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Lake Champlain, Vermont Bicycle Tours

gorgeous scenery, premiere inns, fantastic ride options

Trip Pricing

From $2195

Dates & Pricing
  • Sep 17 - Sep 22 2017 $2195
  • Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017 $2195
  • Oct 08 - Oct 13 2017 $2195
  • Jun 24 - Jun 29 2018 $2195
  • Jul 22 - Jul 27 2018 $2195
  • Jul 29 - Aug 03 2018 $2195
  • Aug 12 - Aug 17 2018 $2195
  • Sep 16 - Sep 21 2018 $2345
  • Sep 23 - Sep 28 2018 $2345
  • Sep 30 - Oct 05 2018 $2345
  • Oct 07 - Oct 12 2018 $2345
Group Discounts

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

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At a Glance

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

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Tour Overview

World Renowned Lake Champlain, Vermont Bicycle Tours

Sojourn’s Lake Champlain, Vermont Bicycle Tours 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.

Spring, summer, or fall, one of the top locations in the world for bicycling, is in Vermont – right outside the door of Sojourn’s headquarters in the Lake Champlain Valley. Witness Vermont’s endless shades of green during spring and summer or be enthralled by brilliant fall foliage in September and October.

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. Ride through several of Vermont’s signature covered bridges. Enjoy stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains during a private cruise across Lake Champlain.

This is a true inn-to-inn Vermont bicycle 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.

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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 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 paddle a boat on the lake. The Basin Harbor Club is also 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.

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Connie and Alan
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.

  • 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)

    Lodging Website
  • 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)

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

    Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes

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

    Lodging Website

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