Some speculate that the name “Vermont” comes from the French les verts monts, meaning “the green mountains.” But the Green Mountain State isn’t only verdant—Vermont’s fall foliage makes it the most popular place in America for leaf-peeping. With its expansive natural grandeur—swimming holes, miles of untouched forestland, river valleys, rustic packed-dirt roads, and mountain passes—Vermont is a very special state for a biking trip.
Scenes of country life offer heart-achingly quaint examples of Americana: covered bridges, solitary barns, sleepy dairy farms, and classic New England town squares. Whether you’re waking up at a historic bed-and-breakfast hotel or cycling from local microbreweries to a glassblower on the banks of the Queechee River, there’s nothing as sweet as Vermont bike travel (except maybe a taste of freshly tapped maple syrup).
Organic cheeses, the finest grades of maple syrup, hand-churned ice cream, free-range meats, artisanal bread, and seasonal garden-fresh vegetables
World-famous micro-brews and apple cider