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Vermont: Lake Champlain Valley Fall Foliage



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
$ 3,785.-
  • Stunning foliage lines the route at every turn.
  • Pass under stretches of covered bridges
  • Traverse Lake Champlain by boat
  • Deposit $ 500.- pp



Recreational, Road bike
6 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
444 km / 276 mi
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
17 Sep 2023 - 22 Sep 2023
01 Oct 2023 - 08 Oct 2023
08 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023
24 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
Airport at start
Internationale luchthaven Burlington
Airport at finish
Internationale luchthaven Burlington

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 3,785.-
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.
$ 850.-


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 . 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,D

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

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.


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, limited number of E-bikes available.
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS

Not Included:

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


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)
Middlebury Inn, Middlebury
The Middlebury Inn was recognized as one of the 5 Oldest Hotels in America by the Zagat Travel Blog. It is 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)

A significant amount of health safety measures and trip modifications are currently in place and will continue into 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring a proof of vaccination from our fully vaccinated guests and requiring non-vaccinated guests to get tested before traveling with us on any trip regardless of regional entry requirements within 48 hours prior to travel.

Map & Routes



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
are available.

Our bikes are issued with flat pedals. If you ride with clip-less pedals (SPD or similar), we suggest that you remove your pedals from your bike and bring them with you. Your tour leaders will install your pedals on your bike for use during your bike trip.


A Typical Day
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