Discovery Bicycle Tours - 1.800.257.2226
“Every expectation was surpassed. You anticipate every need and satisfy it - so all of our energies can go into biking, hiking, and having the time of our lives.”
Ownings Mills, MD
On a Discovery Bicycle tour, you ride at your own pace from inn to inn and enjoy fine food and great lodging. You are pampered by engaging leaders and supported by a van that moves your luggage and serves as your traveling snack bar and bike repair shop. This is our 37th year of leading bicycle tours in Vermont and we take great pride in showing you the most beautiful and least traveled corners of our special world.
Your adventure is made up of a number of special experiences, both large and small. You will be enthralled with the handsome churches, spectacular views, historic sites, and quaint towns.
Equal to these larger sensations will be your memory of the bright taste of an apple you just picked; the friendliness of the owner of a general store; visiting a sugarhouse and sampling pure maple syrup; getting to know folks in your group; enjoying iced tea on the porch of your inn; riding a ferry across Lake Champlain; hiking on a forested trail; seeing deer on the edge of a pasture in the evening; listening to the clatter of your bicycle as you cross the hardwood flooring of a covered bridge; soothing your feet in the flow of a brook; feeling satisfied at the end of the day's ride; or taking an evening stroll along a quiet dirt road.
Part of the experience is also in the absence of things such as cell phones, billboards, decisions, cars, and bustle. The cycling is all at your own pace, but so is everything else. We do the organizing, the planning and the lugging. You enjoy yourself.
So while the cycling is an important part of the adventure, it is really just one perfect part of a total experience. You are engaged in a bicycle tour- and in a whole range of places, sounds, smells, and perceptions.
Please explore our list of Vermont bicycle tours, and our cycling tours of Maine, Maryland, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Quebec, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Tuscany and Puglia Italy, and new for 2013 our California Wine and Coast tour.
Enjoy awe-inspiring views of Lake Champlain * Ride the renowned Burlington Bike Path * Bike into Canada * Ferry to the historic landmark of Essex, NY * Enjoy an included afternoon of professionally guided kayaking * Visit a winery * Visit historic Isle la Motte
Tour Vermont's rural corner * Visit Canada * Enjoy villages such as Stowe, Montgomery and Greensboro * Tour Cabot's Cheese factory * Visit quintessential country stores
Cross the U.S. border into a beautiful area of French-speaking Canada * Enjoy wine tastings * Ride along the Route Verte * Visit Bromont * Stay in five superb inns and small hotels
Visit Norwich, Lyme, Quechee, Hanover and Woodstock * Follow along quiet roads and beautiful rivers * Visit King Arthur Flour Baker's Store and the Billings Farm and Museum * Picnic on the shores of Silver Lake * Enjoy three very different and superb small inns
Cycle along Otter Creek and past rolling farmland * Visit Chimney Point on Lake Champlain * Cross by ferry to Fort Ticonderoga * Visit Middlebury * Tour the Morgan Horse Farm and Vermont Marble Museum
Ride along the leisurely Champlain Valley * Kayak through a wildlife management area * Enjoy a scenic evening cruise * Visit the home of Ben & Jerry's * Explore Stowe * Be treated to the luxury of Vermont's finest resorts
Bike through the spectacular scenery of Lake Champlain * Relax with a wine tasting * Explore Hero's Welcome Country Store * Cycle along miles of lakeshore to historic Isle La Motte * Extend your ride into Canada
Spend three nights in Middlebury at an elegant inn * Visit the campus of Middlebury College * Follow the Otter Creek across covered bridges and loop around Lake Dunmore * Picnic on Lake Champlain's Button Bay * Bike through pretty Vergennes, the "smallest city in America"
Bike along the spectacular scenery of Lake Champlain * Visit a winery * Explore Hero's Welcome Country Store * Cycle to Alburgh Dunes and to historic Isle La Motte
Stay in the historic village of Norwich * Ride along the Connecticut River * Visit Lyme * Explore Hanover and the beautiful Dartmouth College campus
Bike along the Ottauquechee River to Quechee Gorge * Visit historic Woodstock and Quechee * Tour the Simon Pearce glassworks and Billings Farm & Museum * Take a rural ride to Plymouth and the Historic District which is the ancestral home of Calvin Coolidge
Visit Middlebury and Middlebury College * Ride to Larrabee's Point on Lake Champlain * Tour the Morgan Horse Farm * Enjoy rural cycling through apple orchards and lovely farmland * Stay at a handsome historic inn