  • #8 Capital City Ramble View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Raleigh, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Capital City Ramble offers a relatively easy 12.2-mile tour of Raleigh. It starts at the main entrance to an established girls’ school then ...

  • #9 French Broad River Cruise View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  40.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The French Broad River Cruise, amazingly enough in light of the surrounding terrain, is not difficult because it wanders through the French Broad ...

  • #10 Fort Fisher to Southport Cruise View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Southport, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The 27.1-mile Fort Fisher to Southport Cruise explores a small coastal town at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and then crosses by ferry to ...

  • #11 Bat Cave - Edneyville View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Skyland, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful mountain roads highlight this wonderful ride through rural apple orchard country. Some of the terrain is rolling, but there are also ...

  • #12 Road to Nowhere View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bryson City, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the locally famous "Road to Nowhere," a road leading into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was begun in 1941 and has yet ...

  • #13 Orange County Ramble View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carrboro, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  24.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Orange County Ramble will let you relax and enjoy your ride with few turns. The ride begins in the small town of Carrboro with its mainly ...

  • #14 Outer Banks Cruise View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Ocracoke, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  55.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Your ride begins on Ocracoke Island, the southernmost island of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. In the course of the ride, you hop a ferry ...

  • #15 Cherohala Skyway View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Robbinsville, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  54 miles
    •  Guide

    A truly epic ride. You can make this route shorter depending on where you choose to start, but no matter where you begin, it's still epic. From ...

  • #16 Hanging Rock Challenge View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Rural Hall, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  37.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hanging Rock State Park is the major destination for several bike rides in the area. Hanging Rock is a jagged peak prominent in a range of Mountains ...

  • #17 Duke - Durham Cruise View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Durham, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  26.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The 26.1-mile Duke-Durham Cruise takes you on a delightful sight-seeing tour of Durham, home of Duke University. The ride begins in front of ...

  • #18 Yancey County River Cruise View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Burnsville, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  37.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This route is testament to the restorative qualities of cycling. In this area called the Heart of the Blue Ridge, steep slopes shelter the roads ...

  • #19 Queen City Ramble View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  19.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Queen City Ramble leads you on a challenging tour of North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte, and is recommended for experienced cyclists. ...

  • #20 Historic Alamance County Cruise View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Snow Camp, NC

    • Road Biking 
    •  41.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Historic Alamance County Cruise rambles through the quiet countryside in this section of North Carolina’s Piedmont. The gently rolling landscape ...