Here’s a selection of the best Vermont bike routes, organized by length. These routes can all be completed using a road bike, but you'll appreciate gravel-oriented tires on select segments of some of the routes. We'll continue to add more routes, descriptions, and points of interest over time.
TIP: To get the full benefit of these routes, download the free Ride With GPS app on your smartphone. You'll have the option to use super cool features like audio alerts of upcoming turns and cue sheets. You can even send a route to your phone and track where you are on the route!
The Island Line Trail
The Trail starts south of downtown Burlington in Oakledge Park and parallels the lake shore past nature reserves and across the Colchester Causeway via the Bike Ferry. From there you can access the many trails that criss-cross the Champlain Islands.
Island Line Map Island Line Interactive Map
The Lake Champlain Bikeways
The Lake Champlain Bikeways maps cover dozens of possible cycling loops in Grand Isle County, Chittenden County, Franklin County, Addison/Rutland/Windsor Counties, Essex County (NY), and Clinton County (NY). They feature some 1,636 total network miles for bicyclists.
Check out the Bikeways Map!