This 2020 Vermont weekend guided bicycle 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 Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 5 US Bike Tours List!
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 a selection of 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. 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.
Start your Vermont Weekend bicycle tour at the Basin Harbor Club with a bike fitting and short ride before a welcome reception and dinner overlooking Lake Champlain.
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.
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.
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.
Basin Harbor is a 700 acre resort and boat club on the shores of Lake Champlain. Owned and operated by 4th generation innkeepers, they have over 130 years of exceptional guest service. Basin Harbor offers a peaceful retreat for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, unparalleled service and a dedication to excellent food, integrating Addison County's over 200 farmers and producers. Their recreational menu includes an 18 hole golf course with practice facilities, tennis courts, badminton, croquet, water skiing, boat rentals, kayaks, sailboats, power boat rentals and over 40 boat slips for overnight docking at the Boat Club at Basin Harbor. (3 Nights)Lodging Website
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.