MotoVermont has earned a reputation for offering unique motorcycle tours and this year is no exception. New for this season are a 400 mile, 4 day, dual sport tour, The Vermont 400, the all-female SheADV Dual-Sport tour and an a motorcycle photography workshop tour, the Vermont Moto-Photo Tour.
The Vermont 400 Dual-Sport Tour
Rider rips through a water-crossing on a Vermont class-4 road
The Vermont 400 dual-sport tour is 4 days of rugged riding across the Green Mountains, through backwoods terrain. Riders should be prepared to get their feet muddy on this one, which features unmaintained class-4 roads through remote areas.
Riders should be experienced off-road and the tour is designed for smaller dual-sport motorcycles. MotoVermont has a fleet of CRF250L’s available to rent, if you need a bike suited to the ride.
A chase vehicle will carry overnight gear, freeing riders from carrying everything necessary for a 4 day trip. Riders will still need to carry their emergency supplies, but spares and parts will be close if things turn bad.
The tour isn’t all about how tough you are though: at the end of each day you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations and good food. Each night features a new cabin or inn where you can get a shower and a fine Vermont microbrew.
Scouting the Vermont 400
Vermont Moto-Photo Tour, Motorcycle Photography Workshop
Motorcycling and photography are two passions which go well together. If you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, you can learn from professionals while riding fine Vermont roads to unique locations during this weekend-long motorcycling photography workshop.
The workshop will give you the opportunity to learn from two professional photographers. Experienced Vermont motorcyclists, Bob LoCicero and Dave Schmidt teach the workshop. Bob is a photojournalist who specializes in motorcycle events and action photography. Dave is a commercial and editorial photographer who excels at landscape photography.
Riders on Vermont-17, App-Gap
Each day features multiple locations, where you’ll learn composition, lighting, exposure, off-camera flash and remote camera triggering. Students will learn how to capture motorcycles in motion and to take a riding self-portrait.
The class is based at the family owned Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol, Vermont. The rooms at the small Inn are full of character and feel. Simple, but elegant meals based on Vermont fresh foods will nourish you before retiring to one of the common rooms at the Inn for a Vermont micro-brew and a Lightroom editting session, where you’ll learn about post-processing.
SheADV Dual-Sport Tour
Build your confidence on the supportive women-only, 3-day dual-sport tour through central Vermont.
The tour is lead by Stephanie Terrian -- an avid adventure rider, MSF coach and an experienced EMT -- and local rider Kathy Daily -- a veteran pilot and experienced rider. Stephanie has ridden five of the Backcountry Discovery Routes in the U.S. and leads tours throughout the country.
Each days riding mixes gravel roads, twisty pavement and challenging unmaintained, class-4 roads through remote areas.
The tour is based at Coolidge State Park in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where you will camp for two nights. The campground has clean bathrooms and hot showers. Each night you’ll enjoy a campfire and a covered pavilion for preparing group meals.
More from MotoVermont
MotoVermont has all their other great tours returning this year. The ever popular dual-sport training tours with Bill Dragoo, provides riders a chance to learn new skills at the both the beginner and intermediate levels. The Frontière Nord - a Quebec dual-sport tour takes riders north of the boarder to ride on remote trails linked by small ferries. The Bush-Moto Tour combines bush craft, first-aid and off-road riding to create a unique experience where riders learn new skills that could save their lives.
Rider on a Vermont country road
MotoVermont also offers road going tours. The self-guided New England Immersion tour and the 3 day Vermont Discovery Tour will get you riding to interesting places on the best roads by day, while spending your nights in accommodation that compliment the riding experience.
For more information on tours and rentals, see MotoVermont.com.