Imagine spending 6 days adventuring through one of the most beautiful state parks in this country: The Adirondacks. You will enjoy wide shouldered roads across rivers, past mountains, circling lakes and taking in the expansive views.
The ride begins in Burlington, Vermont and travels across Lake Champlain into New York State. You’ll continue on through to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Blue Mountain Lake, Lake George and then back up into Vermont. Do not be intimidated by the thought of hills. The beauty of this area makes each rise worth it! This is an intermediate tour and has been designed to ride the terrain with as few climbs as possible.
You will explore Ausable Chasm, tour Fort Ticonderoga and other famous highlights of this area and will understand why this has been a playground for so many people over the years.
Ausable Chasm - Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks
Hotel Saranac (or comparable)
Friends Lake Inn
Day 1: We will meet in Burlington, VT and take a short shuttle to the start of the ride. You will immediately be immersed in the beauty of the Adirondacks – aka “The Dacks.” We will set-off across Lake Champlain, riding into New York State. Today’s ride does include some hills as we climb our way into the park. You will be well rewarded by the scenery, fine dining and the first night’s lodging at Hotel Saranac.
Day 2: Wake up in beautiful Saranac Lake and take in it’s local charm. No need to pack your bags this morning, we will be staying in Saranac Lake again this evening. After a delicious breakfast it’s biking time! Today’s ride includes a 40 mile loop from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid and back. We will work up quite the appetite during our ride today, and we know the best ice cream shop in the area to fill our bellies and grab a “recovery” cone. After riding back into town, we will have plenty of time to freshen up and explore Saranac Lake on our own.
Day 3: What can you expect for day 3? More of the Adirondack beauty, some beautiful views and more world class riding. Today is a 50 mile day, but you can ride as much as you want. We have an optional route that will take you 80 miles, directly to our accommodations at Garnet Hill Lodge. Riding the gentle rolling hills, past pristine lakes and pedaling along rivers and streams, today you are sure to discover the charm of the Adirondacks. Our 50 mile route ends at the Adirondacks Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, where we can all hop off our saddles and tour the facility. After visiting the Museum, we can hop on the SAG vehicle for a shuttle to Garnet Hill Lodge or those that want to keep riding, will continue on from here.
Day 4: Our six day cycling tour is quickly coming to a close, so take some time this morning to breathe deep and enjoy the peace and quiet. Step out on the Garnet Hill Lodge’s manicured lawn, and relax in an Adirondack chair to ease into the morning. After a delicious breakfast, our ride begins. Pedaling right out of Garnet Hill Lodge, we are headed south to the Hudson River. Keeping the river on our right, we will continue riding up along the Hudson to Friends Lake.
Day 5: We start out early this morning, and will ride to our breakfast spot on Brant Lake. If a 7AM bike ride sounds like something you wouldn’t enjoy, don’t worry! One of your tour guides is always driving that SAG vehicle, so climb on in and keep them company as you head to breakfast. After filling our stomachs, we will all hop on our bike saddles and pedal our way around the Lake George shoreline to Fort Ticonderoga. This Fort helped to shape American History. Take your time and enjoy! We will tour the Fort, and then jump on a ferry back across Lake Champlain. We’ll be enjoying our final night in style in Middlebury, VT!
Day 6: No one wants to rush away from this spectacular region! We’ll take our time on this final morning to relax a little and then it’s time for the final ride. We’ll end back in Burlington this afternoon and bid our farewells. Warning – these 6 days always pass too quickly!
5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 3 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Fee*
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.