3 Day Bike Tour in Vermont
Short & Very Sweet 3-Day Vermont Bike Tour
Spend three sweet days savoring the tastes of Vermont: maple syrup, local berries, artisan cheese, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, maple butter, fresh apple cider, Vermont craft beer and superb meals in top restaurants. In between these tasty stops, bike country roads through colorful leaf canopies revealing scenes that make Vermont a photographers dream.
Unwind on This All-Inclusive Vermont Bike Trip
Feel cares slip away while cycling pastoral routes past stunning mountain vistas, classic red barns, sparkling rivers and pristine lakes. Discover quintessential covered bridges, productive sugar bushes, quaint country stores and working dairy farms. Listen for the distinctive thrash of foraging moose or the cry of a soaring eagle while pedaling past bogs and wildflower-filled meadows. This three-day, all-inclusive Vermont bike tour is a sweet slice of Green Mountain heaven!
- Stay at a fine Woodstock inn offering upscale amenities and a quintessential Vermont experience
- Savor foods fresh from the farm and prepared by talented chefs
- Explore Woodstock, one of the “prettiest small towns in America”
- Bike quiet roads through a pastoral landscape of dairy farms, wildlife areas, sugarbushes, country stores, river valleys, covered bridges and classic New England towns
- View dramatic Quechee Gorge and cascading waterfalls
- Visit Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
- Taste a variety of cheeses at the oldest working cheese factory in the US and discover how cheese was made then and now
- Visit a brewery and sample the brews
- Watch master glassblowers create exquisite glassware at renowned Simon Pearce
- Shop in unique stores, local artist’s galleries and antique shops
Tour Reviews & Testimonials
“My bike tour with Great Freedom Adventures exceeded all my expectations. The tour guides were professional and knowledgeable, and I felt their support and enthusiasm throughout the trip. I couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience. The expert support and attention to detail were above and beyond. There is no need to look any further than Great Freedom Adventures when I plan my next adventure.”
“What an amazing 3 days we had in Woodstock, Vermont this October. We have been on bike trips with all the top bike companies so we were a bit nervous about trying a new company for us. So glad we did! The accommodations and meals were perfect and the rides were just right. The guides gave us excellent support and encouragement. They really know the area and provided great tips to help us improve our biking too. The staff is so warm and friendly and it’s clear they love what they do. We will be back, next time for a longer trip with Great Freedom Adventures!”
“Great Freedom Adventures created such a wonderful experience for my family and me. The roads were so beautiful and captivating that we were easily caught up in our surroundings. Each of us want to return next year to do another trip with them. The company is so professional, caring and customizes their care to each rider. They were full of adventurous spirit and joie d’ vie, that it would be almost impossible to not have it rub off on everyone. They took great care in setting up our trails, monitoring our needs along the paths and responding to all requests. The inn they chose was top of the line, as well as the restaurants. Our inn owner was amazed that they were able to get us into such a tightly booked restaurant in town! I would seriously doubt that their personal care and attention to detail can be found with any other company.”
“We thought our guides did a super job of being the face and leaders of Great Freedom Adventures to us – always personable, encouraging, positive and responsive to our needs. It was a flawlessly executed weekend (the lodging, the food, the bikes, the guides) provided by Great Freedom Adventures —meeting the founder, was a lovely personal touch on top of it all.”
“We just got back from a bike trip in Vermont with GFA enjoying the stunning colors of fall. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the beautiful scenery, terrific company and the careful guidance of our leaders. It was a trip of a lifetime! We were well taken care of and the knowledge of biking and the local area was remarkable. A terrific way to celebrate 60!”
“Came by chance with uncertainty, left by force with sadness yet fulfillment! One of the most amazing experiences of my lifetime! Pedaling through the beauty of the Vermont countryside was an incredible experience not only nourishing my soul but invigorating my mind. The tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and I left feeling like I’ve known them forever. It was an inspiring trip and I can’t wait to pedal with GFA again!”
“Our Vermont bike tour was well planned and the bikes were in excellent condition. The guides were great! Very knowledgeable and helpful. The food at the chosen restaurants was excellent. The rides were very well planned. I’ve had several compliments on my shirt! I recommend this tour.”
“We loved the ease of the trip. The accommodations were great! The guides were wonderful and very attentive. The bikes were fantastic, and I want to purchase the same model for myself to ride back home. The snacks and breaks were perfectly timed. We liked that there were options for different rides depending on the guests’ fitness and energy level. The environment was always friendly and fun. We never felt rushed or competitive with the other cyclists, and this made for a very pleasant experience for everyone. Jeanne plus both tour leaders were all very approachable and engaging and put all of the riders at ease and created a fun adventure for everyone. We loved the Blue Horse Inn-still dreaming about those breakfasts. Our 2 farm to table meals were incredible as well. Our guides were wonderful! They brought their unique personalities and biking expertise to the trip. We really enjoyed not only learning from them about cycling, but they are wonderful conversationalists and great cycling companions.”
Joan T. & Cheryl R.
“I have been on other bike tours and our Great Freedom Adventure provided the best support, the best service and the nicest special touches. The guides went above and beyond to make the trip perfect! We had a wonderful vacation!”
“My family and I just got back from a 3 day Vermont bike tour with GFA. I can’t say enough good things about what is put into this trip. Everything from the fantastic tour guides, to the accommodations, to the restaurants, OUT OF THIS WORLD. A bucket list for sure!”
“Love love GFA. The staff, the accommodations, the food, the scenery – the best times ALWAYS. Thank you for a super time – AGAIN!”
“Thank you for such a great adventure weekend. The experience with you was truly above and beyond what I expected. The guides were great, the amenities were outstanding, the care we were given was extremely high quality, and the ride was lovely. I’ll definitely recommend GFA to others and hope to join you again for another great freedom adventure!”
“I recently received a bike trip with Great Freedom Adventures as a gift from my partner. He has always had a knack for finding gifts that I love, but this time he really outdid himself! He arranged for me to participate in the 3 day “Short and Very Sweet Vermont Bike Tour” and all I had to do was show up in the charming town of Woodstock, Vermont. Every detail had been taken care of by the GFA team—from lodging and meals, to gear and itineraries, to cold water bottles and snacks—leaving me free to enjoy the exhilarating biking, the camaraderie of the other participants, and the beauty of central Vermont. The GFA guides were the perfect combination of extremely competent and delightfully easy-going. The accommodations, meals and bikes were top-notch. I would highly recommend a Great Freedom Adventures trip to anyone who is looking for a fabulous biking experience and a luxury get-away rolled into one.“
Pam C., RI
“I wanted to write you a quick note to tell you one more time what a wonderful experience we all had on our bike tour with Great Freedom Adventures. We want to do it again in the future. So again THANK YOU for everything, the hotel was great, the dinners were delicious, the lunches and snacks provided were healthy and delicious, the bikes were awesome (we were definitely spoiled) the scenery we got to experience will be with all of us for a long time.”
Karen & Mike B.
“This was a wonderful trip and great group. The routes were well planned and the perfect combination of fun, challenge, breaks and food. Will definitely go on another GFA tour!”
“We loved every minute of our Great Freedom Adventure and will not hesitate to book another tour with them in the future.”
“Your encouragement, support and attention to detail have been above and beyond. This tour has exceeded all my expectations, which were extraordinarily high to begin with. This has been a life-affirming, even life-changing experience for me. With gratitude and appreciation.
“We had a wonderful tour of Vermont! The Great Freedom Adventures staff was absolutely lovely – the trip was well organized, and we had a fabulous time!”
“We had a great time on our Vermont bike tour. We particularly loved the last day – winding along those beautiful valleys and finishing off with some light beer in the company of friends – what a great way to finish. Thanks again to all the GFA guides for taking such great care of us!”
“We had a wonderful time on our Vermont Bike Trip! I think our VT adventure hit the peak of the fall color which was such a treat! We wear our Great Freedom Adventures shirts with pride!”
“This was such a terrific trip – everything went so well! The charming inn, the delicious dinners, the great guides, the challenging and fun bike rides, and the great people! We will recommend your tours regularly.”
“Lizzie and I had the best time! We will highly recommend your group. Our tour leaders were wonderful!”
Liz and Beth
“Your tours are a gift to all that participate.”
“The planning was easy and the equipment and the restaurants were excellent. The guides were superb and made everything so easy for us. They were knowledgeable, encouraging, kind, interesting and easy to talk to. Really can’t say enough nice things about both of them.”
Randy & Ellen C.
June 28, July 19, September 27 & October 11 Departures: Blue Horse Inn, Woodstock, VT - 2 Nights Built in 1831, the riverfront Blue Horse Inn is a handsome Greek Revival mansion that contains large, luxurious, and beautifully appointed rooms. Elegant, yet relaxing common spaces provide the perfect opportunity for chatting by the fire, enjoying a glass of wine or curled up with a book. Sensational breakfasts are taken in the dining room or on the covered porch overlooking the pool, gardens, Ottaquechee River and Middle Covered Bridge. The inn is in the heart of Woodstock Village, walking distance to shops, galleries, restaurants and theater. Inn amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a library and a fire pit.
June 26-28 | July 17-19 | September 25-27 | October 2-4 | October 10-12
Book at 2019 rates until 11/15/19
September 27-29 | October 7-9 | October 11-13
September and October 11 Departures: $1,195. October 7 Departure: $1,440. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: June, July & August: $575. September & October: $595.
3 days, 2 nights
Moderate. Moderate-Challenging with long option.
20-36 (44 with long option)
Flat along the rivers with hills outside the river valleys. Occasional sections of dirt road.
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:
- Fine accommodations in beautiful Woodstock, VT
- Bicycle and helmet rental
- 2 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- 2 lunches
- Admission to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Historic Site
- Visit to one of the oldest cheesemaking operations in the US
- Brewery visit
- 2 knowledgeable guides
- Van support
- Daily maps and cue sheets
- Daily snacks and cold drinks
- Tax and gratuities for meals and side excursions
- Featherweight, high-visibility, reflective mesh vest
- Dedicated service throughout your worry-free tour