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Vermont: Stowe Fall Foliage Bicycle tour

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This unique Vermont fall foliage cycling trip begins with three days of riding through small towns and covered bridges in the Lake Champlain Valley before it winds east through the Green Mountains to Stowe. Combining valley and mountain regions ensure peak foliage viewing during your trip. From country inns to a majestic lakeside estate and mountain lodge, experience the best of fall foliage, riding a select collection of Vermont’s most scenic country roads.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
397 km / 247 mi
$ 2,835.-
  • Covered bridges in the Lake Champlain Valley
  • Bike the narrow route through the cliffs of Smuggler’s Notch
  • Combining valley and mountain regions ensure peak foliage viewing
  • 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
397 km / 247 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 Oct 2021
26 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
03 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021
10 Sep 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 date September 19, 26 and October 3 are sold out.
Prices 2022: $3250.-pp single supplement starts at $750.-
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
$ 2,835.-
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


Day 1:

Kick off your Vermont Fall Foliage 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 where a warm toddy or 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 visit a small country town. Enjoy a short hike to waterfalls overlooking a lake whose shores are lined with colorful foliage.
23, 30, 37, 54 miles, Meals: B, L, D

Day 3:

Enjoy an exclusive stay at the majestic Inn at Shelburne Farms. This sprawling lakeside estate is a working agricultural farm featuring spectacular views over Lake Champlain. A guided property tour follows a visit to a nearby orchard for warm cider and freshly made cider donuts.
41, 49 miles, Meals: B, D

Day 4:

Leave the Lake Champlain Valley behind as the route winds east into the Green Mountains. Stop for lunch next to a historic round church before arriving in Waterbury, also known as one of the best towns for beer in the US. We head to the glamorous Topnotch Resort and Spa at Stowe for the next two nights.
35, 49 miles, Meals: B

Day 5:

Today’s ride features the classic loop over Smuggler’s Notch — a rocky cliff-like passage through the mountains used by Canadian smugglers during Prohibition.
18, 38, 43 miles, Meals: B, D

Day 6:

A choice of loop rides around Stowe includes covered bridges, the Stowe Rec Path, and the village of Stowe. Visit a talented glassblower or the Vermont Ski Museum before a picnic lunch along the river — all with the spectacular backdrop of Vermont’s colorful fall foliage.
16 miles, Meals: B, L

Included:

Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish
Full van support for a variety of route options
Observe a fourth-generation pewter smith and a renowned glassblower
Ride under Vermont’s iconic covered bridges
Sample gourmet chocolate from a local chocolatier
Stunning foliage sightseeing
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 equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0, Limited number of Electric Assist or E-bikes are also 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)
Hotel Vermont, Burlington
Hotel Vermont located in downtown Burlington near the shores of Lake Champlain
provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Burlington waterfront as well as Church Street, one of the best pedestrian streets in the country.
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Majestic boutique hotel and spa nestled on 50 acres. Pool, sauna, full-service spa facility, restaurant, bistro/bar. (2 nights)

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
Limited number of Electric Assist or
E-bikes
are also available
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