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Biking Vacation Vermont: Champlain Valley & Islands​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 13 – 33 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Land only
6 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Burlington · 1 night $145
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When the great French explorer Samuel de Champlain first saw the lake that bears his name, he described an extraordinary landscape carpeted with “the most beautiful pines that I have ever seen.”

They’re still here, as unspoiled and inspiring as the day Champlain admired them. Cycling through the verdant valleys of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, we’ll encounter a less familiar but powerfully evocative period of American history—and a unique regional lifestyle deeply rooted in the natural world. We’ll discover Americana on the serene biking and hiking trails of the Champlain Islands, in poignant collections of folk art, and in the mighty construction of Fort Ticonderoga.

What's Included

  • 5 nights in historic inns
  • 12 meals – 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 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
  • Kayaking excursion on Lake Champlain
  • Visit to Shelburne Museum or Shelburne Farms
  • Visit to Fort Ticonderoga
  • 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: Burlington  1 night for only $145

Cultural Highlights

  • Ride past stunning lakeside scenery and a fossil reef in Isle La Motte
  • Paddle on Lake Champlain in an included kayaking experience
  • Cruise around Lake Champlain on the comfort of a car-free bike path
  • Shop and people-watch in Burlington's pedestrian-only Church Street Marketplace
  • Browse the indoor and outdoor exhibits at the fascinating Shelburne Museum
  • Cross into New York state aboard an historic ferry
  • Experience a number of periods of American history at “America's Fort”—Fort Ticonderoga

What to Expect

This tour offers the full range of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance with the hills.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 13 – 33 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 4 hours
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