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North Hero Weekend

  • Bench Lake Champlain
  • Lake Champlain and Green Mountains
  • Vines, arbor, mountains
  • Sunset calm Lake Champlain
  • Bags of apples
  • North Hero House evening
  • Erik and guest
  • Lake Champlain Causeway in fall
DURATION
3 Day(s)
DAILY BIKING
20 to 46 miles
TRIP DIFFICULTY
1-Easier
STARTING FROM
$795
SINGLES FROM
$300

Trip Overview

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.

Itinerary

From start to finish, check out the route.

DAY 1 - North Hero Island
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 2 - Quintessential Vermont
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 3 - Isle la Motte
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

Dates & Pricing

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable until the final payment due date.

Start End Cost Availability
Jul 17, 2020 Jul 19, 2020 $795.00 Available! Reserve Reserve
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 16, 2020 $795.00 Available! Reserve Reserve
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 20, 2020 $795.00 Available! Reserve Reserve
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 04, 2020 $795.00 Available! Reserve Reserve

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. Airfare not included.

Dates & Pricing

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable until the final payment due date.

Start: Jul 17, 2020
End: Jul 19, 2020
Cost: $795.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve
Start: Aug 14, 2020
End: Aug 16, 2020
Cost: $795.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve
Start: Sep 18, 2020
End: Sep 20, 2020
Cost: $795.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve
Start: Oct 02, 2020
End: Oct 04, 2020
Cost: $795.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve

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. Airfare not included.

Inns

Where you stay along the way.

North Hero House
The 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.

Gallery

Images from this tour. Click each to see it larger.

Bench Lake Champlain Lake Champlain and Green Mountains Vines, arbor, mountains Sunset calm Lake Champlain Bags of apples North Hero House evening Erik and guest Lake Champlain Causeway in fall