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Smugglers Notch is a narrow mountain pass between Stowe and Jeffersonville VT

The most beautiful rides in Vermont

Smugglers Notch Cycling’s goal is to provide each and every cyclist the most amazing and memorable Vermont bicycle tour experience possible. 

Since we ride off the main roads exclusively all season long, we know the beautiful back roads better than anyone, so come with us and enjoy the most beautiful rides in Vermont!

Smugglers Notch Cycling offers the best guided Vermont bicycle tours on the roads of the Vermont countryside surrounding Stowe and Smugglers Notch, the Lake Champlain Islands and the Green Mountains. The three different tours are each one week long with rides Monday through Friday and include a two-hour sailing cruise with dockside lunch Saturday on Lake Champlain. Shorter custom tours featuring 2-4 riding days are also availableand if already lodging in the area, a single day tour is an option.

Tours are limited to six cyclists, and every ride is designed with a daily mileage of 20 to 40 miles, off the main roads with extremely low traffic, and magnificent scenery. Lodging is in the iconic village of Stowe, where cyclists will be transported daily from the Inn to the ride start point and transported back to the Inn after the ride.  Afternoon activities may include kayaking on the Lamoille River, visiting a winery or brewery, the Trapp Family Lodge or Bierhall, a Mt Mansfield gondola ride, a horse-driven carriage ride, and a drive through Smugglers Notch.  

NOTE: All details and information are on the INFO & PRICING page.

                2022 TOUR SCHEDULE

                     Start Date             Tour                         

                      Aug  28    Champlain Islands         
                     Sept 4      Vermont Countryside    
                     Sept 11     Green Mountains            
                     Sept 18    Champlain Islands          Foliage Tour!
                     Sept 25   Vermont Countryside     Foliage Tour!
                     Oct   2      Champlain Islands           Foliage Tour!

Vermont Bicycle Tour Areas

Vermont Countryside

The countryside surrounding Stowe and Smugglers Notch is some of the most beautiful for riding in all of Vermont, with green rolling hills, farms with old red barns, grazing cows, twisting rivers, storybook towns and unrivaled mountain views.

NOTE: Tour ride descriptions and information are on WEEKLY ITINERARY & RIDE RATINGS page.

Lake Champlain Islands

The Lake Champlain Islands are comprised of South Hero, North Hero, Isle La Motte and Grand Isle, and has been aptly named The Beauty Spot of Vermont. Ride next to the water with views of Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains or New York’s amazing Adirondacks.

NOTE: Tour ride descriptions and information are on WEEKLY ITINERARY & RIDE RATINGS page.

Green Mountain Climbs

 The Green Mountains of Vermont offer some incredible ascents including Middlebury Gap, Appalachian Gap, (with a spectacular summit view of Lake Champlain), and also, both sides of the challenging and breathtaking Smugglers Notch.

NOTE: Tour ride descriptions and information are on WEEKLY ITINERARY & RIDE RATINGS page.

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