Bike Tour | Vermont North Hero House / Champlain Islands 3-Day / 2-Night 2017-11-16T16:39:34+00:00

Vermont > North Hero House/Champlain Islands

Bike Tour

3-DAY / 2-NIGHT VERMONT BIKE TOUR

Lake Champlain is the sixth largest lake in the U.S., but what really makes it so special is the unspoiled natural beauty of its shoreline, and the unsurpassed views across the lake to the Green and Adirondack mountains. Saturday’s easy cycling begins with a delightful ride along the western shore of the lake. We stop for a visit of Snow Farm Vineyards which is followed by an awe-inspiring ride along a former railway causeway that extends over a mile out onto the lake. Sunday’s ride takes us over Alburg Passage and across a small bridge to Isle La Motte, the site of a French fort built in 1666, and to Saint Anne’s Shrine. Sometime during your stay, you will want to visit Hero’s Welcome General Store, the local community gathering place and purveyors of an eclectic mix of baked goods, local arts, and rugged necessities. On this weekend, we are guests at the historic North Hero House. This lakeside inn has long been a local favorite and provides comfortable rooms and excellent dining while still maintaining its essential old-fashioned character and charm.

North Hero House/Champlain Islands Vermont Bike Tour Itinerary

Our tour of the Champlain Islands takes full advantage of this wealth of beauty. Connected by bridges and causeways to the rest of Vermont, these islands are blessed with a unique combination of exceptional rural scenery and farmland that you enjoy while cycling along quiet lakeshore roads that wander along the water’s edge. Our easy cycling includes exploring Isle La Motte, the site of a French fort built in 1666, an optional ride into Canada, a visit to Snow Farm Vineyards, and, sometime during your stay, a fun stop at Hero’s Welcome General Store, the local community gathering spot full of fresh baked goods, local arts, and rugged necessities.We stay at the historic North Hero House. Built over a century ago, this lakeside inn has long been a local favorite. Recently redecorated, the inn provides comfortable rooms and excellent dining while still maintaining its essential old-fashioned character and charm.

DAY ONE  | Arrival Day | North Hero House
Settle in at the North Hero House located right on the shore of beautiful Lake Champlain. Perhaps enjoy an afternoon tea relaxing in a lake-side rocking chair before having an enjoyable dinner and meeting with your fellow weekend adventurers.

DAY TWO  |  Distance: 38 miles  |  Terrain: Easier | North Hero House
Ride along the western shores of the islands looking across Lake Champlain to the towering peaks of the Adirondacks. Enjoy a visit to Snow Farm Vineyards and ride out the narrow causeway that extends far into a beautiful bay. On our return we have gorgeous views of the Green Mountains to the east and usually make a stop at the quintessential Hero’s Welcome General Store.

DAY THREE  |  Distance: 25 or 28 miles  |  Terrain: Easier
Today we cycle north crossing  a narrow causeway onto Isle la Motte where we visit Saint Anne’s Shrine and the site of the first French settlement in the soon-to-be United States. An option takes us out to the Fiske Quarry where we you might see evidence of the 480 million year old fossils along outcroppings of the Chazy Fossil Reef.

North Hero House/Champlain Islands Vermont Bike Tour

3-DAY / 2-NIGHT BIKE TOUR

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable up to 60 days of the tour date.

May 18-20, 2018: $675reserve
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June 29-July 1, 2018: $675reserve
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July 13-15, 2018: $675reserve
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August 24-26, 2018: $675reserve
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September 7-9, 2018: $675reserve
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October 12-14, 2018: $675
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Final payment due 60 days prior to your tour (personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

Single Supplement Fee: $180*

Default Single Supplement Fee: $90*

*Single Traveler? We are the most affordable tour company for single travelers, and our policies and rates are the very best. Please see our single traveler policies.

Our Straight-Forward Price Guarantee: If you find a less expensive, non-discounted, price for a biking tour in the same general area, for the same number of days,  in a comparable season, with comparable accommodations and meals, we 1) will be amazed and 2) will match the price! All you need to do is tell us before or as you are making your reservation.

Cancellations: If you cancel your tour reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined as follows:

  • If you cancel 60 or more days prior to the start of your tour, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 45 and 59 days prior to the start of your tour, you will forfeit 50% of all tour payments.
  • If you cancel between 0 and 44 days prior to the start of your tour, all tour payments will be forfeited.

Inns

logo-vermont-north-hero-houseThe North Hero House is an historic, beautifully restored country inn.  Nestled in the heart of a charming well-preserved 19th century village on Lake Champlain, the Inn has been welcoming guests since 1891 when they arrived by paddle wheel steamer.northherohouse.com

What’s Included

2 nights of lodging; 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners; free use of bicycle and helmet; detailed maps and itineraries; experienced guides; full van support; cycling at your own pace along routes that we have carefully selected and continually improve.

FREE USE OF BIKES

We are happy to provide you with a bike to use at no charge. Our bikes come equipped with a front handlebar bag, rear carrier, water bottle, mirror and flat pedals. Pedal cages and soft gel seat covers are available on request. We are also happy to put your own clipless pedals (pedals that attach to your biking shoes) and seat on your bike if you wish. Specific details and styles of bikes available in each location are indicated under each photograph below. The make of bikes provided varies by location.Bikes-for-Web-Site

A collection of photos from a variety of our Vermont tours.