Biking in the White Mountains
The area is full of great opportunities for biking. For the hard-core mountain bikers, Bretton Woods, Cranmore Resort and Loon Mountain offer downhill, lift-served mountain biking trails. In addition, Bretton Woods has an extensive network of biking trails of all levels in the beautiful setting of the Bretton Woods valley, on the site of the famed x-country ski trails. Visit https://www.brettonwoods.com/Activities/adventure_center/mountain_biking_overview for more details. Bike rentals are available from the resort or Drummond’s Ski Shop.
On the other side of Mount Washington, the Great Glen Outdoor Center also offers amazing biking path. Bike rentals are available there as well.
For a “tamer” experience, check out the “Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail” (XNAT), an 83 mile stretch of dirt roads, paved backroads, rail trails and bike paths across Northern New Hampshire, from the Vermont border in Woodsville to the Maine border in Gorham. Great for mountain bikers! Visit the XNAT website for a map. Another favorite area for biking is the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge. The scenery is beautiful, and the 8 miles of trails are easy! Visit https://www.friendsofpondicherry.org/bicycling for more information.
Finally, do not forget about the biking trails in Franconia Notch; challenging, but stunning! You can bring your own bikes, of course, or rent one from Sport Thoma in Lincoln to get dropped off at the trail head!
For more information, check out this informative blog post by White Mountains Attractions!