Coming soon to a quiet Vermont back road near you: our popular Vermont bike and brew tour now includes a wider spectrum of Vermont’s finest home-grown products. Microbrew lovers fear not, our uber special tastings with world-famous brewers Shaun Hill and Sean Lawson anchor the beer samplings of the Taste of Vermont Tour. Being a local has its advantages when it comes to connections with these icons.
Sean Lawson at a Sojourn tasting
For you cycling enthusiasts, this bike tour averages 55+ miles per day and includes several days with over 4000′ of elevation gain in some of the most scenic regions in Vermont. Wrap up your first day enjoying a special wine paired dinner with Vermont’s foremost vintner. Take a mid-day break for a gourmet picnic at a sheep farm (think cheese…) accompanied by the engaging and revered Sean Lawson, brewmaster of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Sip a little Sunshine and taste the farm’s cheese; you will have earned it after the morning’s climb.
A foray into the Northeast Kingdom, where Vermont retains all of its rural beauty, includes a special evening of stargazing at the idyllic Inn at Mountain View Farm. You’ll sleep soundly breathing the clear mountain air at this peaceful hilltop oasis. A visit with Shaun Hill, yes – THE Shaun Hill – at Hill Farmstead caps off your ride through the rolling countryside to Stowe.
Visit an 8th generation maple syrup producer, cheesemaker, and organic dairy farm. Ride through Smuggler’s Notch and visit the local distillery, an international award-winner. There’s all this and so much more to sample during our Taste of Vermont bike tour – only with Sojourn!
Travel by bicycle with Sojourn on a bicycle tour of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, and indulge in the finest culinary experience in the Islands. Featured last month in bon appétit, the Beach Plum Restaurant has quickly become a Sojourn guest favorite.
Tucked away in a quiet corner on Martha’s Vineyard Island and surrounded by farmland, the restaurant is one of the best kept secrets for upscale farm to table dining in Massachusetts. Featuring fresh products from the sea, neighboring farms, and nearby specialty producers, Chef Chris Fischer, a 12th generation islander, has quietly transported the country chic Beach Plum Restaurant into the finest foodie destination on the Island.
With a menu that changes daily in order to take advantage of the freshest ingredients, dining at the Beach Plum never fails to unveil Fischer’s creativity. Pea and feta crostino; fettucine green garlic and chive blossoms; and mackerel and crispy potatoes are just a sampling of what might grace the menu. Gazing over the terrace from the restaurant’s farmhouse inspired dining room, the lawn rolls to the tiny fishing village of Menemsha where Chef Fischer hand picks the best of the day’s catch. It just doesn’t get fresher than that.
Fischer cooked at respected restaurants in New York and London before returning home to Martha’s Vineyard with a renewed respect for local products. During Sojourn’s tour through Martha’s Vineyard, enjoy two evenings at the lovely Beach Plum Inn before crossing to Nantucket where another revered restaurant experience awaits. Guilt-free dining is but one of the joys of bicycling vacations.