Rides

R1200 GS Adventure Off-Road, Strafford VT

We offer a wide variety of (plated) adventure bike rides through the Vermont Green Mountains. All will take you on an adventure of dirt roads, some necessary paved roads, and the occasional optional hero sections.

 

All sizes of bikes are welcomed, but generally, Touratech DirtDAZE is geared for 650+ sized bikes. Most rides could be ridden 2-up, based on rider skill.

There are 5 Guided Rides (all including a great lunch) available.  The Long Package and the Short Package already include 1 Guided Ride of your choice.  You can also add additional rides to any of the packages. 

Vermont Ski Resort Run!ThurFriSat
Experience Real Vermont!ThurFriSat
The Ridge Route!ThurFriSat
The New Hampshire Adventure!ThurFriSat
Covered Bridge Bonanza!ThurFriSat

*to ride on a guided ride you must have a valid DirtDaze wristband & have signed the release waiver.

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Vermont Ski Resort Run

Distance: 160 miles Tires: 80/20 Pavement/Dirt: 70%/30%
Difficulty: Intermediate Return Time: 4:30pm

Enjoy this very scenic ride on dirt roads through the Green Mountain National Forest while visiting 4 famous Vermont ski resorts (vistas galore!). You’ll snake through dense green mountain forests, interrupted by open stretches through Vermont valleys. The rides up to the resorts are twisty, fun and scenic.

Your day includes a several mile stretch of legitimate double track riding up and over ridges with expansive views. You’ll eat a nice lunch at one of the resorts, overlooking the ski slopes. Although the route has two [optional] semi-hero sections, it’s otherwise suitable for a passenger &/or 90/10 street biased tires. Lunch includes pulled pork, grilled chicken, or turkey panini, with sides and drinks.

$29/person


Experience Real Vermont

Distance: 130 miles Tires (Pave/Dirt): 90/10 (except hero section) Pavement/Dirt: 30%/70% Difficulty: Easier Return: 3:30pm

Experience real Vermont on this mixed terrain ride through rural towns and several covered bridges. We’ll take you down tree lined dirt roads, past picturesque lakes, along winding streams on the way to our out-of-the-way lunch stop in a small historic Vermont village with a covered bridge. A delicious buffet including freshly smoked BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken and vegetarian choices will await us There’s a challenging section before lunch for riders to test their skill on a bit of VT Class 4 road. Of course there’s an easy bypass and we’ll all meet on the other side.

After lunch, we return to base via fun, curvy, mostly-paved back roads with a couple of special dirt roads to finish the trip. 90/10 tires and two-up are OK for this ride except for the “challenge” section where more aggressive knobbies are helpful. A delicious buffet including freshly smoked BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken and vegetarian choices will await us, including three sides such as cold potato salad, macaroni salad, and regular salad. Pitchers of lemonade, iced tea and water will be on every table.

$29/person


The Ridge Route

Distance: 125 miles Tires: Knobbies preferred. Pavement/Dirt: 10%/90% Difficulty: Harder+ Return Time: 5pm

A knobbies-preferred, all-day ride up the spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains, with great views of the Adirondacks and VT/NH mountain ranges, to lunch at an iconic General Store with seating over the river. Covered bridges, coffee & photo stops, too. Even a floating bridge ! This 90% dirt route will keep you on the pegs.

This ride is for, and led by, experienced riders, however there are go-arounds for all tough sections. Ethanol-free gas is available on this route. You’ll sit on the covered deck of this charming Vermont General Store, adjacent to a covered bridge. The deli is a popular destination for locals, offering creative sandwiches with plenty of sides, including cookies, chips, fruit and water.

$29/person


The New Hampshire Adventure

Distance: 150 miles Tires: 50/50 Pavement/Dirt: 70%/30% Difficulty: Easier Return Time: 3:30pm

Try this passenger-friendly route through extraordinary sections of New Hampshire’s thrilling woods, creeks, dams and lakes! It’s a big-bike friendly, passenger-friendly ride including a great lunch. You’ll spend over 70% of your day on graded dirt, offering switchbacks alongside creeks, dams, lakes and rivers. An optional hero section (knobbies recommended) is available before we stop for lunch at a delightful, lakeside New England Lodge.

After lunch we’ll sample twisty local (mostly-paved) roads back to DirtDaze HQ, arriving by 3:30pm. There are several scenic photo opps at vistas along the way. This is not an expert course. 50/50s should be fine unless oddball weather. Apprx 150 miles. The lunch buffet will be served at a classic New Hampshire Inn. The menu will be announced on May 1, but we expect this to be the best lunch offered on our tours.

$29/person


Covered Bridge Bonanza

Distance: 140 miles Tires: 90/10 Pavement/Dirt: 40%/60% Difficulty: Easier Return Time: 3:30pm

Join us on this very scenic, big-bike friendly ride exploring historic Vermont as we cross 5 covered bridges. We begin on (mostly) well-maintained dirt roads following streams and brooks as they wind their way south. There will be 2 opportunities to test your off-road skills on a short sections of VT Class 4 road (70/30 tires preferred). In both cases, an easy bypass will see all of us joined back up.

Before lunch, we’ll ride to the top of Mount Ascutney, offering expansive views of the Connecticut River valley far below, then we’ll ramble over the longest covered bridge in the New England. After a relaxing lunch at famous brewery we’ll head back along mixed dirt and paved roads and examine breathtaking Quechee Gorge, en-route home (with an ice cream stop along the way). The lunch menu will include choice of tender BBQ pulled pork or chargrilled chicken sandwich, fresh salad on the side, and ice tea or lemonade.

$29/person