Vermont: Burlington, the Champlain Islands & Country VillagesCycle along scenic shoreline paths during this spectacular Lake Champlain bike tour, where unrivaled nature, charming towns, and Vermont hospitality go hand in hand. Your route features picturesque, car-free bike paths and breathtaking views of mountain ranges in both directions – the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. On the mainland, experience the small-city hospitality and culture of Burlington, the fascinating history chronicled at the famed Shelburne Museum, and the vibrant resort and alpine aesthetic of Stowe. On the water, kayak tranquil Lake Champlain, take a refreshing dip in a loc4al beach, and absorb panoramic views as you ferry your bike from one beautiful place to the next.
- Explore historic St. Anne’s Shrine and Fisk Quarry, home to the world’s oldest reef
- Enjoy deluxe accommodations: a cozy Vermont inn, a boutique hotel, and a lakeside resort
- Enjoy a scenic ride on South Hero Island with views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks
- Visit a local vineyard for a picnic lunch and wine tasting
- Tour the fascinating Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Shelburne Museum
- Ride along the gently rolling farmland of the Champlain Valley
What to Expect
This tour offers the full range of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who would like assistance with the hills.
- Daily Mileage: 12 - 49|
- Biking: 2 - 4 hr|
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|5 nights in a historic inn, a chic boutique hotel, and a lakeside resort|
|11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
North Hero House
This beautifully restored country inn has been welcoming guests since 1891 when they arrived by paddle wheel steamer. North Hero House features two full bars, a sandy beach, an acclaimed restaurant and a caring staff. Clustered at the water’s edge, rooms include WiFi, iPod-compatible clock-radios, and cable television and most feature a stunning panoramic view of the lake and mountains.
Vermont’s newest boutique hotel, the Hotel Vermont offers perfectly situated accommodations in downtown Burlington. The natural splendor of this “green,” sustainably operated hotel, coupled with its desire to embrace both the outdoors and shared community values, promises a truly memorable experience. Guests experience warm, attentive service and special touches designed to improve one’s mental and physical well-being. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are simple, yet elegant, with clean, crisp design elements and warm rustic charm. Rooms include flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, and complimentary Internet access.
Basin Harbor is a peaceful lakeside inn surrounded by spectacular lake and mountain views. For more than a century, the resort has delivered authentic Vermont hospitality, and is the first heritage accommodation in the state to receive a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary designation. Enjoy modern comforts like air conditioning and native touches like locally quarried marble fireplaces and custom mill-work. Relax in the beautiful gardens, swim in the lake or head to the golf course. The 700-acre resort, operated by fourth-generation innkeepers, is a wonderful place to relax after a day of exploring.
Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions
2022 Pre-Trip Extension - Burlington
- 1 night at the Hotel Vermont
- Transportation to North Hero
- Daily breakfast
- City information
Make your own arrangements for travel to Burlington, Vermont. You may take a bus or taxi from the Burlington International Airport to Hotel Vermont.
Accommodation: Hotel Vermont, Burlington
Guest Reviews 89 out of 91 (98%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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