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The need for travel insurance cannot be over-emphasized. For a small percentage of your travel and tour costs, you are covered if you need to cancel or interrupt your vacation with us due to a number of circumstances beyond your control, including (most importantly) if a health-related problem arises affecting you or even a non-traveling member of your family. As you know, most airline fares are non-refundable, and travel insurance is especially important since Discovery Bicycle Tours' contractual obligations with our inns make it impossible for us to refund your monies anytime within 60 days prior to your trip despite the compelling nature of your emergency.
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Part of the pleasure of this tour is exploring the Town of Middlebury. Former grist and woolen mills now house Vermont's best collection of sophisticated craft shops and galleries, including the Vermont State Craft Center, where you will find excellent woodworking, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, photography, prints, antiques and folk art. This is also the home of prestigious Middlebury College, with its distinctive campus, broad manicured lawns and handsome buildings fashioned from locally quarried gray stone.
Once we cycle across the Pulp Mill Covered Bridge, the town almost immediately gives way to wide fertile valleys dotted with productive dairy farms and apple orchards. The roads wind through pastures and cultivated fields, while in the distance we are treated with spectacular views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.
We ride past the Morgan Horse Farm; follow the Otter Creek to Vergennes (America's smallest city); and have the option of riding out to beautiful Button Bay on Lake Champlain where we visit the Maritime Museum. On another day, we pass by Shard Villa, an imposing "surely haunted" Gothic mansion, picnic on the sandy beach at Lake Dunmore, and take a short hike up to the Falls of Lana. You will surely agree that this tour combines all things that make Vermont such a perfect place to bike.
Day 1: Arrival Day
Day 2: 39 mi (63 km)
Day 3 : 30 or 43 (49 or 70 km)
Day 4 : 22 mi (36 km)
Average Daily Mileage: 30 mi (49 km)
Average Daily Mileage with Options: 35 mi (57 km)
Day 2: Easier to Intermediate
Day 3 : Easier to Intermediate
Day 4 : Easier
3 nights of lodging (double occupancy); 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners; detailed maps and itineraries; 2 experienced guides; full van support; cycling at your own pace along routes that we have carefully selected and continually improve; plus assorted epiphanies and serendipities.