UNGUIDED: VT High Gaps w/Freedom Pass

  • Type: Un-Guided
  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • Distance: ~195 or 245 mi R-T
  • Departure Location: From your hotel
  • Departure: At Your Leisure (Lunch available 11:30am - 1:30pm)
  • Return: At Your Leisure


VHGB-An Americade favorite ride 
-Gently Winding Route to Mtns
-Fantastic Twisties in Mtns
-Stunning view of Adirondacks & Green Mountains
-$15 Freedom pass for lunch
-This is a Freedom Pass tour giving you a catered unguided ride valued at $33; sold at $29.









An epic day of riding up and over some of Vermont’s best mountain passes, coupled with a lunch destination in the heart of one of the most scenic villages in Vermont. This is a Freedom Pass tour giving you a catered unguided ride valued at $33; sold at $29.

Your Ride: The VT High Gaps Unguided Ride takes you into the heart of Vermont's Green Mountain range, home to some legendary mountain gap roads, and some known only by locals. It's an eternal Americade favorite ride, and one that you'll be glad you took. (Beware, call your doctor if your grin lasts more than 4 hours...). Your ride is valid any day of Americade Week, so you can cherry-pick the best riding day (a benefit of a Freedom Pass ride).

The morning begins with a ride along the shores of Lake George as you head north and east to Vermont. Among the many sights you'll see before you enter Vermont will be many stunning lake views of Lake George, some fabulous winding roads, and scenic historic sights. As you head up and over Crown Point Bridge, have your cameras ready for the stunning views of NY's Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains.

Once in Vermont, you'll ride through the pastoral lands that make Vermont famous, but the ScenicCreal jewels lie ahead - the mountain gaps. Vermont's mountain range runs north-to-south, so to head east/west, Vermonters had to build roads up and over the mountains. Some of these "gaps" are legendary (such as the "App Gap"), and some are less well known. This route takes you to the best. Get ready for twisty, winding, FUN roads. Your road home takes you through more of Vermont's beautiful farmland. It's a gentle ride back to Lake George that's camera ready and the perfect end to an exciting day of riding the Gaps.

Your Lunch: Your lunch destination is in one of the most scenic and quaint villages in Vermont. It alone is worth the trip. You’ll dine in an award-winning 1827 inn, virtually unchanged since its creation. The first $15 of your lunch is already paid for, and you can choose from anything on the menu, and you can arrive any day during Americade Week (benefits of a Freedom Pass ride).

What is a Freedom Pass ride? It's a ride where you're not locked into a particular day or a particular menu, giving you maximum flexibility:
*Want to wait for a sunny day to ride? No problem. The ride, the entrance ticket, and the lunch are good for any single day during Americade Week, so you can wait for the sunniest day to ride.
*Your lunch ticket is good toward any food on the menu. You're not locked into a set meal.
*And, the Freedom Pass pays for the first $15 of your lunch at the restaurant on whatever day and time you choose during Americade Week. Your choice - It's total freedom.

VHGEWHAT IS AN UnGUIDED RIDE? (psst, it's your best bet to a great day of riding on your own.) Americade UnGuided Rides are the best way to experience the Adirondacks or Vermont on your own or just with your friends, without worrying about finding good routes, smooth pavement, great scenery, and good food! We've done all the planning for you, including pre-riding all the routes and testing the great lunches (it's hard work, but someone has to do it...). You leave on your own, follow the detailed maps we provide, and arrive at a very special lunch destination where Americade staff will greet you. Enjoy a scrumptious meal of your choice from the menu with fellow Americaders. Round trip mileages are approximate.

So, if you're coming all the way up to the Adirondacks, why not guarantee yourself a great day of riding?