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Vermont Bicycle Tour: Stowe Fall Foliage
Discover the sublime colors of fall in Vermont on this lovely 6 day cycle tour. This unique Vermont fall foliage cycling trip begins with three days of riding through small towns and covered bridges in the Lake Champlain Valley before it winds east through the Green Mountains to Stowe. Combining valley and mountain regions ensure peak foliage viewing during your trip. From country inns to a majestic lakeside estate and mountain lodge, experience the best of fall foliage, riding a select collection of Vermont’s most scenic country roads.
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance151.6 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance24.9 miles
Ride through several of Vermont’s timeless covered bridges and visit the Old Round Church. Sample homemade cider and donuts at a local orchard. Enjoy a taste of one of Vermont’s famed IPAs from a small craft brewery or sample award-winning vodka from the top distiller in the US. Fill the support van with woolens from a family mill that’s been in operation since the mid-1800s.
Colorful fall foliage season is a favorite for this award-winning Vermont tour. The pristine Vermont air takes on an especially crisp feel on sunshine-filled fall days. This unique trip begins with three days of riding through the small towns and covered bridges of the Lake Champlain Valley’s gently rolling terrain. Here, charming country inns make you feel like family while serving hearty country breakfasts each morning. An exclusive stay at The Inn at Shelburne Farms, a magnificent lakeside estate and working farm, highlights the midpoint of the trip. Visit the Old Round Church, sample cider and donuts at a local orchard, and enjoy a taste of IPA from a small craft brewery.
As you make your way east to the storybook village of Stowe, Vermont’s Green Mountains rise from valley floors. Ride the narrow switchbacks through the cliffs of Smuggler's Notch, named for the smuggling of alcohol from Canada during Prohibition. Visit a family-run woolen mill that has been outfitting Vermonters for over a century. Indulge yourself at Topnotch Resort and Spa, a luxurious oasis nestled on a hillside overlooking Vermont’s tallest mountain. The resort features an outdoor heated pool, full spa, and highly regarded restaurant. Experience the fall colors of Vermont in fine style.
Each day various options are given for cycling so that you can choose the distance that suits you best. Please see the itinerary page for more details on the daily options.