Based in Albany, NY, you’ll travel along Scenic Highways and Back Roads through the Adirondack Mountains, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Experience Covered Bridges, Waterfalls, Quant Towns and the Coastline of Maine all the while enjoying the Majesty of Fall in New England at Peak Foliage time.

New England Tour

Price: $3,900.00 (Accommodations Included)
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October 4 – October 13

Arrive in Albany, NY. When booking flights, “ALB” is the Airport code of Albany International Airport. Early afternoon arrival is best. Upon your arrival, call the hotel for their free shuttle service to the property. After check-in, notify Ride America Tours’ representative who will assist you in collecting your bike and answer any questions you might have regarding the exciting days ahead. Later, join us for a short ride to Spitzie’s Harley Davidson Dealership. This evening, make sure your bike is packed for our exciting days ahead.

Following a hardy breakfast, saddle up for the ride today which takes us to Picturesque Lake George, NY where we will have lunch and take time to enjoy this Popular Vacation Town. Afterwards, we continue north through the Adirondacks Mountain Range and along spectacular Scenic Highways to Lake Placid, NY, famous for hosting the Winter Olympics TWICE. Keep your camera close as we take the time to explore this Charming Little Town, population approximately 2,500. We will spend the night in Lake Placid.

Scenic Back Roads, Water Falls and Covered Bridges are just a few of the highlights on our route today as we make our way from Lake Placid through Northern New York, crossing Lake Champlain at the Canadian Border and into Northern Vermont. Along the way, we cross Whiteface Mountain, visit the small town of North Pole and Santa’s Workshop, cruse along the Western Shore of Lake Champlain and stop for lunch in Plattsburg, NY. Afterwards, enjoy the Scenery along the Eastern Shore of the Lake as we head south to South Burlington, VT where we will spend the night.

Today we continue south passing through Burlington, VT and stopping at Historic Shelburne Farms for an appreciation of farming past, present and future. Continuing on to Middlebury where we will have lunch before heading out through the Back Country of Vermont making several stops at Waterfalls and Covered Bridges. Turning north, our next stop will for Ice Cream at the Famous Ben and Jerry Ice Cream Factory and afterwards on to Stowe, VT where we will spend the night.

After breakfast, kickstands up for Scenic Highways as we head north through Newport, VT. This is Moose country so be prepared for sightings along the way. We stop for lunch in Island Pond, VT before crossing through the State of New Hampshire and into Maine where we will spend the night in Wilton.

We saddle-up today for Bar Harbor, ME stopping along the way at the Fort Knox historic site and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory. You can tour the historic Fort Knox built in the mid-1800s or visit the Observatory for spectacular 360- degree views from 400 feet up. We’ll spend the afternoon in Bar Harbor which will give you time to explore this picturesque coastal town. Enjoy the many restaurants and delicious seafood while looking forward to the great ride tomorrow.

After a hearty breakfast, we ride through Acadia National Park stopping often for pictures of the awesome coastline before heading south along the coastline and passing through several Harbor Towns and Villages as we make our way to Freeport, ME where you can visit incredible LL Bean Store. We will spend the night in Freeport.

This morning, we leave Freeport and ride west crossing back into New Hampshire and stopping for pictures along the way. Riding along the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, we will have lunch today in Laconia, NH where the famous Laconia Bike Rally is held each June. We then make our way to Springfield, VT where we will spend the evening.

Today, we continue riding beautiful New England Scenic Highways crossing over the Connecticut River and back into Vermont. Our ride takes us through Green Mountain National Forest and to Bennington, VT where we will have lunch before crossing into New York on our way back to Albany.

Following breakfast, checkout and return your bike to the staging area for reloading upon arrival of the transport.
Flying home? The property provides free shuttle rides to the airport. It is recommended that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before flight time.

Other Tour Information:

  • Approximate Riding Distance: 1,600 miles
  • Fuel surcharge may apply
Accomodations: Ride America Tours strives to secure the best value for our members by leveraging our strength in numbers and by negotiating room rates with motorcycle friendly properties up to a year in advance, especially in high demand areas. However, in the event a member prefers lodging at a property other than the one negotiated for the group and included in the tour price, the member may request and receive a refund in an amount equal to the negotiated price for the relinquished property, provided such request is made at the time of booking. The requesting member shall then be responsible for making their own reservations and payment for the replacement property.
Shipping Bikes: Bikes will be delivered to the staging area approximately 7 days prior to the tour start date. Bikes will be loaded onto our custom designed motorcycle transport. Staging areas vary and participants will be notified of the location, date, and time well in advance of each tour.

Returning Bikes: Bikes will be unloaded upon arrival of the transport following the end of your tour and returned to the initial staging area within 7 days. Details for pickup will be provided well in advance of each tour.

NOTE: In compliance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, gas tanks ARE NOT to be filled prior to transport. Bike registration, keys/fobs must remain with the bikes for loading/unloading. Additionally, bike registrations must be available along with personal contact information, i.e., Emergency Contact Numbers, and Cell Phone Numbers. These items will be placed into an envelope and attached to the bike prior to transport. An envelope will be provided to you at time of shipping.

Packing Recommendations For The Tour: When considering what to pack, make a list of everything you think you need, and then divide the list in half. After that, divide what’s left in half and you’ll have a list of items you might actually need. (Hint: You’ll not change cloths every day on a cross-country motorcycle trip and washers and dryers are readily available.) So, for this Tour, we recommend one set of “Street Cloths” a pair of comfortable walking shoes, personal wear, toiletries, sunscreen, chap-stick, riding gear including helmets, boots, eyewear, leathers, jackets, gloves, rain gear and both warm and cold weather apparel. Dress in layers. Riding gear stowed inside saddlebags and tour packs may travel with your bike if secured.

Note: Prescription drugs, and other valuables such as jewelry, cash, cameras, etc. must always remain in your possession.

Excursions and Park Fees Entrance fees into the National Parks and other Excursion fees are the responsibility of the customer. Customers should plan on spending approximately $150.00 for these types of fees