A Blue Ridge Cycling Guide

There’s no offseason for cycling here in the jaw-dropping Blue Ridge Mountains, but specific seasons, such as summer, certainly appeal to the masses. There’s nothing quite like speeding down a deserted road amid lush forestry with a group of avid cyclists in the heart of summer or autumn. Whether you’re hoping to challenge yourself on mountainside singletrack or breeze along a backcountry road, you’ll quickly discover that the North Georgia mountains are a magical haven for cyclists of all skill levels. Start and finish each day of Blue Ridge cycling inside one of Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals’ vacation rentals. We have an extensive collection of North Georgia cabin rentals in the communities of Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Mineral Bluff, and beyond.

Top 4 Blue Ridge Cycling Locales
One of the main reasons that our North Georgia cabin rentals are trendy among cyclists is that there is a seemingly endless network of Blue Ridge cycling destinations within a short ride from our accommodations. We’ve compiled four of our favorite Blue Ridge cycling trails to ensure that your North Georgia getaway is nothing short of flawless!

Tanasi Trails – With over 36 miles of singletrack just across the Tennessee border, the Tanasi Trails are widely considered the best Blue Ridge cycling destination in the region. This full-day loop starts and ends at Brush Creek. Most avid cyclists label this 36.5-mile expedition equally difficult and intermediate. You’ll peddle along tranquil lakes, dense forestry, and deserted bridges with ample opportunities for photos of the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains.
Boardtown Road – One of the most popular ways to explore the mountainous gap between Blue Ridge and Ellijay is Boardtown Road, a 12.5-mile stretch of backcountry that meanders through the North Georgia mountains. You’ll peddle past old-world churches, thriving farms, babbling creeks, a fire station, and a cemetery. A decent chunk of this trip follows serene Boardtown Creek. Boardtown Road is the type of backcountry trek that leaf peepers dream about.
Pinhoti Trail System – The Pinhoti Trail System is split into three sections: one, two, and three. These three point-to-point singletrack trails provide travelers with some of the best mountainside Blue Ridge cycling as well as stunning overlooks on trail three. Trails one and two are popular sections on the aptly-named Brutal Loop, a 34.7-mile, arduous voyage.
Aska Trail System – The Aska Trail System spans 16 miles via seven interconnected trails, most of which are blue diamonds. Although the Flat Creek Loop is only 5.2 miles long, it’s widely considered the crowning jewel of this trail system. You’ll peddle through creek water after a surprisingly easy climb and an exhilarating two-mile, 800-foot descent in the valley of the dense forest.

Luxurious Ellijay Cabins
Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals has a wide variety of cabins in North Georgia that are perfect for an extended weekend getaway of Blue Ridge cycling, rousing campfires, and awe-inspiring sunsets. Most of these mountain-view vacation rentals are within cycling distance of the area’s best trails and backroads. After each full day of riding, return to your cabin for a homemade dinner, a hot tub soak, wine at dusk, and a campfire complete with s’mores, drinks, and stories of the day’s best adventures. To book a cabin and start planning your well-deserved Blue Ridge cycling expedition, please give us a call today at 706-276-4343. You can also make reservations online after browsing through our collection of vacation rentals!