The best way to see the park is to hop on a bike and ride around with the family. The bike paths are as smooth as the views are rugged and there’s always so much to see. The loop is closed to automobile traffic on Wednesdays between May 5th and September 1st. We will start renting bikes at 7:00 am on Wednesdays during this time of year. Please note that our bikes are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and it is possible that all of our inventory can be rented by 8:30 am, so it’s best to come early on these days. Biking the loop early (before Memorial Day) or late in the season (after Labor Day) can offer you a chance to see Cades Cove with fewer other visitors. Bicycle rentals are available at a discount during March and November.
Don’t have a bike of your own? Rent one of ours. We have bikes for all ages! We have a wide selection of Fuji cruiser bikes for adults and children.
Adults: $10.00 per hour
Children (under 10): $6.00 per hour
Last Rentals go out no later than 3:00pm
Now taking reservations by phone for bike rentals on Wednesday’s. We will reserve up to 10 groups. Must be here by 7am. Payment required for reservations. No refunds. No same week reservations. 48 hours or more cancellation notice.
The full Cades Cove loop is 11 miles, but there are turnoffs at two different points if you’d prefer a shorter ride. Along the way, you’ll see numerous historic buildings – the homes, churches, and workplaces of Cades Cove residents during the 19th and early 20th centuries. You’ll also have access to several hiking trailheads.
Bike renters will need to sign a short Acknowledgment of Risk form before renting a bike. You can view and sign the waiver by clicking here.
Also please review our Rules of the Road for your safety and the safety of others.