This season, you stay the first two nights on this tour at the fabulous multiple-award-winning Hotel Vermont. Described as “rustic and modern, natural and sophisticated, hand wrought and high tech,” this new hotel is located just a few hundred feet from Burlington’s Lake Champlain waterfront and the vibrant nightlife of Church Street. The next three nights you are a guest at the extremely popular North Hero House, where you can relax in your Adirondack chair while enjoying the last rays of the sun reflecting across the lake onto the Green Mountains.
Every day on this spectacular tour includes leisurely lakeside cycling and awe-inspiring views of Lake Champlain, the sixth largest (and surely one of the loveliest) lakes in the U.S. You ride to Charlotte, then cross by ferry to ride through the nationally recognized historic village of Essex, New York. You bike along the renowned Burlington Bike path, follow a causeway into Lake Champlain and take the bike ferry onto the islands. Your easy cycling includes a visit to Vermont’s oldest settlement at Fort Saint Anne (and the Saint Anne Shrine), to the oldest log cabin in the nation, and to the quarry at Chazy Reef where the oldest fossils in the world are located. You can enjoy a visit to Snow Farm Vineyard and enjoy riding north into Canada (bring your passport!). You also enjoy an afternoon of professionally guided kayaking along the quiet shores of the lake.