Biking in Vermont’s Mad River Valley | The Pitcher Inn
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Vermont’s Mad River Valley: A Cycling Paradise

If you love tackling wild twists and turns on two wheels, then the Mad River Valley is a veritable paradise. Located in the heart of one of New England’s most stunning scenic areas, there’s a one-mile stretch known as “The steepest trail in America“, or the LAMB ride. Weaving through four gaps (Lincoln, Appalachian, Middlebury and Brandon) across the spine of the Green Mountains, this route is sure to have your legs burning and your heart pounding, especially when the gradient reaches 24% on Lincoln Gap!

Riding the Trails and Vales

The Mad River Valley is home to trails of all types and levels of difficulty. Whether you are looking for a “Tour de Vermont” road cycling experience, or a mountain bike adventure, we have the trail for you. Challenge yourself on the Expert Mountain Biking Loop. Speed through the more moderate trails. Or, enjoy one of the many casual bike paths for a relaxing ride. The Mad River Valley is one of America’s best-kept cycling secrets. After you’ve tackled the Mad River trails, rest and renew at The Pitcher Inn.

Hospitality for ‘Mad’ Riders

Our guest rooms are the perfect place to hang your helmet after an exciting day of cycling. Our hotel blends eclectic, rustic warmth with sophisticated dining. Our accommodations have been described as “Pitcher Perfect” and the same can surely be said for the sheer beauty of the Green Mountains.

Visions and Provisions

At the Warren Store you can load up on power bars, sports drinks, and local insights. Or, stop by after a long day cycling and enjoy an après craft beer. We have some of best local selection around, and are always happy to provide recommendations.

So if your wheels are begging for an adventure, pack up your gear and head to beautiful Vermont!