Falling For Vermont Bike / Kayak Trip

Falling For Vermont Bike / Kayak Trip

from 200.00

Oct 18 - 21, 2018

Experience breathtaking views in Vermont's Green Mountains during peak fall foliage.

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Overview

Join us in beautiful Vermont during the height of fall colors. We will challenge ourselves on two days of cycling Vermont's mountain passes and a day of kayaking the clear waters of Gale Meadows in crisp autumn air.

This trip's basecamp is positioned in the picturesque hillside village of Stratton where, after each day's adventures, we can relax in a hot tub with an ice cold Vermont cider, enjoy a dinner at one of its fine restaurants, or explore its shops, spa, and fitness center.

This moderately-priced adventure provides GOATs the maximum fun while not breaking the bank. It includes hotel, kayak rental, breakfasts, a prepaid dinner, during-ride lunches, snacks, water, skilled guides and a support vehicle to support you with everything you need along the rides.

[ - transport - ]
 self / car share

[ - style - ]
moderately-priced
3-star hotel

[ - skill - ]
moderate - intermediate
40-50+ miles/day

stratton mountain in fall
black bear lodge, stratton vermont

Itinerary

Thu Oct 11 | Pre-Trip Happy Hour Meet-up & Trip Planning

NY-based GOATs join us for happy hour at Boxers in Chelsea to meet fellow GOATs, share ideas and stories, and coordinate trip details.

Thu, Oct 18 | Arrival at Black Bear Lodge - Stratton, VT

Check in at or before 11:30 pm at the Black Bear Lodge's "Table 43.1" bar. Meet your fellow GOATs and learn more about our upcoming weekend.

Fri, Oct 19 | Cycling

Meet for breakfast and a ride briefing to establish our pace and distance for the day. Then head out into the Green Mountains, whose beauty inspired Vermont's very name. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and a pitstop at historic quary. We’ll dine this evening together over the best local cuisine Southern Vermont has to offer.

Sat, Oct 20 | Cycling

Gather at 8:30 am for a yogi-guided pre-ride stretch. Then we’ll conquer the mountains, passing through two historic covered bridges, stopping in Grafton for lunch and a visit to the Grafton Village cheese shop. We’ll unwind with a casual dinner at Mulligan's restaurant. (this dinner is not pre-paid)

Sun, Oct 21 | Kayaking / Travel Day

Meet for our last breakfast together before heading out for a 3-hour kayaking excursion on Gale Meadows. After taking in the sights and enjoying the fall air, we’ll head back to exchange contact information and say our goodbyes.

Pricing:
 $600 Total Trip Cost
 ($200 deposit)

Add-ons:
 - single room +$150
 - bike rental +$50/day

Activities:
 - cycling
 - kayaking

Trip Capacity:
 - 15 people

Includes:
 - 3 nights hotel
 - 3 breakfasts
 - 2 lunches
 - 1 dinner
 - snacks
 - kayak / canoe rental
 - bike support


Payment Options

GOATs can pay in full (or pay just a non-refunadable security deposit before October 1, 2018).
For individuals paying only the deposit, the remaining balance of the trip must be paid on or before October 1, 2018.


Additional Details

Transportation:
For this trip guests are responsible for their own transportation. We recommend car pooling. It's great way to meet new people and connect with others. We will facilitate car shares to the best of our ability. If you are having difficulties arranging a ride / rental please contact us for arrangements or assistance.

Bike Transportation: 
Should you require a car bike rack or separate transport for your bike, please contact us as we may be able to assist or make arrangements for you.  Guests may bring their own bikes that are in full working order. GOAT will perform minor roadside fixes (flat tires, derailings, etc). If we are unable to repair your bike quickly, our support vehicle will connect you with a local bike repair shop.

Bike Rentals:
We offer GOATs the option to take advantage of high-quality road, hybrid and mountain bike rentals for an additional fee. Please contact us directly to make arrangements.

Cancellations:
This trip abides by our standard cancellation policy. If you cancel twenty (20) days, or more before the trip, the refundable amount will be returned to you. If you cancel within twenty (20) days you will forfeit the entire trip amount. For your protection, we strongly recommend our guests purchase trip cancellation insurance.