It doesn't get much better than this
Scenic country roads, impressive backdrops, and a variety of terrain for all fitness levels — sounds like the open spaces of the Champlain Valley! The Lake Champlain Region's diverse landscape means there are plenty of options for two-wheeled adventures. The legendary waters of Lake Champlain make a nice companion to a ride and so do the mountains of the High Peaks, which tower above rolling farmland and gentle forests. Whether you are looking for an afternoon ride, an all-day trek, or a mountain biking adventure, the Lake Champlain Region has plenty of trails, roads, and routes to explore.
Long days, amazing rides
When you're looking for a scenic ride with wide-open views of the landscape, a dash of history, and safe roads, the Lake Champlain Region is the place to do it. Gentle country roads roll up, over, and around picturesque farmlands, forests, and mountains. Glide past the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain, past the ruins of an early colonial fort, and even soar over the lake via the Lake Champlain Bridge. With quaint small towns dotting the landscape, you'll find plenty of spots to rest your legs and fuel your body.
When there's snow-where else to ride
For folks who don't want to hang up the bike for the winter, we have the answer: fat tire biking. Hop on a fat tire bike and enjoy the sensation of riding great trails in your own winter wonderland. It's a fun, healthy way to spend time in the great outdoors of the Lake Champlain Region. The views are great and we love the adventure of floating over the snow on super-wide, knobby tires. It's a different experience, but it's a fun one nonetheless!
Year-round, the scenery of the Lake Champlain Region is sublime for cycling and we have plenty of backroads to give riders a quiet, peaceful ride.
Ride with Gratitude
We invite you to take the Ride with Gratitude pledge and live out the principles that help make our trails accessible and here for good.
1. Respect this gift
Riding trails on public or private lands is a gift, not a right. That hiker we just passed? She might own the land we’re riding on. With every ride, let’s remember to be grateful for the landowners and others who make it possible.
2. Protect nature
Enjoy nature, don’t ruin it. Keep on the trails. Erosion is our single highest impact when we’re out riding. Skidding causes erosion. Cutting corners can cut off access. Riding muddy trails messes it up for everyone. If we see animals, don’t bother them, remember them. Pick up trash, pack it out, carpool here and back.
3. Care for others
We share the trails with others, and they have the same rights and responsibilities as each of us. If someone needs help, we help. If someone needs encouragement, we share our enthusiasm. And if it’s going to make the situation better, we dismount. Be nice, yield to others, and give a smile.
4. Be the example
We know our limits, and we ride within them. Beyond the ride, let’s park where we’re supposed to keep the tunes to a dull roar, and leave the IPAs for après somewhere else. Reckless behavior? A simple, polite call out will do.