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Vermont: Lake Champlain Valley

Summary

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Nestled between Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains is spectacularly beautiful Lake Champlain. Country roads, charming inns, and a classic lakeside resort form the framework for this Vermont bicycle tour, named by Frommer’s as one of the “Ten Best in the World.”

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
426 km / 265 mi
$ 2,549.-
  • 5 nights at luxurious and quintessentially Vermont inns and resorts
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and welcome reception
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Complimentary use of equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
  • Full van support and support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish.
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • Not included: Flight from and to the tour and night before and after the tour.

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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
426 km / 265 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
21 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
19 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
16 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020
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
$ 2,549.-
E-bike rental
E-bikes available
$ 150.-
Optional
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.
$ 495.-

Itinerary

Day1:

Start off your Vermont bicycle tour with a picnic lunch in Vergennes which features a picturesque village green perched above a waterfall. Pass through one of Vermont’s signature covered bridges en route to the Waybury Inn, home for next two nights, where a cold pint awaits in the pub.
16, 36 miles, Meals: B, L, D

Day 2:

Ride through one of the longest covered bridges in Vermont and stop for a visit to the Stephen A. Douglas Museum. Enjoy a short hike to waterfalls, and then relax on the lakeshore.
23, 30, 37, 54 miles, Meals: B, L, D

Day 3:

Wind your way north to Bristol then on to the tiny hamlet of Lincoln nestled in a small valley below the towering peaks of the Green Mountains. Enjoy a dip in a local swimming hole before following the river to the classic New England college town of Middlebury where Swift House Inn, the former governor’s mansion, will host us for the night.
15, 29, 49 miles, Meals: B

Day 4:

Begin your day with a guided tour of the beautiful University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm, home to the most highly regarded breeding stock worldwide. Follow Otter Creek, Vermont’s longest river, past lovely farms, before arriving on the shore of Lake Champlain to the stunning Basin Harbor Club.
19, 35, 47 miles, Meals: B, D

Day 5:

Ride through valley farmland for a visit to the remains of a historic fort across the bridge from Crown Point. The ride over the bridge offers panoramic views of Lake Champlain and surrounding farmland.
18, 33, 46 miles, Meals: B, D

Day 6:

Begin the day 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. Return to Vermont by ferry for a farewell picnic lunch overlooking the lake.
15, 24, 33 miles, Meals: B, L

Map & Routes

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