When ridden in a clockwise direction, the main route of the Green Mountains Loop Bicycle Route travels from Burlington, Vermont, eastward into New Hampshire along the Connecticut River. It continues back across Vermont then north into New York along the shore of Lake Champlain. Alternate routes provide options to ride entirely in Vermont. The Green Mountains dominate the views and the geography of Vermont. Although much of the route lies within valleys, expect many hills of less than 200 feet. Crossing the spine of the Green Mountains involves climbs of 1,640 feet between Richford and North Troy, and 1,220 feet between Hancock and East Middlebury. To avoid the climb between Richford and North Troy, you can cross the border into Canada for a more level 15-mile alternate. Most of the route uses lightly traveled roads with no shoulder. Paved shoulders prevail where traffic is moderate.
Current Printed Version: 2013