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Vermont Covered Bridges

Ride Details

Dates: Aug 6-13, 2018

Distance: 40- 62 miles daily

Cost: $2846

Rider Level: All levels

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Vermont is a tiny state packed with mountains, history, charm, covered bridges, and wonderful fall colors. The summers are equally as beautiful with lush green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rivers, crisp mornings and brilliant sunny days. We will cycle by more than 2 dozen of Vermont's 114 covered bridges in the "Green Mountain State,” most of which are still in use.  On our 7 day excursion, we will spend time in central and northern Vermont, including Montpelier, Stowe, Middlebury, and Woodstock

Tour Details: $2846  Aug 6-13, 2018 (7 nights, 7 days  Mon-Mon) Single supplement $550

Travel Logistics:  Assembly Point is Burlington Vt.  Schedule flights in and out of Burlington, VT.   Airport pick up time is Aug 6 at 4PM. Drop off time is Aug 13 at 4 PM.

Included: All lodging, transfers to and from the airport, breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hour on the 1st evening, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides

Our starting point is the beautiful water front city of Burlington, VT. This is by far the largest city in Vermont. Burlington anchors the Champlain Valley and upper New York state with outdoor activity, a traditional downtown area vibrant with arts, history, and fine dining. University of Vermont and IBM are the economic drivers, along with tourism.

Once out of the city setting of Burlington, we immediately head east on some quiet back roads to make Stowe our destination for the next 2 evenings. We give you a chance to unpack a little. The loop out of Stowe hits Boyden Valley winery and a mountain climb. We go up and over Mt. Mansfield, through Smugglers Notch and on to upper Lamoille County with its 13 historic bridges. We then ride through the smallest state capital, Montpelier. Montpelier sits on the banks of Winooski River. A noteworthy visit to the VT Historical Society, the Morse Maple Sugar Farm, and dinner at Sarducci’s are a must. Out of Montpelier we go through the valley to Randolph Center, Braintree and work our way to the quintessential town of Woodstock for 2 evenings. Along this route expect to find more than a dozen covered bridges and Quechee Gorge. Enjoy the afternoon off bike and enjoy some browsing or marvel at the glass blowing at the Simon Piece Gallery.

We don't stay just in the river valleys. The next afternoon we climb up and over the Green Mountains at Bread Loaf Mountain, then and cruise down-hill and through fertile farming valleys to Middlebury, rich with history from the Revolutionary War and of course, covered bridges.

On our final morning of cycling, we have time to stop at the Morgan Horse Farm, Vergennes and then sneak in the back door of South Burlington before we depart for home.

Day 1- South Burlington- Winooski River - Moscow- The Trapp Lodge- Stowe (42 miles)

Day 2- Stowe- Mt. Mansfield - Waterville - Johnson - Stowe (63 miles)

Day 3- Stowe - Ben and Jerry's - Duxbury - Waitfield - Montpelier (39 miles)

Day 4- Montpelier - Northfield - Randolph - Braintree - Bethel- Woodstock (50 miles)

Day 5- Woodstock - Queechee - Woodstock (20miles)

Day 6- Woodstock - Middlebury Bowl - Middlebury (60 miles)

Day 7- Middlebury- Vergennes- S. Burlington (30 miles)

Total miles: up to 320   Elevation maps will be available soon.