Ride like a local!

Stowe is one of the premier mountain bike destinations in New England with an enticing mixture of flow trails, technical singletrack, stunning landscapes and exceptional restaurants and breweries. In addition to youth mountain bike coaching and instruction SMBA offers a guiding service to provide riders of all ability levels with the opportunity to truly experience Stowe’s diverse mountain bike trail network.

Guided Day Tour Options:

  • "Stowe Flow": This ride is for mountain bikers looking for a low-milage, flow-trail experience. We'll tackle some of Stowe's finest machine-built singletrack linking a number of trails together in a 2-hour ride starting and ending at the Cady Hill Forest trailhead.

  • "Stowe Highlights": This ride is for intermediate+ mountain bikers looking to explore a mixture of flow-trails and old-school Vermont singletrack. We'll begin our 3-hour adventure in the Cady Hill Forest trail network with some non-technical climbs and exhilarating descents before making our way up to the legendary Trapp Family Lodge. From here, we'll explore the surrounding trails to test our technical climbing skills and soak up the views of the Worcester Mountains and Mt. Mansfield before making our way back into town.

  • "Stowe Grand Tour": This ride is for adventure seekers looking for a challenging 4-hour ride exploring some of Vermont's finest trails. We'll begin the day in the Cady Hill Forest trail network before making our way up to the pristine Adam's Camp trail network via the Trapp Family Lodge trails. We'll test our technical climbing and descending skills before making our way back into town for some hard-earned libations.*

  • "Stowe Epic": This ride is for experienced mountain bikers looking to test their endurance and fitness on a full-day, 6-hour tour of all of Stowe's main trail networks. We'll warm up our legs on the Cady Hill Forest trails before making our way up to the Trapp Family Lodge trail network, Adam's Camp and Sterling Forest. After an invigorating day of technical climbing and thrilling descents, we’ll cruise into town for some well-deserved eats and refreshments.*


$40/hr per person: 1-2 people

$30/hr per person: 3-4 people

$20/hr per person: 5-6 people

6+ persons - custom pricing

*Food and refreshments are not included in the guided-ride prices.

You will not be charged until your booking is confirmed!

*Memberships: A $5 per person fee will be added for non Stowe Trails Partnership/Trapps Family Lodge members. This money will be donated to the local VMBA chapter to help maintain the trail network.

SMBA Guides Provide:

  • Safe and fun guiding (and/or MTB clinic) experience.

  • A ride tailored to suit the client(s) interests and ability level(s).

  • Additional on-trail instruction/sessioning (as requested).

  • Transportation for up to 11 persons and bikes via Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van and Trailer (if necessary)

  • Local knowledge of trails, trail etiquette, proper Leave-No-Trace principles, local food/drink/bike shop recommendations.

  • A First Aid, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification and a well-stocked First Aid Kit.

  • CPR certified and background-checked

  • Knowledge of on-trail mountain bike repairs and the necessary toolkit for these repairs.

  • Radio, Cell and/or Garmin Satelite phone, emergency contact information and EAP’s based on ride location(s).

  • Backup snacks & knowledge of water refill locations.

Required Equipment for Riders:

  • Recently serviced mountain bike or demo mountain bike from a local bike shop.

  • Helmet.

  • Sunglasses, sunblock, bike gloves (as needed).

  • Hydration pack and/or water bottle.

  • Trail snacks.

  • Signed liability waiver.

  • Please share previous injuries or health concerns.

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