LAKE CHAMPLAIN BIKEWAYS SUMMER TOUR
JULY 8-12, 2012
HIGHLIGHTS & DESCRIPTION
"We take pride in our affordable no camping bicycle tours."
The Lake Champlain Bikeway has all the ingredients of a premiere bicycle touring destination. Quiet roads, picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery, country stores, historic sites, scenic ferry ride, a network of interconnected, international bicycle routes around Lake Champlain (the sixth largest freshwater lake in the US formed by a glacier), the New York Adirondacks, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Richelieu Valley of Quebec.
Dates: July 8-12, 2012
Location: Lake Champlain Bikeways -
Two states, two countries, Lake Champlain, Vermont's Green Mountains, New York's Adirondacks, and the Richelieu Valley of Quebec.
Terrain: Easy (Flat Landers Dream)
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights, road tour, 180+ miles
Price: Only $1250.00 - (Check Our Current Specials for Discounts). Limited space! Register now!
What's Included: 5 Days/4 nights accommodations, 6 meals - 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners, FULL VAN SUPPORT (SAG), Scenic Ferry Crossing on Lake Champlain, luggage transportation, rest stops with fruit and water, maps and cue sheets.
Daily Mileage: (All mileage could be less by using Van support. Mileage and route subject to change)
Day 1: Optional 22 mile route South of Lake Champlain
Day 2: 40+ miles
Day 3: 30+ miles - optional 28 mile ride in Canada
Day 4: 45+ miles
Day 5: 40+ miles
For More Info Contact:
Ted Cavotta (Tour Coordinator)
New England Adventure, LLC
This tour utilizes part of the Lake Champlain Bikeways' 1,300+ mile network of bicycle routes. Lake Champlain Bikeways is a non-profit organization promoting bicycling throughout the Lake Champlain regions of New York, Vermont and Quebec. You can learn more at www.champlainbikeways.org
Day 1 - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Arrival Day- Burlington, VT
Our bike tour starts in Burlington, VT located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain between the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. The Smart Suites is where the tour starts and we leave our autos for the duration of the tour. If you arrive early, we have a 22 mile loop ride, concentrating on the southern part of the Lake Champlain Bikeway.
Day 2 - Monday, July 9, 2012
Burlington, VT to St. Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec
We bike to the Burlington Waterfront for the one hour scenic ferry ride across Lake Champlain to Port Kent, NY. Once there, we travel along the shore of Lake Champlain through Plattsburgh, Chazy Landing, and Rouse Point where we crossing the Canadian/US border to St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec.Tonight accommodation are at the Auberge Premier Inn in Canada where we spend the night.
Day 3 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
St. Bernard de Lacolle to St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec
Today we ride to St. Jean sur Richelieu. There we have the option of visiting Fort Chambly, tasting a local beer, or visiting the town of St. Jean sur Richelieu-Chambly. Tonight's accommodations are at the Auberge Harris Hotel which faces the Richelieu River in Quebec.
Day 4 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec to North Hero, VT
After spending another night in Canada, we travel south on Route 225 to the USA/Canadian border, crossing back in to the USA on the Vermont side of the border. There we pick up the Lake Champlain Bikeway crossing over to the Island LaMotte, where we visit the historic St. Anne's Shrine and Quarry. Continuing onto North Hero, VT, we spend the night on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain. Tonight's accommodations and dinner will be at the Shore Acres Inn on the shore of the Lake Champlain Islands.
Day 5 - Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2011
North Hero to Burlington, VT
This morning we cycle south along the lake's shore drive and after visiting the island, we pedal along the Grand Isle shore to South Hero, where we visit the Snow Farm Vineyards. After visiting the Snow's vineyards we cross the bridge that spans Lake Champlain back to the mainland, passing Sand Bar State Park, the Sand Bar waterfront area, Colchester Causeway Park, Delta Park, over Winooski bridge, and biking past the Burlington Waterfront to continue to the hotel where we left our autos. There, our tour ends and we hope all your memories are pleasant.