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Vermont Bike Tours

The scenery, quiet roads, farm-fresh food and outstanding attractions make Vermont one of the best places to bike. We offer you a wide range of easier to advanced-level tours here. And because Discovery Bicycle Tours has been based in Vermont since 1977, you also get the benefit of decades of our experience. Here are our current Vermont tour offerings:

Vermont Tours of 6+ Days

Green Mountain Gravel Adventure Bike Tour | 6 days | Level: 4-Intermediate to Advanced. The first in a new style of touring for us called “Adventure Trips,” this tour offers a rustic experience with camping — plus challenging gravel and dirt terrain and epic climbs. You provide a gravel or mountain bike and camping gear, and we carry your luggage, provide a cook and leader, and set up the rides on gravel roads and paths.

Lake Champlain Islands Bike Tour | 6 days | Level: 2-Easier to Intermediate. Enjoy amazing views and rides around Lake Champlain. You stay the first two nights just a few hundred feet from Burlington’s waterfront and near 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. 

Middlebury & Otter Creek Valley Bike Tour | 6-days | Level: 2-Easier to Intermediate. 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 then enjoy three nights in the lovely college town of Middlebury. See landscapes that inspired Robert Frost.

Quebec Eastern Townships Bike Tour | 6-days | Level: 2-Easier to Intermediate. Though most of this tour is in the province of Quebec, it starts and ends in northern Vermont. Bring your passport! Cycle through the beautiful French-speaking Eastern Townships where you are treated to gorgeous vistas, pretty villages, and excellent inns.

Vermont Gravel Traverse Bike Tour | 8-days | Level: 5-Advanced. The Vermont Gravel Traverse is a predominantly off-road route that traces a diagonal through the state of Vermont, from Canaan in the far northeast to Pownal in the far southwest. This is part of our Adventure Tour series, but it included stays at inns instead of camping.

Vermont Three Rivers Bike Tour | 6-days | Level: 2-Easier to Intermediate. The Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire is a mecca for bicycling along three scenic rivers: the Connecticut, White and Ottauquechee. Enjoy vistas of farms, small towns and wooden bridges.

Vermont Weekend Bike Tours

North Hero Weekend Bike Tour | 3-days | Level: 1-Easier. 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. On this tour you stay on the picturesque island of North Hero and enjoy gentle hills and a winery visit.

Stowe Bike & Brew Weekend Bike Tour | 3-days | Level: 3-Intermediate. Enjoy a three-day weekend of challenging rides and a chance to taste world-famous Vermont craft beers in and around Stowe. Most of these departures are a Friday to Sunday … or extend your July 4th weekend and tour with us on Monday to Wednesday, July 5-7.