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Offline srtraveler

Green Mountain Tour
« on: April 23, 2005, 09:32:50 am »
My wife and I will be doing the Green Mountain
Tour in Vermont in either early July or early August.
Probably a mix of inns/motels and camping. I've
ordered the map. Any advice will be appreciated.
We have toured but her experience is limited to 1
week last fall. Thanks.



Offline Peaks

Green Mountain Tour
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 09:58:23 pm »
I did part of the Green Mountain Loop that coincides with the Northern Tier last summer.  Looking forward to going back in early June and doing the complete loop.  

What would you like to know?


Offline srtraveler

Green Mountain Tour
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 10:04:35 pm »
Thanks for the reply. I wonder about camping,
mosquitos, motels and approximate prices. We
will be self supported with the motel option
planned for about 1 out of 4. We are going to take a
week off after the Bon ton Roulet and then do the
GMT.



Offline Fred Hiltz

Green Mountain Tour
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 08:47:19 am »
Hi srtraveler. I live near Burlington and have cycled all  the roads on the Green Mountains Loop, most of them many times. Mosquitoes are present but rarely a problem during the day in July and August, but you will want netting on the tent.

Accommodations (both with and without walls) are plentiful and range widely in price. I would start with the Cyclists Yellow Pages Online at Adventure Cycling. Follow the link for the Vermont state agencies to the public campgrounds for rates. The popular ones fill up, so plan on reservations. Prices for private campgrounds and motels are easy to find on the web, of course.

I'd like to suggest that you pamper yourselves with one night at a good country inn, especially if you have never had that experience. It will cost perhaps 1.5 times the motel price, but it's hard to beat relaxing by the fireplace with a glass of sherry in hand before dinner. Awaking in the canopied four-poster and going down to a huge breakfast isn't bad either! Plan a late start to the riding that day.

Fred


Offline srtraveler

Green Mountain Tour
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 09:50:31 am »
Thanks Road Warrior. I'll take that advice including
the country Inn. My wife has a much better time if
we indulge a bit. And so do I.