For quiet Vermont roads, historic buildings, delicious food and peaceful scenery, this tour can’t be beat. Meet in the quaint old town of Brandon, where you spend two nights — and enjoy strolling by the picturesque buildings and shops. Then hop on your bicycle and explore serene farm and forest landscapes of the surrounding valley. Or for more of a challenge, take the option to add climbs through two famous Vermont passes, known as “gaps.”
Head to Middlebury for three nights to enjoy this college town and all its glory. Walk along the village green and hear the rush of the falls on Otter Creek. Browse the antique shops and galleries. The brick and stone buildings make you feel as if you’re stepping back in time. Robert Frost taught at the college here and lived nearby, where he wrote many of his famous poems.
Sample fresh foodie delights and visit local craft breweries as you cycle through the rolling terrain between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Tour a fascinating marble works — source of stone in many well-known structures. Don’t miss the chance to stop at a local pottery studio, munch on treats from farm stands, and meet furry friends at an alpaca or a Morgan horse farm. And for more miles, take the option to ride to the shores of Lake Champlain. You experience some of Vermont’s best scenery, history and cycling routes on our Middlebury & Otter Creek Valley tour.