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Vermont: Lake Champlain Valley Fall Foliage

Summary

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The striking red, glowing orange, and vibrant yellow fall foliage colors lining our routes are among the most spectacular in Vermont and all of New England. Enjoy lightly traveled country roads that wind through classic Vermont landscapes. Spectacular Lake Champlain is nestled between Vermont’s ancient Green Mountains and the imposing high peaks of the Adirondacks. Follow routes through centuries-old farmland sprinkled with classic barns and Vermont’s signature Holstein cows.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
444 km / 276 mi
$ 2,559.-
  • Stunning foliage lines the route at every turn.
  • Pass under stretches of covered bridges
  • Traverse Lake Champlain by boat
  • Deposit $500.-pp

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
444 km / 276 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
19 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
03 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021
10 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021
18 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022
25 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
02 Oct 2022 - 07 Oct 2022
09 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2022
Start dates Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 are sold out.
2022 price: $2950.-pp single supllement starts at $595.-
Start
Burlington
Finish
Burlington
Airport at start
Internationale luchthaven Burlington
Airport at finish
Internationale luchthaven Burlington

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,559.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 595.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1:

Begin this Vermont Fall Foliage bicycle tour with a cruise across Lake Champlain to Westport, NY. Disembark for a beautiful ride through the Adirondack Park to Essex, NY, the entire town of which is listed on the National Historic Register. The dockside arrival at the Basin Harbor Club is an impressive beginning to your stay at this classic style lakeside resort ( We cross over on a private ferry to stay at the historical Essex Inn by the lake on Sep 29, 2019 and Oct 4, 2020 departures). Enjoy a festive first-night gathering at one of the resort’s established restaurants.
25, 39 miles Meals: L, D Private cruise

Day 2:

Explore the limestone barracks of Crown Point Historic Site. Relax at the hotel, play tennis or golf, or paddle a boat on the lake. The remains of this 18th century French, and then British, fortress sit along a narrow section of Lake Champlain that was critical to control of this important waterway during the War of 1812. Later, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
18, 33, 46 miles, Meals: B

Day 3:

Leave the lakeshore behind and wind your way east through rolling farmland, to the edge of the Green Mountains. Stop to view the waterfalls in the small village of Vergennes before choosing an optional loop out past Kingsland Bay State Park and over Little Otter Creek.
21, 35, 54 miles, Meals: B

Day 4:

This morning’s ride leads through rural valley farmland to Station Covered Bridge, built in 1865 to provide a vital east-west link to a nearby railroad shipping station. Continue to the town of Brandon along country roads offering stunning views of the Green Mountains. Following a picnic lunch, join your leaders for the short hike to the Falls of Lana.
25, 32, 50 miles, Meals: B, L, D

Day 5:

Wind your way north through open farmland to Bristol and its classic town green. Follow the New Haven River toward its headwaters near the tiny hamlet of Lincoln, nestled along the river, beneath imposing Mount Abraham. Visit Danforth Pewter for beautiful pewter crafts that Fred Danforth and his family have been creating since 1755.
35, 49 miles, Meals: B, D

Day 6:

Leave the Green Mountains behind this morning as you venture back towards the lake on your final day’s ride. Pass through one of the country’s only two-lane covered bridges en route to the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm. Continue through Charlotte to Shelburne for a festive seasonal farewell picnic at Shelburne Orchards.
38 miles, Meals: B, L

Included:

Full van support for a variety of route options
Tour museums and famous historical sites
Welcome reception
5 nights at luxurious and quintessentially Vermont inns and resorts
All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Baggage transfers and porterage
All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0 E-bikes available for an extra fee.
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS

Not Included:

Flights to and from the tour
Night before and after the tour
Gratuity guides

Lodging

Waybury Inn, East Middlebury
This quintessential Vermont country inn sits at the base of the Green Mountains across from a beautiful stream. For years, the Bob Newhart show featured the inn. Restaurant and cozy pub on site. (2 nights)
Swift House Inn, Middlebury
This former governor’s mansion is now a lovely country inn just steps from shops and restaurants in town. (1 night)
Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club, Vergennes
Historic hotel and small, classic lakeside resort in a stunning setting. Restaurant, pub, watersports, golf, and tennis. (2 nights)

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300
Limited number of Electric Assist or
E-bikes
are also available
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