Biking In Vermont


Vermont Summer Vacation Planning Guide

Mountain & Recreational
Bicycling In Vermont

Bicycling Icon Bicycling is a great way to enjoy Vermont during the warmer months, and it is one of the most popular things to do here. Touring and Mountain Biking are the most popular forms of biking in Vermont. There are also tons of Recreational Bike Paths for those of us who prefer pedaling along a shoreline or on flatter terrain. You'll find a list of the more popular ones in the column to your right.

Note: If you're not a regular cyclist, we strongly recommend you connect with one of Vermont's Bicycle Touring Companies listed below... They not only provide the equipment, they are with you every step of the way. And, this is extremely important as often you will be biking in the middle of nowhere, and maybe not always on flat ground!

Our famed Green Mountain National Forest offers Mountain Biking for every level of cyclist, be you a beginner or world-class. There are U.S. Forest Service Roads [Dirt Roads] that gently wind through the National Forest. Off-Road Mountain Biking Trails, and Gap Roads [Paved Roads] for the hearty and more experienced. The Gap Roads cross through the GMNF east and west. We recommend that you don't try the Gap Roads your first time out! Please note that under no circumstances are you permitted to bicycle on the Hiking Trails

Tip:If you are anywhere between Manchester and Rutland in the Southern part of the state, the 14 mile Forest Road #10 which cuts directly through the GMNF between Danby and Landgrove makes for a beautiful ride [Dirt Road - Cars Permitted]. There is a small picnic area on the Danby side with a spectacular river gorge just below it, and views of the mountains from your table!

You can obtain a detailed map of these Forest Roads from the Green Mountain National Forest Ranger District Office covering the area of interest to you. 

Vermont's legendary Northeast Kingdom provides totally different biking opportunities. Excluding Freeways and Arterial Highways, the Northeast Kingdom has just under 2300 miles of  ideal biking roads. 1,501 of  the roads in the Kingdom are unpaved; some may even give mountain bikers a challenge.

New! Directions For Bikers... From anywhere to anywhere! Check it out by clicking on the Vermont Map in the right column, then click on Directions... and then click on the Bicycle Icon. Then fill in the A and B [From & To] information. Note that you can then add additional destinations. This Google feature is especially helpful when you wish to travel parallel to a major highway such as I-91, or through the Green Mountain National Forest. .Example!

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Listings Alphabetically By Name:

Bike Vermont
Woodstock, VT

Central Vermont Back Road Bike Tours
Barre, VT

Churchill House Inn
Brandon, VT

Earl's Cyclery & Fitness
South Burlington, VT

Great Freedom Adventures
Woodstock, VT

Green Mountain Bicycle Service Inc.
Rochester, VT

Killington Resort Mountain Biking
Killington, VT

Mad River Valley Century Ride [Hyde Away Inn]
Waitsfield, VT

Middlebury Inn
Middlebury, VT

Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association
Montpelier, VT

North Star Sports
Burlington, VT

Old Spokes Home
Burlington, VT

Onion River Sports
Montpelier, VT

Peace of Mind Bike Tours of Vermont
Richmond, VT

Power Play Sports
, VT

Ski Rack
Burlington, VT

Sleepy Hollow Inn Mountain Biking
Huntington, VT

Stowe Bike Tours
Stowe, VT

Upper Valley Trails Alliancee
Norwich, VT

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
Bristol, VT


Green Mountain National Forest Ranger District Offices:

Manchester Ranger District
2538 Depot Street, Manchester Ctr, VT 05255
Telephone: 802-362-2307  Fax: 802-362-1251

Green Mountain National Forest
231 North Main Street, Rutland, Vermont  05701
Ph: 802-747-6700  Fax: 802-747-6766  TTY: 802-747-6765

Middlebury Ranger District
1007 Route 7 South, Middlebury, VT  05753
Telephone: 802-388-4362  Fax: 802-388-3842

Rochester Ranger District

99 Ranger Road, Rochester, VT  05767
Telephone: 802-767-4261  Fax: 802-767-4777

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Bicycle Trails &
Recreational Bike Paths

Northeast Kingdom Trails
Lake Champlain Area
Over 1100 miles of Routes
thru VT, NY and Canada!
Stowe Bike Path
5.5 Miles, Map and Info.
Montpelier Area Trails
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Green Mountain Natl. Forest
Mountain Biking Trails

Ash Hil Traill [Rochester Area]
Contest Trail [Rochester Area]
Chatfield Loop
[Breadloaf & East Middlebury]
Lefferts Pond [Chittenden Area]
Leicester Hollow
[East Middlebury & Brandon]
Pine Brook
[Breadloaf & Mount Carmel]
Silver Lake
[East Middlebury & Brandon]
Forest Road 341
[Stratton,Winhall, Manchester]
Mount Tabor - Winhall Trail
[Mount Tabor, Danby, Winhall]

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