We are thinking about biking the Cade Cove Loop - I heard the road is closed to cars Saturday and Wednesday mornings until 10 am? The problem is we need to rent bikes, and it sounds like the Bike Rental at Cades Cove does not open until 9am? Does anyone know if they open any earlier? I'm not thrilled with sharing the road with cars, would much rather have just bike traffic.
Also, how difficult is the ride? My research shows it is 11 miles, but I'm not sure how many, and how steep, the hills are. Has anyone done this loop on a bike?
Thanks for any insight.