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Northern Vermont Bike Tour

A Journey through the Northeast Kingdom

Just ask anyone in Vermont. The best things in life take time. Like leisurely biking amid the Green Mountains of the Northeast, serene valleys and pristine lakes. Savoring the fresh air. Hand-pressed apple cider and world-renowned breweries. Peaceful winding roads. Handicrafts. It makes sense really, that perfection can't be rushed. Like this perfect vacation in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $3,799 - $4,149 pp dbl occ
($1,100 for sgl occ)

Vermont Biking
Vermont Biking

Vermont

Start/End Burlington

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

Highlights
  • Explore the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, brimming with idyllic mountains, verdant valleys and crystal-clear lakes
  • Bike quiet rolling roads past classic New England farms, quaint country houses, maple syrup stands and covered bridges
  • Meet eclectic locals–musicians, organic farmers and historians are just a few of our friends
  • Taste farm-to-fork produce, local cheeses, apple cider, craft beer and other local delicacies
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike through small-town Vermont, with classic New England scenery | Idyllic Stowe invites you into its historic downtown, full of handcrafted furniture stores and antique shops | Pedal past farms, forested mountains and the meandering Winooski River.

Topnotch Resort & Spa
Topnotch Resort & Spa
Stowe
| Premiere Hotel

This "120-acre resort has turned itself into the most sumptuous in Stowe," says Condé Nast Traveler. (pool, spa)

Day 3

A climb up Smuggler's Notch is a must for anyone seeking a biking challenge in Vermont | Covered bridges and babbling brooks line our rolling route through the sleepy communities of Waterville, Belvidere and Montgomery Center | Make your way up to Jay Peak and feast your eyes on sweeping vistas.

Tram Haus Lodge
Jay Peak Resort
Jay
| *Casual Hotel

Old chairlift towers, sheave wheels and tram cable are cleverly incorporated into the décor of this welcoming modern lodge at the base of Jay Peak Resort. (spa)

Days 4-6

Ride into the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, cycling past rolling hills, lush pastureland and into maple country | Discover Willoughby Gap—a glacially carved formation made more impressive by the beautiful 320-foot-deep Lake Willoughby situated at its base | Enjoy farm-to-plate pristine picnics with a backdrop of verdant scenery, aromatic evergreens and rolling hills | Crisscross through tiny rural towns on quiet lanes and peaceful farm roads | Explore East Burke—once a sleepy village and now a bustling outdoor enthusiast hub.

The Inn at Burklyn
The Inn at Burklyn
East Burke
| Premiere Hotel

Built in 1904 this Neo Classical-style mansion is perfectly restored and features a wrap-around porch and expansive windows with lovely pastoral views.

Dates & Prices

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.

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Activity Level: 2-4

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, and the continuously rolling terrain can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Also, the roads in Stowe can see higher traffic volume, and we may encounter occasional patches of rough pavement in Vermont.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles* | 3700 ft. gain
Level 5 | 57 miles | 5000 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles* | 3600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 57 miles | 4200 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
* with shuttle

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

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

A proven classic, our most popular 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
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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, 5 dinners, 6 lunches
  • 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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