Rolling hills, quiet villages, and more than a little opportunity to indulge in good food (with maple syrup on top!).
Distance: Between 58 and 95 miles (you have options) over 4 nights with 3 days of cycling.
Grading: Easy to Moderate.
The lower Champlain Valley in Vermont has a backdrop of the Adirondack mountains. Peppered with historic towns and villages with a cosmopolitan vibe, the relaxed farmland and orchards offer the perfect cycling terrain.
Vermont is a bit of a mecca for cyclists, and a brisk day of the open road is perfectly rounded off with a stay in a cosy and comfortable traditional Inn, including the Shoreham Inn, a restored tavern and former stagecoach stop which has been welcoming travellers for over 200 years.
This trip is also a perfect accompaniment to a longer stay in the North East of the United States, perhaps go on to visit Boston or the Big Apple.
This route begins and ends in Brandon, and Rutland airport is the closest base. Our itinerary includes baggage transfer from Inn to Inn, Bed & Breakfast accommodation in each hand-picked Inn, all the route notes and guidance you’ll need, and a welcome and orientation meeting.
Vermont is extremely popular in “leaf-peeper” season as the leaves turn a glorious spectrum of red and gold during the Autumn (if you are east of the Atlantic) / Fall (if you are west of the Atlantic). It is therefore crucial to book as early as possible (up to a year!) in advance for this season at the end of September and through October. However Vermont should not be forgotten in other seasons, and is beautiful throughout the summer as the sun shines through the leafy orchards; the perfect accompaniment to some relaxing biking.
The UK’s Times newspaper sent one of their writers to try out this trip, publishing a great article on cycling the Inn to Inn Vermont trail in the Fall which subscribers can read online.
You can also hire bikes or add additional nights as options. Contact our Macs Bike Specialists on [email protected] for any advice or reservation enquiries, or see more on cycling Vermont Inn to Inn on our website.