NEW ENGLAND IMMERSION TOUR

Ride the best of New England and the Adirondacks on this seven to nine day tour.  
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7 DAY $2600

9 DAY $3350

7-9
days

Price may vary during peak foliage season or holidays

DESCRIPTION:

MotoVermont has designed an on-road motorcycle tour that explores the very best of New England by motorbike.   This is a self guided tour so you can reserve it any time.   See an interesting road, attraction or eatery?  Check it out!  Explore and ride at your own pace.   MotoVermont will take care of ground transportation to your rental motorbike, all the hotels along your route as well as a pre-plotted GPS unit with your entire route, recommended eateries and attractions along the way.  Follow our route - or make your own!  

Mechanical or weather issue?   No problem; our team is on call to adjust your tour or send out a fresh motorcycle if there is an issue!

In one week, you will experience a unique variety of landscapes, cuisines and hospitality from four distinct regions of New England: Take in the serenity of Vermont, the High Peaks of Adirondack National Park, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the beautiful and dramatic Maine seacoast.

 

Included in the package is: A BMW Motorcycle rental, lodging each night and a team of experts to help you along the way.  A  prepared route featuring the finest motorcycling roads in our region is pre-programmed into a GPS unit supplied by MotoVermont. Recommended attractions and lunch stops are programmed into the GPS.  A hard copy itinerary is also provided.  Each evening you will arrive at a new inn or hotel along the route.  Excellent dining is always either on premises or within walking distance.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • BMW motorcycle with lockable, hard luggage included.

  • Unique lodging each evening included.

  • GPS with plotted route, maps and detailed itinerary included.

  • Choose your own dates!  

  • Ground transportation to and from local airport.

  • 2 optional start points; Burlington, VT -or- Boston, MA

  • Three distinct mountain ranges, each with their own signature: the High Peaks of the Adirondacks in New York state, the lush Green Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire’s rugged, rocky granite White Mountains.

  • Riding along Maine’s rocky sea coast and dining on catch-of-the day, fresh seafood.

  • Visiting Acadia National Park, where human history extends at least 5,000 years. Acadia is known for its mix of hardwood forests, sea-side mountains and pink granite cliffs. The 27 mile, coastal Park Loop road is perfect for taking in ocean views and seeing the island park.

  • Riding the twisty road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.

  • Enjoying the panoramic vistas and twisty mountain riding on the 35 mile Kancamagus scenic highway through the White Mountain National Forest.

BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT DELIVERY AND TOUR START OPTION:

MotoVermont will gladly deliver your rental motorcycle and modify your tour to begin in Boston, Massachusetts.   Boston Logan International airport has non-stop flights from all over the world and beginning at or near the airport can be a huge convenience if flying in from far off.   The cost for this additional service is $500.

MONTREAL AIRPORT ARRIVAL :

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is another option for less expensive and direct flights from Europe and Western Canada.  Montreal is less than 2 hours from our headquarters in Vermont and we are glad to organize transport from and to Montreal in order to retrieve your rental motorcycle.

Pre-programmed GPS unit included with tour package

ITINERARY FOR 7-DAY TOUR:

Day 1 - 139 miles:

Depart MotoVermont and meander through the Lake Champlain Islands of Vermont.  Arrive at the Grand Isle ferry dock and cross Lake Champlain with you motorbike in order to continue into the Adirondacks of New York.  Ride the High Peaks, climbing the twisty Whiteface Mountain scenic road. Experience the view of Lake Placid by riding up the long, winding road to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic games.

Spend the evening at the Hungry Trout Resort on the beautiful Ausable river.  Their restaurant is well known for cooking fresh trout 5 different delicious ways.

Excursion option:  Extend your trip by one day and enjoy a guided fly-fishing tour!   

Day 2 - 201 miles

Explore the Adirondacks in the morning and then return to Vermont via the Fort Ticonderoga ferry.  Stop in Woodstock village, visit the Billings Farm Museum or have an encounter with the resident raptors at VINS Nature Center. Spend the night at the Gray Ghost Inn.  The innkeeper, Carina is an avid motorcyclist and can be seen zipping around on her BMW F650GS.  A hot breakfast is included in your stay.

Day 3 - 50-115 miles

Take a loop through southern Vermont.  Stop by Norman Rockwell's Summer home and discover the area that inspired so many of his classic paintings of Americana.  Also, stop by Bennington monument and fill up your tank at the Hemmings Motor News gas station and auto museum in Bennington, VT. Arrive at the historic Grafton Inn, built in 1801

After dinner at the inn, be sure to take a stroll around the village after dusk; the quiet and serenity there is something truly special.

Day 4 - 124 miles

Cross the Connecticut river and ride along and then across the Connecticut river into New Hampshire.  Lunch at the Blue Loon bakery in New London and on to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.  After checking into your downtown bed and breakfast, take a short walk to the quaint village for dinner.  

Day 5 - 116 miles

Quiet, twisting roads lead you across the border into Maine. Libby's market in Brunswick is a great place to grab a fresh lobster roll if you can't wait for dinner - otherwise, continue down Harpswell peninsula and onto Bailey Island. Stay seaside at the Bailey Island Motel, directly across the road from the historic Bailey Island Lobster pound.

Day 6 - 154 miles:

Depart Bailey Is and ride into the sparsely populated areas of Maine’s interior. Enjoy the many lakes and rivers seen along the way. Relax with a latte at Café Nomad, in Norway Maine, while they prepare your lunch from fresh, local ingredients.

 

Day 7 - 186 miles:

Return to Vermont.  Ride into New Hampshire and along the Kancamagus highway, an undulating stretch of road that is known to many as the finest motorcycling route in the state. Picturesque, rural New England back roads lead you back into Vermont after a hearty lunch at Shilohs restaurant, where farm-to-table isn't a fad, it's a family tradition.  The final 60 miles through Vermont are peaceful and provide several opportunities to snap memorable photos or pick up a few Vermont products or Souvenirs.   

Arrive MotoVermont (or Boston) and let us bring you to the airport, ferry dock or area hotel.

ITINERARY FOR 9-DAY TOUR:

Day 1 - 139 miles:

Depart MotoVermont and meander through the Lake Champlain Islands of Vermont.  Arrive at the Grand Isle ferry dock and cross Lake Champlain with you motorbike in order to continue into the Adirondacks of New York.  Ride the High Peaks, climbing the twisty Whiteface Mountain scenic road. Experience the view of Lake Placid by riding up the long, winding road to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic games.

Spend the evening at the Hungry Trout Resort on the beautiful Ausable river.  Their restaurant is well known for cooking fresh trout 5 different delicious ways.

Excursion option:  Extend your trip by one day and enjoy a guided fly-fishing tour!   

Day 2 - 201 miles

Explore the Adirondacks in the morning and then return to Vermont via the Fort Ticonderoga ferry.  Stop in Woodstock village, visit the Billings Farm Museum or have an encounter with the resident raptors at VINS Nature Center. Spend the night at the Grey Ghost Inn.  The innkeeper, Carina is an avid motorcyclist and may be out zipping around on her BMW F650GS.  A hot breakfast is included in your stay.

Day 3 - 50-115 miles

take a loop through southern Vermont.  Stop by Norman Rockwell's Summer home and discover the area that inspired so many of his classic paintings of Americana.  Also, stop by Bennington monument and fill up your tank at the Hemmings Motor News gas station and auto museum in Bennington, VT. Arrive at the historic Grafton Inn, built in 1801

After dinner at the inn, be sure to take a stroll around the village after dusk; the quiet and serenity there is something truly special.

Day 4 - 124 miles

Cross the Connecticut river and ride along, and then across the Connecticut river into New Hampshire.  Lunch at the Blue Loon bakery in New London and on to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.  After checking into your downtown bed and breakfast, take a short walk to the quaint village for dinner.  

Day 5 - 116 miles

Quiet, twisting roads lead you across the border into Maine. Libby's market in Brunswick is a great place to grab a fresh lobster roll if you can't wait for dinner - otherwise, continue down Harpswell peninsula and onto Bailey Island. Stay seaside at the Bailey Island Motel, directly across the road from the historic Bailey Island Lobster pound.

Day 6 - 150 miles:

Ride the seacoast of Maine. Head north to Owls Head, Maine and stop at the Owls Head Transportation museum; see their collection of century old motorcycles and other rare vehicles. Continue north to beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Stay at the Holland Inn, a modern hotel modeled after the famous Rodick House, a grand hotel on the island that was destroyed in 1906.

Fabulous restaurants are abound in Bar Harbor!   We'll make some recommendations and Evin, your host at the Inn - and fellow motorcyclist, will provide you with the local details.

Day 7 - 78 miles (rest day):

Tour Acadia National Park. Ride the leisurely park loop road. Eat lunch overlooking the ocean at Jordan Pond house. Ride the twisty Summit Road to the top of Cadillac Mountain.

-Or, lounge around Bar Harbor and take a true rest day.   It's up to you!  

Return to the Holland Inn for a second night.

Day 8 - 191 miles:

Depart Bar Harbor and ride across the sparsely populated areas of Maine’s interior. Enjoy the many lakes and rivers seen along the way. Relax with a latte at Café Nomad, in Norway Maine, while they prepare your lunch from fresh, local ingredients.

 

Day 9 - 186 miles:

Return to Vermont.  Ride into New Hampshire and along the Kancamagus highway, an undulating stretch of road that is known to many as the finest motorcycling route in the state. Picturesque, rural New England back roads lead you back into Vermont after a hearty lunch at Shilohs restaurant, where farm-to-table isn't a fad, it's a family tradition.  The final 60 miles through Vermont are peaceful and provide several opportunities to snap memorable photos or pick up a few Vermont products or Souvenirs.   

Arrive MotoVermont (or Boston) and let us bring you to the airport, ferry dock or area hotel.

 

LODGING:

We strive to present you with lodging that is unique to our region. Many of our innkeepers are themselves motorcyclists and all of our lodging picks have been carefully chosen to best accommodate the motorcycle traveler.  Each night you will find yourself in comfortable surroundings within an easy walk of a delicious meal. Mingle with fellow travelers and locals, or enjoy a quiet dinner and retire to your private room in order to be well rested for the next day's ride.

 

Below, The historic Grafton Inn with its hand-hewn beams and antique furnishings is just one of the unique places you will stay during the New England Immersion Tour.  This 200+ year-old Inn began as a place for travelers seeking good food and a quiet place to stay and recharge while riding horseback through the region. Not much has changed here in those two hundred years.

 

Read more about the Grafton Inn.

Flexible Schedule
Ride dates you choose
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
  • BMW Motorcycle rental 

  • Lodging each evening

  • All taxes and fees

  • Airport shuttle

  • Vehicle parking during tour

  • Lockable hard luggage and tank bag on Rental motorbike

  • Motorcycle helmets and jackets available

  • BMW Motorcycle-specific Garmin Zumo GPS with preloaded daily routes

  • 24 hr/day on-call support throughout entire ride with replacement bike guarantee

 
LODGING is included during your tour.  Arrive at a unique lodging establishment each evening.  See itinerary below for more details. 
 
One evening will be spent at the 200 year old Grafton Inn, that has catered to travelers throughout it's existence.
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