Cycling on Vermont's Lake Champlain Islands: A Waterfront Adventure

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Catamount Realty Group

Vermont has some of the best cycling routes in the world. Advanced riders can find a satisfying challenge in our state's breathtaking mountains, but a beginner will equally enjoy Grande Isle's mostly flat or gently sloped terrain. Any rider who glides along the Lake Champlain Islands will fly through a landscape of lake, mountain, and rural countryside views parallel to none. Grande Isle and North Hero Vermont in particular offer an array of waterfront routes and lake-view biking options, sure to delight anyone behind handlebars. Options for cycling are as varied as the Vermont landscape! You can easily rent a bike if you do not own one, you can bike spontaneously on your own or with a friend, or you can have a guided experience instead. Several bike tour companies also offer lodging as part of their guided tours. Like nearly everything else in our green mountain paradise, it's up to you!

Are you still waiting to acquire a bicycle, or would you like to bike with a friend who doesn't own one? Hero's Welcome, Ken's Island Peddler, and finally Allenholm Bicycle Rental Shop are all highly-rated rental choices, and are conveniently located right on the Islands. If you'd like to forge your own adventure, Lake Champlain Bikeway maps are readily available on for precise route planning. Guided tours are readily available too! Bike Vermont provides a North Hero House/ Champlain Islands Tour, and a Lake Champlain/Grand Isle Tour. Vermont Biking Tours (VBT) offers a Vermont: Champlain Valley & Islands Tour. Meanwhile, Sojourn Bike Tours gives cyclists the opportunity to bike from Vermont to Quebec City!  If a guided tour is the right thing for your cycling adventure, be sure to contact the company of your choice ahead of time to make a reservation. They're all good, so don't worry about which one is the best! If you're cycling in Vermont, you can't possibly go wrong.




Comments (1)

Timothy Olver

I'm writing this to let you know, as the new homeowner of the property, that Ken's Island Peddler bike shop is closed and has been since 2017. At this time we have no plans to continue or re-open a bike shop and hope that you update your website to reflect this. Thank you.

Jul 08, 2019 02:43 PM