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After a brief shuttle, you’ll arrive at a local farm in Shelburne where we'll kick off the week with lunch featuring locally grown food. Afterwards, your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bicycle and make sure you have a comfortable fit before setting off on your first ride. You'll pedal through the countryside as you make your way to Basin Harbor on the shore of Lake Champlain. Explore the resort and get settled into your room before joining the group for social hour cruise on the Lake - be sure to ask your captain about the famous shipwrecks that have occurred nearby. After we dock, we'll enjoy a delicious dinner featuring local Vermont fare and your guides will fill you in on the details of the week to come!
Shelburne to Vergennes
Approximately 31 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning we pedal south and east through rolling farmland. Enjoy views of the mountains to the east and Lake Champlain to the west before arriving in the historic town of Middlebury to enjoy lunch at the cafe of your choice. Afterwards, take in the distinctive New England culture in the art galleries, antique shops or bookstores in the area before continuing your ride back to Basin Harbor, or alternatively choose to shuttle back to relax at the Inn. If you're up for more miles, tackle Middlebury Gap—a tough but rewarding climb past the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Bread Loaf Campus. This evening you'll be treated to dinner at Basin Harbor's own Ardelia's overlooking Lake Champlain.
Approximately 41 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Basin Harbor to Middlebury
Approximately 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Middlebury Loop with Middlebury Gap
Approximately 74 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Dinner
Today's ride is a relaxing spin to the south following the contour of the lake. Take some time to enjoy the scenery once again as you make your way to Chimney Point and back to the hotel. After a casual lunch, choose a kayak or paddle board and we'll head out for a relaxing afternoon paddle on Lake Champlain. Tonight, we'll head into Vergennes to sample craft brews and enjoy another farm fresh dinner at Bar Antidote. Chef and Brewer Ian Huizenga, who grew up on a farm nearby, is committed to sourcing his ingredients from area farms including meat, cheese, vegetables for his inspired comfort food as well as the hops, malt and barley for his beers. It just doesn't get any more local than this!
Chimney Point Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing
West Addison Loop
Approximately 22 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board on Lake Champlain
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today you'll say goodbye to the Champlain Valley as you ride north and continue exploring Vermont by following the Winooski River towards Waterbury. Here you can browse local boutiques and gift shops like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or the Craft Beer Cellar and enjoy lunch at a cafe of your choosing. As we exit town and head toward Stowe, whether by bike or in the comfort of the van, your next stop is the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where the company motto decrees “Life is short; eat dessert first.” Choose from many interesting flavors for your afternoon treat! Afterward, continue to the historic Green Mountain Inn in the heart of Stowe. Once you are settled in, join us as we head to a sugarhouse sample some pure Vermont maple syrup and learn how it is made. Tonight you’re on your own for dinner; your guides, however, will have lots of great recommendations!
Vergennes to Waterbury with Shuttle
Approximately 47 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Richmond to Waterbury with Shuttle
Approximately 14 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Vergennes to Stowe
Approximately 59 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Your morning ride will take you past the site of the original settlement of Stowe, which dates to the late 1700s. Enjoy a fantastic loop through lush Vermont farmland that passes through the village of Morrisville. Then tackle the beautiful rolling hills on Garfield Rd before turning back toward Stowe. Lunch is on your own today, and the options are plentiful. You can stop at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville or enjoy one of the many great cafes back in Stowe. If you want to tackle the climb to Smugglers' Notch, you'll start from the center of Stowe and wind your way into the heart of the Green Mountains over the next 10 miles before turning around and enjoying a nice long descent. This evening you and your traveling companions will gather for one last round before heading out to Michael’s on the Hill for a delicious dinner. Michael and Laura Kloeti, the chef and owners of Michael’s, have been awarded Vermont Restauranteurs of the Year and the restaurant has received The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Santé Magazine’s Sustainable Restaurant Award. Their firm commitment to local, organic products and the slow food movement is evident in their menu, which makes for the perfect plate over which to toast new friends, great adventures and your week experiencing quintessential New England culture.
Morrisville Loop with Garfield Rd
Approximately 32 miles with 2,150 feet of climbing
Approximately 20 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Morrisville Loop with Garfield Rd & Smugglers' Notch
Approximately 51 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning’s loop is the perfect final ride and farewell to Vermont as you cycle the quiet roads surrounding Stowe, past the Gold Brook Bridge—one of the oldest and most storied (and allegedly haunted) covered bridges in Vermont. Soak in the New England countryside one last time and ride up to the Trapp Family Lodge, a reconstructed version of the grand lodge once home to the family whose story inspired "The Sound of Music." If you’d rather skip the ride, sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and then enjoy a final stroll through the streets of Stowe to savor a few last moments of your week and maybe pick up some souvenirs and gifts. A private Trek Travel shuttle will depart from the Inn at 11:00 AM to take you to Burlington.
Von Trapp Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. 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. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Burlington International Airport (BTV). From the airport, you can call or hail a taxi to take you downtown. It is approximately 4 miles from the airport to the meeting day hotel in downtown Burlington and a taxi ride should take about 10-15 minutes and cost $20-$25.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hilton Burlington (60 Battery Street, Burlington VT 05401) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will shuttle 30-minutes to Shelburne for lunch and a bike fitting session before beginning the first ride of the week. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Basin Harbor (802-475-2311), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Burlington to the first night’s hotel is available from Green Cab for approximately $75 plus gratuity. Call 802-864-2424 to make arrangements.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM at the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Please do not schedule a flight out of Burlington International Airport before 2:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.View our post hotel recommendations
During the month of July, expect daytime temperatures in the mid 70s and nighttime lows in the low 50s. 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. Packing List»
Burlington is a vibrant and beautiful college town on Lake Champlain, with a great variety of leisure and outdoor adventure activities at your fingertips. Not to be missed are the shopping and dining opportunities along Church Street, Burlington’s pedestrian mall. Rent a kayak or sailboat and set out to enjoy Lake Champlain from Burlington Harbor. Visit the Shelburne Museum, one of the finest museums in New England, highlighting the history and the culture of the region, or maybe stop by the Magic Hat Brewery and sample one of their many exceptional seasonal brews. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.
Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.