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The Original Women's Weekend in the Whites Bicycle Tour

The majestic splendor of the White Mountains range in New Hampshire spans the north-central portion of the state with Mount Washington being the tallest peak in the northeastern U.S. Surrounding peaks such as Mount Madison, Mount Adams, Mount Eisenhower and others comprise the Presidential Range over which Mount Washington presides. Over the centuries travelers have come in search of beauty, adventure and inspiration while enjoying legendary hospitality. Our rides this weekend will take us up and through two of the most spectacular notches (that’s New England parlance for mountain pass) in New Hampshire, Crawford Notch and Pinkham Notch.

Tour Start/End: Eagle Mountain House   Jackson, NH
Length of Tour: 3 days, 2 nights
Cycling level: The terrain is rolling hills with daily mileages of 30-50 miles. Most days offer a range of mileage options to suit a variety of abilities.
Price: $525 double occupancy; $725 single occupancy; includes all lodging, all meals on the tour (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners), snacks, taxes and gratuities.
Dates: Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29
Airport transportation provided from: Portland, Maine ($50 round trip)
Complimentary parking: Available at our start/end point - Eagle Mountain House, Jackson NH

DAY 1: We begin our tour at the Eagle Mountain House, a wonderfully remote yet refined retreat encircled by jagged peaks and scenic valleys, perched above the quintessential New England village of Jackson, NH. Feel free to check in after 3 pm and enjoy a relaxing swim, a short hike, a shopping trip to the outlets or just lounge in one of the many rocking chairs on the spectacular wrap-around veranda until our pre-trip meeting at 6 pm. Here you’ll meet the tour leaders, discuss the trip highlights, and review the routes. We’ll then have dinner together at 7 pm in the Highfields Dining Room that showcases innovative farm-to-table menus sourced directly from the New England countryside.
Lodging: Eagle Mountain House     Jackson, NH     800-966-5779

DAY 2: Today we will start our adventure into New Hampshire’s White Mountains with a hearty country breakfast at 8 am. Our route today will be the Bear Notch Loop, one of the most popular rides in the Mt. Washington Valley. This loop is a not-too-short, not-too-long scenic tour with some invigorating hills and inspiring vistas. We will follow the beautifully wild and scenic Swift River, complete with quintessential covered bridges and rocky gorges, and ride along one of New Hampshire's favorite blue highways, the Kancamagus. The ride will include spectacular views of Mt. Washington and it's surrounding peaks as we traverse the notch.
Lodging: Eagle Mountain House     Jackson, NH     800-966-5779
Cycling mileage:  48 miles and easy ride option of 20-25 miles.

DAY 3: Today we'll explore the Jackson area, truly one of the most picturesque villages in New England (think Norman Rockwell). We’ll ride approximately 20 miles, climbing to the top of Black Mountain with a speedy descent back into the picture-perfect village for lunch and then make our way back to the Eagle Mountain House for apres velo refreshments on the veranda.
Cycling mileage:  20 miles.

White Mountains Weather:
  June July
High 76° 81°
Low 50° 55°
Mean 64° 68°
Precip. 3.6 in. 3.5 in.
Note: All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.

Please note: All mileage is approximate. Most days offer a range of mileage options to suit a variety of abilities. More mileage is always possible and our SAG wagon is always available if you’d like to catch a ride anywhere along our route. Accommodations and routes are subject to change (but not likely) at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Vesta Velo’s control.

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