Quantcast
Request a Catalog | 800-730-4771

Vermont Lakeside Escape Weekend

a relaxing getaway on gorgeous lake champlain

Trip Pricing

From $1495

Dates & Pricing
  • Jul 13 - Jul 16 2017 $1495
  • Sep 07 - Sep 10 2017 $1495
Group Discounts

Group discounts for our published trip dates begin with as few as eight people. Please contact us for details.

Make it Private

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.

At a Glance

Tour start | end: Vergennes, Vermont
Length: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

View Trip Itinerary
soj_vt

Tour Overview

The Perfect Weekend Escape

This Vermont weekend bike tour is based on the shore of Lake Champlain, just south of Burlington. Ride a selection of routes from our Lake Champlain Valley Tour that was named a World's 10 Best Bike Tour by Frommer's and to Forbes Travel Guide's Top 5 US Bike Tours List!

Your weekend begins with a welcome reception and dinner overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains at beautiful Basin Harbor Club Lake Champlain is one of the most historically significant and beautiful waterways in the US, and numerous historical points of interest are accessible by bicycle. Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Crown Point Historic Site, and the beautiful town of Essex - just a boat ride across Lake Champlain in New York.

Over the next three days choose between different cycling options and also enjoy the plentiful activities the Basin Harbor Club has to offer. The variety of route options will satisfy a wide range of cyclists from those who want to leave plenty of time to enjoy the Basin Harbor Club to those who want to ride every possible mile. Sojourn's extraordinary tour leaders will ensure that each guest finds their own perfect combination of activity and relaxation.

Cycling routes follow country roads typical of those that have made Vermont a world renowned destination for bike tours. Local bakeries, cafes, and chocolate makers all beckon you to hop off your bike for sampling. And, colorful Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking Lake Champlain invite relaxation on a lovely afternoon.

View all of Sojourn's Vermont Bike Tours

What's Included In This Tour

  • Enjoy a cruise across Lake Champlain while learning about osprey, eagles, and local history.
  • Visit charming town of Essex - one of the most intact ensembles of pre-Civil War architecture in America.
  • View the impressive waterfalls above what was an important maritime site during the Revolutionary War.
  • Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to learn about watercraft and battles that shaped our history.
  • Enjoy an espresso or gougère in a nearby French café, or a sublime piece of the best chocolate ever.
  • All breakfasts and dinners, as well as a signature Sojourn picnic lunch are included.
What's Included in this Tour?

Tour Itinerary

Day By Day Tour Overview.

  • Day
    1

    Arrive at the Basin Harbor Club in time for a bike fitting and short ride before a welcome reception and dinner overlooking Lake Champlain.

  • Day
    2

    Roll through gentle valley farmland featuring old orchards and dairy farms. Visit historic sites along Lake Champlain, including the remains of a fort used during the War of 1812. Explore the outdoor and indoor exhibits at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Play tennis, golf, or go for a paddle before dinner.

  • Day
    3

    Cruise across Lake Champlain by private boat. Ride country roads along the edge of the Adirondack Park to the charming town of Essex where you can follow the self-guided walking tour or browse shops and antique stores. Enjoy a wine-paired dinner at the Basin Harbor Club.

  • Day
    4

    Ride through rolling countryside to the town of Middlebury. Tour the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm which features gorgeous grounds and an architecturally stunning barn housing Morgan breeding stock. Visit shops and eateries in Vergennes, and view the impressive waterfalls.

Want to Learn More?

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

Download Vermont Lakeside Escape Weekend Itinerary (PDF)
soj_fem_6
Pamela
Plainfield, NJ

The Basin Harbor Club was outstanding. From start to finish our tour leaders made it a truly memorable experience.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Terry-Bicycles-Tour-Basin-Harbor-Club-Tour-Lodging-Thumb

    Basin Harbor Club

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

    Lodging Website

Other Tours You May Enjoy

  • Burlington-Vermont-Bike-path-Sojourn-1400x630

    Burlington, VT to Montreal, QC

    This one of a kind trip travels from Burlington to Montréal and includes a festive ride in the famed Tour de L’Île.

    Intermediate
    from $1495
    4 Days / 3 Nights
    Northeast
  • Sojourn guest on a Vermont Bike Tour photographs fall foliage

    Vermont Lake Champlain

    Named a World's 10 Best Bike Tour by Frommer's and one of the Top 5 US Bike Tours by Forbes Travel Guide!

    Intermediate
    from $2095
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Northeast
  • Niagara-Wine-Country-Bike-Tours-NOTL-Sojourn

    Niagara Wine Country

    Tour Canada's most beautiful Wine Country and fall in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest little town in Canada.

    Easier
    from $2695
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Canada