Vermont: Lake Champlain Islands, Burlington & Stowe

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Come cycle the bike paths and byways of VBT’s Vermont home! Since our inception in 1971, VBT has guided group cycling tours throughout the pastoral valleys of our native Vermont—and we know every hidden corner. From the artsy-chic waterfront city of Burlington to the peaceful byways of the Champlain Islands, you’ll love spinning through the clean Vermont air—...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • Enjoy deluxe accommodations: a boutique hotel, a cozy Vermont inn, and a luxurious mountain resort
    • Enjoy a scenic ride on South Hero Island with views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks
    • Visit a local vineyard for a picnic lunch and wine-tasting
    • Tour the Shelburne Museum, an extraordinary collection of 150,000 works
    • Ride through the heart of Stowe on a dedicated path

What's this trip about?

    Come cycle the bike paths and byways of VBT’s Vermont home! Since our inception in 1971, VBT has guided group cycling tours throughout the pastoral valleys of our native Vermont—and we know every hidden corner. From the artsy-chic waterfront city of Burlington to the peaceful byways of the Champlain Islands, you’ll love spinning through the clean Vermont air—spotting ospreys and majestic great blue herons winging their way along tranquil shores. Along the way, you’ll meet VBT’s countless Vermont friends—including a Vermont dairy farmer who introduces you to the local tradition of maple sugaring during a tour of his authentic Vermont sugar shack. As you spin through Stowe’s evergreen mountain valleys, you’ll even have a chance to stop at a local farm stand for Vermont’s favorite summer treat—the maple creemee.


Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBurlington
End CityStowe

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • North America
  • United States


  • Burlington
  • Lake Champlain Islands
  • Stowe
  • Vermont


  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • History
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature
  • Winetasting
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure


Travel Map
DAY 1: VBT Bicycle Vacation begins

Make your own arrangements for travel to Burlington, Vermont. Guests driving to the tour should park their cars at the tour end point, Burlington International Airport (airport code: BTV) for the week.

The tour begins at Hotel Vermont in downtown Burlington. Fo...

DAY 2: Burlington Bike Path / South Hero

This morning’s bike tour takes you along the shore of the lake toward the Champlain Islands. The lake views and gentle terrain make for very pleasant cycling. Board the Island Line Bike Ferry for a short cruise with your bike. This service joins the two sides of “The ...

DAY 3: Cycle Isle La Motte and North Hero Island

Cycle northward this morning along the tranquil lakeshore, crossing a causeway to Isle La Motte, one of the Champlain Islands. Named after French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609, Lake Champlain is the largest freshwater body east of the Mississippi after the Grea...

DAY 4: Explore Shelburne / Cycle along Lake Champlain / Shuttle to Stowe

This morning, you head to Shelburne to visit an authentic sugar house where you learn about Vermont’s proud tradition of maple sugaring. After, you will ride to the Shelburne Museum for an optional visit. This fine museum of folk and decorative art, quilts, textiles, ...

DAY 5: Stowe Village / Morrisville

This morning’s scenic ride begins on the paved Stowe Recreation Path, a flat route free of motorized vehicles. Arrive in downtown Stowe, with its many shops and restaurants. Take time to explore the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, fine antique and craft galleries, a...

DAY 6: Stowe / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends / Departure

After breakfast at the resort, rejoin the Stowe Recreation Path and ride a short distance to view the Brookdale Covered Bridge before continuing your ride to one of Stowe’s best landmarks, the historic Trapp Family Lodge.

The lodge was founded by the famous fam...

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Price per day$599
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with VBT Bicycling Vacations.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

VBT Bicycling Vacations Reviews & Ratings

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Fantastic intro to a bike vacation!

VBT came highly recommended by several friends and family so we took the plunge and did our first guided bike trip. We were never disappointed. Guides, hotels, bikes...



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life at its fullest

Unlike tours where you gaze at world class natural and historic wonders in another culture, this tour put us in intimate touch with them through cycling, eating, dri...

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Tour Operator

VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 

With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.


VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.


All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.


Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.


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,5 nights in a a chic boutique hotel, historic inn, and a mountain resort
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Meals Included

11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers a full range of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is ideal for beginners and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those needing assistance with hills. Daily Mileage: 12 - 49 miles| Biking: 2 - 4 hours| Group Size: 20
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