Vermont • East • North America
|Months||July, August, September, October | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $1,699 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||Burlington, Vermont|
|Trip Length||6 days | 5 nights|
|Rider Type||2 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 13 - 54 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Historical Site Visit, Food Tasting , Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
There’s no better place to celebrate the brilliance of summer or the beauty of changing seasons than Vermont's Green Mountains and the Mad River Valley! Enjoy unforgettable rides through dense forests, along winding rivers, and past hillside farms. Explore the charm of quaint town squares and sample regional specialties from golden maple syrup to smooth Vermont cheddar and rich, velvety ice cream. Ride across the historic Pine Brook Covered Bridge and hike through the pristine Green Mountain National Forest. Vermont offers a range of cycling, hiking, and sightseeing options for any skill level so, whatever your interest, let Trek Travel bring your picture-perfect bicycling vacation to life.
- Ride quiet winding roads surrounded by the vibrant forests of the Green Mountains.
- Feel like a kid again at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, home to some of the world’s most creative flavors.
- Explore the historic villages of Middlebury, Waitsfield, and Stowe, famous for skiing and filled with wonderful galleries and shops.
- Indulge your sweet tooth with a taste of locally produced maple syrup in a small, family-owned sugarhouse.
- Quiet villages and a slower pace of life will leave you with the sense that time really can stand still.
Days 1 & 2 | Middlebury
Stay at Middlebury Inn
Pedal past views of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain | Shop and dine in the cozy downtown district of Middlebury | Hike and swim at Lake Dunmore and Silver Lake
Day 3 | Waitsfield
Stay at Waitsfield Inn
Visit the town of Bristol, which dates to the late 1700s | Ride over Appalachian Gap | Enjoy meals prepared by Innkeepers Jon and Vickie Walluck
Days 4 – 6 | Stowe
Stay at Green Mountain Inn
Sample sweet Ben & Jerry's ice cream | Explore the village center of Stowe | Bike through covered bridges and along the fantastic Stowe Recreation Path | Hike to stunning views of the surrounding Green Mountains at Lake Elmore | Taste Vermont’s finest maple syrup
Middlebury Inn | Middlebury, VT
The Middlebury Inn has been welcoming visitors since 1827 and exudes a wonderful blend of historic charm and the comfort of modern updates. An official "Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State" and a Historic Hotel of America, the Middlebury Inn takes special care to provide an experience that is true to its New England roots and its commitment to the community. You will stay in the historic Main Inn during your visit. The Inn also features a day spa and is located within walking distance of the shops, restaurants, and attractions of downtown Middlebury.
Waitsfield Inn | Waitsfield, VT
Take a step back in time and experience the simplicity and beauty of Vermont country living. Built in 1825, this quaint country home is now a peaceful, inviting inn that offers cozy rooms with antique furniture, down comforters, and exposed wood-beamed ceilings. Relax with a good book in front of the fireplace in the common room, chat with the owners Jon and Vickie, and enjoy the best of Vermont and the Green Mountains.
Green Mountain Inn | Stowe, VT
Situated in the center of the village of Stowe, the Green Mountain Inn has a rich and interesting history. The property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been welcoming guests (including former Presidents of the U.S.) since the mid-1800s, when it served as a stagecoach stop and has operated under its current name for 117 years. Over the generations, the Inn has been transformed into the beautiful property that it is today through upgrades designed to retain and blend the Inn's historic charm and traditional feel with the very best amenities and comfortable accommodations.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 5 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 social hours, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane™ 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane™ 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX™ hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
During the month of July, expect daytime temperatures in the low 80s and nighttime lows in the upper 50s or low 60s. Fall weather varies in northern Vermont, generally warmer in September and chilly by mid-October, with highs in the 50s and freezing overnight. Layers are always recommended, as you can expect cool mornings all season! Rain is also a distinct possibility in Vermont any time of year, so check the forecast in the days prior to your departure and always bring your rain gear, just in case.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 2||Average Daily Mileage | 30|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 1,100|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Vermont is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is varied, with some rides in wide valleys of rolling farmland and others in more mountainous areas. All of the rides are highlighted by rewarding vistas and winding roads, thanks to the beautiful Green Mountains. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
Some non-riding options on this trip are:
- Visit the Stowe Craft Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of local Vermont artists’ work
- Hike to the Falls of Lana and Silver Lake, and stroll on the Stowe Recreation Path
- Shop at boutiques in Middlebury, Stowe, Johnson and Jeffersonville
- Take a yoga class
- Enjoy a tasting at Rock Art Brewing, a crafter of fine seasonal beers in Morrisville
- Hike to the fire tower atop Mount Elmore
- Opt to achieve complete relaxation at one of the spas near Stowe
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
|Vermont 2013Value Series||Jul 14-19, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Value Series||Jul 21-26, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Value Series||Jul 28-Aug 2, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 15-20, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 22-27, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 29-Oct 4, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Oct 6-11, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Vermont 2014Value Series||Jul 27-Aug 1, 2014||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Value Series||Aug 3-8, 2014||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Value Series||Aug 10-15, 2014||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Value Series||Aug 17-22, 2014||$1,699 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Aug 24-29, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Aug 31-Sep 5, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 7-12, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 14-19, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 21-26, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Sep 28-Oct 3, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
|Oct 5-10, 2014||$2,599 per person | $750 single occ.|
Note: Value Series are the same trip but at a seasonal rate thanks to our relationship with our hotel partners.
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*Our 2013 trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangments for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Guaranteed trips do not include Cross Country, Santa Barbara to Taos, Pyrenees Sea to Sea, or any Race trips.
Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Vermont bike vacations, here is what they said…
I think my favorite part was Day 4, where one part of the scenery was nicer then the last, the ride was challenging but not killer, and the weather was great. It was a wonderful day of cycling.--Jim
Our guides Scott and JV...took care of our every need and want. They were awesome :)--Elaine
The fall colors of the Green Mountains. Scott had an excellent knowledge of the area.--Randy
The colors of the trees ’wow’-ed me most but other ’wow’s were drink & food prepared by the guides, as well as their carefully planned van support. The photos at the end of the trip were not expected and very appreciated.--Julia
The scenery was incredible.--Tom