2010 Rolling Thru Vermont

istock_000002026907small Take a Labor Day Weekend, and Make Memories to Last a Lifetime!

What could be better? On Labor Day, you arrive in the heart of Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between the majestic Adirondack and Green Mountain Ranges.  Ahead of you are several days of fantastic guided riding, great meals, wonderful scenery, the camaraderie of 100-200 fellow riders, all the while with the support of our helpful and friendly state.

Want to know what others said about 2009’s Rolling Thru Vermont?  Click here to read RoadBike’s article.  


What’s New for 2010?

  • All new routes.
  • All new restaurants and menus.
  • New host hotel allows for the entire group to stay at one property. 
  • Daily tours will depart directly from your host hotel.
  • We scheduled more downtime for you to relax and enjoy Vermont

Friday Itinerary – Welcome to Vermont:

For 2010, we’ve chosen a host property that comprises 2 sister hotels joined by one large shared parking lot.  The istock_000002378463smallproperties are good, and the access to wonderful riding is literally right “around the corner.”
 
When you check in, a Rolling Thru Vermont representative will be there to facilitate the process and make sure everything goes smoothly.  You’ll receive your Rolling Thru Vermont package, with credentials, route maps (in case you decide to ride on your own), a tour shirt, and several goodies.
 
Once you’re settled, come and join us at the Rolling Thru Vermont Welcome Dinner, held in the Sunset Ballroom, with sunset views of Lake Champlain and New York’s Adirondack Mountains.  Included in your package, it’s quite an Italian meal, including a choice of meat lasagna, pasta primavera, antipasta, garlic breadsticks, VT cheese and crackers, and more.  It’s a perfect time to make new friends as well as meet your tour guides, and hear about the highlights of the upcoming adve

Saturday Itinerary – Green Mountain Touring, Covered Bridges, and Lake Side Views – 165 miles:

After a good night’s rest, a full breakfast directly at your hotel (included in your package), and a brief review of the day’s ride with your guides, we’ll all depart from the one large parking lot.  Within minutes, you’ll be enjoying the scenery that abounds.
You’ll wind your way along the foot of the High Gaps of Vermont, where we’ll guide you through quintessential Vermont.  Smooth,winding pavement leads you into the beautiful Green Mountain range, followed by gliding down into lush green valleys dotted with church steeples, covered bridges, and quaint villages.

The lunch we’ve arranged for you (included in your package) matches your stunning 5-1morning of riding:  You’ll dine at a grand resort, sitting on the shores of Lake Champlain.  This lodge, run by the same family since 1866, provides a stunning lunch with a stunning environment.

Following lunch, you’ll ride through Vermont’s pastoral lands, arriving back in Burlington in the early afternoon.  [There are optional unguided tours available Saturday afternoon for nearby, and worth-seeing, mountain top views and museums.]

Burlington is a gem of a small city, often ranked among the best small cities in the U.S., and you’re going to see why.  That evening, we encourage you to wander the award winning waterfront, and explore the pedestrian streets lined with cafes, boutique shops, bistros and restaurants.  It’s a wonderful way to spend several hours, and gives you a moment to yourself.  You’ll be on your own, but we’ll provide you a map of attractions you won’t want to miss, and as always, we’ll be nearby should you need us.


Sunday Itinerary Fantastic Touring, Mountain Lodge Lunch, and Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain – 170 miles:

Following another refreshing full breakfast (included in your package), get ready for the highlight day of the weekend.  We’ll take you through the northern mountains of Vermont, going through Vermont’s best high gap, and stopping for cider and apple cider donuts at a classic Vermont cider mill.

Lunch (included in your package) awaits you at the top of a winding mountain road

(suitable for virtually any riding ability), at a mountain lodge that we’ve reserved

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exclusively for Rolling Thru Vermont.  This enormous timber lodge provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains, a deck overlooking the pond, and most importantly a traditional Vermont-style banquet.

Next, you’ll ride past covered bridges, meandering your way back to Burlington where a fabulous sunset dinner cruise awaits you.

2 ½ hours at sea, cruising among the islands of “the 6th Great Lake” on two private decks, you’ll feast on an amazing menu (included in your package).

Door prizes will be awarded from Cardo Systems (a $400 headset) and Tour Master.  [Your odds of winning are quite good!]


Monday Itinerary – Farewell Breakfast, and Guided Tours Towards Home – 60 miles:

A special Farewell Breakfast (included in your package) awaits you in the Sunset Ballroom, with morning (spectacular) views of the Lake.  Special awards will be presented, and photos of the weekend will be shown.

Following breakfast, there will be three guided groups departing headed either north (for our Canadian friends), south east (for our Boston friends) and south west (for our NYC-area friends).  We’ll guide you for approx 100 miles, bringing you to a convenient location for you to continue home on your own.

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