Unpaved, dirt, gravel, and ancient roads – whatever you call them, they comprise over half (6000+ miles) of Vermont’s travel infrastructure. Every town has them. These unpretentious roads naturally expose rural Vermont to any biker, casually and safely.
Some curse them during mud season (April), as the roads defrost and heave with mud and rocks. And others come to celebrate muddy mountain biking as Vermont’s Gravel Roads draw International Cyclists.
But from May through October, you don’t need a mountain bike to ride your favorite route.
Starting in Manchester, your route may include a combination of paved and dirt roads but you can easily drive, then ride to some stunning rural routes.
Suggested Gravel Roads in the area: