VT High Gaps

Days: Any Day

VT High Gaps

*This is not a physical product.  You will receive the route to follow via a GPS lead phone app.  Directions will be sent via email after your order is place.  There are no hard copy maps available for this ride.

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.

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...) 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. You'll head up and over a great bridge, so 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 real 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.

What's an UNGUIDED RIDE? It guarantees a great ride on your own. We carefully create great riding routes in the Adirondacks and Vermont, on excellent routes on good pavement, with scenic vistas, interesting stops, and great lunch suggestions, all on low-traffic fun riding roads.
- Routes - We obsess about our routes, testing and testing routes so that we can provide you the best one possible on roads you wouldn't normally locate on your own. We emphasize scenery, good pavement, low traffic and traffic lights, safe intersections, good gas stops and clean bathrooms.
- GPS, Turn-by-Turn Directions: You'll have GPS-led, turn-by-turn directions the whole way, with special notifications for great points of interest. You'll know where to turn, where the views are the best, where good scenic stops are, where the best bathrooms are, and more. You'll even be able to see where your riding partners are on the ride! It's like having your own professional motorcycle guide along for the ride.
-Lunch (and dessert): You'll be led to three of the best places to eat on the route. You choose which one suits you best (best food style, least busy, shortest line, etc). Lunch is on you.  After lunch, we try to always include a good desert stop on the return leg.
-Round-trip mileages are approximate.

If you're coming all the way to the Adirondacks, then why not guarantee yourself a great day of riding?
  • An Americade favorite ride
  • Gently Winding route to mountains
  • Fantastic mountain twisties
  • Stunning views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains

What You'll Need:

  • Smart phone with GPS capabilities
  • Either a phone handlebar mount (to see the directions) OR a bluetooth helmet headset (to hear the directions).  Or, a passenger holding your phone.
  • Full tank of gas & an Empty bladder.

What You'll Get:

You'll get a GPS route with voice-guided directions for the trips you've purchased.  You'll use a special navigation app that will work on your smartphone (and we'll provide you a special link to use to sign up).  It's a GPS guiding app specifically for motorcycles.  The app gives you clear directions on the screen and also gives you voice-guided directions too (compatible with bluetooth headsets), plus a bunch of other things useful for motorcycle rides.

The app is free to use for the Americade ride for 30 days.  After the first month, if you like it, then you could choose to subscribe for 5.99/month.  We like it, and now use it for all of our events, but it's totally your decision.

We prefer to use it with a handlebar mount.  There are many options, some starting at $10: Ram Mounts (Made in America),  QuadlockWraptor and Walmart.