Discovery Bicycle Tours has NEW options for avid off-pavement cyclists called Adventure Tours. If your idea of the perfect biking day includes dirt and gravel riding, some challenging climbs, and (in most cases) camping in a tent at the end of a satisfying ride, check out these tours AND tell your friends!
Enjoy outstanding bike routes in some of our favorite places. Ride on dirt and gravel roads, single and double track and occasional paved sections. One leader rides along with guests, and the other cooks (on camping tours) and/or transports gear in the van.
WHERE DO I SLEEP?
Guests on the camping tours stay in tents, with only an occasional night indoors. (A few Adventure Tours stay in hotels.)
WHAT DO I BRING?
You provide your own bicycle (rentals are sometimes available nearby) and are responsible for your own basic bike maintenance, such as fixing flats and cleaning and lubing chains. Guests also provide their own camping gear. A detailed packing list will be available ahead of your tour date.
WHERE DO WE EAT?
When available, riders dine in restaurants, supplemented by meals prepared by an on-staff cook, especially when camping. We offer snacks and water for biking.
IS THERE A SAG WAGON?
A van is available to ferry gear and food. However, the van’s purpose is not to serve as a sag vehicle, as riders are expected to pedal every mile of the route. Due to the nature of the routes, the van will not be able to follow the riders.
Green Mountain Gravel Adventure Bike Tour | 7 days | Level: 5- Advanced. This is one of the best adventure routes in the Northeast. You pedal 250 challenging miles and climb nearly 22,000 feet. Nearly 70% of the route is off-road — ranging from well-maintained gravel roadways, to barely maintained Class IV dirt lanes, to super fun single-track. Read more >
Vermont Gravel Traverse Bike Tour | 8 days | Level: 5- Advanced. The Vermont Gravel Traverse is an Adventure-style tour with challenging riding — but with stays in hotels instead of camping. It follows a predominantly off-road route that traces a diagonal through the state of Vermont ... from Canaan in the far northeast to Pownal in the far southwest. The route is modeled closely after the VTXL, which was inspired by ProTour rider Ted King and designed by Joe Cruz of bikepacking.com. Read more >