NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUAL-SPORT TOUR

Rugged adventure by day, luxury accommodations at night
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$850

Single occupancy lodging +$200

3
days
DESCRIPTION:

The Northeast Kingdom Dual Sport tour travels some of the oldest and most picturesque dirt roads in Vermont.  The Hinman settler road, the Bayley-Hazen military road; These routes were the first paths along which European settlers entered the wilds of Northern Vermont in the 17th century.   Along these primitive roads were skirmishes with natives, revolutionary war activity and ultimately the settling of early Vermonters in the Northeast Kingdom.

This tour combines a 3-day dual-sport motorcycle ride with early American history and stunning scenery for an experience that will surely delight your palate for adventure. 

You may bring your own personal bike to tour these forgotten roads of the "Kingdom" - or, rent a fully set up Honda CRF250L for the trip.  

 

Our professional guides know the area well.  They will ensure the best experience possible, selecting the right roads for the conditions.  

 

At the end of each day, relax in your deluxe room at Jay Peak resort. There, you can enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub, grab a local beverage or sit outside around one of the many fire pits and enjoy the stars at one of Vermont’s finest mountain resorts.

Hear what other riders say about their experience with MotoVermont's dual-sport tours in the video below:

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 3 days professional guidance through the remote areas of Northern Vermont, riding historic and discontinued roads over mud, rocks and unmaintained mountain passes.  Tying it all together with beautiful country roads and classic New England scenery

  • 2 night stay at the luxurious Jay Peak Resort.

  • Great food.  The group will enjoy a delicious meal together at Jay Peak each night.  While out riding each day, expect to hit up some local culinary delights.

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 1

Depart MotoVermont for Jay Peak.   A mix of gravel and dirt roads will lead us into the northern Green mountains.   We will encounter some small, winding mountain roads, a bit of mud and perhaps a water crossing or two.   Arrive at Jay Peak and rest up for another exciting day of riding.

Day 2

Some very fun and semi-technical sections come up before lunch; rocks, short hill climb and some rocky, muddy roads. After Lunch, we cross some beautiful unpaved, one-lane mountain passes before circling Lake Willoughby.  

A long-forgotten (and barely maintained) CCC road leads us to a section of the original Bayley-Hazen military road and eventually back to Jay for dinner.

Day 3

An early start leads us to the Jay Country store for a strong coffee, hearty breakfast and full tanks of Petrol.  

Our first trail is a piece of the Bayley-Hazen military road that is seldom published online and in guides.

The day continues with several Class 4 roads and legal trails only suitable for dual-sport motorbikes.

Lunch in Montgomery at the Blue Bike Café.

 

LODGING:

A rough ride doesn’t have to mean a rough night’s sleep. When you stay at The Jay Peak Resort, your nights will be comfortable as can be.

Enjoy several restaurants and lounges, outdoor hot tub, convenient bike parking area and too many other amenities to list.

 

Read all about the Jay Peak Resort here.

2019 Tours
July 22-24
September 8-10
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
 
  • Ground transportation provided by Moto Vermont to and from Burlington International Airport (BTV) or an area hotel.

  • Vehicle parking during your tour.
    Storage of your non-riding gear during your tour.

  • Motorcycle helmets and jackets available

  • 2 nights lodging for 2 (shared room, two beds) in a deluxe room at Jay Peak Resort. Includes pool and hot tub access.

  • 3 days professionally guided

  • 24 hour-per-day roadside assistance with a replacement bike

 

*Food, beverages, taxes and tips are not included. Prices may vary slightly during holiday weekends and foliage season.

LODGING:
Recommended Rentals
Honda CRF250L
RIDER REQUIREMENTS
  • Motorcycle endorsement holder

  • Rider should be in good health and able to endure several hours on bike each day

  • Rider should possess basic off-road riding skills; rear brake usage, body positioning, foot peg weighting.

  • Rider must wear full-face helmet, gloves, off-road-specific boots, Armored motorcycle-specific jacket and pants.

  • Bike should be in good running and street-legal condition; registered, insured and thoroughly checked over.

  • Bike should be equipped with good, off-pavement tires and engine case protection.  Feel free to contact MotoVermont with bike-specific tire recommendations.