The tour package includes:
Six (6) days of riding
Seven (7) nights lodging
Five (5) dinners
Five (5) afternoon 'Happy Hour' get-togethers
Maps and cue sheets
The tour will be limited to nine (9) couples on tandems.
Day 1 Arrive in Shelburne Vermont
Join us on Saturday in Shelburne. The evening lodging and dinner are included in the tour. Come early and enjoy the attractions of the area. Visit the Shelburne Museum. Set up your tandem and get settled in, ready for tomorrow.
Day 2 Shelburne, VT
Loop Rides of 17, 30 or 43 miles, shortcuts available
These rides head south from Shelburne toward Vergennes along a ridgeline. The returns are either along another ridgeline further inland, or along a valley road closer to Lake Champlain. Along the way you can visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, the Morgan Horse Museum , the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, the Vermont WildflowerFarm, etc.
Day 3 Shelburne, VT to Keeseville, NY
Rides of 32, 34, or 45 miles
Today we take the Charlotte-Essex ferry across the narrow southern end of the lake to Essex, NY. From there, we have a variety of routes to get us to Keeseville, our home for the next two nights. We will again have a group dinner tonight.
Day 4 Keeseville, NY to North Hero, VT
Rides of 36, 45, or 68 miles
Today we head north and then east to again cross the lake on the Plattsburgh-Grand Isle ferry. This time we will end up on the picturesque islands in the middle of the lake. We will be staying at the beautiful Shore Acres Inn, North hero, Vermont. Happy Hour followed by Group dinner tonight at their gourmet restaurant.
Day 5 and Day 6 North Hero, VT
Rides of 36, 39, 45, 47, 54, or 57 miles
Plethora of opportunities! The islands are all interconnected by causeways. We have routes going to both the north and south of the Inn. You can head nortn and go all the way to Canada, head south and explore the islands looking for the miniature stone castles that dot the route. You can golf, swim in the sixth largest outdoor fresh water swimming pool in the United States, kayak, fish, etc.
Day 7 North Hero, VT to Shelburne, VT
Rides of 35, 43 or 51 miles
We head back south to Shelburne, skirting around the city of Burlington on mostly back roads. There is an option to follow the Lake Champlain Bikeways along the lake as you head south.
Happy Hour and Group Dinner to end the tour with our last night together in Shelburne.
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