THE VERMONT 400
400 MILES, 4 DAYS. A multi-day dual sport tour circumnavigating Vermont's central Green Mountain range.
Small adventure-ready motorcycles lead us down forest paths and Mountain trails as we circumnavigate Vermont's central Green Mountain range, off road. Each night the small group of 7-8 riders will arrive at a different historic inn along the route. A chase vehicle carries extra bikes and our extra gear, but will not be able to follow us down every road and trail. We will fend for ourselves on trail with tools and emergency equipment. A SPOT satellite communicator will be kept with the group at all times. A lead and tail guide will assist with mechanical issues along the way and carry tools, tubes, tow straps and other emergency equipment. Guides are trained and certified in Wilderness first aid.
We begin the Vermont 400 in the sleepy town of Lincoln, Vermont.
From there, on the western slope of Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest, we begin by heading south through some of our state's most beautiful public lands. Riders can plan on encountering some exciting terrain: mud, rocks, hills and water crossings will be aplenty so off-road riding skills are a must on this tour. That being said, the MotoVermont team will be there to help riders along every step of the way.
After the kick stands are down for the evening, relaxation will ensue: Warm fire, hot coffee or a cold beverage of your choice will be waiting for you at the evenings lodging establishment. The MotoVermont chase truck will be there for us with our extra belongings as well. A fresh and delicious hot meal will be prepared as we recount the days adventures and look forward to the next.
We hope to see you on this year's 400!
Airport/local hotel transfer
4 days of local, expert guidance
3 nights comfortable, clean lodging
Delicious, hearty meal each night
Breakfast each morning
Chase vehicle with extra bike, tools and gear
Guides versed in trail navigation, bike maintenance and certified in Wilderness First Aid
AMA Sanctioned and insured ride
Meet and Greet, riding discussion.
Depart south from staging area on maintained forest roads with interspersed moderate trails. Gas and Lunch near Killington, VT.
Beautiful twisty forest roads and a few more small trails lead us to our lodge for the night; a rustic, but quaint 200-year-old stagecoach stop.
Fresh campfire meal prepared over an open flame pit bbq
After a re-fuel of caffeine, protein and petrol at the local Country Store we jump right into some exciting trail riding. We pop out of the forest for a hot lunch at the Grafton store before heading back into one of our favorite state forests.
Plenty of fun, beautiful and rough trail on day 2!
We end the day kicking back on the porch at the Grey Ghost Inn while a fresh and delicious meal is prepared by our host, Carina.
A big breakfast sets us up for a long day riding up the eastern slope of the Green Mountains. A slightly less technical ride on day 3, but some of our favorite rarely used and historic Vermont roads and trails. our final evening is spent at the luxurious and historic Norwich Inn and brewery - Founded in 1797.
Many laughs will be had as we dine on an exquisite meal prepared by the award winning Jasper Murdocks restaurant. Expect a late night as we dine on local fare and regale each other with stories and anecdotes from the previous 3 days of riding.
We head back over the Green mountain range from east to west using some of our favorite mountain passes, long forgotten by typical pedestrian vehicles. We will need the last of our energy to climb these fun and remote trails, but some of the views will be very worth it! Lunch and snacks at the Lincoln Store and a few more trails before ending up back at our starting point in Lincoln.
Want to read more about the Vermont 400 tour? Check out the article in ADVmoto magazine on the side bar of this page!
Each night we will find ourselves at a unique lodging establishment ranging from more rustic ski chalets to historic and well-appointed Inns. All will have clean, comfortable accommodations.
Lodging is shared unless private lodging package is requested.
Add $275 for single occupancy lodging
2020 Tour Dates:
August 9 - 12
September 20 - 23
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.
4 days professional guidance
3 nights shared lodging (single lodging $275 additional)
Dinner each evening (3)
Breakfast each morning (4)
24 hour-per-day roadside assistance
AMA sanctioned event
Eric Milano is the founder of MotoVermont. He is certified in Wilderness First aid and will act as lead guide on the Vermont 400
Spenser Peterson is head trail director for MotoVermont. He is certified in Wilderness First Aid, and skilled in trailside mechanics. An expert navigator and rider, Spenser will act as tail guide during this tour, ensuring all riders stay together and navigate obstacles along the route
Support Vehicle A third guide will drive a truck that carries an extra rental bike, tools and riders' luggage from inn to inn, allowing us to keep our bikes lightweight and nimble on the trail.
The support vehicle will parallel our route and meet us in the case of a mechanical issue or tired rider. There will always be a safe and reliable alternative to riding every day if need be.
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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 for bike-specific tire recommendations.