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Vermont to the Atlantic Ocean

biking in Vermont swimming hole

Ben & Jerry's to L.L. Bean, Montreal, Mountains, & the Ocean
MODERATE BIKING      24 DAYS
Trip #VAO

From mountain valleys to picturesque coastal islands.

Across Vermont, across New Hampshire, across Maine to the sea! There's no chance to get bored on this three-state journey from Stowe, Vermont to the ocean; each week you'll be cycling through a new, distinctly different area!


Stowe is the starting point for your journey across New England. Here your group will kick off the adventure in high spirits with a tour of Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory (ok – you get to sample some, too!) before biking northerly through beautiful green farming valleys and little old towns. You'll even spend a night in French-speaking Montreal, where you'll do some exciting sightseeing and sample pastries in the Old City. The scenery changes again as you enter the deep valleys of the White Mountain National Forest, with its towering mountains and rushing wilderness streams tumbling over cascading waterfalls. VERY refreshing for a quick swim – these streams are chilly! You'll bike out of the National Forest into Conway, New Hampshire, where you can browse the outlet stores and boutiques before heading into Maine.

Sparkling lakes and refreshing river pools give way to the smell of salt water in the air as you near the ocean. Along the coast's more level paths, you may stop to go beach-combing or visit a lighthouse or try a taste of fresh Maine lobster or blueberry fudge! This trip winds up near Freeport, home of L.L. Bean, so you can check out the shopping at one of the greatest sporting goods stores ever!
  2012 Dates Finishing Grades
Section From To Boys Girls
VAO-1 July 2 July 25 8, 9 8, 9
VAO-2 July 2 July 25 10 - 12 10 - 12

2012 Trip Basic Cost Airfare Rental Equip New Equip Cont Fund Total
Vermont To Atlantic $2760 - $105 - - $2865



Logistics
When to Apply
To guarantee a place on a trip, we suggest that you reserve a place as soon as possible, by mail, phone (toll free 800-343-6132), or fax (215-891-9917). Please see applying for more information.

Trip Begins
SHP van transportation to our headquarters in Conway, MA is available from pickup points in Boston, Rye NY, Morristown NJ, Langhorne PA, and Hartford, CT. You can also drive to Conway.

Trip Ends
Boston, MA. SHP van transportation is available to Logan Airport for trippers flying home, and to Framingham MA, Rye NY, Hartford CT, and Morristown NJ. You can also drive home from Portland, Maine.

Cycling
Moderate.

Bike Type
Mountain, hybrid, or road touring bike. A rental bike is available for $135.

Overnights
Camping, with youth hostel in Montreal.

Facilities
Hot showers and flush toilets at all places.



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