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Vermont Bike Tour

From Idyllic Stowe to Charming Woodstock

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,299 - $4,499 pp dbl occ

($1,200 for sgl occ)

Rolling hills, warm colors, cool mornings invite you on our Vermont Bike Tour. Bike round the corner and you're high above in the Green Mountains. Later, you're in quiet farmland. Taste the maple. Savor the brilliant foliage. Take a break in Woodstock and walk the quaint shops in biking shoes. It's okay. They've heard the clip-clop before. Southern Vermont was made for biking.

Southern Vermont Biking Tour
Southern Vermont Biking Tour


Start/End Burlington

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


  • Ride through classic landscapes of vibrant foliage, picturesque rivers, old red barns and meandering waterways
  • Taste a variety of local specialties like maple syrup, cheese and craft beer—and for a pick-me-up, order a maple latte
  • Explore Stowe, Warren, East Middlebury, Woodstock—quintessential New England villages with top-notch shopping and dining
  • Bike past grazing cows and quaint towns, mixing in some challenging climbs and exhilarating descents
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Begin your bike tour riding past manicured farms, wooded mountains and pastures dotted with black-and-white Holstein cows | Don’t forget to look up for striking views of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak | Explore the idyllic surroundings and historic architecture of Stowe Village.

Green Mountain Inn
Green Mountain Inn
| Premiere Hotel

Built as a private residence in 1833 and now tastefully restored, this historic inn was once a stagecoach stop. (pool)

Days 2-3

Cycle through maple forests and rustic farmland from beautiful Stowe to enchanting and historic Warren, stopping along the way in charming Montpelier, the smallest state capital in the United States | Bike through the postcard-perfect landscape of the Mad River Valley beneath the Green Mountains to the Pitcher Inn, a luxurious Relais & Châteaux property | Pedal rolling rural roads to quaint East Middlebury | Challenge yourself on scenic Lincoln Gap Road—the steepest paved mile in America.

Pitcher Inn
Pitcher Inn
| Premiere Hotel

Sitting at the edge of a stream, this elegant property features charming porches, a gabled roof and unique guest rooms. A Relais & Châteaux member.

Days 4-6

Birch, pine and vibrant maple trees flank your path to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village | Stop at the Billings Farm & Museum for a peek at American history | Ride tranquil roads through farmland and rural towns | Cross the celebrated Appalachian Trail to arrive in the town of Quechee, known for its 90-foot-long covered bridge spanning the Ottauquechee River | Watch local glass artisans ply their trade at the hydroelectrically powered Simon Pearce factory | Bike to South Woodstock, past beautiful horse stables and the famous South Woodstock Country Store. 

Woodstock Inn
Woodstock Inn & Resort
| Premiere Hotel

An "imposing landmark resort hotel facing the village green in a beautifully preserved village noted for its restored 18th-century homes," according to Andrew Harper. (pool, spa)

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

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

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 certain sections of the routes take place on dirt or gravel roads 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 | 14 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 5 | 58 miles | 4500 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 43 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 500 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! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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, 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
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+

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.
$400 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, 5 lunches, 4 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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