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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
$ 3,750.-
  • Vermont’s signature covered bridges
  • Stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains during a private cruise across Lake Champlain.
  • Deposit for this tour $ 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
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
16 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023
30 Jul 2023 - 04 Aug 2023
13 Aug 2023 - 18 Aug 2023
Start
Burlington
Finish
Burlington
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
$ 3,750.-
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.
$ 750.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


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: 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 the Middlebury Inn, 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

* 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.

Included:

Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish.
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
Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0 E-bikes also available at an added cost of $150.-
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)
Middlebury Inn, Middlebury
The Middlebury Inn is a delightful year-round vacation destination where our guests can enjoy the historic hospitality, and walk, bike, or drive to their favorite attraction then return to the relaxing comfort of the Inn. Residing in the heart of the Champlain Valley, The Middlebury Inn has been welcoming guests since 1827. Overlooking the village greens of this Vermont shire town, the historic inn boasts of beautiful and elegantly restored guest rooms and suites graced with formal Victorian accents. (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

Map
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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.-
E-bikes
also available at an added cost of $150.-

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.

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A Typical Day
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