- 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 Fisher Brothers Berry Farm in Shelburne where we'll kick off the week with a signature Trek Travel picnic prepared by your guides. At the farm, you'll meet the Castle family and learn about the variety of berries they grow and feature in their small batch Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream. You'll even have a chance to pick berries and try your hand at making ice cream for dessert! 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 29 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Shelburne to Charlotte Town Beach
Approximately 7 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Enjoy views of the mountains to the east and Lake Champlain to the west as we pedal through rolling farmland. You'll stop for a visit at the Morgan Horse Farm or a local dairy farm before arriving in the historic town of Middlebury. Take some time to explore town and take in views of Middlebury Falls, and enjoy lunch at the cafe of your choice. Afterwards, choose to ride back to Basin Harbor or shuttle back to take advantage of the pool, beach or lawn games or other activities at this family friendly resort. This evening you'll be treated to dinner at Basin Harbor's own Ardelia's overlooking Lake Champlain.
Basin Harbor to Middlebury
Approximately 21 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Basin Harbor to Vergennes
Approximately 7 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Approximately 41 miles with 2,300 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, the guides will entertain the kids and grab dinner at Basin Harbor's Red Mill Restaurant, while parents will enjoy a night out in Vergennes with craft brews and a 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
Approximately 12 miles with 500 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 toward the Green Mountains. Anyone who wants to log some miles can choose to start their ride from the hotel, while those who prefer the short option will join the ride for the stretch that meanders along the Winooski River. Regardless, you'll arrive in Waterbury together where 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. Your next stop is 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, a short shuttle brings you to the historic Green Mountain Inn in the heart of Stowe. After you get settled in, we'll head to a sugarhouse to sample some pure Vermont maple syrup and learn how it is made. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own; but don't worry, your guides will have lots of great recommendations!
Vergennes to Waterbury
Approximately 47 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Richmond to Waterbury
Approximately 14 miles with 500 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Immerse yourself in the charm of Vermont’s quaint New England towns today. Adults start out on bikes by riding past the site of the original settlement of Stowe, which dates back to the late 1700s. Kids join the ride on Randolph Road to pedal through rolling farmland to the village of Morrisville. Clock a few extra miles up to crystal clear Lake Elmore where you’ll enjoy a packed lunch on its shores. Later take a dip in the lake, ride back to town, or tackle the hike to the fire tower lookout on Elmore Mountain. Until 1974 the tower was home to a ranger, whose job was to scan the surrounding area for forest fires. As you would expect, from the tower you’ll enjoy spectacular views of mountains and countryside—which definitely makes it well worth the hike! This evening you and your family will gather for a social hour and dinner at the Inn to share your stories and celebrate the many fond memories of your fun-filled Vermont family adventure.
Lake Elmore Loop
Approximately 29 miles with 1700 feet of climbing
Randolph Road to Morrisville
Approximately 7 miles with 100 feet of climbing
Hike to Elmore Mountain Fire Tower
Approximately 3.4 miles with 1,450 feet of climbing
Green Mountain Inn
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning’s loop offers the perfect final farewell ride to Vermont with a route through the quiet roads surrounding Stowe. You’ll ride past the Gold Brook Bridge which is one of the oldest and most storied (and allegedly haunted) covered bridges in Vermont as you soak in the New England countryside one last time. If you are up for one last challenge, 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, take the morning to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and enjoy a final stroll through the streets of Stowe for those last-minute 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
Gold Brook Bridge Loop
Approximately 8 miles with 900 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. Short options average 10 miles and 500 feet of climbing each day.
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 location 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 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
During the months of July and August, 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. Stop in for a visit to the Science Center: ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, which is located on the Burlington waterfront next to the Trek Travel meeting and departing location. Or 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:
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