Bicycling: Day Trips To Paradise
Bike through quaint towns, French cafés, covered bridges and rolling hills as you discover the charm of Vermont and Québec, learning local history from expert cyclists along the way.
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Program No. 2760RJ
6 days
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4.95 Average
Challenging bike rides on rolling terrain on paved roads mostly in Vermont.
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5 Star: Despite unseasonable heat (3 of our 4 autumn days in the mid-80s) each bike day was memorable, full of amazing rural scenery and history. Yes, there were hills. Lots of rolling hills. But there was always the sag wagon for a few of us wilted bikers. Pre-arranged long downhill stretches on shady roads or alternate rides were a welcome respite on the hottest days. Meals were extraordinary, even with the special dietary needs. Lodging was capacious and comfortable. Our innkeepers were attentive and the evening entertainment was perfect at the end of long bike rides. I can't recommend this trip enough!
We loved this biking trip in rural Canada. The staff is first rate and the meals were the very best I have had on any trip.
Wonderful rides. Some of the hills were longer than expected. Sit-down dinners were outstanding. Special dietary needs were accommodated. The price for the program was quite reasonable. I could see doing this one again.
Glen Sutton area and Joy and Stephen's Glen Sutton Lodge and their organized adventures and pro-prepped dinners and Jon Sonneborn's after-dinner film selections and insights--altogether an ideal respite from a Texas July.
Linda S
I loved the bike rides and pushing myself. Food was excellent and the cooks made a special effort to accommodate my special needs. Movies were great and worth staying up for.
My husband and I just came back from our first Road Scholar trip. We had a wonderful time, met many kind, interesting people and enjoyed visiting a new place. We highly recommend Road Scholar.
This is a perfect trip to get away from everything and disconnect from the digital world. (So, don't count on a lot of connectivity.) On the bike rides you go at your own pace and decide how far you want to ride. Stephen had several options available for the different levels of riders. I found myself singing as I biked along the river! The food was incredible! Joy picked the perfect menus. It was delicious and just the right serving amounts. Everyone at the lodge seemed to work seamlessly as a team. We had 13 bikers and it seemed ideal. We enjoyed all of our new friends and because we had all meals together, got to know them very well. Highly recommended!! Thanks to Shawn for the pleasant rides from and to Burlington, VT airport, too!
The Glenn Sutton CA bike trip is an exceptional introduction to Road Scholar for people seeking a physical challenge and wishing to meet similar folks on the same quest. The Outdoor Lodge fulfills every level of biking expertise and offers a 5 Star dining experience worth every dollar.
Just a great week. Incredible food, great hosts, invigorating bike riding. What a fun time. 10 stars out of 5.
Challenging, excellent, fun experience. Great accommodations, staff, meals, scenery, and professionalism!
My husband and I really enjoyed this program. The rolling hills were challenging, but doable, and by the end I was immensely proud that I could do all the biking for the day. The accommodations were just fine and the meals were delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. And everyone in our group was friendly and I think we all had a good time.
A Turtle's Tale Oh gather round ye cyclists fine I've quite a tale to relate About a sojourn in Quebec October 9-14 the date. ( If you want the rest of this poem, email me vsfteach@bellsouth.net.)
The Eastern Townships (Louise Penny country) and areas of north central Vermont which we explored were beautiful with Fall colors and pastoral scenes, and our hosts, our accommodations, our fellow Road Scholar adventurers, and our day trips were delightful. The staff and the meals we enjoyed were above compare and far surpassed my expectations. A 5-star trip for those wanting a moderately challenging biking experience.
Experience the scenery and beauty of Canada and Vermont! I had never crossed the border so many times in a week. Wonderful rides and hills so be in shape for this excursion!
Our charter group is accustomed to cycling the flat terrain of San Diego, so we were a bit concerned about the hills. However, I think most of us enjoyed the challenge of the rolling hills. And for those who didn't, Stephen and Joy were very accommodating.
Bicycling at its best. A combination of absolutely beautiful scenery and excellent food. The cultural experience of Quebec was also a distinct plus.
My wife and I had never know about, or ever done a Road Scholar program before. It was AMAZING! Can't wait for our next adventure. Mike & Lisa Nokomis, FL
The program exceeded our expectations. The staff, the lodge, rides, food, participants were all great! We plan on doing it again. Bud and Judi
Our first group experience. We really enjoyed the leaders, all participants, the biking (there really were different options and no pressure), educational component, and the amazing hosts!
Of the four Road Scholar bike tours I have been on, this is the best site. The food is outstanding, the leaders excellent, and the low-traffic hills of Quebec and Vermont can't be beat.

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