I’ve had the good fortune to go on several road biking vacations in the past few years, and I think they are among the very best active trips in existence.
I’ve also had the good fortune to visit Twin Farms, one of the country’s most highly acclaimed luxury resorts a couple of times over the years, and I can say from firsthand experience that it is awesome, as good as the rave reviews and Forbes 5-Star rating this Relais & Châteaux member gets (It’s also been picked as the top property in the entire country by the critical Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and I can understand why). The 2017 Travel + Leisure magazine awards just named it the best lodging in the Northeast U.S. and number fifteen on earth.
This fall, at the most desirable tourism time of year to visit Vermont, a lucky few will have the opportunity to combine both of these experiences into one, with a guided cycling retreat at Twin Farms run by high-end NTSQ Velo. NTSQ stands for Never the status quo, quite appropriate for these trips.
This “Ride. Stay. Eat.” package combines active fitness on some amazing country roads (I regularly ride near Twin Farms so I know the area very well), with the over the top lodging, service and amazing food the resort is famed for. Canada-based NTSQ Velo operates premium five-day, four-night cycling retreats in premier North American riding locations, always capped at an intimate twelve guests, and with high end carbon Cervélo bicycles included (if you don’t bring your own). After NHL star, Stanley Cup winner, and former Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference attended one of the NTSQ Velo retreats at in California wine country at L’Auberge Carmel, he said “I enjoyed staying in the same bed every night, not having to travel with my bike, and the ridiculously good food. You could push on some sections of the rides, but it’s not a total grind, so you can enjoy the rest of your day. The detail, from the food and the airport pickup to the assortment of ride snacks, it was outstanding.”
Enjoy true luxury at top-rated Twin Farms when you’re off the bike.TWIN FARMS