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Biking Vacation Biking Southern Vermont: A New England Idyll​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 10 – 37 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Land only
6 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Norwich-Hanover · 2 nights $295

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The Green Mountain state’s quaint villages, the essence of small-town New England charm, are poignant reminders of the simplicity of bygone days where the land was your companion and neighbors were family. 
They also form the centerpiece of this delightful biking vacation through southern Vermont. We’ll cycle through verdant rolling hills and lush valleys, discovering charming villages that seem frozen in time. We’ll cruise along pastoral back roads while passing quintessential Vermont features like North Chester's Stone Village, covered bridges and the beautiful Quechee Gorge. Along the way, we’ll learn about maple syrup production, or “sugaring,” and sample locally-made artisanal cheeses and award-winning craft beers. And we’ll balance our active days with relaxing nights spent in historic, picturesque and amenity-filled inns.    

What's Included

  • 5 nights in historic inns
  • 11 meals – 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two VBT Trip Leaders
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Transfers
  • Admission to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extension: Pre-trip: Norwich-Hanover  2 nights for only $295

Cultural Highlights

  • Visit a “sugar house” near Brockway Mills to learn how maple syrup is produced
  • Ride through North Chester's Stone Village, on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Savor fine artisanal cheeses during a visit to the Plymouth Cheese Factory, established in 1890 by Calvin Coolidge's father
  • Visit the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, where “Silent Cal” grew up and where he was sworn in as President in 1923
  • Sample award-winning craft beers during a visit to the Long Trail Brewing Company
  • Observe artisans at work at the acclaimed Simon Pearce Glassblowing Studio
  • Enjoy close-up encounters with eagles, falcons and other raptors at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
  • Learn about life on a typical Vermont dairy farm—then and now—at Billings Farm & Museum
  • Stroll the scenic trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

What To Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance. Ideal for both beginning and experienced cyclists.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 10 – 37 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 4 hours
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