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Vermont Gravel Bike Tour

Explore serene gravel roads around Stowe and East Burke

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Discover, Gravel

Activity Level

3

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$2,199.00 per person

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Pedal Vermont's remote gravel roads of the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom, stay in quaint inns, and savor farm-fresh meals.

There's no better place for a gravel bike tour than Vermont where there are literally more miles of dirt than pavement! Join us for this unpaved adventure deep into the heart of the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom. You'll ride smooth gravel roads weaving through farmland and forest, and connecting quaint small-towns like Stowe, Waterbury, Craftsbury, and East Burke via the paths less traveled. Each day will bring a new adventure, with the common thread of Vermont's signature short, punchy climbs. And to top if off, summer in Vermont means plenty of swimming holes, farm fresh food, maple creemees, and local brews!
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Trip Wows
  • Explore the remote, scenic unpaved roads of the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom

  • Stay at Inn at Mountain View Farm, a historic landmark located on Vermont's most scenic gravel road

  • Enjoy summer in Vermont with farm-fresh meals, swimming holes, maple creemees, and craft brews

  • Savor the views as you pedal through bucolic landscapes, next to babbling brooks, and along stunning Lake Willoughby

  • Relax into small town life as you bike from one quaint village to another

tree lined gravel road

Gravel roads of Vermont

Discover why Vermont is the birthplace of gravel

Vermont offers an ideal oasis for gravel biking, where it's easy to combine rustic cycling with farm-fresh food and a good night's sleep.


What Guests are Saying
Two cyclists standing in front of Hill Farmstead Brewery sign

Having taken multiple Trek Travel trips I didn't know what to expect on my first gravel version, I was happy that this was just as good as the other trips. The guides were top notch and knew their stuff for gravel and showed great initiative and discernment in making the trip a success despite the challenging weather and surprisingly tough and rewarding course.

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Eric, Trek Travel Guest

A group of cyclists in front of a covered bridge

I had a great time on the trip. We had a good group of travelers, and the guides did a good job of facilitating a positive atmosphere on the trip. The attention to detail for catering to riders needs ... was great. The mix of Today and Avid rides seemed to work out well for both groups. I did all Avids, but it didn't seem like either group was inconvenienced by the other, which is logistical challenge.

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Colin, Trek Travel Guest

Two women in cycling gear smiling

This was my fourth Trek Travel trip and Shay and Steve were excellent guides. It was the inaugural Trek Travel Gravel trip and was excellent.

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Linda, Trek Travel Guest

Four cyclists in front of the Craftsbury General Store

This was my first trip with Trek Travel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but my experience exceeded all expectations. Can't wait for my next Trek Travel trip. Routes were excellent and provided riders some fantastic views and also provided a great taste of the area.

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Richard, Trek Travel Guest


View of Lake Willoughby with steep rock walls on either side

Great Ride

East Burke to Lake Willoughby Loop

Pedal remote dirt roads with challenging climbs, long forested descents and a few miles along the shore of magnificent Lake Willoughby.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Green Mountain Inn guest room
Green Mountain Inn exterior
Green Mountain Inn common area
Green Mountain Inn breakfast pancakes with maple syrup
Couple enjoying the hotel pool and other relaxing in lounge chairs nearby
Stowe, Vermont
Green Mountain Inn
Explorer

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 U.S. Presidents) since the mid-1800s, when it served as a stagecoach stop, and has operated under its current name for 122 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.

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Hotel room with four-poster bed.
Hotel dining area with exposed brick walls and views to farm outside
Woman with fresh produce in a basket with outdoor dinner setting.
Hotel room with twin beds.
East Burke, Vermont
Inn at Mountain View Farm
Explorer

Mountain View Farm is a historic landmark in the Darling Hill District of Vermont. This 400-acre farm dates back to 1883 and has been owned by the Pastore’s since 1989. They have converted the farmhouse and creamery into an exquisite Inn and curated a welcoming and one of a kind experience for their guests. You’ll stay in a bright and comfortable room and be treated to beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. A bountiful breakfast will be served each morning featuring produce from the garden, and you can enjoy s’mores around a bonfire in the evening. The Inn is also home to rescued farm animals, including several horses, and the property is laced with mountain bike, hiking, and cross-country ski trails.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 Gravel bike Gravel
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Ride with confidence on the best gravel bike in the business, featuring a high-performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of IsoSpeed technology. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide safe stopping, and with the electronic Shimano GRX Di2 drivetrain, you’re set for smooth shifting on any terrain. Enjoy all the bumps in the road with robust 45mm tubeless tires. The Checkpoint SLR 7 will take you on big adventures beyond the pavement.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See specific trip dates for available bike options.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD mountain style pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Ride Camp, Discover, or Self-Guided Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • The terrain on this trip falls under our classification of Level 3 as it relates to distance and elevation gain for all “Today’s” ride options, however, the gravel conditions in Vermont present roads that are primarily smooth, packed dirt with small, sparse gravel. The gravel surface is suited for riders that have some to no experience riding gravel and are looking to explore the world of gravel. See our “Rider Information” section above for more information.
  • Getting off the beaten path means there may be limited services during gravel rides. There may not be traditional restrooms available on some routes, but there will be plenty of trees.
  • Hills in Vermont are short and steep. If daily stints of 15% grades are not in your wheelhouse, consider opting for one of our Domane+ electric bikes!

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 28.0° 30.0° 40.0° 55.0° 68.0° 77.0° 81.0° 79.0° 71.0° 57.0° 46.0° 34.0°
High (°C) -2.2° -1.1° 4.4° 12.8° 20.0° 25.0° 27.2° 26.1° 21.7° 13.9° 7.8° 1.1°
Low (°F) 11.0° 12.0° 22.0° 35.0° 46.0° 56.0° 61.0° 59.0° 51.0° 40.0° 31.0° 20.0°
Low (°C) -11.7° -11.1° -5.6° 1.7° 7.8° 13.3° 16.1° 15.0° 10.6° 4.4° -0.6° -6.7°
Rain (in) 1.13° 0.95° 1.21° 1.81° 2.17° 2.74° 2.43° 2.14° 2.02° 2.13° 1.6° 1.47°
FAQs

In July, the average high temperature in Stowe is 66F (19C), while in East Burke, it is 79F (26C). While this sounds mild, it is not unusual for temps to climb into the high 80s (31C). The average low temperature is 52F (11C), making for comfortable evenings and mornings. A light jacket for evenings, layers for unexpected chilly mornings, sun protection clothing, and a raincoat are always recommended. Be sure to check the forecast in the days prior to your departure, and always bring your rain gear, just in case. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Discover Gravel trip, we recommend $150-$200 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See Gravel FAQs


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer:

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined:

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself