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After a brief shuttle, you’ll arrive in Shelburne, where we'll kick off the week of fine brews and great food at the Fiddlehead Brewery. Enjoy a tasting of this brewery's flagship beer, the Fiddlehead IPA, along with the seasonal selection they are serving up. A delicious lunch featuring wood-fired pizzas from Folino's next door will fuel the rest of your day. After leading a short round of introductions, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips for riding in Vermont before familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle and making sure you have a comfortable fit. The rest of the day is yours to explore! Take your first ride through the rolling farmland between Shelburne and Middlebury, past beautiful views of Lake Champlain. Settle into your room before joining the group for a social hour at Morgan's Tavern at the Inn. Your guides will fill you in on the details of the week to come over drinks and afterwards, get to know your fellow travelers during a fun dinner at The Lobby. This restaurant is located on Bakery Lane in downtown Middlebury and specializes in unique, locally-sourced dishes—try the local filet mignon burger!
Shelburne to Middlebury
Approximately 31 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning we head south on a ride out of Middlebury through Farmingdale and Salisbury. Enjoy views of the mountains to the east and Lake Champlain to the west before arriving in the historic town of Brandon to enjoy lunch at the cafe of your choice. Continue riding back to Middlebury, along the shores of beautiful Lake Dunmore, or alternatively choose to shuttle back to relax at the Inn. This afternoon, take in the distinctive New England culture in the art galleries, antique shops or bookstores in the area. Or, 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 head out for a local craft beer sampling at the Otter Creek Brewing Company, known for their copper ale. Afterwards, you are on your own to explore the many dining options in town.
Approximately 43 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing
Middlebury to Brandon
Approximately 20 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Brandon Loop with Middlebury Gap
Approximately 59 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Social Hour
Say goodbye to Middlebury this morning as you begin the day with a one-hour shuttle to the hamlet of Warren, which is located on the banks of the Mad River. Stop into the Warren Store and browse this classic landmark before hopping on your bike and heading north through the Mad River Valley, crossing the Pine Brook Covered Bridge on the way to Waterbury. Here you will convene at local bistro Cork for a delicious lunch. Afterward, cruise into the Craft Beer Cellar to browse the aisles filled with over 500 different beers from over 150 breweries, from just across the street to the other side of the world. Then stop into Prohibition Pig's brand new brewery to taste their wares on the deck before continuing to Stowe along quiet roads with sweeping views. If you're interested in more miles, you may tackle the climb up to Smuggler's Notch to check out the narrow mountain pass between Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Tonight we'll gather for dinner at Idletyme Brewing Company. Try their famous Idletyme Double IPA.
Warren to Stowe
Approximately 38 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Warren to Waterbury
Approximately 26 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Warren to Stowe with Smuggler's Notch
Approximately 61 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today you will continue exploring Vermont by following the Winooski River westward towards Richmond. You’ll pass through miles of pristine countryside as you ride along the banks of this beautiful river to make your way to Stone Corral Brewery. Originally—you guessed it—a stone horse corral, this brewery boasts the “freshest water in the United States” as the base of its incredible beer lineup. Grab something to eat at the brewery or shuttle back to Stowe to explore town for lunch. Later this afternoon you'll have the option to hike the Stowe Pinnacle Trail. A 3-mile out and back hike just minutes from downtown Stowe, this relatively steep trail winds its way up to a beautiful rocky vista overlooking the spectacular Green Mountain Range. Tonight you’re on your own for dinner in Stowe; your guides, however, will have lots of great recommendations!
Stowe to Stone Corral via Huntington Rd with Shuttle
Approximately 28 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Stowe to Stone Corral with Shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Stowe to Stone Corral via Wes White Hill with Shuttle
Approximately 35 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Start with a hearty breakfast to prepare you for the day's activities. 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 road before heading to Lost Nation Brewing for a flight of delicious craft beers ranging from a crisp Gose to their rich “Pitch Black Ale.” If you’re ready for lunch, the grub at Lost Nation is second to none. Otherwise, continue riding or opt to shuttle back to Stowe and enjoy lunch at the cafe of your choice. This evening you and your traveling companions will gather for one last round at the Inn 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.
Lost Nation Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 2,150 feet of climbing
Stowe to Lost Nation with Shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Lost Nation Loop with Centerville Climb
Approximately 35 miles with 2,500 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
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 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will shuttle 30-minutes to Shelburne for lunch and a beer tasting at Fiddlehead Brewing 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, Middlebury Inn (802-388-4961), 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 $95 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 Hilton Burlington or 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
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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»
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