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: 2016
NOTE: This map is presented in a slightly different format from the others we produce. It is available as a pdf or physical copy. The physical copy is printed on standard 8 1/2" x 11" weatherproof paper with pages stapled together at the top left corner. Map panels are similar size to other maps (1/3 of page height).
The road was nice, but we found easilly some better ways, nicer and less hilly, keep your eyes open and talk with locals !
Also, the Quebec Alternate is not a good idea. Unlike what is printed, it is very, very hilly with some climbing gravel roads not suited for bicyle touring. Also, NOTE that the border at the beginning of the Quebec Alternate road closes at 4 pm. We got there by chance 3 minutes before it closed. 3 minutes later and we would have had to make a huge detour.
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lorenz m worden on 5/12/16
The service was superb (per normal). An error of mine was corrected immediately and without objection. NOTE: Two of the items were maps. As I was used to the fold/unfold style, I was surprised to receive loose sheets.