• The wide and beautiful Hudson River carves through mountains and promontories, past gorgeous pastures and fields, and small riverside villages, views and vistas that inspired the Hudson River School artists more than a century ago. Quiet country roads twist and turn through woods, past wineries, exquisite horse farms, and rolling fields supporting apple orchards. These are the views and the rural paradise that brought the Gilded Age millionaires to the area and where they proceeded to lavish millions creating magnificent estates along the banks of the river. Our new bike tour immerses you in all this.
  • On this new tour we stay in the beautiful village of Stowe where you will find an incredible array of sophisticated shops and galleries, and where the immensely popular Green Mountain Inn treats us to a perfect blend of country ambiance and the modern comforts of an exceptional resort. Our riding is spectacular and takes us to several small, limited production breweries such as Lost Nation, Rock Art, and The Alchemist (makers of Heady Topper), and one evening we will take a ride out to the von Trapp Brewery and Bierhall for a guided beer tasting and delightful dinner.
  • Bring your passport! This tour begins in northern Vermont, but we soon are cycling through the beautiful French-speaking Eastern Townships of Quebec where we are treated to gorgeous vistas, pretty villages, spectacular easy-to-intermediate biking and excellent inns. We begin our tour cycling past farms and covered bridges before crossing the border into Canada. Here we begin to immerse ourselves in the culture and beauty of this unique area with visits to the village of Frelighsburg and to Standbridge East’s Musee Missisquoi and include a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Domaine du Ridge Vineyard. In fact, much of our tour is along Quebec’s “Routes de Vins” allowing us several opportunities to visit some of Canada's most celebrated vineyards, including L'Orpailleur and Domaine Les Brome. We ride along Chemin Gaspé, passing the beautiful equestrian facilities of the 1976 Olympics, and later ride along the dedicated bike paths of Quebec's famous Route Verte, paralleling the shores of Lac Boivin and the majestic Choiniere in Park Yamaska, and visit historic Bromont with its many shops and famous Musee de Chocolat.
  • “Where the Highlands meet the Lowlands, and they both meet the sea.” That’s where we go on our cycling tour of Scotland, immersed in some of the grandest scenery in the British Isles and treated to the essence of all things Scottish: romantic castles guarding their domain; luxurious palace homes of dukes and barons; deep wandering lochs and soft wooded glens; and lovely winding roads where we are often the only travelers. We visit ancient villages, tour whisky distilleries, and shop for crafts, antiques, and woolens.
  • It seems almost unfair that Vermont, so spectacular with its hills, valleys, farms and small villages, should also have, as its westerly boundary, one of the most lovely lakes in the country. Lake Champlain is the sixth largest 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.
  • The area around Shoreham is perfect for cycling. It’s famous for its tidy apple orchards, grand views of Lake Champlain, pastures with grazing sheep and cows, and the classic beauty and simplicity of the surrounding towns and villages. Mountains form a backdrop to our rides – the Green Mountains to the east and the impressive skyline of the Adirondacks rising over the lake to the west. It makes for a wonderfully varied experience of rural Vermont. Dominic and Molly Francis are our hosts at the beautifully restored Shoreham Inn. They have retained its fine country feel and essential 1790 Vermont character while adding those comforts and amenities that make our stay special. The dining room, with its exposed beams and open fireplace, exudes warmth and charm and sets the friendly atmosphere for delicious home-cooked meals.