Explore Vermont on a Trek Travel bike tour
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Vermont Gravel Bike Tour

Explore remote gravel roads from the Green Mountains to the Northeast Kingdom

There's no better place for a gravel bike tour than Vermont! Join us for this unpaved adventure deep into the heart of the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom. You'll ride endless unpaved roads in, along, and through the quaint small-towns of Stowe, Waterbury, Craftsbury, and Burke. Discover the verdant hills that define this region as you take the roads less traveled. These smooth gravel roads were made for exploring as you challenge yourself to the short, punchy climbs that punctuate each day. Of course, it wouldn't be Trek Travel if there wasn't a ton of local fun in the plan too, with a stop at Ben & Jerry's, a sugar tour, lunch at the Genny, an array of craft brews, delicious gourmet meals, and amazing stays at two boutique inns. Book your trip with confidence » Learn if a Gravel trip is right for you »
Vermont Gravel Bike Tour
$3299 Per Person
5 Days & 4 Nights
Rider Level: ?
3 - Active
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Trip Wows
Explore the remote, scenic unpaved roads of the Green Mountains and Northeast Kingdom
Relax in luxury at the Inn at Burklyn, a grand mansion on 1,400 well-manicured acres overlooking the Green and White Mountains
Indulge in gourmet meals and sample Vermont delights like Ben & Jerry’s, maple syrup, craft brews, and artisan cheeses
Stroll through towering sugar maple trees and learn how Vermonters turn sap into syrup during a private sugarhouse tour
Discover the charm of covered bridges under a banner of sweeping mountain landscapes
Vermont Gravel Bike Tour
The gravel riding in Vermont absolutely sets the standard. The high quality roads are equally engaging and challenging, all while taking you through some of Vermont’s hidden gems. If you love to ride and are interested in gravel, this is stop #1.
-Marty, Trek Travel Guide

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington for a one-hour private shuttle to Stowe. Enjoy a signature Trek Travel picnic prepared by your guides and get to know your fellow travelers. After a short round of introductions, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific tips for gravel riding in the Green Mountains and the Northeast Kingdom before familiarizing you with your Trek Checkpoint gravel bike and ensuring a comfortable fit. Afterward, you'll warm up with an appetizer ride around Stowe. After a few miles, you'll get your the first taste of this region's signature groads, which make up about half of today's ride. You'll check into the hotel after the ride and have some time to get settled before gathering for a quick shuttle to Bistro at Ten Acres. Your guides will provide an overview of the adventures to come as you enjoy a delightful social hour and farm-to-table dinner.

Today's Ride:

Stowe Loop
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 1,350 ft | 411 m


Green Mountain Inn

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Rise to your first full day on vacation with breakfast at your leisure. Today, gravel and pavement are interspersed with the gravel making up just over half of the ride. You will make your way south to the historic town of Waterbury. Settlers landed here in 1763, attracted to its abundance of water, timber and fertile soil, which still holds true today. This little community also boasts loads of hiking and biking trails, art galleries and shops, as well as markets and cafes celebrating local food. We'll stop at one of our favorites for lunch, and of course we can't leave without a second stop at the renowned Ben & Jerry’s worldwide HQ for a decadent scoop (or two) of ice cream. From here, choose to shuttle or ride back to the Inn. Late this afternoon, enjoy a private tour as you stroll through the sugar maples and learn about the Vermont tradition of making maple syrup. Afterwards, the evening is yours to enjoy dinner wherever you choose, armed with suggestions from your guides. If you are a fan of craft brews, we recommend a visit to The Alchemist or Idletyme.

Today's Ride:

Stowe to Waterbury Loop
Approximately 26 mi | 42 km and 3,000 ft | 914 m

Short Option:

Stowe to Waterbury with Shuttle
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 1,700 ft | 518 m

Avid Option:

Stowe to Waterbury Loop with Trapp Lodge Climb
Approximately 36 mi | 58 km and 4,100 ft | 1,250 m


Green Mountain Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Get ready for a big unpaved adventure today! After breakfast, you’ll say farewell to Stowe and begin pedaling northeast to Vermont's most rural region known as the Northeast Kingdom. Today's ride is nearly 75 percent gravel bliss as you meander through the hills and forests on those sublime gravel roads that Vermont is famous for. We'll pause to refuel in the tiny town of Craftsbury, buried deep in the backwoods. You'll enjoy a hearty lunch at The Genny, where owner Kit has a long history of serving up a welcoming smile and amazing eats to fellow cyclists. Afterwards, call it a day and hop in the van or keep it rolling and complete the point-to-point sojourn to the Inn at Burklyn. We will all arrive at this luxurious countryside Inn late this afternoon. After getting settled, relax with a craft cocktail as you take in the views from the wrap-around porch. Tonight, we'll enjoy a casual family style dinner at the Inn and perhaps a bonfire under the stars.

Today's Ride:

Stowe to Craftsbury with Shuttle
Approximately 27 mi | 43 km and 2,800 ft | 853 m

Short Option:

Elmore to Craftsbury with Shuttles
Approximately 12 mi | 19 km and 1,275 ft | 389 m

Avid Option:

Stowe to East Burke
Approximately 59 mi | 95 km and 6,000 ft | 1,829 m


Inn at Burklyn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Rugged and rustic meet serene and scenic on today's adventure. After a gourmet breakfast, we’ll depart for a challenging loop that is almost entirely gravel, punctuated with farms, forests, lakes and ponds. Everyone will start off together. The avid ride is a sweeping loop to the north, taking you to the northern shore of Lake Willoughby before turning back and climbing to Long Pond en route to Burke. Today's ride and the short option split off earlier to offer shorter loops. All three route converge as you pass through Burke, where we will stop for a well-earned lunch. From here, it is just a few short miles back to the Inn where you can rest up before we gather in the dining room for social hour and a delectable dinner. Raise your glass to new friends and an epic week of adventure, Trek Travel style.

Today's Ride:

East Burke to Newark Pond Loop
Approximately 35 mi | 56 km and 3,900 ft | 1,189 m

Short Option:

East Burke to Newark
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 2,500 ft | 762 m

Avid Option:

East Burke to Westmore Loop
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 5,550 ft | 1,692 m


Inn at Burklyn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's sadly time to say goodbye to Vermont's unpaved roads. Today's ride is a short but hilly loop heading due south of the Inn. In true Vermont fashion, it is more gravel than pavement! If you’d rather skip the ride, feel free to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. At 11:00 AM, your guides will chauffeur you back to Burlington. You’ll say farewell at the Burlington Airport at 1:00 PM. Please do not schedule a flight before 3:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

Today's Ride:

East Burke to Kirby Loop
Approximately 14 mi | 23 km and 1,550 ft | 472 m

Included Meals:



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Green Mountain Inn

Stowe, Vermont

Explorer Accommodation | 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 contemporary amenities and comfortable accommodations.
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Inn at Burklyn

East Burke, Vermont

Luxury Accommodation | The Inn is a stunning Neo Classical-style grand mansion built in 1904 as a private residence. It sits in the center of a 1,400 acre estate at the high point of Darling Hill ridge. Start your day with a delightful gourmet breakfast featuring local fare. In the evenings, enjoy views of the stunning gardens and surrounding mountains while you sip a craft cocktail on the wrap around porch. Rest well in your luxurious room at the end of each day. All rooms are unique and beautifully decorated featuring one King or Queen size bed and marble tile bathrooms. Please note: Rooms are not air conditioned, but fans are provided.

What's Included

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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.


Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Take on the challenge of gravel with the knowledge that you are riding the best gravel bike in the business. With a high performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of rear IsoSpeed technology, it will let you ride with ease on any type of surface. The rugged drivetrain allows you to enjoy smooth and reliable shifting no matter the terrain. It also features Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for predictable and safe stopping power wherever you go. The 45mm tubeless gravel tires will give you confidence to tackle any bump in the road. If you want to escape the concrete, and adventure unpaved, let this bike take you there. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

New in 2023! Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, 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. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More


  • Four nights of accommodation at two historic inns
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours with drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless mountain pedals or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events


  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 specially outfitted with 40cm Bontrager GR1 tires (+$399, subject to availability on select dates.)
  • Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 carbon gravel bike with Shimano GRX electronic shifting and Bontrager carbon wheels
  • Tubeless Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M tires, size 45 mm
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano SPD dual sided clipless mountain pedals or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • In-frame storage containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities 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 suggest a tip for your guides between $150-$200 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help 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. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

38 kilometers / 23 miles
191 kilometers / 119 miles
776 meters / 2,545 feet
3,878 meters / 12,725 feet
The unpaved surfaces on our Vermont Gravel bike tour are rated as Intermediate. About 70% of the riding is unpaved. You can expect gravel roads that are primarily smooth dirt roads with small, sparse gravel. At times, there will be short sections of rougher road that may have deep or chunky gravel, potholes, ruts, or washboard like surfaces. This trip takes place between the Vermont's Green Mountains and the Northeast Kingdom. The ride distances are relatively short because the terrain is hilly. You will tackle short, steep hills throughout the trip. Once on gravel roads, expect minimal traffic and no services as you will be traversing rural areas. Your guides will be able to drive all roads with the support van. Our Vermont Gravel Bike Tour is best suited for Type 3 Riders who have experience riding gravel roads and are accustomed to hilly terrain. Type 2 riders who are comfortable riding gravel but are looking for less mileage can ride the short options and utilize the shuttles as indicated. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and climbs the avid route options offer.
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866-464-8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
  • Vermont
  • Bentonville Gravel
  • Shenandoah Valley Gravel
  • Asheville to Brevard

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. This is a Signature Gravel trip. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. On our gravel cycling vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find well maintained, non-technical gravel roads and bike paths; unmaintained roads and roads with ruts or deep or chunky gravel are avoided as much as possible. However, gravel roads are dynamic by nature. Road surfaces change throughout the year depending on maintenance (grading, adding new gravel) and weather, particularly rain. Our guides will be constantly monitoring road conditions and may change the routes as needed to provide the best possible riding experience. In addition, as with all of our trips, 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Burlington International Airport (BTV)
11:00 AM
Hilton Hotel, Burlington, Vermont

Say Farewell

Burlington International Airport (BTV)
1:00 PM
Burlington International Airport (BTV), Burlington, Vermont


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 four miles from the airport to the meeting day hotel in downtown Burlington. A taxi ride should take about 10-15 minutes and cost $20-$25.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the 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 approximately one hour to Stowe for lunch and a bike fitting session followed by your first ride. Please feel free to dress comfortably for the shuttle, but keep your riding gear handy and separate from your main luggage. You will be able to change at the hotel. Your main luggage will be stored until your room is ready.

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, Green Mountain Inn (802-253-7301), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations


You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Please do not schedule a flight out of Burlington International Airport before 3:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays. Alternatively, your guides can drop you off at the Hilton Burlington (60 Battery Street, Burlington VT 05401) around 1:30 PM.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. Packing List»

Before and After Your Trip


Before & After: Burlington, Vermont

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:

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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.

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