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Nestled within the tranquil, rural setting of the Champlain Valley, small cities, towns and historic villages provide the services and amenities attractive to touring bicyclists.

Accommodations

Bicyclists have the luxury of choosing from campgrounds, motels, hotels, shoreline parks, bed & breakfasts, or charming country inns. The area's notoriously friendly innkeepers have also realized the economic benefits of catering to bicyclists.

Click here for a list of Select Bicycle-Friendly Accommodations!          


Touring Companies, Bicycle Shops

Participate in an organized tour with one of the many available bicycle touring companies, or pedal on your own with a bike rental from one of the area's bicycle shops found in the Valley, most of which provide repairs and/or supplies.

               Click Here for a list of Select Bike Shops!

Champlain Valley Lodging ImageDining and General Stores

The area abounds in first-class restaurants, many of them chef-owned and devoted to fresh, locally-grown ingredients, as well as international cuisine. Food and supplies are readily available at family-owned farmstands, and well-stocked general stores provide a delectable selection of unique, locally-made products.

For a complete listing of all of the above services, click here to order the Directory of Bicycle-Friendly Accommodations and Services in the Lake Champlain Valley, or go to our Links page to explore area resources' web pages.

Transportation

Ferry service provides a means for bicycling loops and easy access to both sides of the Lake. Amtrak also makes local stops along the shoreline with a special baggage car for carrying bicycles available on most trains. To get to the region, a traveler can choose mass transit and arrive via an Amtrak train, a motorcoach, or any of a number of airlines that service the area. Click here to request a Ferry Schedule or Amtrak schedule.

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Lake Champlain Bikeways Clearinghouse
c/o Local Motion
1 Steele Street #103, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone/Fax: 802-652-BIKE (2453)

General requests: info@champlainbikeways.org

Specifics on cycling in the region: lou@champlainbikeways.org