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 fellow riders, all the while with the support of our helpful and friendly staff.
What’s You Should Know about Rolling Thru Vermont 2011?
- Best-of-the-Best Routes! We’ve taken all our favorite routes in northern VT and included them in this year’s tour.
- Every one of your meals (except Saturday’s dinner) is included!
- All new restaurants, including a wonderful Vermont Inn in Stowe, and an amazing round restaurant overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains
- New host hotel is a Premium Hotel at a bargain price!
- Your guided daily tours will depart directly from your hotel: A motorcycle guide will lead you out, with a guide trailing the group. Additionally, if you have any mechanical issues, we’ll have an escort vehicle pick you and your bike up. If you want to ride on your own, we provide excellent self guided maps; just meet us at the lunch destination!
- Nearly $1,000 in door prizes will be awarded from Cardo Systems and Tour Master. [Your odds of winning are quite good!]
- WOW – It’s still less than $400 (less than ½ of what others charge)!
Friday Itinerary – Welcome to Vermont:
For 2011, we were able to get an amazing deal on a property normally offered only as a Premium Hotel option; now it’s yours at a bargain price (saving you over $40/night!). It’s the Sheraton Burlington Hotel, which is quite nice, offers shuttle service to/from downtown, and allows the group to quickly enter the beauty of Vermont.
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 ballroom. Included in your package, it’s quite an Italian meal, including Fresh Salad, Minestrone Soup, Antipasto Salad, Chef Vegetable Selection, Baked Ziti Marinara, Hot Garlic Bread, Baked Lasagna, Chicken Cacciatore and dessert. It’s a perfect time to make new friends as well as meet your tour guides, and hear about the highlights of the upcoming adventure.
Saturday Itinerary – Fantastic Mountain Touring, Mountain Lodge Lunch, and Vermont Village Dining:
After a good night’s rest, enjoy the delicious breakfast, included in your package: Homemade muffins, fresh baked pastries, bagels, assorted breakfast sandwiches, granola parfaits with fresh seasonal berries, fruit yogurts, fresh fruit, Starbucks coffee and chilled juice.
Get ready for the highlight day of the weekend. We’ll take you through the central mountains of Vermont, going through 2 of Vermont’s best high gaps. You’ll love the beautiful winding pavement, with unparalleled views.
We’ll take you to fabled Sugarbush, Vermont, where we’ve found a gorgeous restaurant where EVERY seat is a window seat overlooking the Sugarbush mountain range. Lunch (included in your package) includes: Caesar Salad w/baby shrimp, late Summer Tomatoes w/fresh mozzarella balls & balsamic Drizzle, Sweet summer corn, New Potato and chive salad, Grilled Southwestern Flank w/pico de gallo, guacamole & mango salsa, Hearty New England Clam Chowder, cookies, bar & brownies. This round restaurant is so beautiful that you may not want to leave your table, but if you do, you’re welcome to ride the modern high speed chair lift to the mountaintop for stunning views (optional activity).
You’ll arrive back in Burlington in the early afternoon.
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.
Rolling Thru Vermont Scavenger Hunt! Included in your package is entry into the Scavenger Hunt, where the winner receives some great prizes! It was very popular last year, and we know you’ll love it this year.
Sunday Itinerary – Island Hopping & Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain:
After a good night’s rest, enjoy this delicious breakfast, included in your package: Homemade muffins, fresh baked pastries, bagels, assorted breakfast sandwiches, granola parfaits with fresh seasonal berries, fruit yogurts, fresh fruit, Starbucks coffee and chilled juice.
Following a brief review of the day’s ride with your guides, we’ll all depart directly from the hotel, and within minutes will you’ll be enjoying the scenery that abounds.
You’ll begin your Rolling Thru Vermont in dramatic fashion, riding along a chain of islands on Lake Champlain. This beautiful lake is a 130 mile long border between New York’s Adirondack Mountains and Vermont’s Green Mountains, and the ribbon of smooth pavement and bridges winding through the islands brings you alongside the lake many times, giving you amazing views to the east AND west. Have your camera ready!
Then we’ll guide you into quintessential Vermont, along smooth, winding pavement along the foot of the beautiful Green Mountain range, followed by gliding down into lush green valleys dotted with church steeples and covered bridges.
We’ll bring you to the famous, quaint village of Stowe, where we’ll stop right smack dab in the middle of the village, dining at a famous Vermont Inn. The lunch we’ve arranged for you (included in your package) matches your stunning morning of riding: Roast Stuffed Pork Loin w/Vermont Chevre stuffing & maple liquor glaze, Vermont Roast Turkey sliced w/apple-sausage stuffing and gravy, Whipped Vermont Cheddar potatoes, Steamed vegetables, Lemon Raspberry bars – Yum!
Following lunch, you’ll have time to explore Stowe on foot or by motorcycle.
In the afternoon, we’ll guide you through Vermont’s pastoral lands back to Burlington where a fabulous sunset dinner cruise awaits you (included in your package)!
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).
Monday Itinerary – Farewell Breakfast, and Guided Tours Towards Home – 60 miles:
A special Farewell Breakfast (included in your package) awaits you in the Ballroom. 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 60 miles, bringing you to a convenient location for you to continue home on your own.