Summer Riding on the Champlain Valley Bikeways

two people biking on a trail
We all know that a
healthy, active lifestyle is the key to not only feeling great but avoiding the
many pitfalls that can arise when we don’t have one. Thankfully, we live in one
of the most beautiful and scenic areas of the country and summertime brings some
of the best opportunities to get outdoors. There are many local spots to go
bike riding right outside the door of our inn but if you are looking for a bit
of a challenge or some distance riding, we wanted to highlight the Lake
Champlain Bikeways
.
The Lake Champlain
Bikeways actually encompass over 1,100 miles over two states and a dip into
Canada. The area has been hailed as offering some of the finest cycling around
as it offers rides through quaint, picturesque villages, serene country roads,
past historic sites, next to beautiful farms, and peaceful shoreline parks.
There are 35 tours and loops that you can choose from and they range from 10 to
60 miles in length. Imagine riding along with lake views on one side, mountain
views on the other and nothing around but breathtaking scenery. That is a day
well spent if you ask us! Owners Dan and Michele are avid bikers and would love
to share their biking tips on the best Champlain Valley trails to try. If you
are just starting out, these trails could be a bit demanding so we have a few
tips to keep you safe on the road:
Beginner Cycling
Tips
Head injuries cause
many cycling deaths so protect your head with a helmet at all times.
A longer seat with a
cutout is generally the best saddle for comfort.
Have someone set up
your bike for the proper fit for easier riding.
Use your gears to
take stress off your knees but don’t pedal in high gear for long periods of
time.
Don’t ride with
headphones on.
Keep your head up
and look ahead and change positions during the ride to stay comfortable.
Now you are ready to
go. Our owners Dan and Michele are avid cyclists and can offer some of their
favorite places to ride in this gorgeous area of Vermont so be sure to ask
before you head out. Happy riding!

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