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VT WOODSTOCK & BEYOND BIKE TOUR

$2,495.00$2,995.00

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS
PICTURESQUE VALLEYS AND VERDANT HILLS MAKE WOODSTOCK THE IDEAL PLACE TO EXPLORE

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BEYOND HISTORY
Woodstock, one of Vermont’s most beautiful towns, was settled in 1768 and has been meticulously preserved. The town green is bordered by handsome Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival houses. Upscale boutiques, fine art galleries, and excellent eateries line idyllic streets. Past residents Laurance and Mary French Rockefeller enhanced the town’s charm by burying power lines throughout the village. What exists today is true to its past yet alive with contemporary cultural and outdoor opportunities.

BEYOND NATURE
Woodstock’s picturesque valleys and verdant hills make it the ideal base to explore the stunning countryside. As we explore the natural beauty Vermont is famous for, we’ll guide you to a sparkling mountain lake and past a 165′ gorge that will take your breath away. Discover Vermont’s only national park, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

BEYOND HOSPITALITY
A trip to Woodstock would not be complete without exploring the galleries, charming shops, and innovative eateries. The pools and saunas at the luxury inns are the perfect places to relax and restore. Each day will finish at one of Woodstock’s renowned restaurants that celebrate the local ingredients of the surrounding farms by preparing inspired farm-to-table dishes.

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Dates

October 11 -14

Rate

Double (pp), Single (pp)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

• Discover the remarkable beauty of Woodstock, Vermont
• Cycle some of the most beautiful terrains in Vermont
• View the Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s deepest gorge
• Watch master glassblowers create masterpieces at renowned Simon Pearce
• Visit Calvin Coolidge State Park and the Coolidge Homestead
• Visit Plymouth Cheese Factory, started by Calvin Coolidge’s father
• Stop at Long Trail Brewery, a brewer of award-winning craft beer
• Enjoy dinners at Woodstock’s top restaurants
• Hike to a hilltop with panoramic views

DETAILS

Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights
Start/Finish: Woodstock, Vermont
Cycling Level: Moderate to Moderate-Challenging with long option.
Daily Mileage: 21-37 miles with extended options if desired
Terrain: Flat to rolling hills
2022 Prices: $2,495 per person, based on double occupancy. Single Supplement: $500. Prices are subject to change based on booking dates.

Bikes:

You may bring your bike or use one of ours. GFA bikes are high quality, lightweight, available with drop or straight handlebars, and equipped with a computer, mirror, water bottle, handlebar bag, map case, and seat pack with essentials.

Included:

3 nights accommodations in a fine Woodstock inn
4 days of bicycling and walking
Bicycle and helmet rental
3 breakfasts
2 dinners
2 lunches
Welcome & farewell refreshments
Admission to Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Visit to one of the oldest cheese-making operations in the US
Brewery visit
2 guides
Van support
Daily cold drinks and snacks
Maps and cue sheets for each day’s ride
Tax and gratuities for meals and side excursions
Featherweight, high visibility, reflective vest
Waterbottle
Dedicated service throughout your worry-free tour

Note: Some departures have an added perk. An expert photographer, whose widely published photos have been featured on the covers of Yankee Magazine and Vermont Life, will be available for portions of the tour. He will provide techniques and suggestions for creatively capturing the light and the tapestries of Vermont’s magnificent landscapes, whether using a professional camera or simply a phone.

Note: This biking tour runs concurrently with the four-day Vermont walking tours making it an ideal choice for couples, friends, or family traveling together who have different interests.
WALKING TOUR INFO.

WOODSTOCK & BEYOND DAY BY DAY

Day 1
Meet at the inn in Woodstock in the early afternoon for welcome refreshments. Then,pedal through a quiet hamlet anchored by a charming country store and one of America’s oldest ski areas. A sparkling lake rewards you at the end of an invigorating climb. Watch the kids splashing in the clear water or later in the season, the mirror reflection of the red and gold trees. Coast down the hill back to Woodstock and relax at the inn before dinner at one of Woodstock’s top restaurants.
Biking Mileage: 21

Day 2
Bike one of Woodstock’s most scenic cycling routes passing farmsteads with classic red barns and tranquil ponds. Continue to Quechee for a picnic lunch among a stand of old pines. Walk the pine-needle path to the Quechee Gorge and, if you dare, look down to the river as it cuts its way through the gorge 165 feet below. Visit world-renowned Simon Pearce Glassworks and watch master glassblowers create one-of-a-kind pieces. Back in Woodstock, further explore the local restaurant scene with dinner on your own.
Biking Mileage: 37 with an option for additional mileage

Day 3
Pedal a route of remarkable diversity encompassing manicured horse farms, stately brick mansions, handsome stone houses, remote wilderness areas, and a state historic site.Visit the Calvin Coolidge State Park and Homestead. Sample the artisan cheese at one of the country’s oldest cheese-making operations,
the Plymouth Cheese Factory. Enjoy a picnic lunch beneath towering Sugar Maples. Coast down the hill to Long Trail Brewery to try award-winning craft beers. Enjoy dinner together at a popular Woodstock restaurant offering inspired dishes created from the freshest local ingredients.
Biking Mileage: 36 or 46

Day 4
After breakfast, take a short hike to the top of a hilltop, where the panoramic views encompass local farmland and distant ridges to Killington. Spend the latter part of the morning in town perusing the shops you’ve missed or just appreciating the sights. Enjoy your last tastes of Vermont at a farewell gathering.

JACKSON HOUSE INN, WOODSTOCK, VT
Take in the Vermont scenery from the Inn’s charming porches, patios and balconies. The expansive grounds are a great place for walking and relaxing after a long day of cycling. Enjoy specialty cocktails and Vermont craft beers at the newly renovated tavern. The beautifully appointed guestrooms have luxury amenities like Frette linens, turn down service and complimentary Wi-Fi. Easily accessible to the town’s center, The Jackson House Inn is a treasure of Woodstock.