If you go . . .
Where to stay
Armor Manoir Sherbrooke
157 Sherbrooke East, Montreal
A classy and comfortable century-old inn on the Plateau, convenient to the McGill University campus, the Place des Arts, and Old Montreal. Rooms $106-$146.
Ransom Bay Inn and Restaurant
4 Center Bay Road, Alburgh, Vt.
A small, bike-friendly inn at a quiet crossroads. Don’t miss the croissant French toast. Rooms $80-$135.
14 Court Square, Middlebury, Vt.
The classic red-brick inn with wide wraparound porch has been welcoming guests to Middlebury since 1827. Rooms $129-$299.
Where to eat
Maison des Cyclistes
1251 Rue Rachel Est, Montreal
The food is simple croissants, coffee, fruit, and sandwiches; the atmosphere is all cycling. The cafe is run by the Vélo Québec Association, one of the world’s premier bike advocacy and touring groups. A must stop. $5.90-$8.85.
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank St., Burlington, Vt.
Try the rotating cheese boards, local beers, and ciders. Entrees $11-$22.
3 Squares Cafe
221 Main St., Vergennes, Vt.
Fresh local soups, salads, and sandwiches. Pretty little porch for sunning and dining. Lunch $7.99-$11.99.
Moon Dog Cafe
On the Green, Chester, Vt.
Funky little cafe and natural foods store in a funky town. Lunch $4.95-$9.95.
Three Stones Restaurant
105 Canal St., Brattleboro
A hidden gem that doesn’t look like much from the outside. Mexican with a Mayan touch. $6.50-$16.
400 Littleton Road, Westford
Unforgettable ice cream that’s a meal unto itself. But you won’t want to miss the grill, especially the lobster rolls. $6.95-$21.95.