The quiet villages, rolling hills, and breathtaking scenery of Central Vermont could not have been better designed for the biking Vermont enthusiast.
The combination of paved and unpaved roads (bike trails) winding by historic communities and picturesque countryside provides the perfect setting for day-long Vermont backroad biking exploration. The Central Vermont bike tours are designed for the enjoyment of the recreational cyclist. However, Central Vermont is hilly, so a reasonable level of fitness is required to truly enjoy Vermont bicycle touring.
Each Vermont bike touring route is laid out to return the rider to his or her starting point. These Central Vermont bicycle trails range from 4.5 to 25.7 miles. Some have optional extensions, and creative minds can combine bike trails and Central Vermont bike paths or design their own from the Vermont bike maps provided.
From Montpelier's historic downtown and capitol district to the secluded meadows of the Mad River Valley, these Vermont biking tours provide an ever changing backdrop for your travels. They are creatively designed for you to enjoy or prepare for upcoming Vermont bike races.
Along the way, you will encounter steepled churches, country stores, and dairy farms. You'll pass forests, streams, and quiet ponds. You'll be able to stop and enjoy apple cider, maple candies, Vermont cheddar, or hand-dipped chocolates.
Use this guide for a one-day adventure, or plan a week and investigate every route, or prepare yourself for a Vermont bicycle race!
Your home base can be a deluxe motel or a country bed and breakfast. Pack sandwiches to go, or enjoy nearby restaurants of every variety.
The bike tours in this guide are unique. You will find them nowhere else. They were discovered and mapped by local residents who share your passion for wide tires and open spaces.
The residents of Central Vermont have a love of the land and natural environment that is unsurpassed. They revel in the splendor of the mountains, the rush of streams and the solitude of the fields. They are committed to preserving their heritage, and they invite you to share the wonder of the Vermont experience.
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Central Vermont Biking is a project of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission.
This project is supported in part by the Central Vermont Regional Marketing Program.