- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
After a brief shuttle, you’ll arrive at a community farm where we'll kick off our Vermont bike tour 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!
South Burlington to Vergennes
Approximately 33 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning we pedal southeast through rolling farmland to the historic town of Middlebury. You'll have some time to explore the art galleries, antique shops, and bookstores as well as lunch at a cafe of your choosing. When you're ready, saddle up and continue on the loop back to Basin Harbor or, if you're up for a big challenge, tackle the tough but rewarding climb up Middlebury Gap. 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. After a casual lunch, choose a kayak or paddle board, and we'll head out for an afternoon paddle on Lake Champlain. If the weather is not cooperating, your guides will offer an alternative afternoon activity. 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 doesn't get 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 Paddle Board on Lake Champlain
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today you'll say goodbye to the Champlain Valley 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. After lunch, we'll gather for a short shuttle to visit 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! Afterwards, we will shuttle to the historic Green Mountain Inn in the heart of Stowe. You'll have a chance to get settled in before we head out to visit a sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made. Tonight you’re on your own for dinner in Stowe. Your guides, however, will have lots of great recommendations!
Vergennes to Waterbury with Shuttle
Approximately 48 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
Richmond to Waterbury with Shuttle
Approximately 14 miles with 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. 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 dinner at one of our local favorite restaurants to cap off a fabulous week of experiencing quintessential New England culture.
Morrisville Loop with Garfield Rd
Approximately 30 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing
Approximately 20 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Morrisville Loop with Garfield Rd & Smugglers' Notch
Approximately 49 miles with 3,700 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, you can 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 to close out our Vermont cycling tour.
Von Trapp Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.
It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More
It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More
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.
For our Vermont bike tour, 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 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will shuttle 20-minutes to South Burlington 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 August, expect daytime temperatures in the 70s and above and nighttime lows in the 50s. In late September and October, mornings will be in the low 40s with temperatures reaching the 60s and 70s in the afternoons. Layers, a raincoat, and warm weather gear are always recommended, but particularly for late season cycling trips. Be sure to 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.