Aerial view of Stowe, Vermont
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Vermont Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
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Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

Historic Stowe & the Green Mountains

Couples, Friends & Solos

3 days 2 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $2,499 - $2,699 pp dbl occ

($500 for sgl occ)

Charming New England towns. Winding country roads. Craft breweries, maple syrup, local cheese and farm-to-table dinners. All against the backdrop of Vermont’s legendary fall colors. Meet friendly locals and revel in the bounty of this fertile country. Biking your way through Vermont you’ll see just how vibrant it is—from the colors to the culture.

Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway map
Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway map


Start/End Burlington

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Bike through small-town Vermont, with classic New England scenery of red barns, forested mountains, rustic farmland and river valleys
  • Experience hillsides bursting with the reds, oranges and yellows of Stowe’s fall colors—one of the country’s top foliage viewing destinations
  • Enjoy incredible gourmet meals and taste a plethora of local delights—fresh cheeses, apple cider, taffy and lattes infused with maple syrup 
  • Explore the quintessential New England village of Stowe, walking from our charming inn to unique local boutiques, country stores and galleries 


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
3 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.

Day 1 Be swept away by Vermont’s beauty starting in the small town of Richmond for a ride along the winding Winooski River | Bike through delightful Waterbury, passing verdant mountains, maple sugar shacks and quaint country houses | See an explosion of fall colors lighting up the landscape as you pedal along quiet country roads and weave through a landscape of wooded mountains, charming rural neighborhoods and covered bridges | Discover fantastic views of the Green Mountains | Feel free to stop for treats at the Ben & Jerry’s factory or Cold Hollow Cider Mill | In the heart of Stowe Village, relax or take a swim at our cozy inn, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Day 2 Your incredible day of cycling begins with a pleasant ride through the Green Mountain foothills and river valleys | Follow rolling country roads with a bucolic backdrop of family-owned farms and forest-blanketed hills | Pop into a local brewery for a taste of Vermont's craft beer scene | Picnic along the shoreline of pristine Lake Elmore | Peruse Stowe’s local shops, cideries and coffee shops.

Day 3 On the last day of your Vermont fall adventure, hop on your bike for a spin on Stowe’s bike path | Continue on for a heart-pumping climb up Smuggler's Notch—the steep terrain between Spruce Peak to the east and Mount Mansfield to the west—named for the notorious smugglers who used the area's caves and thick forest cover to transport illegal goods across the Canadian border.

Exterior Green Mountain Inn
Green Mountain Inn
| Premiere Hotel

Built as a private residence in 1833 and once a stagecoach stop, this historic inn has been tastefully restored and is walking distance from shops and eateries in downtown Stowe. (pool)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

September 2023
Sep 22 - Sep 24
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Sep 29 - Oct 1
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October 2023
Oct 4 - Oct 6
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Oct 6 - Oct 8
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Oct 13 - Oct 15
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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Vermont’s landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, with some sections of the routes taking place on packed dirt to avoid heavy traffic. The continuously rolling terrain and dirt roads make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage or elevation may suggest.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 17 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 14 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 2500 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2. A performance-first flagship endurance bike engineered for comfort and race-level riding.

$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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