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Vermont Kingdom Trails

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Vermont Kingdom Trails

Explore Vermont's Hidden Northeast Kingdom

Join us for the ultimate Vermont mountain bike adventure! The Northeast Kingdom has quickly become an American mountain bike mecca.

Tucked into the quiet community of East Burke, Vermont, a dedicated, grassroots group of private land owners, land managers, business owners and trail advocates have created a world-class system of singletrack waiting for you to ride. Stay at the ideally situated Burke Mountain Hotel and ride right from the property. Experience the Burke Mountain bike park and miles upon miles of flow in this quaint Vermont valley. After your ride, sip microbrews at the Burke Publik house, soak tired legs in the outdoor hot tub or choose to take another lap. It’s up to you this weekend. Heed the call of the Green Mountain State. You'll never look back.

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Daily Itinerary

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Today's Ride:

East Burke Village
Approximately 7 miles with 550 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to the Kingdom! Vermont isn’t just home to maple syrup, apple cider and beautiful fall colors; it’s home to a vibrant mountain bike culture. Today, you’ll get your very first taste. After a 1.5-hour shuttle from Burlington to East Burke, enjoy a hearty picnic prepared by your guides before getting set up on your Trek Remedy. Take an afternoon spin and get your bike dialed right from town on a section of buttery single track loops on the East Burke Village Trails. Tonight, gather at the hotel for drinks and dinner on the deck overlooking Burke Mountain at the View Pub and rest easy. A big weekend is in store.

Hotel:

Burke Mountain Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

East Branch- Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain Bike Park

Description:

Rise this morning to a delicious breakfast and coffee before heading out on the day’s riding mission: The East Branch trails. Ride the Darling Hill Loop in the morning. Pedal from a shaded, lush forest high into a mountain side meadow. Discover what the term “loam” means in every sense of the word because this loop is full of it! This afternoon, grab lunch and finish up the day riding the chairlift and taking laps in the Burke Mountain Bike Park: from expertly crafted, machine-built flow trails, to winding XC trails and top to bottom downhill tracks. Tonight, explore the quaint hamlet of East Burke on your own for dinner.

Hotel:

Burke Mountain Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Ride:

Mountain Side Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 3000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Burke Mountain Bike Park

Description:

Today, get on up for some Kingdom goodness with the Mountainside Loop trail! ! A fantastic tour of the northern end of the network, this ride stacks on a few excellent climbs with a reward package full of descents guaranteed to plaster a grin on your face from ear to ear. Our guides will set each guest up with a detailed map in case you decide to explore more trails west of town on your own this afternoon. Didn’t get enough of the bike park? We’ve got you covered with a pass, so hop back on that chairlift for round two. Tonight, gather together with your brothers and sisters of singletrack for beers and supper at the local hangout, Burke Publik House. Toast the mastery of this hidden Kingdom!

Hotel:

Burke Mountain Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

West Darling Hill
Approximately 6 miles with 450 feet of climbing

Description:

The sun rises on northern Vermont once again to greet you. Take the morning with a four-mile spin out to the West Darling Hill trails and try your hand at a diverse collection of wood features, berms, flow and punchy climbs. After your session, head back to the hotel and pack your bags. We’ll be heading back to Burlington in a private shuttle and bidding the Northeast Kingdom farewell…for now.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Dates & Pricing

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.

2018


Aug
30th -
Sep
2nd
/ 4 days / 3 nights
$1899 / Person, $400 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Sep
6th - 9th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1899 / Person, $400 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Sep
13th - 16th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1899 / Person, $400 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Sep
20th - 23rd / 4 days / 3 nights
$1899 / Person, $400 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Stay at Burke Mountain Hotel on a Trek Travel bike tour

Burke Mountain Hotel

East Burke, Vermont

The Burke Mountain Hotel is a 4-season, ski-in/ski-out, bike-in/bike-out resort located in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Featuring luxurious studio suites: each offering a kitchenette with cooktop, sink, coffee pot, oversized mini-fridge and a host of other amenities. This is the perfect home-base for a VT mountain bike adventure. Enjoy access to an on-site restaurant, outdoor heated pool and hot tub and mountain views.

What's Included

We Include More

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. See more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Ride East Burke and the Kingdom Trails
  • Ride Burke Mountain Bike Park
  • Enjoy Local Craft Brews
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Vermont mountain bike trip, you will stay in a mountain lodge-style property. Each room features a kitchenette with cooktop, sink, coffee pot, oversized mini-fridge. Views are of the mountain or the valley west of Burke Mountain. Two onsite restaurants, a coffee shop and a location convenient to other local dining options.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunches, 2 social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Vermont mountain bike trip, meals capture the local flavors and character of Vermont. Pork, beef, wood-fired pizza and fresh farm produce can be found in abundance here. Lunches include one classic Trek Travel picnic and opportunities to dine around East Burke at your leisure. All breakfasts, one lunch, two social hours and two dinners are included. All featuring local cuisine and beverages that characterize the communities, landscape and culture of Vermont.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Remedy 8 27.5 full suspension mountain bike
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Complimentary Bontrager merchandise
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Please be sure to bring a Camelback, or similar hydration pack with pockets to carry additional items needed on the trail. Limited vehicle support means you will want to carry an extra layer, multi-tools, food and water.

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • 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.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and 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.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 11
  • Terrain | Undulating
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,300 ft.

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. Vermont mountain bike is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and challenges the avid route options offer. Trails in the Northeast Kingdom and at Burke Mountain offer something for every rider level. The more mountain bike experience and fitness you have, the more options you'll have. From mellow gravel roads to flowing singletrack to rocky downhill, lift-served tracks, this area has it all. Rides range in time and distance from 1 hour and 6 miles to half-day rides up to 20 miles. Everything is in pedaling distance from the hotel.

During the month of September, expect daytime temperatures in the upper 60s and nighttime lows in the upper 40's. Fall weather varies in northern Vermont, generally warmer in September and chilly by mid-October, with highs in the 50s and freezing overnight. 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.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paragliding
  • Kayaking

If you’re going we’re going on almost all our trips. Trips with 1 guest booked are guaranteed to run. Select trips like Cross Country, Race and Special Edition trips require a minimum number of guests to run and are not guaranteed until that number is reached. Contact your Trip Consultant for more details.

In the event that a departure has low enrollment, we will notify guests at 60-90 days before departure to give the option to select a different date with more guests booked. Please do not reserve airfare before confirming your Trek Travel trip.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

Please review our packing list page for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

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.

Hilton Burlington | Burlington, Vermont

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 take a private Trek Travel shuttle to East Burke, around two hours from Burlington, for a picnic lunch before beginning the first ride of the weekend. Please have your first day’s cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible and separate from your luggage.

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, Burke Mountain Hotel, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Burlington to the hotel is available from Ski Vermont. Call 802-223-2439 to make arrangements.

Burke Mountain Hotel | East Burke, Vermont

You'll depart Burke Mountain Hotel en route for the Hilton Burlington in Burlington at 11:00 AM on Sunday (arriving approximately 1:00 PM). 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.

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:

Hilton Burlington

The largest hotel in downtown Burlington, this elegant property is located right on the lakefront and pedestrian path. Amenities are extensive and include a workout room, swimming pool, and business facilities. The Hilton is also the pick up and drop off location for your Trek Travel vacation.

60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT | 802 658 6500 | www.hilton.com | ~$350

Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont is a distinctive, stylish, and ideally located property which prides itself on offering “room to yourself and space to be inspired.” Drawing influences from the culture and natural beauty of Vermont, the hotel is an excellent place to refresh and relax. With in-house yoga classes and complimentary 2-hour bike rentals, whether you want to stay in or venture forth—Hotel Vermont has it all!

41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT | 802 651 0080 | www.hotelvt.com | ~$190

Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Harbor

The Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Harbor is conveniently located just a few short steps away from Lake Champlain, Burlington Town Center and the Church Street Marketplace. It has spacious, well-designed guest rooms, hot buffet breakfast, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facility, high-speed internet, flatscreen HD TVs, and a business center.

25 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT | 802 864 4700 | www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/btvwl-courtyard-burlington-williston | ~$220


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

Experience It

Trek Travel Difference

Our Bikes

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

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.