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Vermont Bike Tours: Lake Champlain Valley

gorgeous scenery, premiere inns, fantastic ride options

Tour Overview

A World's Best for Sojourn Vermont Bike Tours!

Sojourn's Vermont Bike Tours have been named by Frommer's as one of their World's 10 Best Bike Tours and tabbed by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the Top 5 US Bike Tours!

One of the top locations in the world for bicycling, is in our very own backyard. Sojourn's Vermont bicycle tours feature lightly traveled country roads that wind through picture book landscapes and small villages in one of the USA's most beautiful states. Spectacular Lake Champlain is nestled between Vermont's ancient Green Mountains and the imposing high peaks of the Adirondacks. The gentle valley farmland provides miles of fabulous cycling and the mountain foothills are close enough to provide challenging options for those who want them.

Follow country roads through centuries old farmland sprinkled with classic barns and Vermont's signature Holstein cows. Sample delicious treats at a local chocolatier and cycle through several of Vermont's signature covered bridges.

This is a true inn-to-inn Vermont bicycle tour - no vehicle transfers except to/from the airport. Fly into Burlington, frequently listed as one of the top places to live in the US, and we'll transport you the short distance to the start of the tour and return you to the airport at its conclusion. Enjoy stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains during a private cruise across Lake Champlain.

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What's Included In This Tour

  • Visit charming town of Essex - one of the most intact ensembles of pre-Civil War architecture in America.
  • Picnic on the town green in Vergennes, an important maritime site during the Revolutionary War.
  • Explore the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and learn how Lake Champlain factored in the War of 1812.
  • Spend an evening in New England's quintessential college town of Middlebury.
  • Enjoy two nights at the historic Waybury Inn, featured in the Bob Newhart Show.
  • Wrap up with two nights on the shore of Lake Champlain at the renowned Basin Harbor Club.
  • Group transfers from/to Burlington at tour start/end.
What's Included in this Tour?

Tour Starts / Ends At:

Burlington, Vermont

6 Days & 5 Nights

Mileage & Terrain:
Gently rolling with some longer hills. Mileage ranges between 25-45 with longer, more challenging epic options on several days.

Date & Pricing Details
  • Jun 28 - Jul 03 2015 $1995
  • Jul 26 - Jul 31 2015 $1995
  • Aug 16 - Aug 21 2015 $1995
  • Sep 20 - Sep 25 2015 $2095
  • Sep 27 - Oct 02 2015 $2095
  • Oct 04 - Oct 09 2015 $2095
  • Oct 11 - Oct 16 2015 $2095
Make It A Private Tour

Turn any tour into a private tour.

Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience? Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest.

Tour Itinerary

Day By Day Tour Overview.

  • Day

    Begin your morning riding gentle terrain through pastoral farmland. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the town green of a classic New England village. Pass through one of Vermont’s signature covered bridges.

  • Day

    Ride through one of the longest covered bridges in Vermont and stop for a visit at the Stephen A. Douglas Museum. Enjoy a short hike to a waterfall then relax during a picnic on a scenic lakeshore. Those up for a challenge can tackle the climb to the top of Middlebury Gap for incredible views and a thrilling descent.

  • Day

    Incredible scenery frames your cycling route as you pedal past expansive vistas and a beautiful boulder-strewn river. Visit the general store in a tiny hamlet tucked below the towering Green Mountains. Explore the college town of Middlebury, a charming small town perched overlooking a waterfall.

  • Day

    Enjoy a private tour of the beautiful University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm. Spin your way past farms and visit a small village for lunch as you ride to the shores of Lake Champlain. Take a boat out on the lake or go for a swim before dinner overlooking the Lake and Adirondack Mountains.

  • Day

    Gentle valley farmland offers a multitude of ride options including the crossing of a bridge spanning Lake Champlain. Explore Crown Point Historic Site, featuring a stone fort that played a critical role in the War of 1812. Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, play tennis or golf, or do nothing at all. The Basin Harbor Club is perfect for unwinding in comfortable Adirondack chairs while gazing over the lake.

  • Day

    Begin the day with a cruise across Lake Champlain to New York. Disembark for a beautiful ride through the Adirondack Park to Essex, the entire town of which is listed on the National Historic Register. Enjoy the self-guided walking tour of town or extend your ride. Return to Vermont by ferry for a delicious picnic lunch.

Want to Learn More?

Download the Tour Itinerary for a detailed day by day description.

Download Vermont Bike Tours: Lake Champlain Valley Itinerary (PDF)
Connie and Alan Charney
Morristown, NJ

The trip exceeded our highest expectations. The perfect inn-to-inn biking experience with well thought-out landscapes and routes.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

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    Waybury Inn, Waybury

    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)

    Lodging Website
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    Swift House Inn, Middlebury

    This former governor’s mansion is now a lovely country inn just steps from shops and restaurants in town. (1 night)

    Lodging Website
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    Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes

    Historic hotel and small, classic lakeside resort in a stunning setting. Restaurant, pub, water sports, golf, and tennis. (2 nights)

    Lodging Website

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