The Vermont Challenge announces its strategic partnership with the Gran Fondo National Series. The Vermont Challenge Gran Fondo on the Saturday of the four-day event, the only mountain resort-top Gran Fondo finish east of the Continental Divide,  will now be part of "The Series".

The Vermont Challenge offers up to four glorious days of riding through some of the most picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages in the world. Choose to ride all 4 days for the best experience at a fraction of packaged tour prices.

The challenging bicycle tour that traverses Southern Vermont over 2, 3 or 4 days, the Gran Fondo and its sister Medio and Piccolo Fondos are based in Stratton on the Saturday of the Challenge Tour.

We've extended the Gran Fondo route by adding in another fabled climb in Vermont – "The Alps". In addition to climbing last year's Terrible Mountain, there will be a 10-mile respite before you reach the "The Alps" in Reading that rises to an elevation gain of 852 ft. over 3.8 miles.

We've added 3 timed segments to our Gran Fondo. You'll receive a sensing chip that will clock your time and immediately provide us with the results so we can award you on our podium.

What’s included in your ride package

  • Vermont Challenge Jersey - one of the finest soft tech fabrics available. All riders that choose to ride for 3 or 4 days will receive the 2018 Full kit.  Choose shorts or bib in addition to your Jersey.  All other tour riders receive only the Jersey.
  • Vermont Challenge Tech T-shirt
  • VTC Water Bottle
  • As a result of our strategic partnership with the Gran Fondo National Series and Haute Route $175 of your Vermont Challenge entry fee can be applied towards any Haute Route event. Please email us at [email protected] and I'll set you up to receive this benefit
  • Fully stocked Goodie Bag: "The Vermont Challenge Goodie bag blows away all other rides I've ridden by far"
  • All Meals associated with the tour you selected
  • Fully-supported rest stops
  • Sag Support
  • Bike tech support each morning
  • A portion of your registration fee is a tax-deductible contribution to the Stratton Foundation's Vermont Challenge Community fund that supports the towns we ride through.

Saturday's Gran, Medio,  Gran Piccolo & Piccolo Fondos

  • $169 until 3/1
  • $179 3/1- 5/1
  • $189 5/1 - 7/1
  • $199 7/1 - 8/1
  • Then $209

Valley Stages 8/16 & 8/17: Both days out of Dana Thompson Park, Manchester

Mountain Stages 8/18 & 8/19: Saturday, long route out of Stratton Mountain Resort. All other Saturday routes out of Bondville Community Center, River Road & Route 30, Bondville VT.

Sunday, Mountain Stage out of the base of Mount Equinox, Sunderland, VT

At a Glance
  • 18 Aug 2018 6:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Vermont Challenge FondoVermont Challenge FondoStratton, Vermont, USA
  • Up to 109 miles (175 km)
  • From 169.00 USD
5 Village Lodge Road,Stratton,Vermont,05155,USA