Maps & Routes

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!

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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!

5-25 Mile Routes

These 5-25 mile routes can be completed in part of a day at a moderate pace, or could take a full day if you prefer to ride at a leisurely pace with lots of stops. And you will want to stop to take in Vermont’s beautiful scenery! From the Island Line Rail Trail near Burlington to the D&H Rail Trail near Rutland, these short rides are accessible to riders of all levels and ages.

25-50 Miles Routes

Ready to go a little farther? These 25-50 mile routes can challenge riders of all levels. You could take a stunning ride around Lake Willoughby in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, or put your legs to the test on the Southern Green Mountain Loop.

50-100 Mile Routes

These 50-100 mile routes are ideal if you want to spend the whole day out exploring Vermont by bike. For a long, but relatively flat (for Vermont) ride, check out GMBC’s Century Route, which will travel through the bucolic hills of Addison County. Fun in the Mad River Valley is a great pick for a shorter ride. Get ready to climb!

100+ Mile Routes (bikepacking!)

Ready to pack your bike bags for an overnight ride? The Green Mountain Gravel Growler is a big, multi-day route that links together some of Vermont’s best breweries. You can always shorten the route if you don’t have time (or legs) for 250 miles and 21,000 feet of climbing!