-Most thrilling ride
-World famous Battenkill River
-Highest Peak in the Taconic Mountain range
-Breathtaking panoramic views
Want an exhilarating, steep and winding ride with an amazing lunch? Then this is your tour. You'll ride through scenic, rural countryside to Vermont, where the landscape will change to picturesque Vermont river valleys. This great route brings you to the highlight of the day: Mt Equinox Skyline Drive - the longest (and very steep and winding) privately owned paved toll road in the U.S. It's Amazing!
We pay the fee for you to ride up the newly paved, not-for-the-faint-of-heart stunning road. There are many spectacular views, but most outstanding is the Skyline Drive itself as you drive along the crest of the mountain on your way to the summit. The serenity and beauty of the world famous Battenkill River may be seen meandering thru town, farm and woodland below.
The ride down is equally thrilling, where we take you to your incredible lunch stop, a Vermont village estate built in 1847 on the National Historic Register. Our attendees usually say something like, "We're eating here?! Wow!" The chef will prepare: Stuffed Breast of Chicken with Apple Almond Dressing, House Maple Smoked Brisket of Beef with beverages and dessert.
WHAT IS A GUIDED TOUR? (psst, it's your best bet to a great day of riding.)
Americade Guided Tours are group rides, with at least two tour guides, and are based upon what we love about riding (great Scenery, excellent and smooth roads, low traffic and interesting stops). And, we find excellent lunch stops, and negotiate great food prices for you. They are an Americade specialty, and allow you to relax & ride, while our friendly guides lead you to the destination where a great lunch awaits you. Our guides provide some commentary via CB. Don't worry about maps, traffic, getting lost, breakdowns or finding a great lunch spot - We've got you covered. Your day will begin by meeting your guide in the morning on the shores of Lake George, "The Queen of American Lakes" (according to Thomas Jefferson) surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains. We're confident that there is no prettier place to begin a ride. Once you meet your guides, your group will head out at a relaxed pace with your guides leading and following the group. Stops will take place at about an hour into the ride, and after lunch. During the ride, feel free to ask your guides questions, via CB radio.
So, if you're coming all the way up to the Adirondacks, why not guarantee yourself a great day of riding?