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Vermont Fall Foliage Bike Tours: Lake Champlain Valley

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Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
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Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

Tour Overview

Fall Foliage | Red Barns | Covered Bridges

This bike tour in Vermont, focusing on fall foliage, is considered by Frommer’s to be one of the “World’s 10 Best Bike Tours” and has been named a Forbes Travel Guide “Top 5 US Bike Tour.” See the fall spectacular for yourself as you cruise across Lake Champlain to Westport, New York, then ride through the Adirondack Park to Essex, New York. The entire town is listed on the National Historic Register. Explore the limestone barracks of theSojourn Vermont Lake Champlain Fall Bike Trip Route Map Crown Point Historic Site before crossing back over to Vermont and visiting the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Leaving the lake behind, you’ll head east to the edge of the Green Mountains, stopping to visit the village of Vergennes, loop out past Kingsland Bay State Park, or bike over Little Otter Creek. Cycle through rural farmland to Station Covered Bridge, built in 1865, then continue to Brandon and the Falls of Lana. Visit Bristol and its class town green, follow the New Haven River to the tiny hamlet of Lincoln, and visit Danforth Pewter to admire its timeless pewter crafts (created by Fred Danforth and family since 1755). Venture back toward the lake, passing through one of the country’s only two-lane covered bridges en route to the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm. Enjoy a festive farewell picnic in Shelburne beneath striking red, orange, and gold foliage.

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. This is a true inn-to-inn Vermont cycling trip 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 the conclusion of the trip.

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Vermont Fall Foliage Bike Tours: Lake Champlain Valley

  • Day
    1

    Begin this Vermont Fall Foliage guided bicycle tour 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. Enjoy a festive first-night gathering at one of the resort’s established restaurants.

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  • 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. Later, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Visit Danforth Pewter for beautiful pewter crafts that Fred Danforth and his family have been creating since 1755.

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  • Day
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    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 lunch.

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Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Vermont: Lake Champlain Fall Foliage Bike Tour

    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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  • Middlebury Inn, Middlebury

    The Middlebury Inn was recognized as one of the 5 Oldest Hotels in America by the Zagat Travel Blog. It is 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) On Sep 24, 2023, the tour hotel will be Essex Inn, Essex, NY

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Starting at $3,810 Per Person
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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $850
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Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
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Sep 22, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
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Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
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Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 03, 2025
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Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025
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Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

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
  • Limited number of Electric Assist or E-bikes are also available, distributed on a first come, first serve basis (Learn More)
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour
Starting at $3,810 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $850
Dates & Prices
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
$3,810
Book Now
Sep 22, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
$3,810 CALL TO BOOK
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
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Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 03, 2025
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Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED

Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

Starting at $3,810 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $850
Dates & Prices
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
$3,810
Book Now
Sep 22, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
$3,810 CALL TO BOOK
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
$3,810
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
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Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 03, 2025
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Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED

Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

  • Start & End: The tour starts at 9 AM at Sojourn HQ. Shuttles from Hotel Vermont pick up guests at 8:30 AM. The tour concludes at Sojourn HQ at 2 PM, with shuttles available back to Burlington. These arrive at around 4 PM. 

 

  • Meals: All breakfasts, as well as most dinners and lunches are covered. We leave a few evenings and afternoons open for you to explore the variety of restaurants in the area. We strongly recommend a reservation for the restaurants you pick.

 

  • Accommodations: Some of the accommodations on this trip in rural Vermont are more casual than is usually the Sojourn standard. They were chosen due to their historical value, authentic atmosphere and location. 


  • E-Bike: Limited number of E-bikes are offered on a first come first serve basis. 


  • Flexibility: Our trips are designed to be flexible, giving you the freedom to experience it the way YOU want. So if you want some downtime or to do things on your own, our leaders will work to find you the best days to do it.


  • Foliage Expectations: While guests often ask about the elusive peak foliage, this is largely a subjective term. Some trees might be close to their “peak” during one point of the trip, but others might differ.  Regardless, since there are so many different types of trees in Vermont combined with so many different climate factors, you end up with a melange of colors no matter which departure date you are on. 

 

  • Routing and Scheduling: The itinerary we provide can change on a certain day in terms of restaurant time, road closures, and weather conditions. Our leaders are fully trained at offering alternate plans and solutions. We seek your cooperation and promise to deliver the best vacation experience regardless. 
Starting at $3,810 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $850
Dates & Prices
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
$3,810
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Sep 22, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
$3,810 CALL TO BOOK
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
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Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 03, 2025
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Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED

Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

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.

Starting at $3,810 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $850
Dates & Prices
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
$3,810
Book Now
Sep 22, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
$3,810 CALL TO BOOK
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
$3,810
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
$3,810 CALL TO BOOK
Sep 14, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
$3,810
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Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
$3,810
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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 03, 2025
$3,810
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Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025
$3,810
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED

Tour start | end:

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available
" We can't imagine any future trip could top this biking vacation. Equipment, lodging, leaders, meals, route variations, weather... all A+. "

Rose and Gerry Wilson

" We liked the tour leaders, everyone in the group, the lodging, food, and the cycling! It was everything we had hoped for and more! The routes were well-thought out and planned. "

Margie Carpenter

" Beautiful riding routes were prepared and well supported with a van and lead rider! Great food (and plenty of it) to support our riding! A fun place to stay every night! Interesting destinations to check out along the way! A good balance of structure and allowance for individual freedom/privacy! Really great - hospitable, mature, and positive - hosts/rider leaders! "

Jon Christensen