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Find Great Mountain Biking at Sugarbush Resort

Vermont is an incredibly bike-friendly state! And the Mad River Valley in central Vermont is one of the best places for exhilarating mountain biking trails. One of our favorite places to experience this downhill rush is Sugarbush Resort. While, of course, this resort is world-renowned for its excellent skiing opportunities in the wintertime, during the summer and fall, it’s an entirely different scene as these ski runs are ideal for trying your hand on two wheels. 

We love to introduce cycling enthusiasts to the Mad River Riders. A founding chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association created a trail network across the state for bikers and hikers to explore and discover. For those who prefer road biking, Vermont offers lightly trafficked, paved small highways connecting small villages. You’ll watch Vermont’s pastoral beauty—with rolling green hills, covered bridges, and farm-dotted fields—pass you by on cycling tours. 

Over the years, we’ve hosted hundreds of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts at our bed and breakfast in Vermont. Our central location, only about five minutes from Sugarbush Resort, offers all skill levels and experience a place to relax after a fantastic day on the trails. One of our nine cozy guest rooms will be your haven to refresh and reset. We’ll take care of your breakfast each morning to fuel you up for the adventures ahead. There’s no better place to stay in the Mad River Valley! Book your room today. 

Sugarbush Resort is one of the best places for mountain biking in Vermont

Mountain Biking in Vermont: Sugarbush Resort and More

If you are passionate about tackling wild twists and turns on two wheels, then mountain biking in Vermont is the perfect activity for you. There are numerous popular trails and routes that will make your heart pound with excitement, including a great collection of trails at Sugarbush Resort. However, many more incredible mountain biking trails exist throughout the Mad River Valley. During your visit, we’d also be delighted to recommend personalized recommendations. 

Mountain Biking at Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort is the perfect destination if you’re looking for some exhilarating lift-served downhill mountain biking in Vermont. With 28 trails available, it’s an excellent spot for both experienced riders and beginners. However, it’s important to note that even the most accessible trails do require some previous riding experience. If you’re new to the Sugarbush terrain or downhill biking, you can easily book a guide to assist you. And the best part? It’s only a few minutes away from the West Hill House B&B.

For a beginner-friendly mountain biking experience at Sugarbush Resort, consider checking out our non-lift-served trails and renting a Trail Bike or an E-Bike. These offer a more leisurely pace with fewer maneuvers and challenges. You’ll also find a long list of summer activities at the resort, including a golf course, disc golf, scenic lift rides, and hiking. 

Other Mountain Biking Opportunities in Vermont: 
  1. Mad River Riders: Discover almost 60 miles of mountain biking trails in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Mad River Riders biking group. These trails have been established through a combination of public and private partnerships, and detailed descriptions can be found on their website. For your convenience, maps of the trail network are available for purchase at our B&B. Noteworthy trails include Eurich Pond, Chase Brook Town Forest, and the Camel’s Hump and Phen Basin State Forests.
  2. Blueberry Lake Loop: This popular biking Trail, located in Warren, VT, is perfect for beginners and those hoping to try their hand at a bit of mountain biking in Vermont. It’s a fully single-track loop and a great place to experience the thrill of mountain biking without challenging twists and turns that can make for trickier riding.
  3. Rochester Mountain: About 30 minutes south of Warren are extensive mountain biking trails in and around Rochester, mainly in the Green Mountain National Forest.

If you don’t happen to have your gear with you on your vacation, ask us about local rental companies during your stay. Sugarbush Resort offers rentals for the network of trails as well. 

Sugarbush Resort is one of the best places for Mountain biking and our bed and breakfast in Vermont is a fantastic place to stay

Relax & Refresh at our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont

For those who love the thrill of outdoor recreation, be that mountain biking at Sugarbush Resort or other exhilarating activities that get your body moving, we understand the importance of downtime. One of the most important choices you’ll make is where to relax after you’ve hit the mountain trails—and our bed and breakfast in Vermont has it all! Not to mention we’re centrally located and only about five minutes from Sugarbush Resort, 15 minutes from Mad River Glen, and so many more trail networks and hikes. 

At our bed and breakfast in Vermont, you’ll feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Our historic Inn and nine-acre property sets the tone for a quintessential Vermont experience. You’ll be nestled off a quiet back road, nature all around you, and cozy accommodations for relaxing and rejuvenating evenings and mornings. Each of our nine guest rooms is unique, offering our guests comfortable and plush beds, pristine en suite bathrooms, and a long list of amenities included with your lodging.  

Just a few of these amenities include a delicious, homemade breakfast each morning with seasonal and local Vermont ingredients. Freshly baked treats, brewed coffee throughout the day, access to our shared spaces for games, reading, and relaxation, and a vibrant all-seasons garden to explore with birdwatching and nature gazing at every turn. Your Innkeepers create the perfect atmosphere for guests to fully unwind with their professional hospitality, expert local knowledge, and so much more. Join us at our bed and breakfast in Vermont for your next getaway. Make your reservation today! 

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