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Vermont & NH Cycling Tour: Sparkling Rivers & Radiant Ridgelines
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Rivers & Ridgelines NH & VT Cycling Tour

Rivers & Ridgelines NH & VT Cycling Tour

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Cycling Tour in Vermont and New Hampshire

Sparkling Rivers and Radiant Ridgelines
Brilliant summer and fall colors make ridgelines glow and rivers and lakes sparkle in shades of green, red and gold. This region of Vermont and New Hampshire boasts radiant beauty. Explore vibrant New England towns and sleepy hamlets. During the journey, savor the tastes of maple syrup, freshly pressed cider, local cheddar and craft beer and relish the glorious foliage, picture-perfect farms and shimmering waters.

Tour Highlights:

  • Cycle regions of Vermont and New Hampshire graced with sparkling rivers and radiant ridgelines
  • Visit classic Vermont villages and stop at country stores
  • Enjoy a private tasting of Vermont craft beers
  • Explore the handsome towns of Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH
  • Browse in fine art galleries and unique shops
  • Visit award-winning King Arthur Baking School and Café
  • Stay at fine inns offering a true Vermont country living experience
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Day 1

vermont-cycling-tour-7Transfer to the start of the adventure - the idyllic Three Stallion Inn in Randolph, VT, set among horse farms, the Inn’s Montague Golf Course and embraced by the Green Mountains. Enjoy welcome refreshments while your guides fit bikes for those who are renting gear. Embark on a short ride exploring the countryside farms and mountain views near the Inn and begin to discover why this special place quickly captures the hearts of all who visit. Enjoy a private beer tasting of locally brewed Vermont craft beers followed by a delicious dinner of farm-fresh foods. Biking Mileage: 5
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Day 2

vermont-cycling-tour-14-great-freedom-adventuresCycle back roads discovering the “real” Vermont where it is not unusual to share the road with cows or farm tractors. Pedal by hill farms that have been in the same family for generations and whose bucolic appearance belies the hard done work within. Pedal alongside rivers, lakes and bogs watching for beaver and moose. Enjoy breathtaking ridgeline vistas of mountain ridges stretching to the horizon. Back at the Inn, take a hike on the trails or play a few holes of golf. Or, simply relax on the veranda and watch the sun sink in the western sky bathing the inn and barns in a golden glow. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner prepared by expert chefs. Biking Mileage: 32, 41 or 46
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Day 3

vermont-cycling-tours-12-great-freedom-adventuresWarm up on an invigorating morning climb with more sensational ridgeline views as the reward. Then, enjoy easy cycling as you follow the river’s gradual descent. This nearly effortless stretch of road makes seemingly expert cyclists of us all. Travel through charming Vermont villages and if you like, stop at the country stores along the way. Arrive in Norwich, a quintessential Vermont town first settled in 1763 that boasts fine Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival homes. A classic New England church, featuring a tall steeple housing a Paul Revere bell, guards the town green. Head to the Norwich Inn to enjoy the comforts of this historic Inn, which include a pub, restaurant, microbrewery and fireside rooms that invite relaxation. Enjoy a delicious dinner with the group. Biking Mileage: 32.7
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Day 4

vermont-cycling-tours-18Pedal over the Connecticut River to the handsome town of Hanover, NH. Explore the campus of Dartmouth College and the shops and cafés lining Main Street. Cycle back to Vermont and visit the award-winning King Arthur Baking School and Store, a dream spot for those who like to bake – or to eat baked goods. Return to the Inn to shower and check out. Say goodbye to one another and to the sparkling rivers and radiant ridgelines of this remarkable region of New England. Biking Mileage: 6.6

three-stallion-2Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, VT - 2 NightsThis fine inn is set amidst 1,300 acres of Green Mountain playground. Have a cool drink poolside or on the wide veranda before dinner. Inn amenities include an 18-hole golf course, pool, sauna, whirlpool, game room, 35km of trails, charming rooms and baths with heated marble floors.

norwich-inn-rNorwich Inn, Norwich, VT - 1 NightThis Vermont country inn has been welcoming weary travelers since 1797. Great Freedom Adventures guests stay in spacious and beautifully appointed new rooms featuring gas fireplaces. Inn amenities include an alehouse, dining room, a wine cellar housing one of Vermont's largest selections of wines, a microbrewery and a fitness center.

Rivers and Ridgelines – Cycling Tour in VT & NH

2017 Dates

June 30 - July 3 | September 28 - October 1

2017 Prices

June - July: $1,395, September - October: $1,550. Per person, based on double occupancy. Single Supplement: $525

Trip Length

4 days, 3 nights

Start/Finish

Norwich, VT

Daily Mileage

5 - 33 with longer options if desired

Cycling Level

Moderate. Moderate to challenging on days with longer distance options.

Terrain

Flat to rolling along the rivers with hills outside the river valleys. Some short and long hills each day. Paved and dirt roads.

Bikes: You may bring your own bike or use one of ours. GFA bikes are high quality, lightweight, available with either drop or straight handlebars and are equipped with computer, mirror, waterbottle, handlebar bag, map case and seat pack with essentials. What’s Included:
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • 4 days of bicycling
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Private Vermont craft beer tasting
  • 2 guides
  • Van support
  • Daily drinks and substantial snacks
  • Maps and cue sheets for each day's ride
  • High-quality bike jersey
  • Use of featherweight, high visibility, reflective vest
  • Waterbottle
  • Dedicated service throughout your worry-free tour
Frequent Adventurers, GFA alumni, may deduct 5% from the tour price. Please contact us for youth and group rates. Custom dates and duration are available for groups of six or more.

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