Day 1: Middlebury
We recommend that you fly to Burlington and take a shuttle service to Middlebury. We'll provide information on this in your trip packet. Have fun exploring Middlebury on foot and enjoying your lovely inn. Go on a warm-up bike ride if you wish. Middlebury was a vital mill town and today remains lively as a college town. Dinner at the inn or in town.
Day 2: Shoreham
After a hearty breakfast you depart from Middlebury for Shoreham. Your bags will be transported for you to the next inn, as they will the next two days, so you can set out with only the items you'll need for today's ride. We'll provide you with a couple of routes today, one that takes you more directly to the next inn, and one that is more challenging and passes through Vergennes. Ride: 18 or 27 miles. Dinner at the inn.
Day 3: Brandon
Today your adventures take you through an area of interesting Revolutionary War history. This is the place from which the Green Mountain Boys cross Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga form the British. Today's ride ends up in the fun town of Brandon with its art galleries, many houses on the National Historic Register, and fun ice cream parlor with outsized Adirondack chairs out front. Ride: 20, 25 or 37 miles. Dinner at the inn.
Day 4: Middlebury
Your last ride takes you full circle back to Middlebury, via beautiful Lake Dunmore and past dairy farms. As always, your bags will be shuttled ahead for you and will be waiting for you at the Swift House Inn. You'll have the chance to shower at the Swift House, if you wish, before leaving Middlebury. After returning your rental bikes, you'll head out to your next destination. Ride: 25 miles.