Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $2,599 - $2,799 /person

3 days

2 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

3 days

2 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Sep-Oct 2025: Sep-Oct

From $2,599 - $2,799 /person

Historic Stowe & the Green Mountains

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.

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Highlights

  • 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 
Vermont Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway map

Vermont

Start/End Burlington

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

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 scenic 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.
 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Green Mountain Inn
Stowe
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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 2

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Green Mountain Inn
Stowe
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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

On the last day of your Vermont fall adventure, hop on your bike for a spin on Stowe’s bike path and surrounding roads • Up for a challenge? 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.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Green Mountain Inn
Stowe
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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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From $2,599 - $2,799 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Green Mountain Inn
Stowe

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)

From $2,599 - $2,799 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $2,599 - $2,799 /person

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