VERMONT DISCOVERY TOUR
3 Days of Riding 425 miles
Immerse yourself in early Americana with a tour that combines history, culture and spectacular scenery. Ride scenic Vermont back roads past historic churches, homes, meeting houses and village greens. Vermont’s finest motorcycling roads along with our favorite historical attractions await you. Suggested stops include Revolutionary battle sites, insights into America’s industrial revolution, and unique views of early American art. Your accomodations at the Grafton Inn, once a stagecoach stop on the route from Boston to Montreal, provides a direct connection with travelers and adventurers from the past.
Experiencing American paintings, folk art, quilts, textiles and 17th to 20th century artifacts shown in historic structures at the Shelburne Museum. The Museum has over 150,000 works exhibited in 38 buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.
Seeing the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation at the American Precision Museum. The Museum is housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, known for accelerating the industrial revolution by improving the production of interchangeable parts.
Riding twisty Vermont back roads past churches, meeting houses and homes that have stood since America’s beginnings. Take a break and grab a soda at a real country store that has been in operation for more than 100 years.
Following the 48 mile long Molly Stark Byway -- the route used by General Stark and his troops on their march home after the Battle of Bennington. There are historic markers along the route and spectacular views from the Hogback Mountain Overlook.
Day 1 (160 miles):
Ride Vermont’s scenic twisties on your way to one of the best preserved Presidential sites in the nation, the Calvin Coolidge Historical site. From there, head to the American Precision Museum in Windsor, VT to celebrate the ingenuity of American manufacturing. End your day at the historic Grafton Inn.
Day 2 (130 miles):
Travel the scenic Molly Stark Historic Byway on your way to the Bennington Battle Monument. Tour the classic car collection at Hemmings Motor News and then have lunch at the authentic Blue Benn diner. Ride through Vermont covered bridges, where Civil War soldiers marched, on your way to the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT. Stay a second night at the Grafton Inn.
Day 3 (135 miles):
Ride through the Green Mountain National Forest on your way to the Hubbardton Battlefield where the Green Mountain Boys formed a rear guard protecting American forces from the advancing Redcoats. Ride through rolling Vermont farm land to Shelburne Museum, one of the most engaging museums in all New England.
Guests will spend two evenings at The historic Grafton Inn and Restaurant. The Inn's hand-hewn beams, fireplaces and antique furnishings are a beautiful and welcome respite after a days ride. The 200+ year-old Inn began as a place for travelers seeking good food and a warm place to stay while riding by horse or carriage from Boston to Burlington and points north.
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* Price may be slightly higher during peak season
Ride dates you choose
Ground transportation provided by Moto Vermont to and from Burlington International Airport (BTV) or an area hotel.
Vehicle parking and storage of your non-riding gear during your tour.
3 day rental of an 800cc BMW motorcycle with 400 miles per day and insurance (Additional mileage packages and motorcycle upgrades can be purchased).
Motorcycle rental includes lockable hard luggage and soft tank bag.
Motorcycle helmets and jackets available
3 day rental of Garmin Zumo motorcycle GPS, pre-loaded with routes for each day.
Recommendations for breakfast lunch and dinner at distinct, fine restaurants.
2 nights lodging at the historic Grafton Inn.
24 hour-per-day roadside assistance with a replacement bike