Whether you’re into short distance or long, road or mountain, or multiple degrees of difficulty, we have the routes for you. Being centrally located in the Champlain Valley, Middlebury is the perfect “hub and spoke” destination for any type of biking with a plethora of varying terrain for a multi-day stay. Come with your bikes, rent while you’re here in town, or sign up for a full on bike adventure with one of our preferred touring companies and enjoy the outdoors!
One of our friendly tour companies have allowed us to use a few of their local routes to give you an idea of what is available using the Middlebury Inn as your comfortable base camp (see below). We thought they were a perfect example of what you can expect on a three or four day trip to beautiful Middlebury, VT.
It's east from Middlebury to Chimney Point and the beautiful new Crown Point Bridge. The views of Champlain from the top of the span are breathtaking. We'll head south to Historic Fort Ticonderoga. After a visit to the Fort we'll take the charming Fort Ti Cable Ferry back to Vermont and a beautiful 20 mile ride back to Middlebury. To view route, please click on the pdf below.
In Vermont mountain passes are called gaps. We’ll do Middlebury and Brandon Gaps – each requiring a 1,500 elevation gain over a short distance. Along the way we’ll pass the Bread Loaf Campus and the quaint towns of Ripton, Hancock and Rochester. Country stores in each town – must stops. To view route, please click on the pdf below.
Just north and east of Middlebury you will enjoy the very cool town of Bristol. From Bristol on to Lincoln on to Monkton and south and west to Vergennes the smallest city in Vermont. Bristol, Lincoln and Vergennes are unique, charming and so Vermont. The countryside will excite you and the restaurants and shops will delight you. To view route, please click on the pdf below.