Vermont > Farms & Lakes Weekend Tour
3-DAY / 2-NIGHT BIKE TOUR – $875
July 26-28, 2019
We are delighted to be offering weekend tours again at the beautiful Barrows House Inn or Dorset Inn. These inns have wonderful accommodations, lovely gardens and a great location. They are at the center of historic Dorset, long a fashionable summer haven for artists and writers, and considered one of the most picturesque villages in all New England.
Our superb biking includes riding along lovely streams, through the rolling farm country of the Mettawee Valley, and visits to several small villages. We stop for lunch at the Wells General Store before biking to Lake St. Catherine where we can swim, picnic, or wander along the beach. For the more energetic, we offer a number of excellent added miles and an optional ride to East Poultney where some hardy 18th-century buildings still grace the Green.
On Sunday we wind our way through the back roads of South Dorset into the elegant town of Manchester. Here we pass mansions fronted by miles of marble sidewalks and white picket fences, visit an historic square with its historic Congregational church and gold-domed courthouse, and then ride scenic country roads back to the inn. At the end of each day we can enjoy the pool at the inn, or even better for some, stop at an ancient former marble quarry now filled with cool spring water – a fantastic hidden swimming spot.
Finally, for those with other energies, there is plenty of interesting browsing to be done, whether at the venerable Dorset Union Store, the world-famous Orvis Fly Fishing Company, or at some of Manchester’s sophisticated outlets. A limited number of e-bikes are available on our most of our tours. But you can experience the Farms and Lakes Tour as a group … with everyone having the boost of an electric-assist bike, when you join us on Sept. 6-8 for an ALL e-bike tour.