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Vermont - Special Edition Bike Tour

Fall for Burlington, Stowe, and the Green Mountains

There's no better place to celebrate the beauty of changing seasons than Vermont’s Champlain Valley and Green Mountains. On our special edition Vermont fall foliage tour, enjoy the autumn colors during unforgettable rides around Lake Champlain, past hillside farms, across covered bridges, and up into the vibrant forests of the pristine Green Mountains. Stay at the hip Hotel Vermont in Burlington, and the historic Green Mountain Inn in Stowe. Explore quaint town squares and sample regional specialties from rich maple syrup to smooth Vermont cheddar and rich, velvety ice cream. Throughout our biking tour, refuel with farm fresh meals and some of those famous Vermont craft brews. Book your trip with confidence »See the self-guided version of this trip »
$3299 Per Person
6 Days & 5 Nights
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Trip Wows
See the colorful fall foliage as you ride quiet winding roads from the Champlain Valley to the Green Mountains
Celebrate Vermont's rich artisan food scene by sampling cheese, maple syrup, and craft brews along the way
Ride the causeway across Lake Champlain and soak up expansive views of the lake rimmed by the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks
Experience true farm-to-table dining throughout the trip from a community farm in Burlington to Cork restaurant in Stowe
Watch the Experience
Way beyond what I expected.  Our stomachs never growled and our water bottles were never empty. The personal service and attention from our guides was way beyond what I expected.
-Jenni, Trek Travel Guest

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After a brief shuttle, we'll kick off our Vermont bike tour with a delicious picnic style lunch at a community farm. 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 past Philo Ridge Farm and Market, where you might be tempted to stop in for a mid-ride treat. Continue on to the shoreline of Lake Champlain, passing through one of Vermont's many covered bridges along the way before making your way back north to Burlington. You'll stay at the hip, award-winning Hotel Vermont where we will gather for social hour this evening before strolling to dinner at a local farm-to-table restaurant.

Today's Ride:

South Burlington to Burlington
Approximately 32 miles with 1,450 feet of climbing


Hotel Vermont

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today's ride starts off on a bike path as we depart Burlington. A few miles in, you are in for a treat as we will pedal on the causeway that connects mainland Vermont with the Champlain Islands. This abandoned rail line makes for a scenic and serene ride across this expansive lake. There is a 200 foot gap in the causeway to allow boats to pass through, a distance we will cover via the local bike ferry. After crossing the lake, we'll continue our cruise on South Hero Island and enjoy a casual lunch at a local farmstand. Those who want more miles can continue farther north to Grand Isle before making their way to lunch. We recommend enjoying a maple creemee for dessert - no fall trip to Vermont is complete without one! If your legs need a rest, call it a day and hop in the van for the return trip to Burlington. Otherwise, we'll pedal back to our hotel. Tonight Burlington is yours to explore. Be sure to take a stroll down Church Street, a vibrant pedestrian-only street line with shops and restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Burlington to South Hero with Grand Isle
Approximately 37 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Burlington to South Hero
Approximately 21 miles with 700 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Grand Isle Loop
Approximately 62 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing


Hotel Vermont

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you journey eastward across Vermont to uncover more fall foliage. Bike paths will give way to quiet roads and miles of pristine countryside as you ride along the banks of the beautiful Winooski River. For those who want an extra challenge this morning, make the turn on Wes White Hill Road for a short but punchy climb topping out at 15% before returning to the river. We hope you have worked up an appetite because you have many options to choose from when you reach the quaint town of Waterbury. You may also choose to browse local boutiques and gift shops like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or the Craft Beer Cellar. After lunch, the group will gather for a shuttle to Ben & Jerry’s for dessert. Choose from many interesting flavors for your afternoon treat! From there, it is a short drive to Stowe, where you'll get settled at the Green Mountain Inn for the rest of the week. Tonight, Stowe is yours to explore for dinner, however your guides will arm you with intel on their favorite local establishments.

Today's Ride:

Burlington to Waterbury
Approximately 33 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Richmond to Waterbury
Approximately 14 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Burlington to Waterbury with Wes White Hill Road
Approximately 40 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing


Green Mountain Inn

Included Meals:


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 Stagecoach Road before returning to Stowe for a lunch of your choosing at one of the local cafes. Late this afternoon, you'll head to a local sugarhouse for a private tour and maple syrup tasting—you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for the art and science of “sugaring." Afterwards, we'll enjoy dinner at Idletyme, where you can sample a flight of their microbrews with your meal.

Today's Ride:

Morrisville Loop with Garfield Road
Approximately 30 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Morrisville Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Morrisville Loop with Weeks Hill
Approximately 34 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing


Green Mountain Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Continue exploring today by heading north on Route 100 for another spectacular ride through landscape decorated with white church steeples, bright red barns, and fields of lazily grazing cows. Pedal into the town of Johnson, a charming village nestled in the mountains, and take some time to explore its unique shops and boutiques, including the Johnson Woolen Mills factory with its iconic selection of signature woolen goods. After lunch, decide whether you’ll shuttle in the van or hunker down for the climb up the west side of Mount Mansfield to Smuggler’s Notch and the rewarding descent back to Stowe. This evening you and your traveling companions will gather for a round of drinks at the Inn before heading out to Cork for our final dinner. We'll to toast new friends, great adventures and your week experiencing quintessential New England culture.

Today's Ride:

Stowe to Jeffersonville
Approximately 33 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Stowe to Johnson
Approximately 22 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Smuggler’s Notch Loop
Approximately 51 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing


Green Mountain Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning’s loop is the perfect final ride and farewell to Vermont's beatiful fall foliage 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.

Today's Ride:

Von Trapp Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,325 feet of climbing

Included Meals:



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Hotel Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

This hip hotel is located on the shore of Lake Champlain and in the heart of Burlington. Rooms are tastefully decorated and adorned with products made in Vermont, down to the 100% natural & organic Lunaroma custom blend toiletries. Enjoy 300 thread count sheets, windows that open to let in fresh lake breezes, and a selection of local coffee and tea, among other amenities. Hotel Vermont is also home to Juniper, an acclaimed restaurant known for serving up fresh, local cuisine from their farming, foraging, and fishing friends.
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Green Mountain Inn

Stowe, Vermont

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 amenities and comfortable accommodations.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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 Domane SL 7 Disc

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


Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT

The Domane+ LT combines the best of the race-built Domane endurance bike with a slight pedal-assist perfect for climbing the toughest hills. This bike primarily functions as a road bike, but on tough hills or in strong headwinds, you can get an extra boost by using the electric assist feature. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More


  • Five nights of accommodation at a hip boutique hotel and a historic inn
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours with drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • 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, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized digital photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events


  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Upgrade your bike to a Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


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.

More Information

Rider Level: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

30 miles
177 miles
1,650 feet
9,900 feet
The terrain on our Vermont biking tour consists of hilly roads with lots of short hills and some longer climbs. All of the rides are highlighted by rewarding vistas and winding roads, thanks to the beautiful fall foliage. Please be aware that you will encounter sections of dirt and gravel roads on a daily basis. As always, if you wish to skip these sections, you are welcome to shuttle in the support van. Our Vermont biking tour is best suited for our Type 2 and 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 and 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and climbs the avid route options offer.
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. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Explore Burlington's Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront Park
  • Enjoy a tour and maple syrup tasting at local Sugarhouse
  • Visit Stowe Craft Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of local artists’ work
  • Stroll on the Stowe Recreation Path
  • Shop at boutiques in Waterbury and Stowe
  • Take a tour and try your favorite flavor at Ben & Jerry's
  • Enjoy craft beer tastings
  • Take a yoga class
  • Hike the Stowe Pinnacle Trail for expansive views of the Green Mountains in fall
  • Enjoy a voyage to total relaxation at one of the spas near Stowe

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our cycling 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Burlington International Airport (BTV)
10:30 AM
Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Say Farewell

Burlington International Airport (BTV)
12:00 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 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 Hotel Vermont (41 Cherry Street, Burlington VT 05401) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will shuttle approximately 15 minutes to South Burlington for lunch and a bike fitting session before beginning the first ride of the week. Please come dressed in your riding gear and bring your saddle, pedals and anything else you will need for the bike fitting session and today's 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, Hotel Vermont (802-651-0080), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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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. Alternatively, your guides can drop you off at the Hilton Burlington (60 Battery Street, Burlington VT 05401) around 12:30 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

In late September and October, mornings will be in the low 40s with temperatures reaching the 60s and 70s in the afternoons. Layers, a rain coat, and warm weather gear are always recommended, but particularly for our fall Vermont biking tour. 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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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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.

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