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Vermont Bike Tour

Country Roads + Covered Bridges: Farm-to-Table in the Green Mountain State

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price From: $3,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cross the Green Mountain State on Vermont’s extensive network of unpaved roads, a traffic-free paradise of packed-dirt
  • Spend a day cycling to local farms in the Mad River Valley, culminating in a totally locally sourced picnic in a mountain pasture
  • Enjoy insider access to local chefs and innovative farmers during private meals and visits
  • Cool off after a challenging day of cycling with a dip in the local lake or swimming hole


Organic cheeses, the finest grades of maple syrup, free-range meats, artisanal bread, and garden-fresh vegetables


World-famous micro-brews and apple cider

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  • Day 1

    The Champlain Valley

    Meet your guides in Burlington for a quick shuttle to Shelburne Farms, a 1,400-acre lakeside estate once owned by the Vanderbilts and visited by Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft. We’ll have a bite from Shelburne’s onsite bakery, then get fitted to our bikes for our first ride into the Champlain Valley. Lake Champlain is draped 100 miles long across Vermont, New York, and Canada, which made it strategically important in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The valley that surrounds it is rich in rolling terrain that’s great for warming up our legs. Pedal beside the lake en route to an organic farm that’s been operational since the 1840s. Today, they’re pioneering a type of regenerative agriculture that could change the landscape of modern farming altogether. Meet the chef before a farm-fresh lunch, followed by a spin through historic Vergennes to reach our lakefront hotel. This afternoon, go for a swim, paddle on the lake, and finish the day with an intimate farm-to-table dinner as the sun sinks behind the Adirondack mountains.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Burlington, Shelburne, Charlotte
    Accomplished: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 1,801 feet / 549 meters
    Shorter Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 1,483 feet / 452 meters
    Accommodations: Basin Harbor or The Inn at Round Barn Farm

  • Day 2

    Bristol and Lincoln Gap

    This morning we ride with Lake Champlain at our backs, heading into the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. A landscape filled with pastures and barns gives way to cool, dense forest as we reach the scenic town of Bristol. Lunch (and craft microbrews) are served at a local brewery, followed by a quintessential stop at the beloved local “creemee” soft-serve stand. After lunch, opt for extra miles with a climb over the heights of Lincoln Gap—widely considered the most challenging of the four passes that cross the mountains of central Vermont. End the day with big-time bragging rights and a well-deserved dip in a swimming hole along the Mad River, then settle into our home for the next two evenings: an impeccable Relais & Châteaux inn located in the country village of Warren.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bristol, Lincoln, Warren
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 1,870 feet / 570 meters
    Longer Option: 45 miles / 73 km, elevation gain: 3,818 feet / 1,164 meters
    Accommodations: The Pitcher Inn or The Inn at Round Barn Farm

  • Day 3

    Exploring the Mad River Valley

    Situated at the center of the state, the Mad River Valley’s reputation as a ski destination is well-known. But the summertime brings a whole different set of pleasures: a massive network of packed-dirt roads lies parallel to the main corridor on Route 100, lined with farms that generate a staggering variety of local products: organic meats, small-batch cheeses, shiitake mushrooms, berries, heirloom butter, and even Icelandic sheep. Today is a veritable two-wheel farm tour as we bike around the valley meeting these producers, sampling their goods, and putting a face to a new generation of agriculture. The afternoon culminates in an al fresco lunch at a mountain farmstead with all the ingredients we’ve collected along the way. Bike back to Warren to relax, or visit a local potter at his studio. Tonight’s private dinner is set inside a historic Shaker round barn.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Waitsfield, Fayston, Sugarbush
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 3,428 feet / 1,045 meters
    Longer Option: 45 miles / 63 km, elevation gain: 5,218 feet / 1,591 meters
    Accommodations: The Pitcher Inn or The Inn at Round Barn Farm or 506 On The River Inn

  • Day 4

    Warren to Woodstock

    Today we leave Warren and kick things off with a classic climb over Roxbury Gap and into the White River Valley. Follow bucolic farm roads through sleepy Randolph and Bethel, pausing for a coffee stop along the way. One final push brings us to the top of the ridge and right to our reward: a private visit to a farm that makes high-quality ciders. Enjoy a tasting paired with an idyllic farm-style lunch high above the valley. After, it’s all downhill into picturesque Woodstock where we check into our riverfront hotel. Treat yourself to an afternoon at the hotel pool, sip champagne in the cozy bar, or stroll the boutiques, antique stores, and specialty grocers in the town square—you’ll surely happen upon a restaurant that appeals to you for dinner on your own tonight (dinner reservations are recommended).

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Randolph, Bethel, Woodstock
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 3,578 feet / 1,091 meters
    Longer Option: 50 miles / 81 km, elevation gain: 5,602 feet / 1,708 meters
    Accommodations: 506 On The River Inn

  • Day 5

    Quechee Loop

    Pedal out of Woodstock along the Ottaquechee River, following one of our favorite hard-packed dirt roads as Vermont’s scenic farmland flows forth and picket fences, clapboard houses, and sprawling pastures surround us. Continue on to Quechee and visit Simon Pearce Glassworks—shop for stemware, pottery, pitchers, and bowls, or get an up-close look at the glassblowers at work. Our lunch here beside the river is as artful as the hand-blown glass shimmering all around us. This evening we’re treated to our final lovely farm-to-table dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pomfret, Hartford, Quechee
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 2,614 feet / 797 meters
    Longer Option: 45 miles / 72 km, elevation gain: 4,389 feet / 1,338 meters
    Accommodations: 506 On The River Inn

  • Day 6

    Country Roads

    After a hearty breakfast, join your guides for a short, scenic loop ride or wake up with a leisurely stroll around the village of Woodstock. Your guides will transfer you back to downtown Burlington or to the airport as you bid farewell to this beautiful corner of the country.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Burlington

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Burlington, Vermont Pick-Up Location: Hotel Vermont or Burlington Airport Pick-Up Time: 9:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Burlington, Vermont Drop-Off Location: Burlington Airport Drop-Off Time: 11:30 am
Travelers Take Note

There are a limited number of rooms available with two beds. Some of the riding will take place on packed gravel roads.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

For the latest travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic⁠—including quarantine requirements—please review Vermont’s state travel guidelines.

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Roubaix Comp

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Road

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Electric Assist

Type: E-Bike