September 1, 2016 by: VermontInn
5 Must-do Biking Spots Near The Vermont Inn This Fall
1. Road Cycling
Get off the main drag and venture onto some of Vermont’s most scenic hidden byways with your bicycle. You’ll see parts of the Green Mountain state that most don’t experience. Rolling hills, mountain views, historic farms, and peaceful pasture lands are punctuated by Vermont’s pristine streams and lakes.
The number of routes and loops that can be put together from our area is almost endless. One can find challenging mountain gaps or nice rolling farmland to ride. Distances can be as varied as the riders. The Killington-Pico Club has weekly rides. Please check the club facebook page here!
2. Mountain Biking
Let the K-1 Express Gondola whisk you and your bike to the highest lift-serviced peak in Vermont, or use pedal power to reach the 4,241-foot summit. We have it all, from easy-going dirt roads to rugged single track for all ability levels.
Killington Resort is your mountain biking headquarters and has some of the finest mountain bike trails that can be found anywhere. Killington has over 45 miles of bike trails. Explore all 4,235 feet- that’s 35 miles of trails across five mountain areas. Killington’s mountain bike trail system is serviced by the K-1 Express Gondola, providing terrain and options for all levels of biking enthusiasts. Trails include natural and man-made features to challenge more experienced riders. Other resort offerings include guided tours and equipment rentals.
There is something for everyone, whether you want to ride the Gondola and descend or seek-out some excellent single-track on the lower mountain. Check out Killington's site here.
There are three fantastic options for cross-country biking. They consist of:
3. Pine Hill Park
Pine Hill Park, Carriage Trail and the Redfield trails offer an extensive network of trails to ride in Rutland, VT. There are a wide variety of trails for all types of riders, and only minutes away from the Inn. Click here for more information.
4. Gifford Woods State Park
With its location at the base of Killington and Pico peaks and close proximity to the Appalachian and Long trails, this park is a favorite of bikers. The park is also a popular destination during the fall foliage season for its dramatic autumn colors. For more information, check out the state park site here.
5. Green Mountain Trails
The Green Mountain Trails are a fast growing multiuse network of flowy, singletrack over varied terrain in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, just eight miles North of The Vermont Inn There is a thousand feet of climbing and descending. Though a majority of the trails are relatively smooth and flowy, there are several miles of rooty, rocky, technical singletrack. Click here for more information!