The autumn leaves in Vermont are amazing. The small towns and scenic countryside make this state perfect for biking. Mix in 20+ breweries and cider makers and this state is also perfect for a Beer & Bike. This tour generally follows the Green Mountains Loop created by Adventure Cycling. This trip is the perfect escape for the active cyclist. Averaging about 50 miles a day we will ride a little over 300 miles through the green mountains. We will stay at hotels, B&B's and Country Inns along the way. This trip is van supported with partial on road guiding and sag support, after luggage is transferred for the day. We will sample cheese, wine, Ice cream, beer and cider from local producers. All of this with the beautiful backdrop of leaves changing color or Green Mountain glory.
Day One - Burlington Arrive in Burlington and explore a few breweries before our pre tour dinner at the Vermont Brew Pub.
Day Two - Burlington to St. Albans ~40 miles
Today we will meet in the morning and begin our ride north along the rolling hills north of Burlington to our first over night in St Albans, Vermont. St Albans is a nice little town on the shore of Lake Champlain.
Day Three - St. Albans to Newport ~60 miles
The first half of our ride is on the Missisquoi Valley Trail. This is rail trail takes you trough post card perfect images of Vermont. The path is bicycle only and a wonderful way to see the countryside.
Day Four - Newport to Lyndonville ~50 miles
The riding today is though more postcard perfect Vermont landscape, I know we say this about every day and that is because the whole green mountain area is just stunning. Again we are greeted with rolling hills beautiful countryside.
We will stay a second night at our spa and you will have the opportunity to mountain bike on the Kingdom Trail system, Take a road ride over to the Hill Farmstead brewery or just relax and take a day to yourself at the spa.
Day Six - Lyndonville to Montpellier ~53 miles
From Lyndonville we head through the most photographed region of Vermont. This 53 mile section will take us take us through Peacham. The second half of the ride rolls through a trio of state parks, including Ricker Pond state park, Groton State Forest and Kettle Pond State Park.
Day Seven - Waterbury to Middlebury ~54 miles
After a tour at Ben and Jerry’s we ride to Middlebury through the Mt Carmel State forest and over the Middlebury gap. As we have said every day this ride is post card perfect and should be full of fall color and green mountain splendor. We will head over to a local pub for dinner.
Day Eight - Middlebury to Burlington ~36 miles
This is our last official day of riding, although we are doing these trips back to back so you could go again. There are a number of wineries and breweries along the way to Burlington. This will be followed by an end of tour dinner at a great local restaurant.
Day Nine - Burlington.
Depart after breakfast. Airport shuttle is available.
Dinner at the beginning and end of the tour
Lunches are available or you may choose to eat at some local cafes and restaurants along the way.
Beer tasting at select breweries
All hotels and luggage transfers Beer & Bike T Shirt, Water bottle
Spare tubes and Bike safety/emergency kit
End of tour celebration dinner
Price Does Not Include
Flights or transportation to Burlington, VT
Pre and post tour accommodations
Must be able to ride a bicycle.
Must be 21 years old to drink beer.
May 31 - June 8, 2017 (Spring Adventure)
October 4 - 12, 2017
Comfort Suites - Burlington Derby 4 Seasons - Newport Stepping Stone Spa - Lyndonville Capital Plaza - Montpelier Middlebury Inn - Middlebury
14th Star Brewery
Three Penny Tap Room
Otter Creek Brewing We will also sample many great beers from all over Vermont
Adventure price: $3250 per person