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 south along Lake Champlain. You’ll continue on into New York State to Lake George, Blue Mountain Lake, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and then back across to 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.
Swift House Inn
Friends Lake Inn
Historic Hotel Saranac
Day 1: We will meet in Burlington, VT and begin our ride south, along the shores of Lake Champlain to Middlebury, Vermont. Enjoy riding country roads and all the beautiful farms along the way. You will be well rewarded by the scenery, fine dining and the first night’s lodging at the Swift House Inn.
Day 2: We start out early this morning, and ride to the shores of Lake Champlain to catch a ferry over to Fort Ticonderoga. A visit to the Adirondacks is not complete without touring this impressive fort – it helped to shape American History! From there you will ride along the shoreline of another famous New York lake, Lake George. Enjoy more beautiful farms as you pedal through the Hudson River Valley.
Day 3: What can you expect for day 3? More of the Adirondack beauty, some beautiful views and more world class riding! Pedal more of the Hudson River Valley, skirting the Hudson River for a spell, before climbing your way into the park. You will immediately be immersed in the beauty of the Adirondacks – aka “The Dacks.” Enjoy fine dining and rustic charm at the Garnet Hill Lodge this evening.
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. You will ride most of the day along New York’s scenic route 30, also known as The Adirondack Trail. Pedal through lush forest, past shimmering lakes, and alongside babbling streams! Hop off that saddle and walk down to the water to take a break and cool off! The ride today will end in historic Saranac Lake where you’ll check in for your first of two nights at the Historic Hotel Saranac.
Day 5: 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 the option of 30 or a 50 mile loop starting from Saranac Lake. 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 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!
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Our bike tours at Wilderness Voyageurs visit a growing number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Rolling into each of these incredible places on your bike will be an experience you won’t soon forget.
Think nostalgic America: country roads, rolling farmland, covered bridges. Today, covered bridges are considered as historic landmarks and pieces of the past. However, during their most functional years, they served a higher purpose than shading you from the weather while on your bike tour.
5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 3 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
Standard Bike Rental
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.