Best Road Biking in Vermont

This list represents the most popular road biking in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Burlington Bike Path: Urban Pedaling at Its Best

    2 Reviews

    Burlington, VT

    Here's a ride that is triply unique in this collection: It's almost entirely on an official bicycle path, it's an urban ride, and isn't a loop. It offers incredible views of Lake Champlain and ...
    •  13.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Here's a ride that is triply unique in this collection: It's almost entirely on an official bicycle path, it's an urban ride, ...

  • #2 Champlain Valley Cruise

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    This ride rolls over a series of moderate north-south ridges from Middlebury, before leveling out near the shores of the long Lake Champlain; along the way it passes cow pastures, cranberry bogs, ...
    •  47.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride rolls over a series of moderate north-south ridges from Middlebury, before leveling out near the shores of the ...

  • #3 Windsor Bridge: The Longest in the World

    2 Reviews

    Windsor, VT

    It's hard to pass up an opportunity to pedal across the longest wooden bridge in the United States. The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge is the centerpiece of this ride, and a very impressive ...
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    It's hard to pass up an opportunity to pedal across the longest wooden bridge in the United States. The Cornish-Windsor Covered ...

  • #4 Smuggler's Notch Challenge

    2 Reviews

    Stowe, VT

    This ride is a spectacular, exhilarating loop. Just be sure to bring your low gears and climbing legs. You start with a warm-up stretch along the Stowe Recreation path. Broad and smooth, it ...
    •  44.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is a spectacular, exhilarating loop. Just be sure to bring your low gears and climbing legs. You start with a warm-up ...

  • #5 Causeway Park Rail-Trail

    1 Reviews

    Colchester, VT

    Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles onto Lake Champlain. The Causeway Park Rail-Trail is among the most remarkable ...
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles ...

  • #6 Burlington Waterfront Bikeway

    1 Reviews

    Burlington, VT

    The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Chittenden County.
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of ...

  • #7 Bennington: Backroads of the Revolution

    2 Reviews

    Bennington, VT

    This ride is an up-close introduction to Vermont history. The route is relatively short and quite flat. The ride could easily be done in an hour and a half, but most riders will want to take ...
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is an up-close introduction to Vermont history. The route is relatively short and quite flat. The ride could easily ...

  • #8 Bennington to Battenkill River Challenge

    1 Reviews

    North Bennington, VT

    This southwestern corner of Vermont, bounded by the Battenkill and Waloomsac Rivers, hides some of the most pastoral land in all of New England. The ride roughly follows the course of these two ...
    •  43.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This southwestern corner of Vermont, bounded by the Battenkill and Waloomsac Rivers, hides some of the most pastoral land ...

  • #9 Grande Isle: A Grand Ride

    1 Reviews

    Grand Isle, VT

    The Champlain Islands are ideal for leisurely biking. This route loops around Grand Isle and offers a fine sampling of the island's scenery, history, and industry. There are lots of turns and ...
    •  14.4 miles
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    The Champlain Islands are ideal for leisurely biking. This route loops around Grand Isle and offers a fine sampling of the ...

  • #10 Tour of Scenic Rural Vermont Classic

    1 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    Not for the fainthearted, this "vertical" cross-state ride follows the scenic north-south Route 100 northward for just over 100 miles. Terrain is hilly, with two major climbs. Highlights include ...
    •  100 miles
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    Not for the fainthearted, this "vertical" cross-state ride follows the scenic north-south Route 100 northward for just over ...

  • #11 Quechee / Pomfret: Across the Watershed and Back

    1 Reviews

    Quechee, VT

    This ride crosses the watershed between the Ottauquechee River and the White River, and then crosses back again to the Ottauquechee. That means up, down, up, down-with lots of picture postcard ...
    •  25.6 miles
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    This ride crosses the watershed between the Ottauquechee River and the White River, and then crosses back again to the Ottauquechee. ...

  • #12 Stowe: By Emily's Bridge

    0 Reviews

    Stowe, VT

    This short ride has it all: Stowe's award-winning recreation path, a loop through Moscow, an opportunity for fortune hunters to strike it rich, a haunted covered bridge, and a delightful descent ...
    •  11.2 miles
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    This short ride has it all: Stowe's award-winning recreation path, a loop through Moscow, an opportunity for fortune hunters ...

  • #13 Woodstock / Barnard: To Silver Lake

    0 Reviews

    Woodstock, VT

    Our route begins at the parking area of the Billings Farm and Museum on the outskirts of Woodstock. Woodstock is one of the showcases of Vermont. It's known for impeccable restored Federal-style ...
    •  19 miles
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    Our route begins at the parking area of the Billings Farm and Museum on the outskirts of Woodstock. Woodstock is one of the ...

  • #14 Chester Country Weekend: Saxtons River Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Chester, VT

    The southeastern corner of Vermont offers some of the finest cycling in New England. The Chester County Weekend explores this countryside of hills, river valleys, and bucolic Vermont villages, ...
    •  45 miles
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    The southeastern corner of Vermont offers some of the finest cycling in New England. The Chester County Weekend explores ...

  • #15 Middlebury / Weybridge: The Otter Creek Tour

    1 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    Otter Creek is at the center of this ride. Once known as "the Indian Road," it's the longest river in Vermont and was a major south-north travel route for Indians, and for colonists, too, when ...
    •  16.7 miles
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    Otter Creek is at the center of this ride. Once known as "the Indian Road," it's the longest river in Vermont and was a major ...

  • #16 Peacham: New England Picture Postcard

    1 Reviews

    Barnet, VT

    Peacham is a strong contender for the title of Vermont's most picturesque village. Even if you've never been to Peacham before, you may find yourself having a déjà vu experience. Where have you ...
    •  19.5 miles
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    Peacham is a strong contender for the title of Vermont's most picturesque village. Even if you've never been to Peacham before, ...

  • #17 Arlington: The Batten Kill Tour

    1 Reviews

    Arlington, VT

    This is an easy pedal along the beautiful valley cut by the Batten Kill River through the Taconic Mountains. You'll be a stone's throw from the river for nearly the whole trip. On a hot day, ...
    •  12.1 miles
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    This is an easy pedal along the beautiful valley cut by the Batten Kill River through the Taconic Mountains. You'll be a ...

  • #18 Beebe Spur Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Newport, VT

    The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont woods. Surface: Packed gravel. Location: Orleans County.
    •  4 miles
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    The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont ...

  • #19 Salisbury / Lake Dunmore / East Middlebury: Classic Scenery and More

    0 Reviews

    East Middlebury, VT

    Pleasant back roads and a wonderful mix of classic Vermont scenery-that's a pretty accurate description of this ride. And this route has some bonuses as well. This is a wonderful ride, but ...
    •  16 miles
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    Pleasant back roads and a wonderful mix of classic Vermont scenery-that's a pretty accurate description of this ride. And ...

  • #20 Fair Haven / Lake Bomoseen / Glen Lake: A Lakes and Slate Tour

    0 Reviews

    Fair Haven, VT

    Fair Haven is a typical Vermont community with a lively history and an impressive town green. A founder of the town was "Spitting" Matt Lyon, a radical congressman who was imprisoned because ...
    •  12 miles
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    Fair Haven is a typical Vermont community with a lively history and an impressive town green. A founder of the town was "Spitting" ...