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Vermont Fall Foliage: Lake Champlain Valley

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Tour start | end:
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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Tour Overview

Lake Champlain Foliage : Vermont Bicycle Tour

Sojourn’s Lake Champlain, Vermont, Fall Foliage Bicycle Vacations are recognized by Frommer’s as one of the ‘World’s 10 Best Bike Tours’ and by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the ‘Top 5 US Bike Tours.’ Given those accolades, we are confident that you too will find this trip to your liking. The stunning foliage lining the routes at every turn provides a picturesque backdrop to the shimmering Lake Champlain waters, offering unparalleled autumn scenery.

One of the top locations in the world for bicycling and foliage is in Vermont – right outside the door of Sojourn’s headquarters in the Lake Champlain Valley.  The striking red, glowing orange, and vibrant yellow fall foliage colors lining our routes are among the most spectacular in Vermont and all of New England.

Enjoy lightly traveled country roads that wind through classic Vermont landscapes. Spectacular Lake Champlain is nestled between Vermont’s ancient Green Mountains and the imposing high peaks of the Adirondacks. Gentle valley farmland provides miles of fabulous cycling and 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. Stop to sample delicious cider and donuts. Pass under stretches of Vermont’s signature covered bridges and enjoy stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains as you traverse Lake Champlain by boat

This is a true inn-to-inn Vermont bike tour as there are no vehicle transfers during the trip. 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.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Begin the day with a cruise across Lake Champlain to Westport, NY. Disembark for a beautiful ride through the Adirondack Park to Essex, NY, the entire town of which is listed on the National Historic Register. The dockside arrival at the Basin Harbor Club is an impressive beginning to your stay at this classic style lakeside resort. Enjoy a festive first-night gathering at one of the resort’s established restaurants.

  • Day
    2

    Explore the limestone barracks of Crown Point Historic Site. Relax at the hotel, play tennis or golf, or paddle a boat on the lake. The remains of this 18th century French, and then British, fortress sit along a narrow section of Lake Champlain that was critical to control of this important waterway during the War of 1812. Later, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

  • Day
    3

    Leave the lakeshore behind and wind your way east through rolling farmland, to the edge of the Green Mountains. Stop to view the waterfalls in the small village of Vergennes before choosing an optional loop out past Kingsland Bay State Park and over Little Otter Creek.

  • Day
    4

    This morning’s ride leads through rural valley farmland to Station Covered Bridge, built in 1865 to provide a vital east-west link to a nearby railroad shipping station. Continue to the town of Brandon along country roads offering stunning views of the Green Mountains. Following a picnic lunch, join your leaders for the short hike to the Falls of Lana.

  • Day
    5

    Wind your way north through open farmland to Bristol and its classic town green. Follow the New Haven River toward its headwaters near the tiny hamlet of Lincoln, nestled along the river, beneath imposing Mount Abraham. Visit Danforth Pewter for beautiful pewter crafts that Fred Danforth and his family have been creating since 1755.

  • Day
    6

    Leave the Green Mountains behind this morning as you venture back towards the lake on your final day’s ride. Pass through one of the country’s only two-lane covered bridges en route to the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm. Continue through Charlotte to Shelburne for a festive seasonal farewell picnic at Shelburne Orchards.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Waybury Inn lodging on Vermont bicycle tours

    Waybury Inn, East Middlebury

    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)

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  • Swift House Inn lodging on Vermont bicycle tours

    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)

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  • Basin Harbor Club lodging on Women's weekend bike tours

    Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club, Vergennes

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

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Tour start | end:
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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What's Included

  • Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish.
  • Full van support for a variety of route options
  • Custom Sojourn jersey and water bottles – yours to keep
  • Tour museums and famous historical sites
  • Welcome reception
  • 5 nights at luxurious and quintessentially Vermont inns and resorts
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
  • Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300
  • E-bikes also available at an added cost of $150
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour
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Tour start | end:
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Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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Tour start | end:
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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Private Trips

Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.

For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.

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Tour start | end:
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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"This is one of the best vacations I have been on in my life. Exceptional experience from the care taken to make sure participants were supported to the effort made by the guides to get to know you and to make sure you had the best experience possible."

Nancy McClure, State College, PA

"The tour was well organized, leaders were wonderful, scenery was beautiful, food was delicious, and accommodations were outstanding."

Tena St Pierre, Bellafonte, PA

"The staff was superb and really helped to generate an amazing energy for all of us. The cycling was beautiful, the places we stayed lovely, and the food all delicious."

Paula Mack Drill, Poughkeepsie, NY