Dirt Road Biking in Vermont
The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area
The Green Mountain National Forest’s Moosalamoo National Recreation Area offers a wide range of unpaved terrain — old logging roads, gravel carriage roads, abandoned ancient town byways, and mixed-use trails. In general, the mountain biking available would be described as beginner (dirt roads) to intermediate-level (mixed-use hiking/mtb trails), not advanced, technical riding, though recent trail work in the National Forest has opened up some segments of true single-track for a more adventurous off-road mountain biking experience. You can choose to spend your Vermont vacation on the dirt, or combine mountain biking with road riding.
The mountain biking season runs from late May through about the third week of October. The only 2018 dates we will not be able to book you at any inn in our network are Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6. This is the local college family visit weekend, and the inns are not able to facilitate the inn to inn program for those two nights.
Accommodations at three unique country inns, including multi-course candlelit dinners and full hearty breakfasts, round out the package. Our mountain biking package in Moosalamoo includes some wandering each day to extend the 10 or so miles of actual distance between your overnight accommodations. You may customize this package from two to four nights, staying at The Brandon Inn, Blueberry Hill, and Chipman Inn. The mountain biking package includes dinner, overnight (private bath, non-smoking inns), full served breakfast, brown-bag trail lunch to take with you, detailed maps (but not cue sheets), innkeeper assistance to advance your car and luggage each morning before you bike, and all meals and rooms taxes (9% or 10% depending on the village) and required housekeeping and waitstaff gratuities. High-quality mountain bikes are available for rental at $35 per bike per day, delivered to your inn (rental bikes are not included in the pricing below).
2 nights / 2 inns: $395 per person double occupancy Summer; $475 Foliage.
3 nights / 3 inns: $575 ppdo Summer; $695 Foliage.