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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 gravel
  • 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
  • Stay at three of Vermont’s most luxurious and historic hotel properties

Eat

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

Drink

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: 30 miles / 49 km, elevation gain: 1,492 feet / 455 meters
    Longer Option: 40 miles / 64 km, elevation gain: 2,017 feet / 615 meters
    Accommodations: Basin Harbor

  • 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: 27 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 2,250 feet / 686 meters
    Longer Option: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 4,241 feet / 1,293 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 gravel 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

  • Day 4

    Warren to Woodstock

    Today we leave Warren and kick things off with a classic gravel 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 the Woodstock Inn. Treat yourself to an afternoon at the hotel spa, 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.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Randolph, Bethel, Woodstock
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 3,578 feet / 1,091 meters
    Longer Option: 48 miles / 78 km, elevation gain: 5,415 feet / 1,651 meters
    Accommodations: The Woodstock Inn or 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. Picket fences, clapboard houses, and sprawling pastures surround us as we bike to a favorite cheese producer for a tasting of their Savoie-style Tarentaise. 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: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 2,565 feet / 782 meters
    Longer Option: 42 miles / 67 km, elevation gain: 3,569 feet / 1,088 meters
    Accommodations: The Woodstock Inn or 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

The Inn at Shelburne Farms is a historic structure on Lake Champlain that does not have climate control.

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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Weather by Month
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Average Temperature + Precipitation

 
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Rain (in)
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376
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Accommodations

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

Meals

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

Gear

  • 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

Support

  • 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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