Our Vermont Bike & Brewery Tour enjoyed fabulous weather this past August. Sojourn guest, Andrew Mockler, agreed for us to publish the article he wrote about his experience on this tour in the recent edition of Westchester Cycle Club’s “Out Spoke’n.” Thanks to Andy for sharing his adventure with us all (below)!
“Putting aside, for a moment, the wisdom of biking and sampling different beers throughout the day, this 6-day, Vermont Bike & Brewery Tour was great – really, really great in fact. It’s a van supported ride from inn-to-inn and limited to 18 people plus two tour leaders. We stayed in some very nice B&Bs (two especially come to mind: The Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, VT and Hotel Vermont in Burlington – both excellent and very different from one another), had our gear and luggage transported to each property we stayed at (and waiting for us in our rooms at day’s end!) and had most meals as a group. I honestly can’t recommend this tour enough, especially if you’re a beer aficionado and like Vermont. I happen to love both so for me it was an easy choice.Read More
A warm breeze hints at summer as a visitor from Sweden pedals ahead, leading his extended family along the quiet shoreline. We swing east off the lake, along smooth country roads that seem to impose upon rich green blankets of the landscape we’re riding through. The sounds of birds and farm animals fill pauses in our conversation as we soak in the beauty of it all, and the glorious weather. The air smells fresh, a combination of plants springing to life and fragrant blossoms that waft tantalizingly through the air. The deep blue sky highlights farm fields and weathered barns. You can’t help but want days like this to go on forever.
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Coming soon to a quiet Vermont back road near you: our popular Vermont bike and brew tour now includes a wider spectrum of Vermont's finest home-grown products. Microbrew lovers fear not, our uber special tastings with world-famous brewers Shaun Hill and Sean Lawson anchor the beer samplings of the Taste of Vermont Tour. Being a local has its advantages when it comes to connections with these icons.
For you cycling enthusiasts, this bike tour averages 55+ miles per day and includes several days with over 4000' of elevation gain in some of the most scenic regions in Vermont. Wrap up your first day enjoying a special wine paired dinner with Vermont's foremost vintner. Take a mid-day break for a gourmet picnic at a sheep farm (think cheese...) accompanied by the engaging and revered Sean Lawson, brewmaster of Lawson's Finest Liquids. Sip a little Sunshine and taste the farm's cheese; you will have earned it after the morning's climb.
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Choices abound for those interested in bicycling vacations in Vermont but there is only one Vermont bike tour that holds the distinction of being named a world’s best. Perhaps our intimate familiarity with the most scenic back roads of our home state have something to do with the quality of our tours here. Maybe it’s our enduring relationships with the finest of inns, or our delightful home-grown tour leaders that enable us to shine above all others.
Yes, you have many choices of tour companies offering Vermont bike tours but most stick to well traveled roads, just scratching the surface of what our beautiful state offers visiting cyclists. An orchard picnic overlooking Lake Champlain, a cruise on its waters, and a visit to one of the most historic and beautiful towns in the northeast are but a few of the perks you’ll enjoy during Vermont bike tours with Sojourn. Oh, and did we mention our bike and brew tour that hits Vermont’s most treasured craft breweries? Nothing like a fresh cold one at the end of a ride.Read More
Vermont, the undisputed North American home of bicycle tours and micro brewing, is the ultimate backdrop for a new bike tour designed by Sojourn.
Famous for excellent local food and craft-brewed beer, Vermont has a higher number of craft breweries per capita than any other state. More than 12 percent of beer sold in Vermont is brewed in-state. This is because Vermonters have a huge loyalty to Vermont products and, Vermont beer is quite simply better.Read More