Vermont: Middlebury Countryside & The Lake Champlain CoastCycle Vermont’s bucolic vistas at the pace that suits you. Prolonged stays at just two inns—one historic gem dating to 1827 and one waterfront resort—allow you to explore pastoral countryside and scenic lakesides as you wish, riding past classic red barns, timeless silos and sweeping fields grazed by dairy cows. With the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks watching over, you pedal the picture-perfect farmlands of the Champlain Valley, inspiration to generations of writers and artists. Absorb the small-town charms of Middlebury, Vergennes and Bristol. Take refreshing dips in Lake Dunmore and Lake Champlain. Ride under the canopy of state forests. Among bike tours in Vermont, this relaxed self-guided itinerary is truly special.
- Indulge in the lakeside amenities of a historic resort
- Stroll the shop-lined streets of Middlebury, one of Vermont’s inimitable charming towns
- Pedal the Champlain Valley’s gently rolling farmlands, dotted with typical red barns, silos and dairy cows
- Marvel at stunning Green Mountain vistas as you cycle through the quaint farmland of Panton
- Pause on your own to visit the Morgan Horse Farm, where the famed breed is bred and preserved
What to Expect
This tour offers the full range of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is ideal for both beginning and experienced cyclists. Please verify your bike selection for this tour as it is not always possible to change bikes once you arrive on tour. Travel with your friends and family—we can accommodate multiple guests on this self-guided vacation. Our 24/7 support system is available if needed.
- Daily Mileage: 8 - 51.4|
- Biking: 2 - 5 hr
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|5 nights in an historic inn and a lakeside resort|
|5 meals: 5 breakfasts|
Swift House Inn
Just outside Middlebury’s downtown center, the Swift House offers luxurious, air-conditioned accommodations within walking distance of the town’s many excellent restaurants and shops. Relax in this cozy 1814 inn—a former governor’s mansion—while you enjoy its lovely gardens, exquisite dining in Jessica’s Restaurant, a cozy bar, and fireplaces.
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.
Guest Reviews 4 out of 8 (50%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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