Bike Tour of Vermont Discovery – September 27-October 2, 2015


This classic tour combines beautiful easier cycling with plenty of time to slow down and enjoy all the things that make Vermont special. Monday we ride through quiet farmland to the pretty village of Orwell, stop at Norton’s Gallery (with his world famous whimsical wood carvings) and then bike down to the shores of Lake Champlain. Here we cross Lake Champlain on a short scenic ferry ride over to Fort Ticonderoga where we are treated to a guided tour and picnic so you will get a full experience of this historic military fort that was the site of several crucial battles during the American Revolution.

Tuesday we enjoy spectacular vistas and rural scenery as we ride along the shores of beautiful Lake Dunmore and then to cycle to Brandon, a village of tree-shaded streets and a marvelous mix of Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian homes. In the afternoon you might also opt for a further adventure by riding up to the panoramic views on Brandon Gap. Wednesday’s ride takes us to Middlebury, our home for the last two nights. Plan to arrive early enough to enjoy a leisurely stroll exploring this handsome town and the campus of Middlebury College and to join us at the Otter Creek Brewery where we enjoy appetizers while tasting several of their wonderful craft brews. On Thursday we cross the Pulp Mill Covered Bridge, pass the Morgan Horse Farm, and follow the Otter Creek to the “city” of Vergennes, and to beautiful Button Bay on Lake Champlain. Here we enjoy spectacular views across the lake to the majestic Adirondack mountains and have an included tour of the fascinating Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

Our last day’s ride takes us through the Middlebury College campus into lush rolling farmland where we pass some of Vermont’s finest apple orchards before arriving back in Shoreham.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED: Ferry ride, visit to Fort Ticonderoga, beer tasting at Otter Creek Brewery, hard cider tasting at Woodchuck Cidery, 5 nights of lodging, 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners (you are on your own for dinner one night in Middlebury), detailed maps and itineraries; free use of bicycle and helmet; free transfer from/to Burlington International Airport, experienced guides; full van support; cycling at your own pace along routes that we have carefully selected and continually improve.

Final payment due 60 days prior to your tour (personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

*Single Travelers: A limited number of guaranteed private rooms are available on most tours at an additional cost. This cost is indicated on each tour page.

Single travelers willing to share a room will be charged an amount no greater than 50% of the guaranteed private room rate and this will be fully refunded if you end up sharing a room with another traveler. This cost is also indicated on each tour page.

The reason for these additional charges is that most of our inns charge Discovery Bicycle Tours by the room regardless of the number of occupants, but our per person tour rates are based on double occupancy. Therefore it costs Discovery Bicycle Tours substantially more to have only one occupant in a room. We do want to encourage single travelers and therefore absorb half of the additional cost to us when you end up in a private room without requesting it. You will note that on some tours there is no additional charge and this is because the inns on those tours are not charging Discovery Bicycle Tours.


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